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Black & Veatch Engineering Technician 7- Renewables- US Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

Engineering Technician 7- Renewables- US Remote

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location:

US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 91021

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

The Virtual Design & Data Solutions (VDDS) Engineering Technician 7, functions in a technical specialist/entry level supervisory capacity. In a technical design role, solves difficult technical problems, as well as provides consultation and training. In addition to design and production responsibilities, directs efforts of other engineering technician professionals as required.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards: Communicate and may set appropriate design and graphic standards. Reviews project requirements and accurately determines the correct format and contents of the required deliverables.

Quality / Continuous Improvement: Promotes quality within project/group/section. Reviews design inputs to ensure consistency. Assists to ensure deliverables are in compliance with the specific codes and standards in force for the project. May contribute to the continuous improvement of guides and standards. May participate in and lead process improvement activities and assignments. Responsible for drawing control and historical records, utilizing the appropriate method, as established by the project. Demonstrates personal accuracy and drives continual improvement and change management efforts.

Engineering Production: Applies basic engineering principles and established design practices in developing complex design concepts and deliverables. Applies judgment and makes decisions with respect to deliverables and input interpretation. Capable of handling difficult technical assignments within an area of expertise and can provide technical guidance to other professionals. Performs design calculations, detailed material quantities and estimates, and records. May review the deliverables of others. May coordinate the presentation, delegate production design, or other electronic applications. May monitor production to assure consistency, budget, and schedule of the deliverables. May program control systems or participate in other plant start-up activities associated with a specialized area of expertise.

Project Coordination: Coordinates with other design group personnel to review and exchange project information necessary for design development. May support field activities. Communicates project design requirements, progress, and schedules.

Client Focus: Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers and may determine the key clients in some instances. Communicate client interests and drivers to project team members and develop approaches to accommodate these concerns.

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Assist discipline or department management in developing and communicating appropriate design standards and process improvement activities. Identify training and development needs for personnel they supervise and may participate in training efforts. Recognized for expertise in one or more areas. May be assigned special assignments depending on technical expertise. Assignments may involve solving a particular design problem or participating in a design team focused on completing an assigned project task. Makes presentations and conducts training classes within a specialized area of expertise.

People Management - (supervision - career development - developing professionals, mentoring): Typically assists with functions including performance management process, recognition, and corrective actions. May participate in career planning and learning and development. Supervises engineering technicians, including mentoring, instructing, delegation of work and providing feedback.

Resource Management - (staffing): May monitor staffing levels and available skill sets for project(s). May identify resource application needs and process requirements.

Administrative: May review timesheets, expense reports, assist with communicating the continual development of new hire recruitment, policy and procedure.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Drafting or an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred

  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred

  • Typically a minimum of 11 years related work experience

  • Intermediate knowledge of above and below grade cable routing and installation requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of trenching and directional boring methods for electrical cables.

  • Advanced knowledge of grouding methods for utility sclae solar plants.

  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • NEC – National Electrical Code

  • NESC – National Electrical Safety Code

  • NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association

  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Agency

  • Advanced knowledge of combiner box systems and their associated wiring.

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical equipment and clearances applicable to utilility scale solar plans.

  • Advanced knowledge of how electrical equipment placement and cable length affects maximum voltage drop limits applicable to utility scale solar plants.

  • Advanced knowledge of cable tie-in connections at substations.

  • Bentley Microstation

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Competencies

Collaborates

Communicates effectively

Courage

Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENT: Engineering Technician

Job Grade

131

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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.

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