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Black & Veatch Water/Wastewater Operations Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Water/Wastewater Operations Specialist

Date: May 4, 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 : 69865

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Job Summary

Provide environmental support through the development or performance of field studies, environmental assessments and completion of permit/license applications for domestic or international projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • In addition to the duties of an Environmental Scientist 3: Develops schedules and budgets for current studies Assists in the preparation of task assignments for studies Coordinates with personnel to review scientific reports, studies, etc , and resolves areas of concern Reviews the results of literature surveys, conclusions and recommendations bases on compilations, evaluation and analyses of scientific data obtained from the literature May function as primary client contact coordinating the resolution of problems, reviewing progress, recommending alternatives, advising on project objectives, and monitoring progress and cost of all tasks

  • May maintain business relationships with client and develop new business with existing or new clients

  • May require participation in field work Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Provide startup, commissioning and troubleshooting services for conventional wastewater treatment, advanced wastewater treatment, and biosolids.

  • Prepares standard operating procedures, energy control procedures, job safety analysis, and operation and maintenance manuals for new and existing facilities

  • Perform onsite training of operations staff.

  • Evaluate staffing, operating costs, and system redundancy for reliable operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years' of experience performing duties similar to those of an Environmental Scientist 3. 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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Work Environmental includes typical office environment, typical construction site environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise levels, safety hazards (electrical, scaffolding, chemicals, confined spaces) atmospheric conditions (fumes, dust,mist, gases, odors, poor ventilation). Physical demands include sitting walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, reaching, stooping, and filing about 75% of the time. Demands on driving, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods, and lifing or carrying objects up to 25 to 50 pounds may occur around 25% of the time. Travel is required and can range between 25% to 75% of the time.


Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

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.

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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