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Electrical Engineer 4 - Substation Design - Portland

Date:  Oct 21, 2021
Location: 

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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.

 

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 46561 

Job Title : Electrical Engineer 4 - Substation Design - Portland  

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Who We Are...

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. We go beyond the project. We break down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life’s critical resources accessible to all. Our work empowers our clients with the knowledge, ownership and confidence they need to make meaningful differences. Black & Veatch's Global Power Business conventional, 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.


Black & Veatch’s Power division is one of the largest and most geographically diverse groups in the industry, serving electric power transmission and distribution clients worldwide. Black & Veatch provides complete engineering, procurement, and construction new asset and operating asset services in the following areas:

  • Substations
  • Overhead Transmission Lines
  • Underground Transmission Lines
  • Renewables Integration
  • HVDC/FACTs

 

Key Responsibilities...

In this role you will function as a technical lead substation design engineer. At Black & Veatch, Substation design encompasses distribution, subtransmission and transmission level voltage classes.  Under minimal supervision, you will perform advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. This will expand your knowledge and skill set in area of discipline and among other functional areas.  In addition, you will lead other engineers and interface directly with clients.  Lastly, you will be responsible for the overall execution and quality of substation projects as a leader within a team environment.


Engineering Standards:

  • Perform substation design, including physical design, protective relaying/control with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Apply knowledge of standards, systems, document control, departmental guides, applicable codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures. 

 

Quality / Continuous Improvement:

  • Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Black & Veatch quality program while performing internal Quality Assurance technical reviews.
  • Provides guidance and direction to others from the same project and discipline.
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.

 

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for substation design.
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.  
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles.
  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
  • Plans and conducts independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments.
  • Is responsible for one or more of the following:  overseeing collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work; leading smaller production teams; and serving as the responsible charge for a project.  

 

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects.
  • Manages work assignments and ensures quality from direct reports.
  • Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work/resource planning meetings.

 

Client Focus:

  • Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors.
  • Identify key client interests, communicate drivers to project team members and develop solutions for less complex projects.  
  • Focuses on the needs of internal clients while gaining an understanding of external client's main interests and drivers. 

 

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • May be recognized as a technical specialist by the division having in-depth knowledge of an engineering process and/or of technical aspects of an industry.
  • Responsible for the design of a complete project of moderately complex scope within an assigned practice area(s).  

 

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

  • Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required.
  • Mentor less experienced engineers and direct reports.
  • Provide constructive feedback to direct reports on performance.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Substation Design - Physical and Protection & Control (P&C).
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control of substation design projects.
  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.
  • Minimum of 5 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

  • Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment:  extensive sitting, keyboarding and telephone usage.  Limited lifting/carrying of files and boxes.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade

130

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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.

 

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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