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Senior Power System Protection Engineer - US Hybrid
Senior Power System Protection Engineer - US Hybrid
Date: Mar 18, 2023
US Burlington, MA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Overland Park, KS, US Ann Arbor, MI, US Cary, NC, US Houston, TX, 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 : 95231
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.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Developprotective relay settings
Lead small projects including management of project schedules, budgets, and staffing on the protective relay settings team
Mentor,train, and develop early career and/or inexperienced professionals
Function in a QC/QA capacity
Work withsystem modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM)
This role will support projects and teams nationwide.Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office a hybrid work environment . Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of.
As part of BV Operations, your skills will be aligned to projects that support our 3 market sectors- Governments & Environment, Energy & Process Industries, and Connectivity & Commercial. In an Engineering role, you will be engaged with exciting projects across the globe. From small community improvements to grand-scale Mega Projects, you will be Building a World of Difference through infrastructure growth and development while learning and focusing on your own individual development. The foundation of BV Operations provides the ability to move where your skills are needed and allows for a collaborative and innovative culture offering greater challenges and career development opportunities.
The ideal candidate has 5-10 years’ experience, working knowledge of Protection & Control (P&C) design concepts, relay manufacturer software platforms, and power system analysis & modeling software along with the following responsibilities:
- 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
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
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
- Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects
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
PE License, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline.
5-10 years of experience in Transmission, Distribution, or Power Generation industry.
Previous experience with Protection & Control design concepts including one-lines, three-lines, schematics, wiring, etc.
5 years of experience in development of protective relay settings.
Prior experience with commonly utilized system modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, etc.).
NERC-PRC standards and other commonly utilized industry standards.
Knowledge of the predominant protection schemes and philosophies which are encountered in Transmission, Distribution, and Renewable Collector Substations.
Experience with Mathcad and Excel software for protective setting calculations.
Familiarity with commonly utilized communication protocols (DNP, SEL, MMS, Modbus, etc.).
Knowledge of IEC 61850 (GOOSE, MMS, SV) and its implementation.
Ability to lead small projects including management of project schedules, budgets, and staffing.
Strong leaderships skills, with desire to train and develop early career and/or inexperienced professionals.
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.
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
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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.
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