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Substation Engineering Manager – West Cost – US Hybrid

Date: Jul 11, 2024


US San Marcos, CA, US Walnut Creek, CA, US Irvine, CA, US Livermore, CA, US Denver, CO, US Tualatin, OR, US Rancho Cordova, CA, US Murrieta, CA, 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 : 104116

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Why Black and Veatch

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

As the Substation Engineering Manager , you will have the opportunity to:

+ Lead a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians

+ Manage diverse and challenging projects across our portfolio of design services and EPC programs

+ Oversee design quality, budget, and schedule

+ Support client interaction, proposals, and business development

This position will support west coast projects and prefer for the professional to be located any BV west coast office. You can view our offices here: This role will also be hybrid with 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely.

The Team

BV’s business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs. 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.

Explore our substation capabilities:

Key Responsibilities

+ Develops and manages budget, schedule, and quality requirements across multiple disciplines for assigned projects

+ Actively manages project changes directly with the Client in coordination with the Project Manager

+ Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments. Responsible for coordinating multiple discipline activity and may serve as the engineer of record for assigned projects

+ Develop good working relationships with project leadership, design teams, and support staff

+ Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work

+ Provides support to business development and pursuit activities

+ The position will entail occasional travel to support site visits, design reviews, and client meetings

+ Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program

+ Ensures client and industry standards are maintained on assigned projects

+ Provides guidance, mentorship, and direction to team members

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience managing Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) or design services substation and switchyard projects for investor owned utilities in the United States

+ Five years of experience in design of substation facilities with strong understanding of overall project lifecycle, layout design and optimization, relay protection & control, civil/structural designs, and technical knowledge of major equipment associated with substation facilities.

+ Good communication skills and interest in engaging with Clients to grow relationships

+ Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards

+ Working knowledge of procurement process and contract administration

+ Working knowledge of the proposal process and developing engineering estimates

+ P.E. License highly preferred

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 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.


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. Additional professional registration or licensure may be needed when practicing or on assignment in a different country. Exceptions may be approved by division management on a case by case basis.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

+ Typical office environment with a hybrid work schedule (3 days in office and 2 days remote)

+ Travel to client sites

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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 and 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, 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 that success through stock ownership.

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Job Posting: JC261285690

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 23, 2024

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