Electrical Engineer 2 - Power System Studies

at Black & Veatch in Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Electrical Engineer 2 – Power System Studies

Date: Sep 26, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity’s biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 97566

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Why Black & Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Develop protective setpoints per industry standards, best practices, and client requirements.

+ Work withsystem modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM)

+ Develop downloadable setpoint files on multiple proprietary relay manufacturer software platforms. (SEL AcSELerator Quickset, GE Enervista, etc.)

+ Develop and manipulate logic commonly utilized in protection and control schemes.

This role will support projects and teams nationwide.Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office a hybrid work environment . Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of


The Team

BV’s Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs in generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of safe, reliable electric power. Our business continues to invest in renewable energy to power the future and support BV’s vision of more sustainable solutions. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of helping our clients with the most innovative energy solutions. With the recent rise in renewable energy use in the United States, we are in need now more than ever for talented professionals to design and lead utility scale solar energy projects.

This team is ranked #2 by ENR for Top Design Firms in Power. Check out our projects and achievements! ||

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate has 2 years of protective relay experience , an understanding of Protection & Control (P&C) design concepts, familiarity with relay manufacturer software platforms, and familiarity with system modeling softwarealong with the following responsibilities:

Engineering Standards:

+ Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures

+ Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

+ Continues developing knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

+ Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

+ Prepares and verifies less complex engineering deliverables

+ Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

+ Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work

+ Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

+ Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements

Project Coordination:

+ Seeks out supervisor or project leadership to share information and gain guidance with respect to details of design and interdisciplinary coordination

+ Coordinates with others as assigned by supervisor or project leadership

Client Focus:

+ Focuses on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while attempting to gain basic understanding of external client’s main interests and drivers

+ May provide support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

+ Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes

Preferred Qualifications

+ 2 years of experience in development of protective relay settings.

+ Understanding of basic Protection & Control design concepts including one-lines, three-lines, schematics, wiring, etc.

+ Knowledge of the predominant protection schemes and philosophies which are encountered in Transmission, Distribution and Renewable Collector Substations.

+ Familiarity with commonly deployed protective relays in substations environments (microprocessor, electronic, and electromechanical).

+ Familiarity with commonly utilized system modeling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, etc.).

+ Ability to develop protective setpoints per industry standards, best practices, and client requirements.

+ Ability to independently develop downloadable setpoint files on multiple proprietary relay manufacturer software platforms. (SEL AcSELerator Quickset, GE Enervista, etc.)

+ Ability to develop and manipulate logic commonly utilized in protection and control schemes.

+ Ability to independently develop written communication and to facilitate coordination with team members and clients.

+ Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

+ Familiarity with Mathcad and Excel software for protective setting calculations.

+ Familiarity with commonly utilized communication protocols (DNP, SEL, MMS, Modbus, etc.).

+ Knowledge of IEC 61850 (GOOSE, MMS, SV) and its implementation.

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 1 year 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.


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Job Posting: JC239662752

Posted On: May 05, 2023

Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

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