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Electrical Engineer 4 - Substation Design job in Houston

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Job Ref:  27151BR
Employer:  Black & Veatch
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United States
County/State:  Texas
City:  Houston
15/10/2016 01:01
A Black & Veatch substation engineer works on diverse and challenging projects from greenfield installations to retrofits. Our substation engineers are given the responsibility for engineering design, material, equipment, and construction specification development for high voltage substation projects. The assignments are varied and will include engineering only, constructions support, and Engineer Procure & Construct (EPC) projects.

This position offers the opportunity to learn about other engineering disciplines, develop additional areas of technical expertise of interest to you, and participate in professional organizations such as IEEE. You will receive the appropriate training and support to become the primary client interface on technical and engineering issues and to be the internal interface between engineering disciplines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Engineering Standards:
• 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.

Quality / Continuous Improvement:
• Independently applies knowledge and complies with B&V quality program relative to assigned tasks.
• May be responsible for ensuring compliance with B&V quality program.
• Provides related guidance and direction to others.
• Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.

Engineering Production:
• Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects.
• Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
• Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work.
• Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles.
• Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
• Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods.

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 moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances.
• 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.
• Provides support to business development or pursuit activities.

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:
• Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area.
• Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges.
• Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring.
• Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems.

• 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.

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 work experience in Substation Design or Control & Protection on Substation Projects.

Preferred Job Qualifications
• Professional Engineer License
• Written Communications
• Drive for Results
• Decision Quality
• Priority Setting
• Planning and Delegation
• Conflict Management
• Informing
• Listening
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Customer Focus
• Basic knowledge of substation high voltage physical design such as substation arrangement, electrical clearances, rigid bus design, raceway, lightning protection, grounding analysis/design, and similar areas.

EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Disabled/Veterans/Females


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