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Black & Veatch Water Design Build Subcontracts Lead in Charlotte, Texas

Water Design Build Subcontracts Lead

Date: Mar 21, 2023


US Rancho Cordova, CA, US San Marcos, CA, US Walnut Creek, CA, US Irvine, CA, US Las Vegas, NV, US Los Angeles, CA, US Tualatin, OR, US Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Job Summary

By joining our BV Construction group, you will have the ability to develop and enhance your skills in an on-site, hands-on environment. We are committed to providing our construction professionals with expert training, career development, and career advancement to allow for continuous professional development. Our management is committed to the latest advances in technology, above class support and sustainability to bring our clients the best service in safety, quality, and final product. Functions in our group include safety, project field management, construction management, quality control, start up and decommissioning and field engineering.

This position oversees subcontract activities for a proposal / project and may be responsible for developing and administering any related subcontracts. Assists project teams to ensure contractual notices relating to time and money entitlements are documented, issued, and properly reported.

May lead office teams and/or Subcontract Department initiatives.

Follows, manages, and champions the Subcontracts process for all office and field activities.


Key Responsibilities


  • Performs project setup of subcontract related activities.

  • Manages Subcontracting program for major projects following established policies and procedures.

  • Participates in day-to-day subcontract development and administration activities, as required.

  • Ensures subcontract documents are issued correctly and on schedule.

  • Monitors project subcontract budgets and schedules (i.e., man-hours, cost, milestone durations, etc.) and aligns to subcontract budgets and goals.

  • Manages the establishment and/or monitoring of subcontract goals for a project.

  • Participates in/leads meetings for the project, representing the Subcontracts department.

  • Files appropriate documents and follows filing rules.

  • May develop and lead presentations to internal/external clients and joint venture partners.

  • May develop and conduct training programs, coaches and mentors professionals in subcontracts processes, tools, commercial terms and conditions and project execution.

  • Resolves subcontracts issues to maintain schedule and mitigate risk for the project.

Subcontract Development Responsibilities:

  • May lead proposal / estimating efforts for a major project(s) and become involved in early negotiations with long lead subcontractors, prior to project release.

  • Manages the subcontract development process including bid list preparation, solicitation of requests for proposals, and evaluating, negotiating and awarding of subcontracts.

  • Leads negotiations for subcontracts.

  • Understands the Owner's contract and incorporates appropriate scope-specific flow downs into Subcontract agreements.

  • Ensures Subcontractor compliance with prequalification requirements.

Subcontract Administration Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the resolution of claims.

  • Monitors project subcontract activities and reports status.

  • Collaborates, as needed, to resolve major complex subcontracts issues.

  • Facilitates management of strategic subcontractor relationships.

  • Manages subcontract administration activities as assigned, including running subcontractor meetings, drafting/reviewing/filing formal correspondence, executing the Change Management process, review and process invoices, resolve/process back charges/claims/liquidated damages, and closeout of assigned subcontracts.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a BA or BS degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Business, Technical or related field. Relevant field or office experience can substitute for a degree.Expert knowledge of construction disciplines, construction execution, means & methods and construction equipment.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Subcontracts, Construction Project Management, or Procurement preferred, or proven ability to perform at the capacity identified herein.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of subcontract and procurement processes and exhibits the capacity to effectively self-execute the transactional subcontracts process in accordance with established Company policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

  • Exhibit appropriate skills at resolving complex commercial terms and conditions issues and other commercial issues through collaboration.

  • Possesses an advanced knowledge and understanding of commercial terms and conditions.

  • Strong understanding of Project Process Management

  • General computer skills; Microsoft suite

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to resolve complex problems in a timely manner.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Prioritizes workflow.

  • Advanced analytical / organizational skills

  • Strong Supervisor Competencies

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Normal office/field environment

  • Includes but may not be limited to:

  • Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing and writing.

  • Reaching, kneeling, lifting, stooping, crouching, walking, driving and standing for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to travel, as required.

Salary Plan

PCR: Procurement

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers and array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of that success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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In accordance with local law, the following compensation range is applicable for the job and location associated with this requisition: $88,000-$133,000

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