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Black & Veatch Manager, Digital Grid/OT Consulting in Burlington, Massachusetts

Manager, Digital Grid/OT Consulting

Date: Apr 23, 2024



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 : 101245

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: 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. 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. #LI-NK1 #LI-Hybrid

The Opportunity

In this role of Manager, Digital Grid/OT Consulting , you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide consulting services and offer expertise and guidance in Grid Operations Transformation with a focus on Operational Technologies (OT) such as Electric Distribution SCADA/Outage Management System (OMS)/Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS), Distribution Automation (DA) and Enterprise OT-IT Integration.

  • Manage and/or participate in a team of business and technology consultants in defining strategies and roadmaps, developing solutions and requirements, and supporting clients with their digital transformation needs (technology, business processes, data, and organizational readiness).

This role has 80% delivery performance goal and 20% business development performance goal

The Team

As the leading employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction company we have an unparalleled commitment to our clients and the communities they serve. Black & Veatch is seeking an exceptional professional to join our Management Consulting organization as a Manager - Consulting for the Digital Grid practice. 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 utility infrastructure. Join Black & Veatch Global Advisory and use your talent and expertise to impact the world.

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.

Key Responsibilities

Delivery Responsibilities:

  • Manage client engagement for complex, transformational programs

  • Support development of business and technical strategy, business case and implementation plan for Grid Modernization and Grid Transformation across electric utilities

  • Lead client interviews and facilitate engagement among stakeholders

  • Work with clients to document and/or discover current and future states business processes

  • Provide functional and technical expertise in various aspects of Digital Grid, Grid Modernization and OT/SCADA

  • Perform and manage technical project work such as developing solution concepts, review of vendors’ design documents, requirements traceability

  • Support business requirements definition, request for proposal development

  • Support proposal evaluation, selection process, statement of work development and vendor contract negotiation

  • Lead and/or participate in system testing

  • Support or act as project manager to develop project plans, key milestones, and project control structure

  • Transfer knowledge, capabilities, and skills to improve others’ knowledge and skill levels

Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the business development process as a subject matter expert (SME)

  • Support proposals and business development with utility clients

  • Create and/or support publication of thought leadership in areas of Digital Grid, Operational Technologies, and Grid Modernization

  • Represent Black & Veatch at various industry conferences & events

  • Identify industry trends and value-adding services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or similar Technical domain or a Master's Degree

  • 7 years of experience in business and technology consulting, or relevant project implementation services as part of an OT/OMS/ADMS/SCADA vendor team

  • Extensive Knowledge of Electric utilities operations functions and associated processes

  • Deep knowledge of System Architecture concepts, IT/Computing infrastructure, Telemetry infrastructure & protocols, RTUs /PLCs, User Interface & Situational Awareness Trends, Information Storage & Retrieval technologies, and Operational Data Historian

  • Actively participated in at least two OT/SCADA projects through the complete lifecycle including requirements development, design, systems integration & implementation and testing

  • Familiarity with major industry trends and OT vendor solutions

  • Ability to travel up to 50%

  • Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Black & Veatch Management Consulting (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)

  • Demonstrated expertise in Organizational Change Management, and Business Process Improvement

  • Professional certification such as Professional Project Manager (PMI-PMP), Professional Engineer (PE), or similar

  • Deep knowledge of and direct experience in two or more solution areas: ADMS, Outage Management System, Distribution Automation, DERMS, Substation Control and Protection systems.

  • Direct experience working for (with) electric generation, transmission, and/or distribution utilities; possessing advanced knowledge of their processes, operations functions, compliance & regulatory frameworks, and value chains.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience

  • 7+ years experience 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.


Certifications related to area of expertise, where applicable preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

BandV Office Environment or Client Site

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

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.

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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