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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Date:  Jan 6, 2022

Glasgow, GLC, GB GB

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.


Req Id : 58121 

Job Title : Sr. Electrical Engineer  

Business Unit Sector : BUK-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS 


Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

This position will function as a lead role within the Global Renewable Energy Business at Black & Veatch. With minimal supervision, applies engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. Expands knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas. 

The position will focus on the electrical design for onshore and offshore renewable energy projects in accordance with best practice and recognised design standards/codes of practice. Projects may include on or offshore wind, marine energy, solar, battery energy storage, other power generation types such as, waste to energy or Bio Energy.

Black & Veatch's Global Power Business: 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.

Key Responsibilities

•    Act of Point of contact with the UK team for interaction with other international B&V teams.
•    Interface management with UK civil and geotechnical leads to develop compatible engineering solutions for projects.
•    Input to the delivery of renewable energy project developments in accordance with the pre-defined budgets, deadlines and quality requirements.
•    Regularly and accurately reporting the status of projects to management. 
•    Be a key interface and manage the relationship with clients and contractors.
•    Add value, avoid/resolve issues, mitigate risks and manage project’s finances and contracts by applying robust project management practices and experience from previous projects. 
•    Participation to site visits and client meetings.
•    Disseminate knowledge and experiences to other team members and supporting the development of the team and team members. 

Key Skills/Competencies

•    Completely fluent speaker and writer in English at equal to first language level.
•    Full driving licence and ability to drive to power plant site locations UK wide. 
•    Initiative, self-reliance, and drive to deliver results.
•    Commercial awareness.
•    Experience of project and people / contract management activities.
•    Well developed renewable energy technical skills and experience.
•    Numerate and well-developed MS Excel skills.
•    Well developed report writing and reviewing skills, using MS Word.
•    Prioritising, planning, and organising own workload and team members.
•    Accountability, including level of self-motivation and ambition and developing in others.
•    Understanding client’s needs, and business development experience.
•    Influencing others, including communication skills and self-confidence in general.
•    Willingness to be adaptable, work flexibly.
•    Experience in the use of load flow analysis software such as ETAP 

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

  • Professional recognition qualification such as Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or similar institute/institution.
  • Experience in the undertaking of assignments in some or all the following areas is desirable:  
    • Renewable energy plant; on or offshore wind, marine energy, solar, battery energy storage, other power generation types such as, waste to energy or bio energy.
    • Integration of battery energy storage with wind and solar technologies.
    • Leading role in battery energy storage projects.  
    • Power systems studies.
    • Load flow analysis.
    • Grid connection studies and interface with TSO or DNO to obtain a connection agreement. 
    • Wider European electrical or power systems, or Grid Code knowledge. 
    • Preparation of tender documentation to support procurement activities including Invitation of Tender, Employer’s Requirements, Bills of Qualities.
    • Electrical infrastructure for Offshore Arrays (wind, marine energy) including submarine cabling and state-of-the-art in subsea electrical components.
    • Electrical plant specification and layout for offshore substations.
    • Cabling requirements for landfall options.
    • Cable sizing calculations and analysis. 
    • Support to EIA/consenting submission including noise assessment, EMF assessment.
    • Input to project due diligence and owners engineer assignments. 
    • Site inspections during construction and commissioning.
    • Reviewing commissioning and plant acceptance tests. 

Minimum Qualifications

•    Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering or equivalent qualification.
•    Working towards / near completion of a professional recognition qualification such as Chartered Engineer.
•    A minimum of 5 years work experience in power generation.
•    A demonstrable track record of electrical power systems design including outline design, FEED, detailed design, specification, procurement, installation and commissioning of electrical plant and equipment for power generation developments.  Area of experience include:
•   Experience with specification and layout of onshore substation equipment and plant and installation/maintenance requirements.
•   Previous substation layout experience with consideration of installation and maintenance requirements.


Professional recognition qualification such as Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or similar institute/institution.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment: Sitting/standing, computer usage for extended periods of time. Speaking, Listening. Ability to utilize audio/video conferencing software for internal/external communication purposes.

May require travel to client/project sites. May require ability to rent/drive a vehicle requiring UK Driver's license.


Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy
Customer focus
Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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