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The Design Engineer performs all duties associated with the detailed design of utility-scale solar projects with integrated battery energy storage. In this role, you will ensure that engineering is complete, accurate, and constructible for all elements of a project’s scope. You will oversee the contractor’s engineering performance and coordinates all contractor and owner’s engineering interfaces in addition to ensuring projects are completed according to project construction drawings and in accordance with project specifications, quality, and performance requirements.

Responsibilities:

Establish conceptual design for new PV solar and energy storage utility-scale projects
Solar PV system energy production modeling
Research, evaluate, and select system components including panels, inverters, racking, batteries, battery management systems, and grid interconnection
Prepare system one-line diagrams
Prepare conceptual site layout drawings
PV system and battery storage system cost estimation
Maintain scope book template for renewable and energy storage RFPs
Contribute to the development of project deliverables as necessary during each step of project development, from creation to commercial operation
Participate in the contractor/vendor selection process with a specific goal of assessing engineering experience, competencies, and capability
Coordinate with the project manager and project team to ensure that the contract requirements are applied during construction to achieve a ‘fit for purpose outcome and to ensure that the design is executed in accordance with codes, specifications, the project schedule, and good engineering practice
Review all vendor drawings and documents received during the execution of the project for conformance to the contract
Assist project team, contractor, and vendors during design and construction to resolving technical queries, and interface issues, including RFI resolution
Supports project team, construction, and start-up on as needed basis

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in electrical, chemical, industrial, or mechanical engineering
4-5 Years of Professional experience preferably in an Engineering discipline; other relevant, desired, experience includes solar and/or energy storage
Experience with the construction and execution of solar projects
Experience with the construction and execution of battery storage projects
CAD proficiency
Knowledge of engineering fundamentals
This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design of electrical power-generating facilities
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of PV solar power facilities
Knowledge of the design and operation of lithium-ion battery storage systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of the National Electric Code and IEEE Standards
Proficient with PVSyst, PV case, and Helioscope or similar software packages
Knowledge of SCADA and DAS systems
A Professional Engineering license is preferred

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Julieann Young

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