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Black & Veatch HVDC/FACTS Technology Manager - Power - Remote United States in Des Moines, Iowa

HVDC/FACTS Technology Manager - Power - Remote United States

Date: Nov 15, 2021



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 46208

Job Title : HVDC/FACTS Technology Manager - Power - Remote United States

Location : USVRTL


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is continuing to lead multiple projects in the Transmission industry which leverage HVDC/FACTS technology. To support this growing market, Black & Veatch is seeking a candidate to lead the delivery of this technology to our clientswithin our Global Transmission business line.

A global solutions provider with highly skilled professionals delivering planning, consulting, engineering, construction, program management and combined EPC solutions to meet our clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs.  We offer conventional, renewable, and distributed power generation, transmission and distribution, microgrids, and behind the meter services to clients globally. Our primary focus geographies include North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe & Africa and the Middle East. 

With the ability to provide end-to-end-solutions from concept through construction and operations for all types of power generation assets, Black & Veatch Global Power business has found success in helping clients solve for complex challenges. Backed by strategically located Centers of Excellence


Key Responsibilities

Knowledge of power electronics and their application in Dynamic Reactive Power support projects (STATCOM, SVCs and the types of shunt and series compensation configurations of implementing these devices in a Transmission System)

Understanding of HVDC converter station configurations and their application/limitation in the delivery of bulk power transmission. The candidate should have experience with the following HVDC concepts:

  • Typical Back-to-Back Converter Station arrangements, Converter Station Technology (VSC and LCC), Typical Mono-pole and Bi-pole HVDC arrangements, Preliminary studies which are developed and implemented when planning deployment of HVDC systems, Detailed studies which are completed with HVDC systems

Relationships with OEMs involved in the development and deployment of HVDC/FACTS technologies

  • Understanding of limitations/ratings capabilities with HVDC and FACTS projects, Forecasting with OEMs their future offerings (ampacity, voltage, MVA and reactive capability limits)

Willingness to travel and participate in industry conferences focused on HVDC and FACTS technology

  • IEEE Power Engineering Society and Subcommittees focused on HVDC/FACTS, Industry conferences and expos focused on HVDC and FACTS

Leadership of a technical team versed in HVDC/FACTS. The team will be focused on the support of projects which leverage HVDC/FACTS. In this role, the following will be expected:

  • Support Business Development presentations and proposals in support of technical design support of HVDC/FACTS projects, Leadership of a technical team responsible for detailed design associated with HVDC/FACTS project (Specification development for projects, Review of technical deliverables developed by OEMs), Resource planning and forecasting associated with technical support of HVDC/FACTS projects

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in delivery of EPC Utility Projects

  • Technology domain knowledge of HVDC/FACTS

  • Previous OEM knowledge/ experience in the application of HVDC/FACTS technology

  • Experience in Project-based technologydelivery and applicationofHVDC/FACTS to utility clients

  • Written Communications

  • Drive For Results

  • Priority Setting

  • Planning

  • Delegation

  • Directing Others

  • Conflict Management

  • Informing

  • Listening

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Building Effective Teams

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 11 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 environment. Sitting/Standing for extended periods of time. Computer usage. Keyboarding/typing and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time. Speaking, listening, ability to utilize video conferencing tools/software for communication purposes.

Project Site Environment: May be subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 30 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), hazards (electrical current, etc.)



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Salary Plan

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