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Black & Veatch Process Engineering - General Agribusiness in Overland Park, Kansas

Process Engineering - General Agribusiness

Date: Feb 8, 2024


Overland Park, KS, US US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 101502

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

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

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

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function in a Lead Role.

  • Primary focus of technical execution of project deliverables, on time and on budget.

  • Perform technology evaluation studies, conceptual and preliminary design, and detailed design for projects in the food, beverage, and agribusiness industries.

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients.

  • Participate in writing proposals.

The Team

Black & Veatch Process Engineers develop technical solutions that are critical to winning work and drive design deliverables for critical infrastructure projects with community benefits. Our Team of over 200 process engineers support water, industrial, next generation agriculture, LNG, hydrogen, fertilizer, and carbon capture businesses among others. We have transformed our team to align with megatrends associated with water scarcity, limited resources, alternative fuels, and energy sustainability. Our industry leading solutions modernize infrastructure, optimize asset use, reduce cost, and mitigate risk.

Why BVs Process Engineering Team?

  • The work is rewarding and meaningful

  • The team is comprised of supportive and appreciative professionals

  • Career opportunities exist in many rapidly expanding business solutions

Key Responsibilities

The NextGen Ag team is based out of Kansas City with professionals located throughout the US and internationally. Hybrid options are available!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a subject matter expert (SME), familiar with agribusiness equipment including solids (grain, corn, soybean, etc) handling, processing, milling, mixing / blending, extraction, and/or corn ethanol. Food and beverage and industrial equipment experience a plus.

  • Prepares and oversees preparation of complex engineering deliverables including Mass Balance, Equipment Lists, Equipment Datasheets, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Plant 3D and Smart P&ID familiarity a plus.

  • Develops pre-construction strategies, such as sequencing, general regulatory requirements, and a collaboration between other disciplines (eg, electrical, instrumentation & controls, architecture)

  • Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and material selection. Prepares and oversees preparation of equipment and construction specifications.

  • Directs other engineers and designers in equipment layout and mechanical pipe routing, understanding interaction of piping with structures and equipment and pipe stress requirements.

  • Responsible for budget, schedule, and quality adherence for self and project discipline team.

  • Drives internal and external stakeholder collaboration.

  • Engineering Standards — Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes. Engaged in continual improvement of these standards.

  • Travel up to 25% to support project and pursuit activities

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12+ years experience as a process (chemical or mechanical) engineer or related field

  • Previous large capital project (greenfield or retrofit) lead experience

  • Experience with agribusiness (grain handling and grain processing projects)

  • Experience with FEED or the FEL design process, deliverables and project execution including production and facility project components.

  • Experience with process mechanical equipment common to agribusiness (grain handling and grain processsing projects, mills, screening, dryers, conveyors, pneumatic conveying)

  • Extensive hands-on (construction, commissioning, etc.) experience with agribusiness (grain handling and grain processing projects).

  • Experience with FDA and/or USDA equipment and facility requirements

  • Experience interfacing with startup companies and corporate clients.

  • Values

  • Safety

  • Accountability

  • Collaboration

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Integrity

  • Ownership

  • Respect

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 8 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.

  • Passionate about client and company success

  • Quality — Unwavering focus on quality of deliverables. Ensures compliance with quality program.

  • Team Development — Provides guidance and direction to others, both from a technical and leadership development standpoint


Professional Engineer (PE) or active pursuit of registration is desired.

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.



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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.

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.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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