Engineering Specialist 3
Date published: 3-Aug-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Water
Business Plan: ENS
Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.<br><br>We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.
Functions as an assistant to project manager and engineering teams. Under engineering supervision, may perform technical functions requiring understanding of basic engineering principles. Performs research and develops recommendations for various technical and non-technical assignments.
Works with engineering teams to support preparation for client deliverables including drawings, specifications, and various types of reports and technical memoranda. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering and project management work. Performs data entry and analyses. Assists project teams with invoicing, meeting preparation, and meeting summaries.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Engineering Standards: Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies and procedures. Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate. • Quality/Continuous Improvement: Begins to independently apply knowledge and complies with B&V quality program relative to assigned tasks. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts. • Engineering Production: Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables. Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work. Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Recognizes, defines and resolves problems within assigned area. May provide direction and guidance to others. • Project Coordination: Assigns tasks to and coordinates with other internal/external team members on less complex projects. Initiates contact with other disciplines as needed to identify and coordinate details of the work. • Client Focus: Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers through normal client contact and through interaction and communication with project leadership. Applies understanding of client interests and drivers to their own behavior and performance of the work under his/her responsibility. May provide support to business development or pursuit activities. • Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes. • People Management- (Supervision career development, training, mentoring): May assist with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required.
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:
Typically a minimum of 3 years related work experience. 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. Preferred Non-Technical (Lominger) Competencies: • Learning on the Fly • Problem Solving • Intellectual Horsepower • Written Communications • Drive For Results • Decision Quality • Informing • Listening • Dealing with Ambiguity Preferred Technical Competencies: • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline • Basic knowledge of other disciplines • Intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned • Basic industry knowledge and technology trends • Basic knowledge of company quality program • Basic knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles • Basic knowledge of procurement & contract administration • Basic knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating • Basic knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process