Black & Veatch Senior Substation Design Electrical Engineer - Houston, TX (Hybrid) in Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Substation Design Electrical Engineer - Houston, TX (Hybrid)
Date: May 5, 2023
Houston, TX, US College Station, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US Dallas, TX, US US San Antonio, TX, US Austin, TX, US
Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 96124
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : Yes
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
Why Black and Veatch
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In this role you will have the opportunity to:
Function as a technical lead and responsible for the overall execution and quality of substation projects (substation design encompasses distribution, subtransmission and transmission level voltage classes)
Provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on substation design projects
Perform substation design, including physical design andprotective relaying/control
Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work/resource planning meetings
Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors
Mentor and trainjunior engineers
This is a hybrid position (3 days in office, 2 days remotely) and will support projects located in Houston, TX. It is preferred if the candidate is located near the Houston metro, however candidates willing to relocate may be considered.
BV’s Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs in generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of safe, reliable electric power. Our business continues to invest in renewable energy to power the future and support BV’s vision of more sustainable solutions. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of helping our clients with the most innovative energy solutions. Black & Veatch provides complete engineering, procurement, and construction new asset and operating asset services in the following areas:
Overhead Transmission Lines
Underground Transmission Lines
This team is #2 in ENR's Top 25 Design Firms in Power. Learn more about our substation design team and projects:I
Develop and maintain budgets and schedules for multiple substation design projects
Perform substation design, includingphysical design, protective relaying/control with an emphasis on continuous improvement
Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies
Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards
Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines
Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks
Responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program while performing internal Quality Assurance technical reviews
Provides related guidance and direction to others
Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects
Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work
Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements
Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods
Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments
Is responsible for one or more of the following:leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project
Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects
Manage the work assignments and ensures quality from direct reports and project team(s)
Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work/resource planning meetings
Interface directly with clients, vendors, and subcontractors
Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects
Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities
People Management - (supervision,career development,training, mentoring):
Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required
May participate in career planning, and learning and development
Mentor less experienced engineers and direct reports
Provide constructive feedback to direct reports on performance
Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):
Implements resource management strategy
Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline
Administrative responsibilities may include office administration
Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup
Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs
May approve timesheets and expense reports
PE License in Texas
Power/Power Systems experience preferred
Quality Assurance and Quality Control of substation design projects
Substation design experience (physical & P&C)
Technical experience preferred
Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
Prepare one-lines, connection diagrams, panel elevations and protection & control schematics for power substation equipment.
Prepare auxiliary power equipment sizing calculations.
Design wiring diagrams for protective relaying panels.
Perform complex engineering calculations/studies related to substation projects such as: lightning protection, conduit fill, AC/DC station service loading, surge arrester sizing and voltage drop.
Create RTU control, status and analog point lists, raceway/cable schedules along with maintenance/signage and nameplates
Prepare equipment arrangement, grounding, foundation and conduit plans for high voltage substations.
Review shop drawings, vendor quotes and perform bid evaluations.
Develop construction release documents.
Experience 500KV - 13.8KV substations, varying voltage classes
Experience with open air and/or GIS
Experience with designing different types of bus configurations
Raceway drawings, grounding drawings, plan and section drawings
Manages budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Actively coordinate with others on the team Delegate and supervise the work of younger engineers Communicate with upper management and provide status updates on engineering design activities
Other experience preferred
Drive For Results
Dealing with Ambiguity And Building Effective Teams
Advanced 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 8 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.
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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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