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Req Id : 21421 

Job Title : Federal Senior Power Systems Engineer- Arlington, VA  

Business Unit Sector : SPC-GOV-FEDERAL SE 

Work Location : RGARLINGTN 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Divisional Statement

The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals. Our vision is to be the greatest infrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high quality design and engineering services to the Federal government. Our primary areas of focus include: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) and Classified Design Services, Construction Services, Environmental Services, and Integrated Services.

Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist or supervisory role. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.
Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Proactively 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

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

  • Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with Black and Veatch quality program
  • Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality
  • Provides guidance and direction to others
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or mega 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
  • Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects
  • Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects
  • Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for determining identification of key client interests and drivers on projects
  • 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
  • Focuses on client's current needs and situations
  • May offer other services to the client
  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area
  • Typically supports multiple projects on the very complex technical challenges
  • Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring
  • As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

  • Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

  • Implements resource management strategy
  • Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline
  • Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs

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
Management Responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Technical expertise to also include planning, design and construction oversight in several of the following specialties:
• Mission critical power and controls
• Low and medium voltage distribution
• Microgrids, including primary/backup diesel generators and UPS systems, PV, BESS, etc.
• Grounding and lightning protection
• Electrical studies
• Electronic security and telecommunications
• Lighting
• Multi-facility power systems including process facilities, SCIF spaces, office buildings, warehouses, airfields, bed-down facilities, etc.
• Design-bid-build and Design-Build contract types

Other qualifications include:
• Specialize in power systems engineering for a minimum of four years, with a focus on delegation and mentoring
• Experience working for an entity of the Federal government; familiarity with the applicable unified facilities guide specifications and criteria, ability to use SpecsIntact or Dr. Checks
• Professional engineering license
• Masters degree in electrical engineering with a power emphasis
• Active US security clearance, or ability to obtain one

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.
Certifications
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. 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 currents, working on scaffold
Competencies
Collaborates
Communicates effectively
Courage
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus
Decision quality
Salary Plan
ENG: Engineering
Job Grade
132

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