Project Engineer - Solar - North Carolina

Project Engineer - Solar - North Carolina

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Harry Davies

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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  • Consultant:

    Harry Davies

The Opportunity 

This is a unqie opportunity to join a successfull international international renewbale energy developer and operator with core interests in Solar and Wind. They are currently developing a 1.4 GW portfolio across Europe and The United States. The PV Project Engineer will lead the design and engineering activities related to our European utility scale PV Plants through the company project life cycle ( development, construction, close out, hand over to O&M)

The Role 

  • Lead, provide, and/or coordinate preliminary design packages including layouts , single lines diagrams, equipment mounting details , point of connection, energy yield assessments , bills of material
  • Create preliminary scope of work and technical specifications and documentation to be included in the RFQ issued to Equipment Suppliers and Construction Contractors
  • Provide technical evaluation of pre identified PV plant equipment to contribute to its selection during development phase  
  • Optimise the PV plant design and key engineering parameters in order to improve the project IRR 
  • Review and approval of EPC engineering submittal, controlling their conformance with SOW contracted schedule
  • Support the completion of site surveys ( topography, geotechnical studies)  
  • Analyse interconnection requirements, standards and specifications as well as all requested and recommended studies  
  • Support Development team with all needed development engineering documents
  • Request  the release of Issue For Construction design drawings and documents to the back office D&E Team , or to the Engineering Subcontractors and review all material received
  • Coordinate civil and electrical engineering subcontractors creating and managing project engineering schedules of deliverables to the Project Manager
  • Manage the engineering support required for the submittal of all interconnection applications to the Utilities and the evaluation of the interconnection studies 
  • Field Engineering: periodically control quality during construction phase, verifying conformity with approved plans and company engineering and quality best practices
  • Support the commissioning activity and ensure As Built drawings are issued at project close out
  • Contribute to the company effort of technology innovation and improvement of quality engineering best practices

The Person 

  • Bachelor's or Master in Electrical Engineering 
  • Minimum five years PV Engineering experience on solar photovoltaic utility scale ( > 10 MW)
  • In depth knowledge of PV systems equipment ( modules , inverters, trackers, MV transfos, etc)
  • Strong knowledge with all industry standard modeling software, (PVSyst), CAD and other applicable software, in addition to MS Excel, MS Project, and the MS Office suite
  • Rigorous, autonomous , agile, hands on 
  • Good communication skills, team player and used to work in fast changing conditions