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Engineers Week 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019 to Saturday, February 23, 2019

Black & Veatch engineers are creating the fundamental framework that enable cities, companies, systems, and civilizations to progress and thrive by understanding and delivering infrastructure solutions around the world. They’re committed to finding new solutions by asking the simple question, “What if?”

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Moving at the Speed of Startup



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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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 and in social media.