September 7, 2018 DevelopmentIndustry

Black & Veatch wins 2018 IWA Professional Development Award

Black & Veatch EDGE professionals are taking part in an Advanced Work Packing (AWP) interactive exploration of the platform used for organizing information and providing visibility to project execution.

Foto description: Black & Veatch EDGE professionals are taking part in an Advanced Work Packing (AWP) interactive exploration of the platform used for organizing information and providing visibility to project execution.

 

 

Black & Veatch wins 2018 IWA Professional Development Award

 

The Hague, Netherlands, 7 September 2018. Sustainability of its business and success is to Black & Veatch the people who research, develop, design, construct, and manage the company. This is reflected in the way the company provides its employees with strong and sustainable career development opportunities and convinced the IWA Professional Development Award jury to decide on the company Black & Veatch.

 

The Kansas City based company has developed a robust career development program that features the rotational program EDGE (Experience, Develop, Guide, Excel), the connection in-house programme for professionals and projects in needs of specific expertise NextOpps, and special attention to formation and matching career paths of and for project managers (PM). Further to these strong pillars of in-house career building, the other remarkable career development components the company puts emphasis on, are mentoring, onboarding programs, Growth Accelerator and leadership development.

 

The IWA Professional Development Award jury highlights the innovation aspect, Back & Veatch implement in their professional programme for current and future employees. “(They) developed a creative way to give young professionals access to global projects without having to relocate and having a say in the type of work they are involved in. The training and innovation programs give young professionals opportunities to develop skills in different areas and expand their network in the organisation,” the jury states.

 

About the IWA Professional Development Award

The IWA Professional Development Award recognises water sector companies that are making a significant contribution to the professional development of their employees, and through that support the attraction, development and retention of the next generation of water leaders. It is awarded every two years at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.

 

About the IWA

The International Water Association is the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world, with members in more than 130 countries. Its work focuses on developing solutions for water and wastewater management. As a knowledge hub for the latest science, technology and best practice in the water sector at large, the IWA works to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making. www.iwa-networking.org

Black & Veatch EDGE professionals are taking part in an Advanced Work Packing (AWP) interactive exploration of the platform used for organizing information and providing visibility to project execution.

Ulrike Kelm

Communications Manager
Since 2000, Ulrike Kelm has been involved in communications management in the various settings of the international water sector working for the public and private sector, for the German development cooperation sector, the United Nations, and for mem... Read full biography