Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer - Relay Settings in Des Moines, Iowa
Electrical Engineer - Relay Settings
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 42743
Job Title : Electrical Engineer - Relay Settings
Location : USVRTL
Business Unit Sector : COR-POWER-PROJECTS SERVICES
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. With minimal supervision, applies advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. Expands knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.
- 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
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
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
- Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects
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
Knowledge of the predominant SCADA and Automation technologies which are encountered in Transmission substations.
Familiarity with commonly deployed RTUs in substation environments and the communication protocols which are leveraged.
Understanding of basic networking concepts including architecture, major hardware components (switches, routers and gateways) and physical media (fiber, copper and media converters).
Basic knowledge of communication protocols utilized in the transmission industry (IEC 61850, DNP 3.0 and proprietary relay manufacturer protocols).
Understanding of network addressing concepts which are deployed in substation environments.
Ability to independently manipulate software configuration files on multiple IED platforms.
Strong aptitude in the creation and manipulation of spreadsheets and basic software macros within spreadsheets to efficiently produce designs.
Understanding of Cybersecurity
Awareness of NERC-CIP along with an understanding of routable protocols and physical/logical protections which are implemented to prevent access to substation networks.
Understanding of password protections and data security as it relates to design creation and issuance to transmission clients.
Ability to independently develop written communication to facilitate coordination with team members and clients
Understanding of Transmission substation designs along with how different design deliverables are organized together to allow substation construction
Drive For Results
Dealing with Ambiguity and Building Effective Teams
Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
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.
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
Typical office/home work environment.
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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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