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Lead Electrical Engineer - Federal Facilities Design (US Hybrid)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering, Design, Operations
United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 103472

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use. #LI-TF1

The Team

The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

The Opportunity

In this Lead Electrical Engineer role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a technical specialist and/or lead over multiple projects and teams in the Federal Sector.
  • May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as Specialist providing knowledge and expertise.
  • Design facility and mission critical projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. *Requires US Citizen and ability to obtain US security clearance.
  • Directly contribute to global projects and missions, including Domestic (US based), Pacific and European locations.
  • Develop electrical drawing deliverables including lighting design, grounding and lighting protection, electrical studies and analysis, single line diagrams, schematics, interconnection diagrams and equipment layouts.
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers.

This is a HYBRID opportunity with expected requirements of three days in office per week. Candidates located near any Black & Veatch U.S. Regional Office may be considered. Preference may be made for candidates located in Arlington, VA; Overland Park, KS (Kansas City); Denver, CO; Raleigh, NC; Orlando, FL.

Key Responsibilities

Project Discipline Lead

  • Reviews lower-level engineering work or assignments for accuracy, clarity, and coordination.
  • Collaborates with clients, subcontractors, end users and design assist subcontractors as the B&V electrical representative.
  • Briefs stakeholders on technical aspects of multi-facility power systems project development and execution.
  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects.
  • Provides hands-on mentorship to discipline and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Manages assigned budgets, schedules, and quality requirements. Establishes work plan for projects.
  • Collaborate with team/client stakeholders (including high-ranking military officials) on conceptual designs, design reviews, etc.
  • Responsible for overseeing collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work.
  • Serves as the responsible engineer in charge for a project.

Engineering Production

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables including design drawings, specifications, calculations, and design analysis for low and medium voltage power systems, grounding, lightning protection, lighting, and telecommunications.
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
  • Create concept and detailed power systems designs for complex projects or programs; produces design calculations, drawings, specifications, and design analysis documents
  • Plans and conducts independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Coordinate with a BIM team for drawing production; redline documents within Bluebeam.
  • Lead writing for programming documentation throughout execution.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies.
  • Assists in developing, maintaining and updating quality/engineering standards.
  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities.
  • Travel to client review meetings and site visits as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.
  • Minimum of 8 years related work experience.
  • 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

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Technical expertise to include:

  • NEC, IEEE, UFC, and UFGS knowledge for producing electrical designs, understanding codes, and providing coordination for the and equipment of buildings and facilities.
  • Low & medium voltage & generation.
  • Electrical studies and analysis.
  • Lighting Design.
  • Grounding and lightning protection.
  • Design-bid-build and Design-Build contract types

Other qualifications include:

  • Experience working for an entity of the Federal government; familiarity with the applicable unified facilities guide specifications and criteria, ability to use SpecsIntact or Dr. Checks
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License
  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering with a power emphasis or demonstrated experience in power system design.


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

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Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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