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Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer - Federal Energy & Microgrids (US Hybrid) Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Des Moines, Iowa

Electrical Engineer - Federal Energy & Microgrids (US Hybrid)

Date: Apr 30, 2024

Location:

US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 103471

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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-TF1

The Team

The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

The Opportunity

As an Electrical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Independently applyadvanced engineering techniques to develop and execute microgrid projects from feasibility analysis through commissioning.

  • Review and analyze engineering solutions to various power system, microgrid or transmission and distribution engineering issues.

  • Assigned to projectsfor U.S. Government Agency and Department clients. This role requires US Citizenship and ability to obtain US Security Clearance.

  • Directly contribute toglobal projects and missions, including Domestic (US based), Pacific and European locations.

  • With minimal supervision, applyadvanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods for electric transmission and distribution systems, and all supporting infrastructure required to reliably operate and interconnect energy generation systems serving mission critical customers.

  • Under general direction, develop and applyadvanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems, requiring knowledge and experience in energy and microgrid projects for resiliency, redundancy and reliability.

This is a HYBRID opportunity with expected requirements of three days in office per week. Candidates located near anymay be considered. Preference may be made for candidates located in Arlington, VA; Overland Park, KS (Kansas City); Denver, CO; Raleigh, NC; Orlando, FL.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Production

  • Evaluate and assess the feasibility of the implementation of large-scale energy project opportunities, provide engineering, and technical analysist for problem definition, requirements development, and implementation of complex systems such as smart grids, microgrids, battery energy storage systems (BESS), solar PV, diesel and natural gas generators, and alternative energy generation systems in the engineering disciplines required to meet technical requirements.

  • Create concept and detailed power systems designs for complex projects or programs; produces design drawings, specifications, and design analysis documents

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

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

  • Support development and execution of microgrid projects from feasibility analysis through commissioning.

  • Coordinate with a BIM team for drawing production; redline documents within Bluebeam.

  • Develop and execute energy and power system modeling to analyze microgrid characteristics in grid-connected and island-mode, inclusive of: (i) power system stability, (ii) reliability, availability, maintainability (RAM) analysis (iii) power flow, and (iv) profiling of energy supply and demand with various microgrid dispatch modes.

  • Provide key inputs for life-cycle cost analysis: (i) energy production from distributed energy resource (DER) technologies, and (ii) cost, operation and maintenance inputs for major equipment based on input from technology vendor.

Project Coordination

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

  • Provides support for construction phase services including the response to requests for information (RFIs) and the review of construction submittals against the design specifications and drawings.

  • May travel to project sites for client interface, design review meetings, and data collection.

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)

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Technical experience to also include planning, design and construction oversight in several of the following specialties:

  • Mission critical power and controls

  • Low and medium voltage power distribution

  • Substation Design

  • Microgrids, including primary/backup diesel and natural gas generators, UPS systems, solar photovoltaic (PV), battery energy storage systems (BESS), fuel cells, etc.

  • Interconnection studies and applications with utility companies

  • Electrical studies and power system modeling including load flow, short-circuit, protection & coordination, transient stability, harmonics analysis and time domain load flow. Power system modeling experience using ETAP, SKM, PSSE, or PSLF.

  • Power quality management. 

  • Design-bid-build and Design-Build contract types

Other qualifications include:

  • Experience working for an entity of the Federal government; familiarity with the applicable unified facilities guide specifications and criteria, ability to use SpecsIntact or Dr. Checks

  • Professional Engineering (PE) License

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering with a power emphasis or demonstrated experience in power system design. 

  • Active US security clearance, or ability to obtain one

Certifications

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

Work Environment/Physical Demands

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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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 an 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, tuition 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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