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Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer 4 - Senior Power System Protection Engineer - Remote (US) in Des Moines, Iowa

Electrical Engineer 4 - Senior Power System Protection Engineer - Remote (US)

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location:

US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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 yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 85984

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking a Senior Power System Protection Engineer with 5-10 years’ experience to join our Protective Relay Settings team. The ideal candidate has working knowledge of Protection & Control (P&C) design concepts, relay manufacturer software platforms, and power system analysis & modeling software.

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.

This is a REMOTE opportunity! The candidate can be located anywhere in the U.S. #LI-DM2

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures relative to assigned tasks

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

  • Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

  • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program

  • Provides guidance and direction to others from the same project and discipline

  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables

  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

  • Plans and conducts independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments

  • Is responsible for one or more of the following: overseeing collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work; leading smaller production teams; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on less complex projects

  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on less complex projects

  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Recognized as a technical specialist by the division having in-depth knowledge of an engineering process and/or of technical aspects of an industry

  • Designs a complete project of moderately complex scope within an assigned practice area(s)

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

  • Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline.

  • 5-10 years of experience in Transmission, Distribution, or Power Generation industry.

  • Previous experience with Protection & Control design concepts including one-lines, three-lines, schematics, wiring, etc.

  • 5 years of experience in development of protective relay settings.

  • Prior experience with commonly utilized system modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, etc.).

  • NERC-PRC standards and other commonly utilized industry standards.

  • Knowledge of the predominant protection schemes and philosophies which are encountered in Transmission, Distribution, and Renewable Collector Substations.

  • Experience 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.

  • Ability to lead small projects including management of project schedules, budgets, and staffing.

  • Strong leaderships skills, with desire to train and develop early career and/or inexperienced professionals.

  • Desire to function in a QC/QA capacity.

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

Require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration.

Competencies

Collaborates

Communicates effectively

Courage

Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

130

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.

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