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Bianco Joins Black & Veatch as Civil Works Program Manager

John Bianco
John Bianco
OVERLAND PARK, KS — Climate change, shifting population demographics, and an increasing focus on resiliency are reshaping infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). To better support USACE as it strives to meet these challenges, Black & Veatch announces that John Bianco has joined the company as Civil Works Program Manager.

Bianco brings decades of civil works project and program experience as an Engineer with the USACE, and as Manager of critical infrastructure projects for a leading engineering services provider. This includes a range of technical engineering and advisory roles focused on dam safety, flood management, infrastructure recovery, military construction and more.

Most recently, Bianco served as USACE Special Assistant for Dam Safety where he worked to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies within the geographically distributed Regional Dam Safety Production Centers as well as a term as Chair of the Dam Safety Steering Committee. His new responsibilities will include business development and services for large and complex projects, assessment and active management of project risk as well as reviews of large dams and levees, and the enhancement of core project management processes and methods.

“John Bianco brings a strong reputation within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his focus on safety quality program management, and experience with high-profile, critical infrastructure projects.,” said Randy Castro, President of Black & Veatch’s federal business. “With the evolving mission of the USACE Civil Works program, he provides Black & Veatch with additional expertise to manage complex, multi-stakeholder engagements that ensure long-term sustainability and for a broad range of stakeholders.”

For more than a century, Black & Veatch has been providing solutions to the U.S. government’s mission-critical facilities, infrastructure, and programs worldwide. Its federal services group provides expertise in mission-critical facilities, civil works, construction, design-build contracting, environmental services, integrated services, master planning and security.

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“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Defense programs impact and improve the lives of millions of Americans and our allies around the world,” Bianco said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues at Black & Veatch who are committed to building a more sustainable, more resilient future for all of us.”

Black & Veatch works alongside all levels of government — federal, state, and local — to develop, build, and protect critical and integrated energy, water, and communications infrastructure. The company brings more than 100 years of experience and expertise to every project from partnering on humanitarian efforts to helping the military keep communities safe.

The human infrastructure Black & Veatch delivers improves quality of life around the world, spurring economic growth and driving toward a more sustainable future. The company delivers project outcomes that mitigate risk and maximize increasingly limited resources. Black & Veatch's experts are proficient and experienced at addressing challenges unique to government service such as working to provide clean drinking water, preventing large headline-grabbing security breaches, or supporting mission-critical defense projects and pathogen outbreaks.

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting, and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, the company has helped its clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of the world's most important infrastructure assets.

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