“As a global organization of more than 10,000 professionals, we value the differences across our workforce and believe it is our competitive strength,” said Steve Edwards, Black & Veatch’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Black & Veatch strives to provide professionals with flexible opportunities to learn, develop and grow to their fullest potential while providing competitive compensation and benefits.” Black & Veatch professionals have opportunities to access a company-wide mentoring program as well as hundreds of business-related training opportunities annually. In addition, the company has established several active Employee Resource Groups including: Young Professionals, Women’s Network, Global Fusion, Christian Friends Network, Pride, Merge (Military) and EBONY (cultures of African origins or ethnicities). Highlighting its commitment to diversity and inclusion Steve Edwards recently signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge. The pledge commits the company to nurturing a trusting workplace that values inclusiveness, enables difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion, expands education about unconscious bias and examines both best and unsuccessful practices aimed at creating an inclusive work environment. Community engagement was also highlighted by Ingram’s as the Black & Veatch Foundation contributed more than $1M globally to STEM educational and disaster relief organizations. “Being a 100 percent employee-owned company, when professionals build value for the company, they enjoy the benefits,” added Stephanie Hasenbos-Case, Chief Human Resources Officer for Black & Veatch. “Employee ownership inspires long careers for our professionals and provides opportunities to share in the company’s success. This lays the foundation for being among the best places to work in the communities where our professionals live, work and play.” For more information about career opportunities with Black & Veatch, please visit: https://careers.bv.com/ Media Contact: CHRISTOPHER CLARK | 913-458-2778 p | 816-674-0572 m | email@example.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 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 The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero" The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? Unprecedented floodwaters submerged farmlands, wastewater plants and federal Superfund cleanup sites, and more than a million private wells from the Canadian border south to Kentucky were threatened with chemicals, sewage and pathogens.