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Black & Veatch Launches New Entity to Increase Agility in Delivering Specialized Talent

Overland Park, Kansas
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Black & Veatch Knowledge Network to Provide Flexible Employment Opportunities

Black & Veatch, a leading consulting, engineering and construction company, has launched the Black & Veatch Knowledge Network, LLC (BVKN). The new entity will help provide clients with increased access to specialized consulting talent as well as address a market shift in career development preferences.

According to an NPR/Marist poll, one out of every five jobs in the U.S. is a contract role, and that within the next ten years, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce.

“While we continue to grow our core of talented full-time professionals, we recognize unique skill sets and valuable experience-based knowledge are not limited to individuals seeking traditional employment. Recognizing the changing nature of employment and the emergence of the Gig Economy, we created BVKN to provide more flexible options for consultants who prefer that model. Combined with our core team of professionals, this network expands client access to specialized talent through Black & Veatch.”

Bob Welch, Vice President, COO of Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC. ​

The Black & Veatch Knowledge Network provides a simplified process for recruiting, vetting and assigning work to specialized, knowledge-based talent so that project managers can efficiently plan and respond to specific project requirements. Individuals who can provide the necessary professional information and meet the business entity requirements can be added to the network for quick deployment to opportunities as they arise.

“The Black & Veatch Knowledge Network empowers individuals to select which assignments they are most passionate about, which equates to added value for our clients,” said Anna Kirk, Black & Veatch Human Resources Business Partner. “BVKN is also a great option for those seeking to include more diverse roles in their career portfolios.”

BVKN is currently seeking expertise in advisory and planning, business and technology architecture and utility growth and performance. Focus areas may include power and water distribution modernization, revenue growth and customer engagement, infrastructure and fuel supply portfolios, rate structuring, cyber and physical security, and asset, organizational and financial performance assessment and improvement.

To join the Black & Veatch Knowledge Network and for more information, visit bvknowledgenetwork.com.

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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 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.

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