Senior Electrical Engineer

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Remote, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

Senior Electrical Engineer - Renewable Energy

 

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be part of the BV owner’s engineering and technical advisory group, a multi-discipline team focus on servicing clients in the renewable power and utilities industry.  

Owner’s Engineering services covers the whole CAPEX cycle of the project (conceptual/feasibility, permitting support, detailed design review, equipment inspection, construction support, commissioning and start/up support).

This position requires both significant technical expertise in electrical engineering and renewable power generation, as well as a client-oriented approach to ensure that the required quality level (against applicable industry codes and standards, project technical specific requirements, and owner’s specifications) is met while simultaneously minimizing the risks on the project schedule and cost for our clients.      

 

The candidate will be responsible to perform design reviews following the BV typical design review process focusing on the following objectives (including but not limited to):

 

  • Design meets all specified contractual requirements (owner’s requirements, interconnection / interface requirements, etc.) and in compliance with applicable codes and standards
  • Design includes the strategy for confirming and demonstrating that performance requirements can be met
  • Design drawings, codes and specification are full and complete
  • Equipment and components are used within their specified performance envelope and will meet the project expected design life
  • Cost optimization after considering all project requirements
  • Scheduling considerations are taken into account

 

The selected candidate should have a strong electrical engineering and renewables project experience background (utility-scale solar, wind, battery storage, and combined generation projects) with strong knowledge on 3 phase AC power systems from LV to HV (120V AC to 345kV AC), as well as DC emergency and other battery power systems (up to 125V DC).

 

Responsibilities

 

The candidate will be responsible to perform design reviews following BV typical design review process outlined below:

 

  • Receive design document and make a review plan
  • Verify / Confirm the applicable Codes / Standards / Requirements applicable to the project
  • Check the authenticity and completeness of the document
  • Perform design review against the applicable codes / standards and owner’s requirements. At the completion of review, each drawing is given an approval status.  During design review, attention shall be given to such aspects as:  proper input data and modeling, adequate selection of design parameters and design conditions, any nonconformance to contractual requirements that imposes risks on the project schedule and cost will be immediately brought up to Client’s attention.  
  • Develop and issue review comment report / log to Client

 

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Full knowledge of electrical engineering theories and principles
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as an electrical engineer working on renewable power and other related utility projects
  • Extensive experience with IEEE electrical design standards (IEEE color books), NFPA, ANSI, NETA and other related standards is required
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations, and practices
  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications and strong computer skills  
  • Experience with Power System Analysis software tools (ETAP, SKM, PSS/E, ASPEN) is strongly preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that foster positive interpersonal communication
  • Self-motivated individual capable of working independently with minimal oversight and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong time management skills with ability to independently plan and organize work
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and participate on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced setting
  • Critical thinking, attention to detail, effective in high stress situations, flexible, dependable, honest, and ethical
  • A mix of field engineering, EOR, OE, and EPC experience in renewable energy is highly desirable

 

Education / Certification Requirements

 

  • Possessing a 4-year electrical engineering degree or a 4-year degree in an Engineering Technology program accredited by ABET is required
  • Current, valid US Professional Engineer license is required

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