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Senior Technical Advisor - Microgrids

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Arlington, VA, US, 22209 DC, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Job Summary

- Reviews and analyzes engineering solutions to various power system, microgrid or transmission and distribution engineering issues.
- Prepares and review reports studying power, microgrid and transmission and distribution engineering problems.

This role will be located at the Navy yard and will be a key technical advisor to senior government officials on energy resiliency, redundancy and reliability.

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

***Secret Security Clearance required***

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional requirements: Demonstrated experience in power, microgrid, or transmission & distribution engineering comparable in complexity to REPO requirements.

a) M.S. in Electrical Engineering;
And
b) Professional Engineer (PE)

Written Communications, Drive For Results, Decision Quality, Priority Setting, Planning, Delegation, Directing Others, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, And Building Effective Teams. Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline.

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

Competencies

Collaborates

Communicates effectively

Courage

Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Job Family

Engineering

Job Code

0338

Job Grade

132

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

U.S. FLSA

Exempt

Management Responsibilities

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


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

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