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Black & Veatch Lead Mechanical Engineer - Water/Wastewater - US Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Water/Wastewater - US Remote

Date: Nov 17, 2022



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.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 89503

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking a highly motivated person to function as a Mechanical Engineer 4 in the design of mechanical systems supporting Water & Wastewater Treatment processes.  This person will work collaboratively with various design engineering execution teams across the US and abroad, functioning in a mid-level engineer capacity. Under general supervision, will perform all aspects of design engineering tasks for the assigned systems of responsibility.

Ideal candidates have knowledge and experience related to the design, specification, and related engineering tasks associated equipment and systems used in water and wastewater treatment facilities including pumping systems, blowers and aeration systems, anaerobic digestion, heating water boilers, heat exchangers, and steel piping systems.


Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a motivated individual with an appetite to develop the technical expertise to lead complex mechanical system. Individual duties include, but not limited to:

  • Perform Mechanical System design for water/wastewater projects.

  • Perform engineering calculations to develop equipment and system performance parameters for the purpose of sizing equipment.

  • Coordinate with equipment manufacturers to select the most technically acceptable design solutions.

  • Follow company and industry design practices in development of designs.

  • Develop engineering work products including Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs), Mechanical arrangement drawings, and Equipment, Piping, and Valve specifications.

  • Review manufacturer's or contractor's submittals, data, reports, etc., for conformance with B&V criteria.

  • Coordinate with other design disciplines and project stakeholders.

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing detailed project drawings and technical specifications.

  • Experience with material selection and sizing of piping systems.

  • Understanding of hydraulic principles.

  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

  • Independent and critical thinking skills.

  • Autonomous and dependable with leadership skills.

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.

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 5 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.


  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or be in active pursuit of such registration.

Work Environment/Physical Demands



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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 an 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, 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.

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 the success through stock ownership.

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