Project Manager, NextGen Ag

at Black & Veatch in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Project Manager, NextGen Ag

Date: Feb 23, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 54600

Job Title : Project Manager, NextGen Ag

Location : USVRTL


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

The future of food, beverage, and agriculture has never been more exciting, challenging, and promising. Consumers’ preferences and demands are rapidly evolving alongside major leaps forward in food technologies like alternative proteins, aquaculture and vertical farming. These trends are reshaping our food systems, driving innovation to solve global food security and create more sustainable products and facilities.

We have an exciting new leadership position in our fast-growing NextGen Ag team. We are commercializing disruptive technologies in the food and agricultural fields. We’re pros in optimizing existing facilities, designing and?building new ones, and collaborating to bring emerging, new-to-world food, beverage?and agricultural innovations to market. From vertical farming to cell-based meats, we help our clients bridge the gap between science, research and development, engineering, and commercialization.

Reshaping our food system will require massive change. If you are passionate about this opportunity and the potential to make a massive difference, we are looking for you!

Black & Veatch is Building a WORLD of Difference.

It’s time for better. NextGen Ag: Better Food, Better Planet

Key Responsibilities

The NextGen Ag project manager has shared responsibilities for business development, project development and execution, and developing multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams. This is a flexible role which requires identifying potential issues and improvements as well as executing them. The role includes managing all aspects of service-only as well as design-build/EPC projects across the PM triangle (scope, cost, schedule), while managing risk and quality. This includes responsibility throughout the project lifecycle, including safety, presales support, proposal approach and development, client management, planning, resourcing, contractual compliance, financial metrics, and client satisfaction. Business development responsibilities include conducting market research and identifying, strategizing, approaching, and building relationships with potential and existing clients. The project manager responds to RFPs and develops and presents proposals. Project manager is responsible for resourcing and staffing; building and leading teams of multidisciplinary professionals as well as third-party contractors. Business acumen is necessary to negotiate commercial terms and managing receivables, contracts and legal issues.

The NextGen Ag team currently has a physical presence in Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco, and Atlanta, but is supported by and draws on B&V professionals throughout the US and internationally. Remote/virtual office is an option.

+ Business Development – Identify and pursue opportunities, respond to RFPs, proposal development

+ Project Development and Execution

+ Team Building and Development – Multidisciplinary, cross-functional resource identification and development

+ Client Management – Relationship building, identifying opportunities for new and repeat business, navigating organizations, managing expectations

+ Profit & Loss Responsibility – On a project basis

+ Project Management – Scope, Cost, Schedule, Quality

+ Commercial – Negotiation, Contracting, Legal, Financial

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Design-build project management experience. Process scale-up experience desired.

+ 10 years experience as a project manager

+ Design-build experience

+ Sanitary/hygienic design experience

+ Food, beverage, and/or pharmaceutical experience

+ Experience building and developing teams within a matrix organization

+ Experience working with startup companies

+ Safety

+ Accountability

+ Collaboration

+ Entrepreneurship

+ Integrity

+ Ownership

+ Respect

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in a core engineering field, preferably mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering

Experience: 5 years experience as a project manager in an engineering services or construction environment, with capital project 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.#LI-JR1


+ Project Management Professional (PMP) desired

+ Professional Engineer (PE) is a plus

+ OSHA 30 is a plus

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation). Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.


Builds networks

Develops talent

Customer focus

Directs work

Drives vision and purpose

Financial acumen

Manages complexity

Manages conflict

Tech savvy

Values differences

Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

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 fina

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Job Posting: JC193951848

Posted On: Oct 03, 2021

Updated On: Mar 23, 2022