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Black & Veatch Principal Consultant, Gas AMI Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Consultant, Gas AMI

Date: Jul 13, 2024



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 : 103277

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

As the Principal Consultant, Gas Advanced Metering Infrastructure , you will have the opportunity to identify and lead the delivery of projects in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) including meter data management (MDM), data analytics, operational excellence, and consumer engagement, with a focus on implementation of programs for our gas utility clients. Responsibilities will vary from project to project and involve client program discovery, strategy, justification, planning, implementation, testing and/or operation. Principal Consultants define the client engagement strategy and project execution for assigned or identified projects, serve as a key-client point of contact for the engagement, and assign tasks/mentor junior team members assigned to the project team. You will also have the opportunity to support and in some cases lead business development activities including proposal responses and go-to-market strategy for solution offerings. #LI-NK1 #LI-Hybrid

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 in a small group of consultants, change management, information technology and business development professionals with the expectation to provide high value solutions to our clients and grow offering capabilities over time to meet evolving market needs. Consultants balance their team between client projects, offering and business development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads a team to define and/or implement strategies and solutions related to AMI, data analytics, and/or customer engagement

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

  • 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

  • Implements project management capabilities including but not limited to:

  • managing client expectations

  • sub-task delegation and work stream resourcing

  • risk project management

  • Leads high quality project execution, including deliverable quality control, scope assessment/feasibility, and issue resolution

  • Anticipates challenges, and implements strategies to minimize issues, leveraging team members skills and expertise as appropriate

  • Builds onto existing tools and capabilities for project delivery, including: project artifacts, tools, or processes

  • Maintain a working knowledge of market and technology trends applicable to gas distribution utilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience.

  • Has managed significant engagements.

  • 10+ years 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • Consulting experience

  • Business development or offering development experience including sales and marketing support, and proposal development

  • Depth and breadth of knowledge in AMI, MDM, data analytics, gas metering technology, and consumer engagement.

  • Expertise in Gas utility organizations (Grid Mod, IT, Distribution Operations, Engineering)

  • Human relation skills that support an inclusive team environment, open to new ideas and perspectives

  • Supportive engagement in business development activities

  • Advanced PC literacy (e.g., Power BI, Visio, Microsoft Project, and/or advanced MS Excel skills)

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Virtual Office or Client Site - Travel up to 50%


Action oriented

Customer focus

Interpersonal savvy

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

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.

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