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Blattner Energy.

Project Engineer (Innovation)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: *Avon, MN - Corporate Office
Categories: Corporate Office

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Management or power plant construction experience.   


Experience: Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. 

Position Summary: Works with Energy Storage and Innovation initiatives by leading design efforts for new and emerging technologies and ideas. The candidate must be passionate about and comfortable with change and have the courage to try and fail.  Responsible for coordinating with subcontractors, managing engineering firms, processes and standards to ensure the company achieves reliable, quality and safe designs.  Leads the multi-scope design process through IFC design, project commissioning, and completing post-project evaluations. Manages 3rd party engineering firms, working with Blattner Energy Internal Engineering, and being the project lead in all aspect of project design. aligns and works with the construction team to ensure they have necessary design information and parameters to build the work. Including supporting the project design by ensuring design meets the contractual, technical, safety, and quality requirement from Client, Company and Industry Specifications and Standards. 


Essential Job Functions


  1. Ideation that aligns with the companies Innovation Strategy.
  2. Evaluates the implementation and integration of innovative ideas into processes and proposals.
  3. Works with the estimating team in laying out designs to evaluate the total cost of implementation.
  4. Coordinates with strategic vendors on their new technology offerings and implementation plans for pilot projects.
  5. Creates feasibility analysis for projects and innovation initiatives.
  6. Works with the Legal team in preparation and filing of patents.
  7. Develops proof of principle and prototype projects.
  8. Prepares reports on projects in process and completed projects.
  9. Manages and directs multiple 3rd party design/supplier firms working towards Issued for Construction Drawings for Electrical, Civil and Structural designs.
  10. Coordinates and leads design reviews at each design milestone.
  11. Performs the overall coordination and integration of technical activities in engineering projects and services. Direct, review, or approve project designs and technology integration.
  12. Responsible for generation of design documents for the construction team to work from utilizing 3rd party engineers as Engineer of Record. The goal is to design, model and optimize generation systems so that system meets or exceeds what was proposed.
  13. Works with project managers to facilitate design understanding as start of construction occurs. Ensure there is understanding on the intent of the design and how the design will be audited throughout.
  14. Seeks opportunities to add value to project.  Perform economic analysis / value engineering to determine cost effective solutions and prepare written recommendations.   Ensure value engineering is incorporated into future designs.
  15. Maintains and manages engineering schedules and budgets to meet the requirements of the project.
  16. Reviews and approves materials to be used on the project by attaining Engineer of Record Approvals or other resources available.
  17. Nurtures and maintains key professional relationships with utilities, owners, engineering firms, energy subject matter experts and others.
  18. Ensures design deliverables are received in time to support procurement and project schedule; and ensures projects are designed and constructed in compliance with all applicable safety and industry standards including ASTM, NESC, NEC, NFPA and others.
  19.  Acts as a technical resource for project construction, innovation, and estimating teams.


Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that each design is developed with due consideration for installation, maintenance and repair.
  • Review implications of project changes and make recommendations.
  • Recognize impacts design changes in regard to cost.  Share impacts with project management and procurement team.
  • Perform economic analysis / value engineering to determine cost effective solutions and prepare written recommendations.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Curiosity and Courage: Lifelong learners with a passion for optimization and integrating change.
  • Lean and Agile mindset in coordinating and completing work. Comfortable with a broad range of technical specialties (civil, mechanical, electrical, IT, Data, SCADA, Controls) – able to learn new scopes as required.
  • Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principals involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership, production methods and coordination of people/resources.
  • Customer Service: Knowledge and skills for providing best in class customer service including needs assessment, quality and safety standards, and to achieve overall customer satisfaction.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making:  Consider the relative costs, benefits and impacts of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results: Must ensure there are outcome and results from the work performed and those resources that work for you.
  • Self-motivated and work well with others, possess a positive attitude, have a commitment to work safely, provide quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively.
  • Ability to monitor and assess the performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Preferred Registered Professional Engineer (PE) status or qualified to take test.
  • In depth knowledge of equipment and practices used in power plant construction.
  • Extensive Travel may be Required
  • Ability to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle driving record.

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