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Lead Electrical Engineer - Solar Utility Design (US Hybrid)

Date:  Feb 11, 2024
Location: 

US Phoenix, AZ, US Tampa, FL, US Burlington, MA, US Cary, NC, US Houston, TX, US Overland Park, KS, US Dallas, TX, US Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

 

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

 

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.  

 

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 101167 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

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. #LI-CG1

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a technical lead design engineer managing, leading and designing a variety of solar utility scale projects and teams
  • Develop electrical design deliverables of solar (PV) panels
  • Create one line drawings and collection system layouts, power cable sizing and cable schedules, equipment sizing and more!
  • Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work resource planning meetings
  • Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors
  • QA/QC projects and mentor junior engineers 

 

This is a hybrid opportunity (3 days in the office, 2 days remotely). Candidates located or willing to relocate near any Black & Veatch U.S. Regional Office may be considered. Here is a link to our current U.S. Regional Office Locations | Black & Veatch Offices | Black & Veatch (bv.com)

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 #1 by ENR for Solar Design Firms. Check out our solar projects and achievements! | Solar Generation Solutions | Black & Veatch (bv.com)

Key Responsibilities

You will also need to have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with specifying and procuring electrical equipment (listed below)
  • Understand and be able to work within a schedule and manhours budget
  • Familiar with applicable NEC and IEEE/ANSI standards
  • Experience with electrical equipment such as: MV and LV switchgear, pad mount transformer, Transformer -GSUT, panel boards, breakers, protective relays, inverter, battery, battery chargers, disconnect switches, surge arrestors, dead front disconnect switch, medium voltage cable, low voltage cable, control cable, fiber optic cable
  • Experience with engineering calculations such as: load flow, short circuit and reactive capability analysis (ETAP or SKM), Arc flash analysis (ETAP or SKM), Cable ampacity study (CYMCAP or equivalent), grounding analysis, AC-DC voltage drop calculations, VOC/ISC calcs, AC/DC Cable sizing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed 1-2 utility scale solar projects (75+MW)
  • 2 years solar (PV) design experience
  • Power Generation (LV/MV) design experience
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of power generation
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License
  • QA/QC of solar (PV) design projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 8 years 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.

Certifications

PE License 

Competencies

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

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

131

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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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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.

 

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