Substation Engineering Manager, Global Transmission

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Substation Engineering Manager, Global Transmission

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 : 46285

Job Title : Substation Engineering Manager, Global Transmission



Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

This position will functions in a supervisory role. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. Responsible for the supervision of project budget, schedule, technical ouput and performance of the engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity.

With minimal oversight from a Project Manager, interfaces directly with the Client on all technical aspects of the project including the management of change associated with the project work scope, contract terms or any subcontract contracts.

Supporting business development of proposals.

Key Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

+ Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies.

+ Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards.

+ Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines.

+ Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with B&V quality program.

+ Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality.

+ Provides guidance and direction to others while supportingcontinuous improvement and change management efforts.

Ability to lead, teach, and perform quality checks on most or all of the following tasks related to substation design:

+ Physical design, including general arrangements, plans, sections, details, and bills of material

+ Grounding design and analysis

+ Protection and control design, including one lines, AC schematics, DC schematics, and wiring

+ Protective relaying and SCADA

+ Equipment and construction specifications

Project Execution Responsibilities:

+ Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects. Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines.

+ Leads technical coordination and communication with internal/external team members, including equipment vendors and construction subcontractors

+ Assists project management in proposal development and project tracking, providing support to business development or pursuit activities.

+ Responsible for determining identification of key client interests and drivers on projects.

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

+ Focuses on client’s current needs and situations: May offer other services to the client.

+ Actively manages project changes directly with the Client with supervision from the Project Manager.

Technical Expertise:

+ Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring. As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring. Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand.


+ Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions.

+ Administrative responsibilities may include office administration. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs. May approve timesheets and expense reports.

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

+ Previous Project Engineering/ Engineering Management of Substation, Transmission or Distribution projects.

+ Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

+ Advanced knowledge of other disciplines

+ Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.

+ Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends

+ Intermediate knowledge of company quality program

+ Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles

+ Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration

+ Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating

+ Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process

+ Intermediate business & financial acumen

+ Intermediate knowledge of company/division/Human Resourcesprograms, policies, procedures, and organization structure

+ Intermediate knowledge of management techniques & administrative practices

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 11 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

Travel may be required for this position.Typical office environment: sitting,standing, computer usage for extended periods of time. Speaking, listening, phone/video conference communication.


Communicates effectively

Drives results

Decision quality

Plans and aligns

Directs work

Manages conflict


Manages ambiguity

Customer focus


Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Builds effective teams

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 an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

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Job Posting: JC188496990

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Jul 28, 2021