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Senior Electrical Engineer - Power Generation (US Hybrid)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering
Overland Park, KS, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 104191

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 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-TF1

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a Technical Specialist providing knowledge and expertise, and/or function in a Supervisory role leading engineer staff on Conventional Power Generation Projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Develop electrical drawing deliverables including:
    • One line and three line diagrams
    • Electrical motor schematics, breaker control schematics and wiring diagrams
    • Power cable sizing and cable schedules
    • Complex engineering calculations such as: load flow, short circuit, motor starting (ETAP or SKM), Arc flash analysis (ETAP or SKM), protective relay settings, battery and charger sizing
  • Develop electrical equipment specifications and Bills of Materials (BOM) for procurement and construction
  • Create man hour budgets and schedule for projects and proposals
  • Attend on-site meetings, investigate existing conditions, interface with clients and provide support during construction
  • Extensively use Microsoft Office business systems such as ProjectWise, electrical engineering software, such as ETAP and Computer Aided Drafting Tools, such as AutoCAD to view and manipulate engineering drawing files

This is a HYBRID opportunity, and we will consider candidates located near any Central and East Regional Office, with a strong preference for candidates located or willing to relocate to Overland Park, KS (Kansas City); Raleigh, NC; or Ann Arbor, MI. Here is a full list of our current Black & Veatch office locations: Black & Veatch Offices | Black & Veatch (bv.com).

The Team

Black & Veatch is Ranked #3 in Top Design Firms in Power. Explore our Conventional Generation | Black & Veatch (bv.com) project work and achievements, and watch our video series, Meet Our Makers, for a behind the scenes look at how our Electrical Engineer professional, Ryan Binkley, performs work that matters.

BV’s Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs in generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of safe, reliable electric power. Our business continues to invest in renewable energy to power the future and support BV’s vision of more sustainable solutions. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of helping our clients with the most innovative energy solutions.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies
  • Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards
  • Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

  • Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with Black and Veatch quality program
  • Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality
  • Provides guidance and direction to others
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or mega projects
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
  • Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements
  • Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments Is responsible for one or more of 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
  • Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility 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 moderately complex projects
  • Focuses on client's current needs and situations
  • May offer other services to the client
  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area
  • Typically supports multiple projects on the very complex technical challenges
  • Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring
  • As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand

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

  • Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

  • Implements resource management strategy
  • Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline
  • Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs

Administrative:

  • Administrative responsibilities may include office administration Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup
  • Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs
  • May approve timesheets and expense reports

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License
  • Experience and expertise in utility scale conventional power generation project design and project leadership
  • Previous engineering consulting design experience in LV/MV Power Distribution systems
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Check (QA/QC) and project lead experience
  • Understand and be able to work within a schedule and manhours budget
  • Familiarity with applicable NEC and IEEE/ANSI standards
  • Experience with electrical equipment, which includes, but is not limited to: MV and LV switchgear, Secondary unit substation Transformer -GSUT, UAT, panel boards, breakers, protective relays, inverter, battery, battery chargers, disconnect switches, surge arrestors, medium voltage cable, low voltage cable, control cable and fiber optic cable
  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Directing Others
  • Conflict Management
  • Informing
  • Listening
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

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 11 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.

Certifications

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

Competencies

Collaborates
Communicates effectively
Courage
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus
Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

132

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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.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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