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Black & Veatch Architect- Water Business Line in Kansas City, Missouri

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    Architect- Water Business Line

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 26991

Job Title : Architect- Water Business Line

Location : KCW


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for an Architect within our Water Americas Facilities Design Group in Kansas City. The in-house architectural staff provides architectural building support for water and wastewater processes designed by our engineers.

Key Responsibilities

Our Facilities Design Group provides architectural, structural, and building mechanical solutions to all of Black & Veatch’s Water/Wastewater projects throughout North America. The Architect Level 4 position is responsible for architectural building design and detailing under the direction of a licensed architect. The architect will be mentored in how to apply the building codes to our types of buildings. If the candidate is not already experienced in specifications, they will be mentored in specification writing. The architect will be exposed to all aspects of professional practice including construction phase services. Once experienced, the architect will have the opportunity to lead the complete architectural effort on projects.

The Architectural Team is engaged in the following:

  • Design and Construction Activities

  • Project Delivery Methods - Traditional Design-Bid-Build and Alternative Delivery/Design Build

  • Proposal and conceptual design graphics.

  • Detailed Design – Coordinating the creation of drawings and specifications with other disciplines.

  • Construction Phase Services – Reviewing shop drawings and RFIs.

  • Facility Types – Administrative, Laboratory, Chemical Storage & Handling, Ozone, Filter Galleries, Pump Stations, Solids Handling, Headwork facilities, UV Disinfection, Membrane Filtration, Engine Generator, Blowers/Air Compressors, and others.

  • Studies

  • Code Review/Application - Facility review for code compliance

  • Sustainable Design/LEED - Application of sustainable strategies

Preferred Qualifications

Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Intellectual Horsepower, Written Communications, Drive For Results, Decision Quality, Informing, Listening, and Dealing with Ambiguity, Intermediate knowledge of architectural design principles. The following skills are a plus:

  • Revit

  • AutoCad

  • SketchUp

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • Sketching ability

  • Detailing

  • Knowledge of varied construction materials

  • Shop drawing review

  • Field experience

  • Knowledge of the International Building Code

  • Knowledge of the International Fire Code

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Disability/Veteran/Female

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in architecture from an NAAB or a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Typically a 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.


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

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 chemical(s), 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.



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ARC: Architecture

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.

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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