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Distribution Engineer/Designer 5

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 42344 

Job Title : Distribution Engineer/Designer 5  



Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Job Summary

The Distribution Engineer/Designer 5 functions as a technical lead for our utility projects. Under general direction from Project Management, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex distribution problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output. May be responsible for quality control and training of junior employees.

Virtual applicants will be considered, but preference will be given to those located in the service areas of our clients.  Some travel will be required (10-20%).

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards and Oversight:
Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and BV policies  
Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines 
May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program, including quality reviews of lower level engineering work
Provides related guidance and direction to others with minimal supervision.
Engineering Production:
Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects  
Understand and apply BV and client engineering standards.
Uses industry and client specific software packages (OpenUtilities, O-Calc, SYME) to perform engineering designs.
Supervision in design of projects using CAD, GIS Systems, or other client systems as required.
Performing calculations such as pole loading, cable pulling, capacity, guying, and fuse calculations.
Uses industry knowledge to develop the best/lowest cost design for the intended scope.
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. 
Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods. 
Reviews lower level engineer work or assignments. 
Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; responsible for technical aspects of projects as assigned.
Project Coordination:
Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects.
Client Focus:
Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances. 
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 
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 complex technical challenges 
Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring 
Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems
People Management (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):
Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required 
May participate in career planning, and learning and development
Resource Management (budgets, tools, processes, project support): 
Implements resource management strategy
Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline
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 policies

Preferred Qualifications

Typically a minimum of 7 years related work experience.
Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities.
Industry recognized credentials preferred as needed; PE Professional Engineering registration, or be in active pursuit of such registration (EIT).
NCEES record
OSHA 10hr Training
Experience in performing power studies and system evaluations
Construction experience a plus

Preferred Non-Technical Skills:

  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Directing Others
  • Conflict Management
  • Informing
  • Listening
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Supervisor Skills 

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
  • Intermediate knowledge of other disciplines
  • Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned
  • Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends
  • Intermediate knowledge of company quality program
  • Intermediate knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles
  • Intermediate knowledge of procurement and contract administration
  • Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
  • Intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
  • Intermediate business and financial acumen
  • Intermediate knowledge of company/division/HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure
  • Intermediate knowledge of management techniques and administrative practices 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Typical Office and/or Home Work Environment.

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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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.


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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Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Construction, Drafting, CAD, Geology, Engineering

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