Featured Innovators Sivaramakrishnan Jayaram Electrical Engineer, Siva Jayaram, was part of the team to optimize the portable power generator, SunCrate, and helped to install this life changing technology at a school in hurricane battered Puerto Rico. Learn More Kim Lovan & Zach Olson Kim Lovan and Zack Olson are co-founders of NextGen Agriculture, a growth initiative at Black & Veatch providing engineering solutions to bring novel food production methods to market at scale to feed a growing world. Learn More Dr. James Barnard Dr. James Barnard is known globally as the Father of BNR (biological nutrient removal), a non-chemical means of water treatment, and it is now used worldwide in thousands of wastewater treatment systems in many varied climates. Learn More Brittany Kallenberger When she’s not designing mechanical systems for government facilities, Engineering Technician Brittany Kallenberger is training to compete in the pole vault at the 2020 USA Championships. Learn More George White Site Civil Engineer George White squeezes more out of 24 hours than just about anyone. George is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters KC, UMKC’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, the William Jewell Civil Engineering Program Advisory Board and UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering Alumni Board. Learn More Mac Prather Mechanical Engineer Mac Prather has been volunteering with Engineers Without Borders for more than eight years. As a member of the KC Professional Chapter, Mac helps organize volunteers and coordinates B&V’s participation with EWB USA. Learn More Adriana Porter Transmission Line Project Engineer, Adriana Porter, was honored this past year as the Distinguished New Engineer Award by the Society of Women Engineers. Adriana also chairs Black & Veatch’s Women’s Network Employee Resource Group. Learn More Amazing Engineering Engineering at a Massive Scale San Francisco, California Calaveras Reservoir is relied on heavily to meet the water needs of 2.5 million people living in the San Francisco Bay Area. But because of seismically related safety concerns at the Calaveras Dam, the reservoir operating was kept at approximately 40 percent of its normal storage capacity. Black & Veatch helped overcome the extreme challenges of the site to return water supply reliability to the Bay Area. Learn More Portable Power Saves School in Hurricane-Affected Puerto Rico Yabucoa, Puerto Rico A coalition led by Black & Veatch donated tens of thousands of dollars in technology along with the manpower to provide a new, solar-driven power source for the SU Manuel Ortiz in Yabucoa, ground zero of Hurricane Maria. Learn More Wetlands Project Bring Back Native Wildlife Yorklyn, Delaware Black & Veatch partnered with the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to go beyond their initial cleanup assignment to develop a solution that focuses on long-term sustainability and natural resource management for all living creatures in the Yorklyn Valley region. Learn More Moving at the Speed of Startup Nationwide As all-electric cars increase in popularity, a critical issue for drivers is having sufficient charging resources to stay on the road during longer trips, not to mention paying for power. With help from Black & Veatch, Volta Charging aims to help alleviate range anxiety by rapidly scaling its portfolio of FREE public electric car charging stations. Learn More Empowering Tomorrow's Engineers Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is more important than ever, given an estimated $40 trillion is needed for global infrastructure solutions over the next 30 years. We are committed to reaching tomorrow's problem solvers to showcase the excitement, fun and importance of STEM education to develop the critical thinkers, collaborator and builders of the future through our growSTEM initiatives. Black & Veatch MakerSpace The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at the Johnson County Central Resource Library includes free access to 3-D printers, a robotics kit, a soldering and electronics workbench, equipment for audio and video recording and editing, a specially trained librarians to help guide visitors. Learn More Rube Goldberg Machine Contests As exclusive engineering partner, Black & Veatch hosts Rube Goldberg Machine Contests each year to encourage creativity and critical thinking skills and immerse them in the engineering process as they work together to design and test their machine. Learn More STEM Studies with Sporting KC Through innovative partnerships with influential organizations like Sporting Kansas City, Black & Veatch is strengthening its commitment to STEM education and to growing the next generation of critical thinkers whose solutions will power the world of the future. Learn More Join Our Team We are an employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction company. For more than 100 years, we have been committed to growing a collaborative team across the globe and we believe real value is powered by the interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people. The future of our company will thrive in an engaging and inspiring place to work where our professionals feel empowered to create and contribute to the company in personal ways. We build strong relationships with each other, our clients and our business partners as we deliver reliable solutions all around the world. With more than 11,000 professionals in over 100 offices around the globe, we’re working to change communities for the better by sparking economic growth, strengthening public health and security and improving quality of life, fulfilling our Mission in Building a World of Difference. Learn more about our career opportunities. 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights Distribution Planning: More Twists and Turns Ahead Planning for today’s distribution networks is a little like driving down a foggy road at night. Knowing what’s ahead and having more visibility makes a ride like that easier, but the clarity those two conditions provide is lacking for utilities and other players in the power sector as they travel toward a modernized grid. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Executive Summary Rising demand for clean and sustainable energy has made this one of the most dynamic and exciting moments in the history of power supply. It's also one of the most vexing: Across diverse geographies, and even more diverse stakeholders, there are both opportunities and deep challenges to meeting the social and economic goals tied to the reliable, resilient supply of quality power. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent).