Solar Project Engineer

Website EnergeiaWorks EnergeiaWorks

North America’s leading renewable energy search firm

This role will apply utility-scale project development knowledge and experience to a broad variety of assignments in renewable energy. This position manages solar and wind projects from pre-development to final acceptance. Supervises and directs contractors during planning, estimating, design, installation, start-up, commissioning, turnover, and warranty of assigned projects

Responsibilities:

Utilize performance modeling software to prepare energy production estimates (ie: PVSyst, Helioscope, Openwind, or Windpro)
Analyze available meteorological datasets and utilize MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) methods to assess project resource characteristics
Prepare conceptual project layouts utilizing CAD and GIS software. Optimize layouts to maximize project value
Interface with wind turbine and PV module OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to obtain technical information and stay apprised of technology advancements and trends
Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts. Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings
Support the development and origination agents with all permitting efforts
Work with the structured finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due to diligence questions throughout the project financing process
Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through commercial project operations. Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.
Maintain complicated schedules, develop project timelines, and manage people and materials to complete jobs on schedule
Manage the development of project plans in advance of project activity ensuring effective execution—monitors progress to assure compliance with the predetermined execution plan.
Prepares or oversees the preparation of engineering reports. Utilizes financial and monthly forecasting to manage and contain costs.
Support other internal team members with technical input as required, e.g. case studies for marketing; technical information for bids and tenders, etc.
Perform bids and select reliable subcontractors to provide wiring, device installation, special construction, or other services.
Independently manage the performance of and interaction with local EPC companies ensuring projects are completed on time.
Prepares or oversees the preparation of progress billings, pursues timely payments from the customer, and authorizes payments to material suppliers and subcontractors.
Participates in the job site final walk-through and manages the completion of all close-out documentation such as “As-Built” drawings and system operating instructions; transfers or excess materials; billings, collections, and payments; and all project records.
Forecasting and tracking revenue delivery to meet targets
Responsible for keeping project administration up to date

Requirements:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering. An Electrical Engineering background is a plus.
2+ years of experience in the Renewable Energy Industry
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Familiarity with energy modeling software (ie: PVSyst, Helioscope, Openwind, or WindPro)
Knowledge of meteorological data sources and MCP methods
Strong understanding of grid-tied system design
Experience installing or project managing solar and/or wind construction projects and
Experience with modeling energy project economics and familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR, and LCOE

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