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Black & Veatch Regional Resilience Planning Leader - Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas

Regional Resilience Planning Leader - Gulf Coast

Date: Sep 26, 2023


Houston, TX, US Dallas, TX, US Austin, TX, US TX, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 98168

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Resilience Planning Leader focused on hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness and recovery, climate adaptation and resilience throughout the Gulf Coast. This leader will support business development, provide technical expertise and guidance to projects, and help establish a regional team to grow the resilience practice.

With a focus on developing BV’s presence in the resilience market, this leader will consult directly with new and existing clients to strategize and implement climate adaptation/mitigation, vulnerability assessments, hazard mitigation planning, coastal and sea level rise strategies, nature-based solutions and resilient infrastructure system solutions. This leader will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to guide the development of solutions for a variety of municipal, utility, state, and governmental clients, leveraging familiarity with state and local programs as well as FEMA, USACE, HUD CDBG, FERC, DOE and other Federal agencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as Regional Resilience Planning Leader for the Gulf Coast

  • Engage directly with new and existing clients to develop new business for BV

  • Facilitate and orchestrate client and stakeholder workshops

  • Provide thought leadership, engage with external community, and serve as a Regional Resilience Planning subject matter expert, bringing expertise with funding, disaster recovery, resilient infrastructure (focused on the Gulf region)

  • Engage with and guide the development of Resilience Planning solutions/studies/projects

  • Support recruitment, mentorship, and growth of the team to broaden resilience-related capabilities

  • Cultivate innovative partnerships to leverage new technologies and approaches

  • Coordinate business development and strategy implementation with a diverse network across BV including Client Directors/Project Managers in the region and Solution Leads from Planning, Environmental, Federal, Heavy Civil infrastructure, Alternative Funding.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of planning, design, and implementation experience related to resilience, disaster preparedness & recovery, coastal and sea level rise impacts

  • Experience in a client organization and/or client-facing role

  • Demonstrated success in business development

  • Experience with Federal approaches and tools to assess risks and provide hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, disaster recovery, and resilience strategic planning and implementation

  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local funding sources related to resilience

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 15 years related work experience. 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.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering