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Electrical Engineer 4, Black & Veatch Corporation, Irvine, CA

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Irvine, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 84231 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 


Electrical Engineer 4, Irvine, CA. Duties: Perform detailed protection and control design analysis for greenfield substation retrofit projects that includes one-line, AC & DC schematics, panel elevation and indoor/outdoor equipment wiring drawings for voltages ranging from 16kV to 345kV along with creating associated bills of material, SCADA points list, circuit lists, conduit lists, and substation equipment nameplates.  Work as lead engineer and assisted the project manager in managing projects and client relationships as well as marketing engineering services to the client.  Plan, develop, schedule, and direct engineering efforts to efficiently deliver high quality and safe design packages.  Perform cable sizing and conduit fill calculation studies based on NEC guidelines.  Prepare cost estimate, engineering schedule, design specification and scope summary documents as part of project initiation phase.  Manage and assist design engineers to document quality assurance and quality check forms for their design, calculations, and reports. Review lower-level engineering work or assignments. Review design of substation one-line, schematics, wiring diagrams, switchboard, and substation nameplates for various complex high voltage projects as a part of Quality assurance/ Quality Control responsibilities in the team.  Review of calculations reports such as conductor sizing, voltage drop, AC & DC station service sizing, conduit, and trench fill calculations, etc. for various complex projects as a part of QA/QC responsibilities in the team.  Review design specifications of the materials such as manufacturer prints for circuit breakers, power and station service transformers, capacitive voltage transformers, disconnect switches, wave-trap, line tuners, relay and control panels, and stand-alone current transformers. Assist design engineers by reviewing their design before finalizing the drawings to issue them for construction. Perform duties as a supervisor for direct reports including Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technicians by conducting monthly review meetings and providing frequent feedback on technical tasks.  No hire/fire authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires: Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field plus 4 years’ related experience, or in the alternative a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field plus five years of related experience. Must have Professional Engineering license (P.E.).  Related experience must include: working with software including AutoCAD and Bluebeam.  Must have experience with protection and control electrical engineering work for substations, including substation physical layout design, grounding and conduit design, electrical system operation, SCADA Automation, and associated system design. Must have experience performing power system studies including Load Flow, Short Circuit, Arc Flash and Protection & Coordination. Must have experience with applicable codes and standard for substation projects, including NESC, NEC, and IEEE. Must be able to provide manhour estimates and schedules for proposals. Must be capable of performing quality assurance checks for substation protection and control electrical drawings. Must have good written and verbal communications skills in English. 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. Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require employer sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B visa, TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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