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Senior Electrical Engineer

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Other Engineering
Glasgow, UK · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 103143

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Job Summary

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.

From small community improvements to grand-scale Mega Projects, you will be Building a World of Difference through infrastructure growth and development while learning and focusing on your own individual development. The foundation of BV Operations provides the ability to move where your skills are needed and allows for a collaborative and innovative culture offering greater challenges and career development opportunities.

BV are growing our UK based team due to demand and we are now seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Glasgow office, supporting a variety of projects within the UK and wider EMEA region.

This role will give leadership to our global design teams who produce drawings, SLDs, studies, reports and more. As the Senior Electrical Engineer, you will review and manage the overall design activity, interface with clients and keep the delivery schedule on track. Key areas you will support are Solar PV and BESS and other renewables, focusing on balance of plant, grid connection and transmission infrastructure. Your expertise will also inform bids and proposals, as well as the tendering process for EPC contracts. Mentorship and development of our UK based Graduate Electrical Engineers will be a further aspect of the role.

We are also open to applications from candidates who would prefer to be based in our central London office. You must be able to commute to the office 3 days per week and have the legal right to work in the UK.


Key Responsibilities

• Complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects. Typically supports multiple projects on complex technical challenges
• Researches and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
• Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work
• Prepares complex engineering calculations
• Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements
• Serves as a technical specialist, providing consultation and guidance to project teams.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent experience
• Proven track record leading a team of engineers
• Sounds understanding of UK Grid Code and relevant regulations, with significant experience on UK electrical engineering projects
• Experience with high voltage (HV) electrical engineering

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.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Solar, Wind and BESS Projects.
• Experience interfacing with DNOs and confident engaging with clients
• Has worked on AIS or GIS 220 kV and above
• HV Substation Primary design experience
• Protection & Control design experience
• Experience in preparation of SCADA and Telecom architecture.
• Transmission Line & EHV Cable knowledge
• Industry knowledge and technology trends
• Knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
• Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration
• Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
• Intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
• Knowledge on clearances for the substations designs, CT and PT sizing calculation, Lightning arrestor, Grounding calculations, DG Sizing.
• Conversant with sizing calculation for transformers along with Electrical system modelling / studies

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. 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.