Electrical Engineering Manager

Job Title: Electrical Engineering Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-07
Reference: BH-112769
Contact Name: Ryan Pointing
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2019 14:50

Job Description

Main Accountabilities:
  • Manage, expedite, and support consultants’ document submittals, budgets, and schedules
  • Maintain and foster contacts with consulting engineers and material suppliers
  • Serve as an interface between the Engineering group and internal clients including Construction, Operations, Development, Environmental, Estimating, Energy Assessment, Health & Safety, Procurement, Legal, and Central Technical Direction , to facilitate interdepartmental relations
  • Assist with the development of new electrical engineering guidelines and specifications and maintain and improve existing guidelines and specifications
  • Implement industry and company best practices consistent with the Central Technical Direction initiative
  • Ensure that the electrical portion of the estimated Balance of Plant cost is optimized by providing accurate project layouts and bills of material takeoffs with constructability and operability needs reflected in order to maximize Power Purchase Agreement award potential
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding some electrical engineering activities such as collection system design, substation design, transmission line design, interconnection switchyard design, and utility interconnection requirements
  • Interact closely with internal teams to ensure that project needs and objectives are met
  • Prepare electrical-related scope documents, exhibits, budgets, specifications, schedules, and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Lead or participate in project meetings and conference calls
  • Ensure the production of quality electrical engineering plans, studies, and specifications while ensuring compliance with department, project, company, utility, regional electrical entity, and industry requirements and standards
  • Participate in engineering design and construction review processes
  • Lead and conduct value-engineering studies of alternative design approaches
  • Review electrical discipline calculations and equations including electric circuit calculations, 3-phase power and ampacity, impedance, sizing of conductors, calculation of losses, reactive power, verification of proper phase rotation, relaying calculations, short circuit calculations, Arc Flash studies, and sizing of overhead transmission lines and hardware
  • Interpret plans, specifications, drawings, and documents related to engineering and construction
  • Direct and manage due-diligence review of wind and solar farm electrical designs by independent engineers to ensure design suitability for project financing
  • Direct and manage the work performed by electrical engineering consultants including collection system design, project substation design, generator lead line design, and interconnection facility design
  • Evaluate consultants for maintaining qualified bidders lists
  • Ensure that health and safety needs are incorporated into all designs
  • Ensure that lessons learned, cross platform design standards, and best practices are incorporated into project designs
  • Provide the preliminary internal engineering needed to support the Development pipeline including providing preliminary high-level design drawings and HV facility siting support
  • Provide internal review of interconnection studies, evaluate projected interconnection and impact studies, and assist with local utility meetings
  • Coordinate project construction with Project Managers and Site Construction Managers to resolve critical and time-sensitive construction-related electrical issues
  • Ensure that final construction documentation (i.e., “As-Builts”) accurately reflects the installed facility and is complete for all project work
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work related to electrical design
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work performed by Civil Engineering Managers related to electrical engineering design, including high-voltage substation location and generator lead line and medium-voltage collection system routing
  • Ensure that responses to Requests for Information on projects under construction are provided in a timely manner
Travel: Willingness and ability to travel as needed (25 – 50% travel anticipated)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 7 – 10 years of design and engineering experience, utility-scale high voltage experience preferred
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure
  • Comprehensive knowledge of transmission systems, medium and high voltage substation electrical equipment, underground distribution systems, dynamics and stability modeling of Power Pools, the Interconnection Request process, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, lightning protection, grounding grids, relay protection schemes
  • Understanding of applicable industry standards and codes including Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and ANSI (American National Standards Institute)