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Black & Veatch Automation Developer in Overland Park, Kansas

Automation Developer

Date: Sep 15, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 100234

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : 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.

The Opportunity

The Automation Developer will be part of the B&V Business Optimization Team (BOT) which is a key function of the B&V Digital Office/Enablement. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with internal corporate business customers, IT support functions (Applications, Infrastructure, Security) and internal delivery teams for the design and delivery of stable and efficient Intelligent Optimization and Automation solutions. #LI-NK1 #LI-Hybrid

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and review business requirements and process documentation in detail

  • Collaborate with BOT Business Analyst(s) and business stakeholders to determine the automation technical design or requirement clarification for the use case

  • Implement IA solutions that incorporate technologies across RPA, process orchestration and a combination of other hyper-automation technologies including AI/ML, Document understanding, process/task mining, NLG/NLP, PowerApps, PowerAutomate

  • Operate within the enterprise standards and conventions while following agile principles

  • Evangelize and drive the adoption of best practices around design, development, security and performance for IA solutions

  • Maintain and enhance existing RPA solutions, continuously improve code quality, increase robot efficiency by utilizing latest/advanced features

  • Deploy robots by following the standard change management process

  • R&D/keep current on the latest RPA technology and skills, such as new UiPath features, AI integration into RPA, Intelligent Automation packages/content, etc. and leverage in automation project development

  • Support and engage in the operational oversight of automations in-production including maintenance of the automation software and infrastructure, monitoring bot status, diagnosing issues, and developing error handling process/procedure/mechanisms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 4-6 years 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or an engineering or programming background (equivalent experience) and 4+ years of demonstrated experience. Candidates should have documented use cases, solutions built/delivered, etc.

  • 3+ year experience in UiPath platform/technologies

  • Proficient knowledge in HTML, VBA, Python, OpenCV, .NET, etc.; experience with developing or implementing machine learning models and AI component is a plus.

  • Basic understanding of technologies such as Process/Task Mining, Computer vision, concepts like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and services like Google AI services or Azure AI Services (as examples).

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to analyze requirements and recommend/design potential solutions in a timely manner

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and use of DevOps with an understanding of and a willingness to adhere to formal change control procedures and disciplines

  • Foundational knowledge in IT Service Management (ITSM) principles such as Incident, Problem, Change and Service Request Management processes and tools (e.g. ServiceNow)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Databases (SQL or NoSQL)

  • Certified in UiPath (Mandatory)

Desired Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing IA/AI solutions with a combination of RPA, PowerAutomate, PowerApps, ML, and other hyper-automation technology stacks

  • Manage change, ambiguity and complexity with ease

  • Experience working in Engineering and Construction industry

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, written communication and facilitation skills

  • Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects concurrently and efficiently

  • Knowledge/experience with 2 or more automation technology focus areas such as Robotic Process Automation, BPM/Service Orchestration, AI/ML, Process Mining, NLG/NLP, API based automations, PowerApps and PowerAutomate

  • Able to articulate user experience and design principles to team members

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Hybrid (office 3 days/remote 2 days) -typical office environment

Salary Plan

ITS: Information Technology Service

Job Grade


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.

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. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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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