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Black & Veatch Application Portfolio Lead, Engineering Systems in Des Moines, Iowa

Application Portfolio Lead, Engineering Systems

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 37969

Job Title : Application Portfolio Lead, Engineering Systems

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

The Application Portfolio Lead, Engineering Systems owns accountability for the delivery of the evolution, support and maintenance of Black & Veatch’s engineering systems, software tools, and data across all business units and geographies.

Portfolio responsibility includes technology vision, rationalization, deployment, and business process support for the following technologies:

  • Desktop Engineering Applications (Autodesk, Bentley, Hexagon, and other CAD/CAE tools)

  • Desktop Productivity Applications (PDF tools, Digital Signatures, Microsoft, etc.)

  • GIS Systems (ESRI, Imagery platforms, etc.)

  • Applications Infrastructure & Licenses

  • Applications Deployment (Packaging, Virtualization, and Removals)

The Application Portfolio Lead will collaborate within multiple stakeholder groups throughout the B&V enterprise to implement and extend engineering systems and practices. This role will provide important cross-functional leadership between engineering and support teams to identify business process or support needs, identify potential solutions that align to the portfolio vision, and lead implementation efforts.

Key Responsibilities

Application Portfolio Lead for B&V Engineering Enterprise Systems

  • Lead and advise business users company-wide in the creation and maintenance of desktop and enterprise engineering systems which include but are not limited to Bentley, Autodesk, and Intergraph technology platforms.

  • Releases: Plan what will be delivered and the timeline for implementation. Define the release process and drive all the activities required for the release. This involves bridging gaps between different functions within the company and aligning all the teams involved.

  • Coordinate maintenance/configuration/customization needs to third party IT service provider(s).

  • Support, educate and assist business use and adoption of engineering tools and processes.

  • Identify and implement changes that optimize and automate engineering business processes to create improvements and competitive advantage for B&V.

  • Identify training needs for B&V professionals and coordinate or conduct training programs accordingly.

Establish and Maintain Global Engineering Tool and Data Competency Practices

  • Vision and Strategy: Responsible for planning and technical execution of projects throughout the product lifecycle to create improvements and competitive advantage for B&V.

  • Internal Processes: Work cross-functionally and with other teams to ensure application decisions are in alignment with the overall portfolio strategy.

  • Services Support: Work with the business to manage engineering information needs in coordination with internal staff and 3rd party provider(s).

  • Partner with the Business: Solve business problems by analyzing business needs, understanding requirements, investigating potential solutions, and ensuring the successful launch of the solutions.

  • Quality Assurance: Provide oversight to assure in-scope policies, practices, and solutions are consistently implemented.

  • Adoption: Roadmap, develop, coordinate and manage implementation of modern engineering data, technology, and processes.

  • Training and Education: Identify training needs for B&V professionals and coordinate or conduct training programs as necessary to support appropriate application use.

  • Measure: Establish and maintain performance metrics that enable proactive management of the engineering applications portfolio and performance & availability of engineering applications & processes

Accountable for Management of 3rd Party IT Service Providers and Software License Optimization

  • Become a partner with 3rd party providers in the strategic analysis of the current environment and planning of future-state delivery practices that will capture/manage the intellectual property of B&V.

  • Ensure proper partner engagement with business decision makers to determine engineering systems and data requirements, and scope into attainable work product (projects, SOWs and deliverables).

  • Manage supplier outcomes as agreed and committed.Lead and proactively manage the establishment of best practice software usage monitoring

  • Establish processes, procedures and data analysis that optimize the product through continuous applications rationalization.

  • Responsible for all outcomes related to the product

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years progressive experience in IT, engineering and construction practices, and engineering applications including leading large-scale projects and initiatives in a complex organizationSoftware Application Management

  • Experience – 3+ years

  • Engineering Systems and Technology Management – 3+ years

  • Engineering Process Automation – 2+ years

  • Background in designing, building and maintaining enterprise design and modeling environments

  • Experience supporting engineering design tools and enterprise systems

  • Experience in the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) industry

Desired Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Client focus and proven ability to solve business problems through the appropriate application of technology

  • Capability to multi-task and effectively prioritize within a multi-tasking environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks independently and deliver to expectations as agreed with stakeholder/requester

  • Excellent verbal, writing and presentation skills targeted to all levels of leadershipUnderstanding and experience with business operations to support business processes and professionals

Desired Technical Competencies:

  • Understanding of and experience with the software development lifecycle and methodologies

  • Advanced application packaging and deployment experience

  • Enterprise data and systems integration experience

  • Business Intelligence and reporting experience

  • Software and systems architecture design, Cloud Services, and hosting experience

  • Experience managing third party SaaS and application hosting platforms

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree(s):

  • Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technician

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

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment.

Competencies

Salary Plan

ITS: Information Technology Service

Job Grade

005

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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.

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