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Black & Veatch Senior Power System Protection Engineer - US Hybrid Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Power System Protection Engineer - US Hybrid

Date: May 15, 2024

Location:

US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Req Id : 102382

Job Title : Electrical Engineer 4 - Power System Protection - US Hybrid

Business Unit sector : COR-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS

Department: BVCOR BV OPS EDS ELECTRICAL

Work Location : USHYBRID

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Recruiter: Joe Ruback

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.

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Developprotective relay settings

  • Lead small projects including management of project schedules, budgets, and staffing on the protective relay settings team

  • Mentor,train, and develop early career and/or inexperienced professionals

  • Function in a QC/QA capacity

  • Work withsystem modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM)

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

The Team

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.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate has 5-10 years experience ,working knowledge of Protection & Control (P&C) design concepts, relay manufacturer software platforms, and power system analysis & modeling software along with the following 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

  • PE License, 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.

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.

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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