Chief of Party (Water and Wastewater)

Black & Veatch

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Division Statement

The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals. Our vision is to be the greatest infrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high quality design and engineering services to the Federal government. Our primary areas of focus include: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) and Classified Design Services, Construction Services, Environmental Services, and Integrated Services.

Black & Veatch is recruiting for a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated five-year USAID Program to provide engineering technical support for water and wastewater projects in Jordan.  The technical support will include, but is not limited to, engineering assessments, studies, designs, and construction management in the water and wastewater sector.

Job Summary

The Chief of Party (CoP) will ensure the program achieves all technical, schedule, cost, safety and quality requirements of the program. The COP will manage the program, liaise with USAID Jordan and other Stakeholders as well as Implementing Partners, provide technical vision and guidance. The CoP will manage overall contract requirements, including staffing and cost, engineering, and quality control of all work performed under the contract.

Key Responsibilities

Supervise senior technical, administrative and construction management staff, including staff responsible for diverse technical activities; represent (primary point of contact) the program with USAID Lebanon, the host government and stakeholders; serve as the strategic guide for program activities within all sectors – ensuring the program meets all required targets and anticipated results; oversee development and implementation of administrative and operational procedures; strengthen finance, operations.

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or business.  Minimum of 10 years of international development experience in managing and implementing large workforce development, economic growth, or livelihoods programs. At least 7 years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party of large donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity, particularly in the Middle East.   At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including:
•    Direct supervision of professional and support staff.
•    Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
•    Quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
•    Contract management.
Demonstrated expertise in workforce development.  Prior experience in designing and implementing economic growth programs in the region is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results as well as communication with external stakeholders such as governments, donors, etc. Professional fluency in English is required.  Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines. Demonstrated team building and management skills.
Competent with written Communications, Priority Setting, Planning, Making Presentations, Delegation, Directing Others, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, and Building Effective Teams. Master’s degree, Chartered, or Professional Engineer.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of science degree. 

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).  Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.


Builds networks
Customer focus
Directs work
Drives vision and purpose
Financial acumen
Manages complexity
Business insight

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


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