If only establishing a direction for your career were as easy as... or stopped with... declaring a major. But a degree is only a step. To help you take the next step, we've designed EDGE... an early-career rotation program that allows you to choose different functional areas and business units, providing exposure to an office environment as well as field or client-facing work.
You'll build your technical and strategic skills, sharpen your business and communications chops... all while working within a structured training curriculum and receiving ongoing feedback from your mentor, senior leadership, and other seasoned pros.
Membership is selective, a strong commitment and a high degree of flexibility will help you get the most from the program.
To give you the greatest possible exposure to BV's functional areas and roles, EDGE Program rotations vary in length to fit the need of the project and are typically 12 to 18 months. Rotation paths are available for all major BV businesses, and include:
- Engineering Technician
- Project Controls
- Corporate Operations
In order to give you the most complete experience possible, your rotation will include a minimum of one field and one office role. Participants are typically part of the program for 3-4 years, completing 3-4 rotations during that time.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for participation in the EDGE Program, interested employees must:
3.5 GPA preferred, 3.0 minimum
Bachelor's degree, minimum
Engineering, construction, or related degree required
Open to travel and relocation
1 field rotation and 1 office rotation required
Does not require visa sponsorship
Professionals must be seeking various experiences
Have less than 2 years professional experience relevant to Black & Veatch. Internships do not count toward years of experience
Additional criteria for selection will be based on interview responses that demonstrate learning agility, adaptability, initiative and desire for continual growth and development
How can I Join?
To join the EDGE Program, please mention your interest to your recruiter during the interview process. Our team will guide you through the necessary steps to become an EDGE participant and ensure you meet Program requirements. If you receive a full-time offer to join Black & Veatch and are accepted into the EDGE Program, your first rotation will be in the position for which you were hired into.
Project Development Analyst, Diode Ventures | University of Kansas
My first rotation was as a Water Resources Engineer in our Planning and Asset Management group in Water. And it kind of hit this range of very technical, very engineering related processes and calculations to kind of the business behind the decisions that are made on a city level and the factors that go into those decisions and the engineering behind it. That was a really enlightening experience. And I think all of my experiences in the EDGE program are definitely gearing me toward the kind of position or the kind of career that I am after ultimately.
Lead Cost Engineer/Scheduler, Power | Rockhurst University
And I remember I had 24 hours roughly to decide between a Power position and the EDGE Program. My gut just kind of told me I've always loved traveling and trying new things, and I thrive off of being challenged. It was honestly a very easy transition for starting a career. In my rotations, I found that when people see that you don't have as much experience, they're willing to show you everything. So I asked maybe 100 questions a day. Especially in the beginning. It's important to remember as an EDGE professional that they want you to add value because that team's investing in you.