Black & Veatch relocates Houston office in light of workforce expansion

The workforce growth results from increasing client needs for asset management for aging water, wastewater and electric infrastructure, as well as construction and program management services.

Oct 12th, 2016
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Ongoing Workforce Expansion at Houston Regional Office Leads to Move; Strong Demand for Water and Energy Services

HOUSTON, OCTOBER 12, 2016 -- Black & Veatch is relocating its Houston Regional Office as it continues expanding its Houston staff of water and energy experts to support project growth in Texas and worldwide.

The office is relocating this month from Sage Plaza at 5151 San Felipe to Five Post Oak Park at 4400 Post Oak Parkway to allow for ongoing workforce growth. The office currently has 60 professionals with about 30 expected to be added over the next several years. They are involved in energy and water projects as well as management consulting for energy and water clients.

The workforce growth results from increasing client needs for asset management for aging water, wastewater and electric infrastructure, as well as construction and program management services.

The office is supporting regional power delivery projects with electric utilities such as Entergy Corporation and power engineering services projects for CPS Energy, San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board. The Houston office’s power delivery and engineering business growth is being fueled by strong U.S. and global demand.

Regional water projects include engineering and design services for the new Capers Ridge Pump Station northeast of Houston. Black & Veatch is handling planning and design of the new raw water intake, pump station, and other site improvements. This includes electrical, control and maintenance buildings, access roads, boat ramp and a river bank protection system.

This Coastal Water Authority of Houston project will transfer additional water to Lake Houston from the Trinity River to meet increasing regional water demand. It is designed for a capacity to deliver 500 million gallons of water daily.

Black & Veatch is also delivering detailed design services for the West Harris County Regional Water Authority’s water supply project. It will provide 150 million gallons of water a day to meet demand in the region. The project includes a new central pump station, re-pumping station and a 39-mile water transmission line. This new infrastructure will seamlessly tie-in with existing water distribution facilities to boost supply availability.

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