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Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer - Project Discipline Engineer - Gas, Fuels & Chemicals in Des Moines, Iowa

Electrical Engineer - Project Discipline Engineer - Gas, Fuels & Chemicals

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 : 46001

Job Title : Electrical Engineer - Project Discipline Engineer - Gas, Fuels & Chemicals


Business Unit Sector : COR-OIL/GAS-OPS

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : Yes

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Our Gas, Fuels & Chemicals Business provides services from consulting, design, full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and commissioning/start-up of LNG facilities, Floating LNG facilities, gas processing and NGL fractionation, gasification/ gas to liquids, hydrogen and ammonia/fertilizers. Our knowledge, capabilities, and innovation include our proprietary PRICO® technologies. This enables our team to assess and choose tailored solutions with greater quality and efficiency for our clients. The value chain spans natural gas and natural gas liquids, midstream, wholesale markets, power generation and utility segments.

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.

Functions as a technical specialist or supervisory role. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise. May be required to develop Electrical Equipment procurement documentation including specifications and participate in various phases of the procurement process.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

• Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch 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 Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

• May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch 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 multiple or mega 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

• Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments

• Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Project Coordination:

• Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

• Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline

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

• May offer other services to the clients

• Typically 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

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

• Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

• May participate in career planning, and learning and development

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

• Implements resource management strategy

• Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

• Written Communications

• Drive For Results

• Priority Setting

• Planning

• Delegation

• Directing Others

• Conflict Management

• Informing

• Listening

• Dealing with Ambiguity and Building Effective Teams

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

• Petrochemical experience

• PE License

• Working knowledge of the NEC (NFPA 70 National Electrical Code)

• Experience with Hazardous Area Classifications as defined by the NEC

• Experience with ETAP or SKM Electrical system analysis modeling software

• Experience with industrial power distribution system designs including MV and LV switchgear, MCC’s, VFD’s, power distribution transformers, batteries and UPS

• Experience with protective relay settings and equipment sizing calculations associated with power distribution equipment

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

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment.Sitting, Standing, computer usage for extended periods of time. Speaking, listening, ability to utilize video-conferencing software for communication purposes (internally/externally).

Field: May be subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 30 degrees for periods of more than one hour), extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour), hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffold.



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

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

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer paid vacation and holiday time after the eligibility period has been met.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, vendor discounts, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan, identity theft and credit monitoring services,and the B&V Credit Union.

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.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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