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Electrical Engineer 7 - Federal Studies

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering
Virginia Beach, VA, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Summary

Functions as technical specialist, or has management and/or administrative responsibilities for a group. May supervise multi-discipline engineering staff on projects of high complexity, and/or is recognized as a key internal reference point for technical guidance through depth and breadth of knowledge. Responsible for execution of assigned projects. Has some influence for scope of responsibilities within division.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards: Proactively provides guidance and direction Interpreting, applying and providing direction to larger assigned tasks May own the maintaining, updating, and developing engineering standards Provide technical guidance to others regarding projects or disciplines Quality / Continuous Improvement: Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality Supports continuous improvement, change management and risk management efforts Engineering Production: Accountable for managing engineering design-related aspects of complex project(s) or small multiple projects, including engineering schedule and budget performance, quality of engineering solutions and deliverables, and coordination of design, procurement, and construction Orchestrates all technical aspects of complex projects and makes project engineering execution decisions within the bounds set by applicable policies, standards, guides and contract commitments Responsible for the following: leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project Project Coordination: Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects Responsible for coordinating project schedules for multiple disciplines Client Focus: Responsible for determining identification of key client interests and drivers on projects Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on complex projects Works to identify future client needs and how to better position Black and Veatch for the future Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Serves as the senior level technical specialist in a broad area of specialization, or in a narrow but specialized field Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems Typical roles include being recognized as an industry expert, participating in professional societies by presenting papers, acting as a section lead for a large or complex specialty area, an engineering consultant for larger scale projects Often supports a division chief engineer or top engineering management, and is accountable for discipline-specific engineering processes People Management: Provides direction to a small size group Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development May participate in compensation management, succession planning, disciplinary actions, employee relations and workforce planning Resource Management (budgets, tools, processes, project support): Influences and implements resource management strategy Manages engineering resources for small size and/or less complex group, typically involving one line of business or discipline Common responsibilities include staffing, recruiting, budgets, tools and/or processes Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs Administrative responsibilities typically include supervising group operations and budgets May support IT, office administration, and facilities Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively developed, implemented, and communicated for workgroup Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs May approve timesheets and expense reports Management Scope Factors: Pending nature of role, scope of influence may include a significant-size group May Influence costs, productivity, or competitiveness Geographic responsibility may be for 1+ offices or a small region Typical scope involves less complex business line or technology responsibility and/or less complex discipline responsibility Supports mitigation of risk related to projects/technologies

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Directing Others
  • Conflict Management
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a 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 15 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.


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

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. May be subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 30 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffold


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

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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