Chief Technology Officer

Black & Veatch - Overland Park, KS3.8

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $95,000 - $130,000 a year
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Req Id : 2551

Job Title : Chief Technology Officer

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO

Work Location : KCP

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Job Family
Information Technology Service
Job Code
Job Grade
Salary Plan
ITS: Information Technology Service
Job Summary
Reporting directly to the CIO, the Chief Technology Officer’s role is to align technology vision with our business strategy, by integrating appropriate technologies in the company products and services. In this role, you would be responsible for working with the Black & Veatch business to develop technology initiatives within the organization and provide direction in all technology-related issues in support of the company strategy.

An engaging leader who has worked with business partners to identify and justify solutions. Demonstrated ability to understand/learn our markets, our clients and our value chain.
Passionate about growth and continuous improvement.
Expertise in communicating and gaining alignment so that proposed investments can be prioritized and governed.
Collaborative team player that gets results, works well with IT operations to execute from Concept, through partner ecosystems and DevOps to Production.
Adept at teaching and evangelizing new technologies in ways that gain traction and excitement across the organization.

In Addition, You Will participate in Strategy & Planning, IT Investment Management, Operational Management, and Additional Responsibilities which include:

Key Responsibilities
IT Investment Management

Assess and communicate risks associated with technology-related investments
Support the development of cost/benefit analysis for technology spending and initiatives
Lead governance processes of direction and control to ensure the objectives are achieved
Define requirements for new technology implementations and communicate them to key business stakeholders

Operational Management

Establish key performance indicator and regular metric based reporting
Establish governance
Define standards, policies, procedures, measures, and organization enhancement to meet company goals for technology

Additional Responsibilities

Serve as liaison to ensure alignment and clarity across key stakeholders and lines of business
Create agendas, deliverables and messaging for IT Governance meetings and forums
Working with stakeholders to develop goals/outcomes sought and execute against them
Develop and lead key global initiative(s) assigned by CIO and Business Technology Council
Ensure that teams are working against strategic timelines and priorities by following up on priorities and action items in a timely manner
Compose executive reports and presentations
Interface with Finance to guide IT investment activities
Support investment tracking and develop reporting and variance analysis
Serve as liaison to Business Technology Council (BTC) to ensure alignment and clarity across key stakeholders, committees and lines of business – act as collaboration entry point for BTC

Respond appropriately to special needs and requests

Management Responsibilities
Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.
Minimum Qualifications
Understanding of a broad range of technologies at the architecture level and at a business process/impact level. These include but are not limited to systems for enterprise work process, mobility, data management and cloud-based computing. Must also be able to effectively communicate technical concepts to executives and general audiences.

Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree a plus
At least 10-15 years minimum of similar experience
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Proven track record in strategic technology planning, execution and policy development
Leadership orientation and respect for discretion. Must be able to build consensus
Ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret operating and financial data and turn into compelling messages.
Experience in management or strategy consulting
Experience interfacing with and presenting to C-level executives
Experience in financial management, modeling, budget development and management
Experience in the EPC industry a plus

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.

Preferred Qualifications
Proven track record in strategic technology planning, execution and policy development.

Collaborative leadership orientation; must be able to build consensus.

Strong business acumen; demonstrates willingness to deeply understand the B&V business; understands the dynamics of projects and their impact on B&V success; has the ability to establish and manage external relationships; and the ability to represent B&V with external constituents. Also understands businesses on a global scale.

Strong financial acumen; has experience in financial management, modeling, budget development and management. Has ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret operating and financial data and turn into compelling messages.

Strong communication skills; must also be able to effectively communicate technical concepts to executives and general audiences. Has experience interfacing with and presenting to C-level executives.

Demonstrates innovative forward thinking; is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market, has good judgment about which creative ideas work and suggestions will work, has a sense about managing the creative process of others, can facilitate effective brainstorming, and can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

Works with a sense of urgency and strategic purpose. Daily impatience with an understanding of long-term progress.

Demonstrates ‘Connective’ thinking with an understanding of how things work together and avoidance of unintended consequences of decisions
Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Being resilient
Builds effective teams
Business insight
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Drives engagement
Drives vision and purpose
Global perspective
Manages ambiguity
Strategic mindset
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Normal office environment.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.