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Black & Veatch Lead Microgrid Controls Engineer - Federal Energy and Renewables - Hybrid in Overland Park, Kansas

Lead Microgrid Controls Engineer - Federal Energy and Renewables - Hybrid

Date: Feb 9, 2024


Overland Park, KS, US Arlington, VA, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 102250

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to function as a technical specialist and/or supervisor for energy and microgrid projects for resiliency, redundancy, and reliability. You may have the opportunity to supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.

As a designer, you will perform the following:

  • Evaluate and assess the feasibility of the implementation of large-scale energy project opportunities. Provide engineering and technical analysis for microgrid solutions, system requirements, and implementation of complex systems inclusive of energy sources such as battery energy storage systems (BESS), solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, diesel/natural gas generators and other alternative energy generation systems required to meet project’s requirements

  • Produce design drawings, control system specifications, and design analysis documents

  • Develop sequence of operations to achieve various dispatch modes, including grid-connected and island-mode

  • Develop input/output (I/O) list for microgrid control system inclusive of points required to achieve various dispatch modes, general monitoring/control points for proper maintenance and functionality of the system

  • Develop cost estimates and materials list

  • Coordinate with BIM/CAD team for drawing production, utilizing Bluebeam for drawing markups

  • Collaborate with large project teams and client stakeholders (including high-ranking military officials) on conceptual designs, design reviews, etc.

  • Participate in interconnection analysis with utilities: (i) Develop application, (ii) Perform interconnection analysis and studies, (iii) Lead/participate in technical discussion with utility companies throughout the interconnection process

  • Perform fieldwork, both internationally and domestically, and write assessment reports

As a project lead, you will perform the following:

  • Review/mentor lower-level engineering work or assignments for accuracy, clarity and coordination

  • Brief client stakeholders on technical aspects of energy and microgrids throughout project development and execution

  • Manage assigned budgets, schedules, and quality requirements as well as establish work plan for projects

Other opportunities you may have:

  • Assist in developing, maintaining, and updating quality/engineering standards

  • Provide support to business development or pursuit activities

  • Independently investigate and learn about new microgrid software, equipment, vendors, and related technologies as well as attend related conferences

The Team

The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental. 

Preferred Qualifications

You will be assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Thus, the candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

The following are preferred qualifications/experience:

  • Mission critical system/microgrid controls experience

  • Microgrid design and interconnectivity experience, including the likes of primary/backup diesel and natural gas generators, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, solar PV, wind, BESS, fuel cells and other distributed energy resources (DERs)

  • Experience designing microgrids to IEEE 1547-2018 and IEEE 2030.7-2017 standards

  • Knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC)

  • Familiarity with the applicable Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC)

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.


Professional Engineering License (PE)

Work Environment/Schedule

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, the option of 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 .

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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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.

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