Lead Structural Engineer, Wind Foundations - Power Black & Veatch Colorado

Title Lead Structural Engineer, Wind Foundations - Power
Date 15 September 2020
Company Black & Veatch
City Colorado

Short Description :

Design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, ,…

Full Description :

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Req Id : 23922

Job Title : Lead Structural Engineer, Wind FoundationsPower



Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Job Summary Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output. Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

  • Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies
  • Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards
  • Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

Quality / Continuous Improvement:

  • Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks
  • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program
  • Provides related guidance and direction to others
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection
  • Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements
  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments
  • Is responsible for one or more of the following:
  • leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances
  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects
  • May offer other services to the clients
  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area
  • Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges
  • Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring
  • Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems

People Management(supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

  • Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required
  • May participate in career planning, and learning and development

Resource Management(budgets, tools, processes, project support):

  • Implements resource management strategy
  • Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline


  • Administrative responsibilities may include office administration
  • Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup
  • Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs
  • May approve timesheets and expense reports
Management Responsibilities Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction. Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with engineering design of Renewable Energy projects specific to Wind Energy.
  • Experience with foundation design for Wind Energy Projects (Wind Turbine Foundations)
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
  • Written Communications, Drive For Results, Priority Setting, Planning, Delegation, Directing Others, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, And Building Effective Teams
  • Professional Engineer Registration
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. Certifications

Most positionsdepending on the nature of work performed as defined by the divisionwill typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment: sitting, standing, typing, viewing computer screens for extended periods of time. Video Conferencing

Competencies Collaborates Communicates effectively Courage Directs work Instills trust Interpersonal savvy Organizational savvy Customer focus Decision quality Salary Plan ENG: Engineering Job Grade 131

Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more.

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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