Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer 2 - Power System Protection in Des Moines, Iowa
Electrical Engineer 2 - Power System Protection
Date: Feb 25, 2024
Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 100512
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : Yes
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Develop protective setpoints per industry standards, best practices, and client requirements.
Work withsystem modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM)
Develop downloadable setpoint files on multiple proprietary relay manufacturer software platforms. (SEL AcSELerator Quickset, GE Enervista, etc.)
Develop and manipulate logic commonly utilized in protection and control schemes.
This role will support projects and teams nationwide.Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office a hybrid work environment . Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of
As part of BV Operations, your skills will be aligned to projects that support our 3 market sectors- Governments & Environment, Energy & Process Industries, and Connectivity & Commercial. In an Engineering role, you will be engaged with exciting projects across the globe. 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.
The ideal candidate has 2 years of protective relay experience , an understanding of Protection & Control (P&C) design concepts, familiarity with relay manufacturer software platforms, and familiarity with system modeling softwarealong with the following responsibilities:
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
Continues developing knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks
Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
Prepares and verifies less complex engineering deliverables
Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work
Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements
Seeks out supervisor or project leadership to share information and gain guidance with respect to details of design and interdisciplinary coordination
Coordinates with others as assigned by supervisor or project leadership
Focuses on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while attempting to gain basic understanding of external client's main interests and drivers
May provide support to business development or pursuit activities
Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:
- Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes
2 years of experience in development of protective relay settings.
Understanding of basic Protection & Control design concepts including one-lines, three-lines, schematics, wiring, etc.
Knowledge of the predominant protection schemes and philosophies which are encountered in Transmission, Distribution and Renewable Collector Substations.
Familiarity with commonly deployed protective relays in substations environments (microprocessor, electronic, and electromechanical).
Familiarity with commonly utilized system modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, etc.).
Ability to develop protective setpoints per industry standards, best practices, and client requirements.
Ability to independently develop downloadable setpoint files on multiple proprietary relay manufacturer software platforms. (SEL AcSELerator Quickset, GE Enervista, etc.)
Ability to develop and manipulate logic commonly utilized in protection and control schemes.
Ability to independently develop written communication and to facilitate coordination with team members and clients.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Familiarity with Mathcad and Excel software for protective setting calculations.
Familiarity with commonly utilized communication protocols (DNP, SEL, MMS, Modbus, etc.).
Knowledge of IEC 61850 (GOOSE, MMS, SV) and its implementation.
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 1 year 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.
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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 and 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, 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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