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Substation Engineering Manager - West Cost - US Hybrid

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Multiple locations
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: 104116

Job Title: Substation Engineering Manager - West Cost - US Hybrid



Full time/Part time: Full-Time

Recruiter: Danielle Renee Grogan

Why Black and Veatch

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-DM2

The Opportunity

As the Substation Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians
  • Manage diverse and challenging projects across our portfolio of design services and EPC programs
  • Oversee design quality, budget, and schedule
  • Support client interaction, proposals, and business development

This position will support west coast projects and prefer for the professional to be located any BV west coast office. You can view our offices here: https://www.bv.com/offices/. This role will also be hybrid with 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely.

The Team

BV’s business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs. 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.

Explore our substation capabilities: https://www.bv.com/industries/power-utilities/power-transmission-solutions/substations/

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages budget, schedule, and quality requirements across multiple disciplines for assigned projects
  • Actively manages project changes directly with the Client in coordination with the Project Manager
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments. Responsible for coordinating multiple discipline activity and may serve as the engineer of record for assigned projects
  • Develop good working relationships with project leadership, design teams, and support staff
  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work
  • Provides support to business development and pursuit activities
  • The position will entail occasional travel to support site visits, design reviews, and client meetings
  • Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program
  • Ensures client and industry standards are maintained on assigned projects
  • Provides guidance, mentorship, and direction to team members

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) or design services substation and switchyard projects for investor owned utilities in the United States
  • Five years of experience in design of substation facilities with strong understanding of overall project lifecycle, layout design and optimization, relay protection & control, civil/structural designs, and technical knowledge of major equipment associated with substation facilities.
  • Good communication skills and interest in engaging with Clients to grow relationships
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards
  • Working knowledge of procurement process and contract administration
  • Working knowledge of the proposal process and developing engineering estimates
  • P.E. License highly preferred

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 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.


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. Additional professional registration or licensure may be needed when practicing or on assignment in a different country. Exceptions may be approved by division management on a case by case basis.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment with a hybrid work schedule (3 days in office and 2 days remote)
  • Travel to client sites

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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