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Electrical Substation Commissioning Engineer 3

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 49402 

Job Title : Electrical Substation Commissioning Engineer 3  



Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Verification that Transmission Substation Equipment is commissionined in compliance with project contract and specification requirements, conforms to design operational feasibility, and is set up and tested per the supplier’s requirements, within the engineer’s discipline capacity. Provides functional direction to technicians and craft on staff. As lead Discipline Engineer, provides functional direction and supervision to other discipline engineers, technicians, and craft support on staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in the preparation and maintenance of a detailed commissioning schedule.
  • Proactively plans for commissioning activities and major milestones 
  • Is an Independent Resource who is not involved with the construction of the project.
  • Executes the commissioning effort ensuring compliance with the associated specifications and contracts and ultimately resulting in an efficient and timely turnover to the client.
  • Completes thorough system walk downs/reviews to establish the completion status of systems and identify outstanding items to be completed.
  • Qualified as a subject matter expert (SME) in the following areas:
    • Protection System design, settings/configurations, installation, testing   and commissioning, and/or 
    • NERC CIP ESP/Security Zone commissioning.
  • Oversees the commissioning process, reviews and approves documentation and test results received from the responsible organization, and provides technical support.
  • Reviews and supports Commissioning Test Plan and test results for Relay Calibration and Operation (Tests from Engineering) for all Protection System Relays.
    • Provides technical/troubleshooting support to relay commissioning test plans.
    • Reviews and approves relay test results.
  • Receives Protection System Commissioning documentation from the responsible organization for review and approval.
  • Reviews and approves AC Acceptance (Load Check) for all Protection System Relay validating acceptable test results provided by the testing resources immediately after energization.
    • Ensures correct symmetrical phasing of voltages and currents with balanced loading.
  • After receiving notification from Document Management, provides Post Commissioning Review of all Protection System Commissioning documentation.
    • Reviews all Checklists and Test Reports for adequacy and completeness.
    • Provides feedback to the commissioning resource organization.
    • Completes review within two weeks of receiving the documentation from DM.
  • Provides SWMS Inventory and Configuration Validation.
  • Adheres to safety and quality standards as applicable to duties and accountabilities.
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements.

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Engineering preferred.  

  • 5+ years of relevant commissioning experience preferred.  

  • Preferred Skills: Project Instructions Manual, contract documents, and comissioning guidelines. Division Policies. Supervisory Skills. Communications Skills. Planning Skills. Multi-tasking Skills. Problem Solving Skills. Computer Skills. Knowledge of discipline technical principles related to protection and control. Knowledge of tools, equipment, and instruments used in performance of job duties. Knowledge of internal engineering systems and tools.  

Minimum Qualifications

OSHA 10 Hour Training.

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.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
  • See and hear naturally or with correction.
  • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
  • Requires repetitive movement. 
  • May require work above 5 feet in height.
  • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
  • Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 

Work Environment:

  • High Voltage Substation environment:  
    • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
    • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
    • Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
    • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
    • Work around hazardous equipment.
  • Typical office environment.
  • This position is considered a safety sensitive position. 


Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade


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