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Lead Electrical Engineer - Solar Utility Scale Design (US Hybrid)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering, Design
Denver, CO, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 103264

Job Title : Electrical Engineer 4 - Solar Utility Scale Design (US Hybrid)

Location : RGDENV, USHYBRID

Business Unit Sector : COR-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS

Department: BVCOR BV OPS EDS ELECTRICAL

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire: No

Recruiter : Joe Ruback

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-JR4

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a technical lead design engineer managing, leading and designing a variety of solar utility scale projects and teams
  • Develop electrical design deliverables of solar (PV) panels
  • Create one line drawings and collection system layouts, power cable sizing and cable schedules, equipment sizing and more!
  • Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work resource planning meetings
  • Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors
  • QA/QC projects and mentor junior engineers

This is a hybrid opportunity (3 days in office, 2 days remotely). Candidates located or willing to relocate near any Black & Veatch U.S. Regional Office may be considered. Here is a link to our current U.S. Regional Office Locations - Black & Veatch Offices | Black & Veatch (bv.com)

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The Team

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. With the recent rise in renewable energy use in the United States, we are in need now more than ever for talented professionals to design and lead utility scale solar energy projects.

This team is ranked #1 by ENR for Solar Design Firms. Check out one of our solar projects: Shell Microgrid Doubles as Research Lab for Testing New Energy Solutions. You can view more projects here.

Key Responsibilities

You will also need to have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with specifying and procuring electrical equipment (listed below)
  • Understand and be able to work within a schedule and manhours budget
  • Familiar with applicable NEC and IEEE/ANSI standards
  • Experience with electrical equipment such as: MV and LV switchgear, pad mount transformer, Transformer -GSUT, panel boards, breakers, protective relays, inverter, battery, battery chargers, disconnect switches, surge arrestors, dead front disconnect switch, medium voltage cable, low voltage cable, control cable, fiber optic cable
  • Experience with engineering calculations such as: load flow, short circuit and reactive capability analysis (ETAP or SKM), Arc flash analysis (ETAP or SKM), Cable ampacity study (CYMCAP or equivalent), grounding analysis, AC-DC voltage drop calculations, VOC/ISC calcs, AC/DC Cable sizing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed 1-2 utility scale solar projects
  • 2 years of solar experience specifically
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of power generation
  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Directing Others
  • Dealing with Ambiguity And Building Effective Teams

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 5 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

PE License

Competencies

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

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

130

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A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, adoption 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.

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.

In accordance with local law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and location associated with this requisition: $108,108.00 - $161,986.00