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Black & Veatch Manager, Rates & Regulatory - Water in Fort Worth, Texas

Manager, Rates & Regulatory - Water

Date: Nov 20, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 101212

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Why Black and Veatch

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The Opportunity

Black & Veatch Global Advisory is seeking a manager-level professional to join more than 200 consultants, regulatory policy advisors, technology specialists, and energy industry respected subject matter experts to deliver to our clients. This individual will have the opportunity to plan, market, sell, and deliver world-class consulting solutions in the Water/Wastewater/Stormwater sector with a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that integrates strategic, financial, and expertise-based advisory services to private and investor-owned utility companies, commercial and industrial customers, municipalities, and government agencies.

The Rates & Regulatory Practice provides highly desired services in market segments including rate case management and support, costing and ratemaking, innovative pricing solutions, infrastructure-based business cases, operational effectiveness reviews, stormwater utility development, alternative funding analyses, cost/benefit analysis and expert testimony support across the water industry. The candidate will frequently lead communications within the internal engagement team and with the clients. Managers in this practice generally work on multiple concurrent projects at a given time. Works with limited supervision and/or may lead small to medium efforts or project teams.

The Team

Black & Veatch is seeking an exceptional professional to join our Global Advisory organization. The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and that change increases the demand for innovation and efficiency to deliver solutions and services across the world’s infrastructure. Join Black & Veatch Global Advisory and use your talent and expertise to impact the world. In many of our roles, you will work with a team of consultants, providing industry-leading management consulting services to support technology, operational, financial, and regulatory challenges that require integrated, end-to-end global capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate must understand the technological, market and commercial changes driving the current water industry. It is expected that this broad market understanding will enable the candidate to periodically interact with members of Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s asset management, strategy and planning, sustainability, transportation electrification, customer experience, and technology practices to help drive the development, selling and delivery of multi-functional business solutions.

Our ideal candidate will develop sales capability to contribute to the growth of the Rates & Regulatory Practice by creatively engaging clients and delivering solutions to satisfy their needs, and lead and manage others in the Practice to focus on similar activities. The candidate will help develop long-term project and business advisory relationships with a wide range of utilities.

This individual will be responsible for supporting the delivery of client solutions to the water market. In addition, the individual must be capable of supporting all aspects of assigned engagements including conducting quality assurance reviews on their own and others' work.

Consulting Capability:

  • Transfers knowledge, capabilities, and skills to improve others’ knowledge and skill levels

  • Enhances established working relationships with team members and management from within the client’s organization

  • Contributes to quality review on own engagement

  • Ascertains and meets client expectations within scope of engagement role

  • Develops applicable knowledge bases by using best practices to redefine tools and techniques. Outlines specific performance measures, targets, and goals to articulate the business case for realized efficiencies or added value

  • Challenges client’s current strategy and direction through persuasive argument. Defines competitive advantage and achievable value to the client through use of the strategic change components and metrics. Formulates issue-based hypotheses and develops analytical plan for testing. Contributes to analysis of impact of strategic changes by defining linkages and interdependencies.

Industry Knowledge Capability:

  • Utilizes specialized knowledge to produce moderately complex work products and solutions across many phases of an engagement or one phase of a more complex engagement

  • Applies appropriate methods or recognized equivalent to identified client needs

  • Anticipates and resolves technical problems with occasional technical assistance from others

  • Develops, presents, and defends conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plans

  • Contributes to quality reviews of assigned engagements

  • Identifies technical issues impacting an engagement and proposes solutions

  • Analyzes and applies best practices knowledge of the industry

Project Management Capability:

  • Manages client expectations within defined scope of engagement

  • Recommends appropriate resources based on the phases of an assignment

  • Delegates work to assigned team members

  • Uses defined processes and practices in assessing engagement risks

  • Manages engagement issues in less complex projects or escalates issues in more complex projects


  • Billable Hours and business development targets established in annual goal setting process

Management Responsibilities:

  • Role can be an Individual Contributor role, who may act in a capacity of a "lead person"

  • Generally, does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction

  • May also act as a project manager of a project team

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Business or Economics

  • Two or more years of project management experience

  • Knowledge of a complete engagement lifecycle

  • Building business development capability

  • Advanced technical or industry knowledge

  • Knowledge base in two or more solution areas

  • Advanced knowledge in one or more aspects of consulting processes

  • Human relations skills including collaboration and team functions

  • Ability to understand team functions and lead operation in an engagement environment

  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to multiple demands of project teams and shifting priorities

  • Skilled at interfacing with personnel at all levels from staff to executive management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience.

  • 7+ years experience in a business/consulting environment.

  • 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.


Certifications related to area of expertise, where applicable preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

BV Office Environment or Client Site - Travel up to 25%


Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

Job Grade


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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, tuition 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.

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