Electrical Engineer 4 - Substation & Transmission Designer -

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Electrical Engineer 4 – Substation & Transmission Designer – Remote – United States & Puerto Rico

Date: Jun 14, 2022



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 : 64039

Job Title : Electrical Engineer 4 – Substation & Transmission Designer – Remote – United States & Puerto Rico

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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 e lectric 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

? Distribution

? Overhead Transmission Lines

? Underground Transmission Lines

? Renewables Integration


Black & Veatch is looking for a dedicated team of professionals to support the project management, project controls, procurement management, engineering, and constructio n oversight for multiple greenfield and brownfield projects for transmission lines, high voltage substations and distribution projects in Puerto Rico . Although not indispensable for the roles, Professionals Engineers licensed in Puerto Rico , and professionals fluent in both English and Spanish are encouraged to apply. The projects will be executed by teams working in the USA and physically on site in Puerto Rico . We are looking for candidates for both locations.

If you prefer in-person opportunities, please know we have offices in Houston, TX, Orlando, FL, Raleigh, NC and Puerto Rico and More!**


Your 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 s ubstation design, including physical design, protective relaying/control with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

+ Applyknowledge 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.

Engineering Production:

? Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverablesfor substation design . Example deliverables: one-lines, connection diagrams, panel elevations and protection & control schematics, RTU control, status and analog point lists, raceway/cable schedules along with maintenance/signage and nameplates, equipment arrangement, grounding, foundation and conduit plans for high voltage substations.

? Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Example deliverables: lightning protection, conduit fill, AC/DC station service loading, surge arrester sizing and voltage drop.

? Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles.

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.


+ 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


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Job Posting: JC205292903

Posted On: Feb 20, 2022

Updated On: Jul 01, 2022