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Black & Veatch Project Manager & Capture Manager - AEMSS - Federal - Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas

Project Manager & Capture Manager - AEMSS - Federal - Kansas City

Date: Mar 13, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 94747

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

As Project Manager, manages all aspects of small to medium Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)/Service projects, including risk, cost, schedule, and quality. Responsible for the day-to-day successful execution of the contracted scope that could include the full project lifecycle or a portion of it in the areas of performance, financial metrics, planning, schedule, quality, contractual compliance, safety, and client satisfaction. Provides for the successful staffing of the project. Manages and leads medium and large teams of multi-discipline professionals and subcontractors. Coordinates and integrates the activities associated with the planning, assessment, engineering, procurement, construction, training, sustainment, etc. elements of the project team, including the activities of all third-party companies contributing to the initiative.

As Capture Manager, leads major proposal efforts for the BV Federal Sector which includes but is not limited to, develops strategy and teaming, writes, reviews, and edits proposals, determines resources required to complete major pursuits, and assists in development of support staff.

This position is primarily focused on supporting BV’s security business (both physical and cyber) and with our core clients such as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Initial responsibilities will be the capture and execution of task orders with scope of assessments and exercises.

Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This position will be located at the Kansas City office and will have an option of a flex work environment. Our flex work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Some positions may be relocation eligible. Speak to your recruiter if you have interest in relocation.

Key Responsibilities

Project Manager:

  • Manages multiple small to medium sized Services projects, and/or a small EPC project.

  • Manages multiple clients and/or projects.

  • Obtains new/repeat business on medium size projects; supports contract negotiations with client peers.

  • Manages risk which may include fixed price engineering, new technology or new clients.

Capture Manager:

  • Assists in identifying opportunities, assessing the competitive environment and implements winning strategies oriented toward capturing a specific business opportunity.

  • Prepares written, action-oriented capture plan.

  • Partner with sales directors and client account managers in strategic planning and implementation for large federal projects and programs. Lead capture planning and storyboarding sessions.

  • Oversees all major proposal efforts within the Sector; develops the strategy focused on client needs; writes, reviews, and edits proposals, and ensures content and layout are consistent; compiles proposals for submission.

  • Directs complete and cohesive service from proposal writers and administrators relative to proposal preparation including Request for Proposal (RFP) analysis, graphics and statistical requirements, technical narrative preparation, research needs and analysis, and administrative support functions.

  • Provides support for proposals to the federal government prepared by other Black & Veatch Sectors to assist in capturing business.

  • Establishes the desired proposal themes, key issues, and messages.

  • Serve as shortlist interview coach on major pursuits

  • Provides guidance and coaches team members presenting major proposals to ensure quality of proposal.

  • Acts in capacity of a "lead person” during the Capture process

  • Ensures color team reviews accomplish stated objectives


Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Work Location:

  • Flex with BV office, client site, and virtual work.

  • Located or ability to relocate to the DC area with ability to work in BV’s Arlington Office and at Fort Belvoir

Required Experience With:

  • Required experience with assessments (Cyber, Blue Team, Red Team) for Department of Defense

  • Project Management and Capture Management (Task Order Proposal) experience required

  • DOD or Intelligence Community experience required.


  • 10-years’ experience.

Preferred Security Clearance:

  • Top Secret /SSBI/SCI

Preferred Experience:

  • DTRA experience preferred

  • Prefer experience with exercises and modelling & simulation

  • Prefer experience with penetration testing

Preferred Certifications:

  • Communications Information System Security Professional (CISSP),

  • Certified Cybersecurity Professional (CCP)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • -Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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.

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.


Builds networks

Customer focus

Develops talent

Directs work

Drives vision and purpose

Financial acumen

Manages complexity

Manages conflict

Tech savvy

Values differences

Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


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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.

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