Here at BV, we want you to grow your career with purpose and meaning… and we want to help you achieve that career with guided support. Our Engineering Technician Accelerator Program is a training program to learn technical drawing concepts and develop skills using computer based-drafting tools, such as AutoCAD and Revit. Program participants will gain knowledge and skill development focused on targeted solutions like Renewables, Grid and EV Charging. The program is 3-6 months and upon successful completion professionals will transition to an Engineering Technician 1 position.
High School Diploma or Certificate
Ability to operate a PC utilizing Windows OS; exposure to Microsoft Office and/or computer graphics programs a plus
Work effectively in a team environment
Verbal and written communication skills (bi-lingual a plus)
Ability to be in Kansas City for 3 weeks of training with occasional travel after, if needed
Benefits of joining the program:
Continued career development beyond program competition
Flexibility with a hybrid schedule (3 days in the office, 2 days remote)
Full-time paid position and eligible for benefits
We will assess future cohort dates in early 2024. If you would like to sign up to be notified of future job opportunities use the link here. The job title for the ENT Accelerator Program is Engineering Technician Professional Trainee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Experience in drafting software and principles is not required to be accepted into the program.
This is a full-time paid position, and trainees will start employment on the first day of the class and are eligible for benefits.
Black & Veatch will be paying for the hotel, and flight directly, as well as provide per diem for meals, however candidates will be responsible for any extra incidentals.
Upon successful completion of the program, professionals will be reclassified to an Engineering Technician 1 position and receive a $2,000 (gross) bonus with a one-year repayment agreement. If the professional chooses to terminate their employment with Black & Veatch within one year of the bonus, they will need to repay the entire amount of the bonus.
Cheyenne Rankin Engineering Technician Professional Trainee | April 2023 Cohort | Overland Park, KS
“I chose to work for Black & Veatch because I was drawn to this company because of its commitment to using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. I am excited to work with such a diverse team and skilled engineers who are passionate about creating innovative solutions that make a difference in people’s lives. I am looking forward to contributing my skills and learning from others in a dynamic and challenging work environment.”
Brandon Alexander Engineering Technician Professional Trainee | April 2023 Cohort | College Station, TX
“When I applied to Black & Veatch's ENT Accelerator Program, I knew it was a great decision due to my interest in CAD Drafting and my exposure to software such as AutoCAD & Revit. Beyond the global footprint, reputation & professionalism that this company has, these things have resonated with me: the pursuit of continuous innovation through collaboration and sharing ideas, the people and stories shared about their journeys, understanding the impacts that we can make in & out of of the workplace, and lastly, that expanding one's horizon can have its challenges but no limits when having the right tools and resources provided from the ideas, relationships, and impacts made.”
Kimia Henderson Engineering Technician Professional Trainee | April 2023 Cohort | Ann Arbor, MI
“The fact that Black & Veatch was willing to mentor and provide opportunities for growth was a factor in my decision to work here. Their dedication to fashioning the next set of leaders shows they care about not only the work they do, but the people doing it. Being able to transition from the field to be apart of the design process has given me more perspective and respect for the craft.”
Jose Salmeron Engineering Technician Professional Trainee | April 2023 Cohort | Atlanta, GA
“I chose the ENT Accelerator Program because I wanted to be a part of the change, growth and legacy Black & Veatch is building one project at a time. I believe in the company's vision, and it's proven every single day when Black and Veatch invest in their most important asset, their employees.”