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Lead Electrical Engineer - Underground Transmission Design - Tualatin, OR (Hybrid)

Date:  Feb 8, 2024
Location: 

Tualatin, OR, US US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

 

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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 : 101108 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

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-DM2

The Opportunity

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a technical lead engineer on underground transmission line projects.
  • Perform underground transmission line design, ideally with experience of trenchless installation methods.
  • Actively participate in management, project scheduling, and work/resource planning meetings. 
  • Interface directly with clients, vendors and subcontractors.
  • QA/QC or projects and mentor junior engineers. 


This position will support projects located in Tualatin, OR. It is preferred if the candidate is located near Portland/Vancouver metro. Candidates willing to relocate may be considered. This role will have a hybrid work schedule, commuting to the office 3 times a week and working remotely 2 days a week.  

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. 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


This team is #2 in ENR's Top 25 Design Firms in Power. Learn more about our substation design team and projects: Power Projects I Substation Projects 

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures relative to assigned tasks 

Quality/Continuous Improvement: 

  • Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks 
  • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program
  • 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 
  • 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 

Client Focus: 

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on less complex projects 
  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on less complex projects  
  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities  

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: 

  • Recognized as a technical specialist by the division having in-depth knowledge of an engineering process and/or of technical aspects of an industry 
  • Designs 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 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE License 
  • Underground utility experience – design methods and standards 
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control of transmission design projects
  • Written Communications
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Directing Others
  • Conflict Management
  • Informing
  • Listening
  • Dealing with Ambiguity and Building Effective Teams 
  • 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 their 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

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.

 

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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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