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Electrical Engineer - Power System Studies

Date:  Jan 30, 2024
Location: 

US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

 

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 99611 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

 

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use. 

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch is seeking a Power System Studies Engineer with 2 years’ experience to join our Power System Studies team. The ideal candidate has an understanding of Transmission System design concepts & analyses such as Transmission Interconnection Studies, Reactive Power Compensation, Short Circuit (Fault) Analysis, Circuit Breaker Rating Analysis and system modeling software for the same.

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting, and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. We go beyond the project. We break down social, economic, and geographic barriers by making life’s critical resources accessible to all. Our work empowers our clients with the knowledge, ownership, and confidence they need to make meaningful differences. Black & Veatch's Global Power Business conventional, renewable, sustainable, reliable, and integrated power solutions to customers. We are an organization of highly skilled professionals delivering data-driven and strategic planning, consulting, engineering, construction, program management and combined EPC solutions. We are dedicated to innovation and staying up to date with technology advancements and have a desire to help our clients navigate changing demands and regulatory compliance, while providing a cost-effective competitive advantage.
 

The Team

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. With the recent rise in renewable energy use in the United States, we are in need now more than ever for talented professionals to design and lead utility scale solar energy projects.


This team is ranked #2 by ENR for Top Design Firms in Power. Check out our projects and achievements! | Grid Planning and ProtectionGrid Solutions

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures 
  • Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate  

Quality/Continuous Improvement: 

  • Continues developing knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks  
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts  

Engineering Production: 

  • Prepares and verifies less complex engineering deliverables 
  • Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection 
  • Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work 
  • Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles 
  • Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements 

Project Coordination: 

  • Seeks out supervisor or project leadership to share information and gain guidance with respect to details of design and interdisciplinary coordination 
  • Coordinates with others as assigned by supervisor or project leadership  

Client Focus: 

  • Focuses on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while attempting to gain basic understanding of external client's main interests and drivers  
  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities  

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: 

  • Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes 

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • 2 years of experience in performing Transmission and System Analysis Studies
  • Ability to perform studies such as Transmission Interconnection Studies, Reactive Power Compensation, Short Circuit (Fault) Analysis, Circuit Breaker Rating Analysis
  • Ability to independently develop written communication and to facilitate coordination with team members and clients.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to lead projects including management of project schedules, budgets, and staffing.
  • Familiarity with NERC standards such as TPL, MOD, and PRC
  • Familiarity with ISOs such us PJM, ERCOT, MISO, SPP, CAISO, ISO-NE, NYISO
  • Familiarity with Software Products:
    • Load Flow and Stability Analysis - PSS/E, PSLF, PSCAD, TARA
    • Short Circuit & Relay Coordination - Aspen Oneliner and PSS CAPE
    • Line Impedance - Aspen Line Constants and Aspen Line Database
    • Analytics and Scripting - Python
       

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 1 year 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.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

128

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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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