Black & Veatch Greenville, SC, USA
Oct 28, 2019Full time
Job Summary Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Project Manager Our U.S. Planning and Water Resources business has seen consistent growth driven by our clients’ needs to address challenges stemming from nutrient pollution, more stringent effluent limits, aging infrastructure, water scarcity, drought resilience, groundwater depletion, climate variability, sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion, etc. Evolving regulations and new funding incentives from federal, state, and private entities are driving more innovative and integrated water resource projects across the Country. Along the eastern seaboard, as well as other locations across the US, we anticipate an increased demand for creative, integrated water resource and One Water planning solutions that are supported by a Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Project Manager. This position, therefore, represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Project Manager will help the company grow its market share by staying abreast of evolving state and federal regulations and linking them to new and creative funding sources to help our clients anticipate, plan, fund, and implement their critical water infrastructure initiatives. The Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Project Manager will be responsible for leveraging and building relationships with key water resource leaders and decision-makers throughout the eastern US, including the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Chesapeake Bay Region. In collaboration with the Planning and Asset Management Team, East Region, and other leaders across the County, the focus of the position will be to lead Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding efforts across the region. The Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Project Manager will serve as a subject matter expert regarding new and changing regulations related to nutrients, TMDLs, NPDES permits, blending, reuse and alternative water supplies, integrated planning, stormwater, etc. In addition, the role will stay apprised of new and alternative funding opportunities, such as those offered by WRRDA, SRF, WIFIA, EPA, EDA, etc. and develop strategies to support clients in accessing these funds and leveraging them on projects. The position will also serve as a Client Manager and Project/Program Manager on efforts that align with the aforementioned skillsets and help grow the Water Business’s overall market share by offering these unique capabilities. The role will provide client engagement and leadership for select clients, create opportunities by bringing in new clients/work, and will administer and implement regulatory, funding, and environmental elements on projects throughout the east. Therefore, client relationship building, business development, regulatory and funding strategy, marketing, prepositioning skills, team building, along with project execution skills will be crucial aspects of the position. Success will be measured by leveraging other key leaders and subject matter experts throughout B&V to help anticipate changing regulations and position our clients to create, plan, and deliver funding strategies that support implementation of their strategic water initiatives. Key Responsibilities Likely tasks and activities that this individual will lead and support include: Leverage and build relationships with key water resource leaders and decision-makers throughout the eastern seaboard including clients, regulators, and SRF administrators. Create and develop new client and project opportunities and grow the Water Business Provide client engagement and leadership for select clients throughout the region. Lead and develop Regulatory Affairs & Alternative Funding Planning Strategies that support clients to: anticipate changing regulations and address them with innovative approaches, develop creative and favorable funding strategies that leverage new programs and funding opportunities, and implement their critical water infrastructure. Lead scenario planning and implementation projects for integrated water, wastewater, stormwater, groundwater, reuse, and alterative water management programs that require in-depth knowledge of evolving regulations and new funding opportunities Lead regulatory negotiations with State and Federal agencies to support the implementation of new and innovative approaches to meeting compliance goals Support Cost of Service and Business Case evaluations Support client stakeholder outreach and consensus building with customers and ratepayers Support marketing and branding efforts to build momentum and engagement with evolving regulations and creative funding strategies. Preferred Qualifications 15+ years of regulatory affairs, funding, and water sector strategic planning and implementation project experience. Experience in a client-facing role and driving business development opportunities Experience in working with the regulatory agencies and their permitting functions Experience growing and leading project teams Experience in executing planning and design projects Experience in marketing and branding regulatory affairs and creative funding efforts Experience with client stakeholder outreach and consensus building Minimum Qualifications A minimum total of 10 years of related work experience is typically necessary to move into this level. 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 Industry recognized credentials preferred as may be available and potentially necessary for job function. 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