Design Technologist Spec/Mgr
Date published: 9-Dec-2017
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Water
Business Plan: ENS
Black & Veatch strikes a balance that is rare for any industry. Our Mission sets the bar high – Building a World of Difference®. We live up to that ideal by delivering reliable and innovative infrastructure solutions. Black & Veatch fully understands the unique water, energy and environmental challenges facing the mining industry today. Our experts safely deliver innovative infrastructure solutions that promote efficiency, resilience and sustainability. With over 11,000 professionals located in more than 110 offices around the world, we have a global network of expertise in these focus areas:<br>• Power Generation and Delivery<br>• Water and Environmental Solutions<br>• Integrated Infrastructure<br>• Sustainability
Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Support: • Executes projects using commercial plant design tools or AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations) software to deliver the engineering deliverables to include: ○ Operating Procedures and working instructions ○ Inter discipline modelling approach and execution ○ Engineering requirements and input for configuring the commercial plant design system for multiple related engineering disciplines and tool sets ○ Template configuration and conformance to Project requirements ○ Provide technical support to all engineering disciplines • Setup, maintain and provide guidance on global work sharing with plant design software • Analyze software issues, suggest workarounds where possible, and report bugs to software vendors when appropriate • Support multiple complex projects • Support project turnover • Work with project SMEs to provide training on new tools • Interact with clients for project turnover • Identify and direct new training opportunities to improve project execution • Coordinate training and support across multiple offices • Typically works on projects with multiple engineering disciplines, tool sets and multiple business lines. Software Administration: • Configuration and customization for all engineering disciplines including but not limited to: ○ Data Field additions and changes ○ Complex deliverable modifications ○ Report customization and new report creation ○ Equipment tag format changes ○ Border changes ○ Establish and maintain standard library of CAD symbols, macros and templates • Owns new Project setup and maintenance • Responsible for setup and maintenance of user accounts • Interfaces design tools with additional related software products • Plans and implements software upgrade to minimize impact on project execution • Tests new commercial software releases • Continues expanding knowledge to multiple tools across a suite of tools • Develops knowledge of multiple commercial design tools • Continues expanding knowledge to multiple B&V technologies and/or business lines Processes & Standards: • Reviews and provides feedback to process owners on changes required due to new plant design software • Suggests improvements to processes/standards based on use of commercial plant design software • Reviews and suggests improvements to processes, standards, and guides based on an depth knowledge of multiple design tools • Provides input to existing and new process spanning multiple disciplines or multiple tool sets System Configuration: • Works with B&V's 3rd party software vendors to setup, maintain, and upgrade databases, networks and servers to support commercial plant design software • Reviews and suggests relational database changes to improve functionality of plant design system • Oversee basic system / network improvements • Performs complex analysis of systems to preemptively identify issues People Management: • As a manager, provides direction to a group of design technologists. Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development. May participate in compensation management, succession planning, disciplinary actions, employee relations and workforce planning. Resources Management- (staffing): • Manages resources typically involving one line of business or discipline. Common responsibilities include staffing, recruiting, budgets, tools and/or processes. Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs. Influences and implements resource management strategy. Administrative: • 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.
Typically a minimum of 8 plus 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 Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities. Non-Technical Competencies: • Written Communications • Drive For Results • Decision Quality • Priority Setting • Planning • Delegation • Directing Others • Conflict Management • Informing • Listening • Dealing with Ambiguity • Customer Focus • Building Effective Teams • Supervisor Competencies Technical Competencies: • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline • Intermediate knowledge of other disciplines • Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned. • Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends • Intermediate knowledge of company quality program • Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles • Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration • Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating • Intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process • Intermediate business & financial acumen • Intermediate knowledge of company/division/HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure • Intermediate knowledge of management techniques & administrative practices