Senior Electrical Engineer

Posted 21 February 2023
Salary $DOE
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameHannah Glasheen

Job description

​The Green Recruitment Company has partnered with a global leader in the renewable energy space that is look for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join their rapidly growing team!


Provides high level engineering to develop conceptual and detailed designs of utility scale renewable power plants (wind & solar) and battery storage systems. Aids in operations support of renewable power generation projects; while supporting development, engineering, and construction of projects.


  • Serves as lead electrical engineer on multiple complex renewable energy projects.

  • Designs and/or reviews the design of utility interconnection substation and renewable power generation facilities including power transformers, medium voltage switchgear, protection and control systems, reactive compensation equipment, grounding and lighting protection, low and medium voltage ac and dc cable systems, and plant auxiliary equipment.

  • Reviews result of design studies of the AC substation and collection systems and performs and reviews Load Flow and Short Circuit analyses, DC and AC loss calculations, cable ampacity studies, and AC/DC cable sizing to establish equipment ratings, optimize designs, and establish operating parameters to achieve a safe, well-engineered, and cost-effective project.

  • Develops and reviews construction drawings and documentation to effectively communicate electrical installation details to construction teams.

  • Prepares and reviews specifications and construction documents for low, medium, and high voltage electrical power facilities to identify design and performance requirements for procurement of electrical materials and equipment.

  • Performs technical review of proposed equipment to ensure acceptability to company, client and industry standards.

  • Supports estimating of company developed and 3rd party projects by creating preliminary designs for proposed projects and quantity counts for estimating electrical equipment costs.

  • Provides input to team members working on other areas of the project to include grounding systems, substations, transmission and medium voltage collection system, SCADA, and foundation design.

  • Prepares and analyzes weekly project updates for electrical engineering design progress for project management.

  • Performs assignment and progress tracking of tasks for team members and subconsultants.

  • Present, support, and lead-by-example with a safety and quality-oriented attitude.

  • Provides support to construction during the construction and commissioning phases.

  • Perform factory visits to assess quality and materials for adherence to specifications.

  • Visits sites as needed during pre-construction and construction to support project needs.

  • Reviews work instructions periodically to ensure compliance with industry and client standards.

  • Develops new methods and standards for Group design activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent (equivalent is 10 years of experience).

  • Professional Engineer (PE or P. Eng.).

  • 10+ years’ experience in the power generation industry with EPC experience.

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

  • Advanced level of knowledge in:

  • Power Systems Analysis, load flow and short circuit modeling

  • Reactive compensation evaluation

  • DC and AC Electrical Design

  • Design for Constructability

  • US and Canadian Industry Standards

  • Preparation of Equipment Specifications

  • Medium to High Voltage Substation Design

  • Overhead and Underground MV and HV Design Concepts

  • Grounding System Design Concepts

  • Project Scheduling Concepts

  • Detailed Design Software:

  • MathCAD

  • Fundamental understanding of CAD concepts

  • Fundamental knowledge of power system software such as CYMCAP, DIgSILENT, SKM, and ETAP

  • Basic knowledge of grounding software like WinIGS or CDEGS

  • Knowledge of Dynamic Modeling Software such as PSS/E

  • Must have a valid current driver’s license and be eligible for corporate vehicle insurance.

  • Ability to travel 5 to 15%.