Black & Veatch Engineering Technician 7 - Renewables Design - Hybrid in Des Moines, Iowa
Engineering Technician 7 - Renewables Design - Hybrid
Date: Sep 27, 2023
Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 99873
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Functions in a senior lead engineering technician capacity. Under general direction, modify or create deliverables and perform assignments of a design nature by applying basic engineering principles and established design practices to develop complex design concepts. Provide technical guidance and may provide direction to other engineering professionals.
Applies basic engineering principles and established design practices in developing moderately 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.
Uses advanced applications (e.g., modeling and design software) in performance of work provided.
May review the deliverables of others.
May define work assignments and maintain schedules.
May program control systems or participate in other plant start-up activities associated with a specialized area of expertise.
Coordinates with other design group personnel to review and exchange project information necessary for design development.
May support field activities.
May communicate project design requirements, progress and schedules.
Preferred Technical Skills:
Ability to use the appropriate electronic applications and programs required for performing assignments.
Include but not limited to CADD, other electronic applications, information modeling and document storage systems.
Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends.
Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.
Advanced knowledge of other disciplines.
Basic knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles.
Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides related to assigned engineering discipline.
Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Microstation.
3D design & other CAD software knowledge a plus.
Experience with engineering calculations.
Advanced knowledge of utility scale solar design. (50MW+)
Advanced knowledge of above and below grade cable routing and installation requirements.
Advanced knowledge of solar cable messenger systems such as CAB products is a bonus.
Intermediate knowledge of trenching and directional boring methods for electrical cables.
Advanced knowledge of grounding methods for utility scale solar plants.
Advanced knowledge of electrical equipment placement and clearances applicable to utility scale solar plants.
Intermediate knowledge of inverter skids applicable to utility scale solar plants.
Basic knowledge of how electrical equipment placement and cable length affects maximum voltage drop limits applicable to utility scale solar plants.
Basic knowledge of cable tie-in connections at substations.
Basic knowledge of site preparation for utility scale solar plants.
Ability to produce physical designs from scope documents.
Advanced knowledge of the following codes and application of their requirements to utility scale 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
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
Preferred Non-Technical Skills:
Drive for Results
Dealing with Ambiguity
Preferred Technical Skills:
Ability to use the appropriate electronic applications and programs required for performing assignments Include but not limited to CADD, other electronic applications, information modeling and document storage systems
Advanced knowledge of engineering standards, systems, document control, departmental guides and Black and Veatch policies and procedures
Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends
Advanced knowledge of company quality program
Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned
Advanced knowledge of other disciplines
Intermediate knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles
Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides related to assigned engineering discipline
Basic knowledge of procurement and contract administration
Intermediate knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
Intermediate knowledge of management techniques and company/division HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure
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.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Normal office environment
ENT: Engineering Technician
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