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Electrical Engineer 3 - Hydropower - Chattanooga, TN (Hybrid)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering
Chattanooga, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 98258

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

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 one. 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-JR4

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Electrical Engineer supporting Hydropower and Power Generation Facility projects for our Chattanooga, TN office. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete Electrical Designs for Hydropower and Hydraulic Structure Projects, as well as other Power Generation Facility Projects (more on this below!)
  • Develop electrical drawing deliverables including single line diagrams, schematics, interconnection diagrams, and equipment layouts
  • Perform load flow, short circuit and arc flash analysis calculations
  • Coordinate with multidisciplinary teams including peer engineering and technical staff in global regional design centers and local office


This is a HYBRID opportunity, and we will consider candidates located or willing to relocate to Chattanooga, TN (*relocation assistance options available).

Why Chattanooga? This city has so much to offer! Chattanooga, TN was recently ranked #3 in Southern Living's The South's Best Cities on the Rise 2022 (southernliving.com), and previously rated as "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine (Outside magazine names Chattanooga Top 10 'Best Town Ever' | What's Trending | local3news.com).

The Team

Black & Veatch has delivered hydropower solutions worldwide for more than 40 years. We've produced results on nearly 500 projects and more than 50,000MW in hydropower design, and are ranked #4 in ENR's list of Top Hydroplant firms. A track record like that can only be achieved by meeting the toughest budgets under the tightest schedules. That formula helps us meet the goal we share with all clients - maximum return on their infrastructure investment.

We're committed to finding clean, green power alternatives. Our team works on unique project portfolios with the region's biggest clients - modernizing historical hydropower units to keep our green power facilities running efficiently for the next generation, and adding generation to non-powered dams globally. More information about our Hydropower Projects, Teams and Innovative Solutions can be found here! Hydropower & Hydraulic Structures | Black & Veatch (bv.com)

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures
  • Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

  • Begins to independently apply knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
  • Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
  • Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements
  • Recognizes, defines and resolves problems within assigned area
  • May provide direction and guidance to others

Project Coordination:

  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates with other internal/external team members on less complex projects
  • Initiates contact with other disciplines as needed to identify and coordinate details of the work

Client Focus:

  • Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers through normal client contact and through interaction and communication with project leadership
  • Applies understanding of client interests and drivers to their own behavior and performance of the work under his/her responsibility
  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

  • May assist with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering-in-Training Certification (EIT) or Professional Engineering License (PE)
  • LV/MV Technical Design experience - hydropower facilities and/or other power generation facilities such as Power Plants
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Problem Solving
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Informing
  • Listening and Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Intermediate 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 3 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.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

129

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

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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