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Black & Veatch Lead Electrical Engineer 5 - Data Centers/Mission Critical - US Hybrid in Jacksonville, Florida

Lead Electrical Engineer 5 - Data Centers/Mission Critical - US Hybrid

Date: May 15, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US US

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 : 95245

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and 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:

  • Lead the delivery of design-only, design-build, and construction only project Electrical Engineering deliverables for Data Centers & Mission Critical infrastructure projects

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the area of Data Center/Mission Critical design

  • Work with a collaborative team of engineers experienced in the Data Center, Mission Critical and Commercial projects

  • Build and maintain relationships with current and future clients


The Team

As a member of the Data Centers / Mission Critical team at Black & Veatch, you will be part of a progressive, growing business within a global organization recognized for consistently delivering impactful solutions for over a century. This team specializes in delivering Data Centers/Mission Critical facility planning, design, engineering, construction, technology, and energy services to our valued clients.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate must be proficient in AutoCAD/Revit/BIM and have an ability and interest to engage in a variety of responsibilities to ensure we safely delivery projects that meet or exceed client expectations. To do so effectively, candidates must be able to problem solve and deal with ambiguous scopes to provide clients with flexible solutions on a fast pace schedule. Additionally, a successful candidate must possess professional written and verbal communication skills as this role will interact directly with our clients, which include many of the top companies within the Data Center industry as well as enterprise-level clients with mission critical infrastructure needs.

  • Lead efforts to deliver detailed design of large-scale data center/mission critical environments while following all company, client and project design; may involve leading teams dedicated to these design deliverables.

  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects on scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines. Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into physical design and layouts.

  • Possess a willingness to function in multiple job roles simultaneously.

  • Provide guidance and insight into design risk factors for redundancy and resiliency.

  • Conducts field surveys, drawings, and other data to assess conditions of existing facilities and develop summary reports.

  • Prepare and/or review technical drawings to ensure that installations and designs conform to standards and customer requirements.

  • Review drawing and modeling production work, including problem analysis.

  • Provide guidance to ensure that designs comply with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.

  • Compiles data and creates engineering studies and reports.

  • Perform detailed calculations as needed by the project.

  • Mentor, provide guidance, and potentially supervise more junior-level engineers and designers.

  • Provides training for other technical personnel in areas of expertise.

  • Coordinate with internal and external clients to determine proper requirements for projects.

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills are imperative to success in this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license.

  • Previous experience within Data Center and/or Mission Critical Facilities.

  • Demonstrated understand of design risk factors for redundancy and resiliency.

  • Understanding of design differences in hyper-scale, edge, and colocation data centers.

  • Possesses a proficiency in 3D modeling as well as managing and creating complex families with custom parameters within Autodesk Revit.

  • Familiarity with Data Center tier rating systems.

  • Strong knowledge of Autodesk Revit

  • Experience utilizing BIM 360, Navisworks, Revit work sets, view templates and project phasing.

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment.

  • Self-motivated to deliver results when given a deadline.

  • Attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and leverage data and metrics to challenge current assumptions.

  • Use AutoCAD/Revit/BIM and engineering studies software to perform engineering tasks.

  • Sound, professional communication skills to engage in client-facing activities.

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 8 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.


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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.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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