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Black & Veatch Electrical Engineer 3 in Walnut Creek, California

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 20223

Job Title : Electrical Engineer 3

Location : RGWALNUT


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

We are hiring for an Electrical Engineer 3.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as lead design engineer on high voltage, medium voltage and distribution voltage substation projects.

  • Design battery buildings and substation control buildings for utilities. Design indoor switchgear scheme, feeder protection, control and metering schemes.

  • Take lead role in providing overall project planning, coordination and supervision of design activities to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

  • Create protection & control schemes, control house design, raceway design, and physical and installation layout designs.

  • Understand relay logics and prepare control schematics. Prepare engineering bill of materials (BOM) for substation design.

  • Perform alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) study, voltage drop calculation for cable sizing, and conduit sizing.

  • Design station outdoor drawings including conduit and grounding plans.

  • Work on MPAC (modular protection & automation control) buildings for substations.

  • Review project deliverable for quality control.

  • Procure equipment from approved vendors, manage timeline for the delivery of the equipment with construction sequence, and act as a liaison to interface between client, vendors and internal design team.

  • Generate cost estimates and proposals, man-hour budgets, schedules, procurement, and provide construction support.

  • Administer the budget for projects, designers, and CAD operators to complete substation design projects.

  • Understand station automation and IT requirements and co-ordinate with the client on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) schemes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field and 2 years of related experience.

  • Must have experience designing low voltage to high voltage systems.

  • Must have experience with outdoor and indoor substation design.

  • Must have experience working with AUTOCAD and MATHCAD.

  • Must have experience working on Breaker and a half (BAAH), Radial, Ring, and Double Breaker-Double Bus (DBDB) schemes.

  • Must have experience working on SEL and GE relays.

  • Must have good written and verbal communications skills in English.

  • 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.

  • Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require employer sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B visa, TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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