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Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer

  • Location

    United States of America

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Samantha Molloy

  • Contact email:

    sam.molloy@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Job ref:

    SPE01

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-19

  • Consultant:

    Samantha Molloy

******Remote-based position: Ideally located in Canada (Ontario preferred) or

United States (east of Mississippi preferred)******

The Project Engineer will lead and manage the engineering related aspects of Solar and Solar + Storage projects under development in both the US and Canada, including interconnection processes, energy assessments & performance analysis, project layout & site design, equipment review & procurement, construction and operation assumptions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and Lead project interconnection applications with the utilities to secure queue positions.

  • Determination of potential solar energy system sizing for both facility-mounted & ground-mounted solar systems by way of remote and on-site assessments

  • Managing third-party contractors to gather detailed structural, civil, geotechnical & electrical information for proposed project sites

  • Lead and work with consultants on the modelling of solar energy production using software suites such as PVSyst and Helioscope

  • Lead and work with Consultants on the Modeling of energy storage systems using software suites such as PVSyst, ESyst, ESVT, etc.

  • Analysis of project requirements and recommendation of appropriate energy storage technology & optimal energy storage system sizing

  • Determination of most appropriate project components for project optimization (ie: modules, inverters, racking, balance of supplies, etc.) based on project requirements, restrictions & client preferences

  • Preparation of preliminary solar energy system civil, electrical & mechanical designs, including foundation/mounting plans, racking & module layouts, and single line diagrams

  • Working with third-party consultants to review preliminary designs & produce final issued-for-construction drawings

  • Lead technology selection, procurement initiatives, and project dependencies to ensure targeted development and construction outcomes are achieved (i.e., projects delivered safely, on-time, and on-budget).

  • Lead role in construction of projects and project delivery efforts.

  • Prepare and participate in required transaction approval documentation and presentations for senior management and the Board.

  • Support Development staff with engineering related inputs and considerations such as constructability review, equipment assumptions, layout considerations and value engineering feedback.

  • Support renewable energy site identification and assessment. Utilize various siting tools to identify and review greenfield opportunities to support the company’s greenfield pipeline goals.

  • Develop, clarify, and manage project scope, project execution plans, track and manage contract deliverables, HS&E requirements, insurance needs and QA/QC plans.

  • Assist in RFP responses and/or sales processes.

  • Support continuous improvement of our key development principles as well as identifying new opportunities to improve project execution and operational efficiencies.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering. P.Eng in Canada or US.

  • Minimum 5+ years of project engineering experience in power generation or similar industry.

  • Experience with utility interconnection processes. NYISO, PJM and MISO preferred.

  • Experience with Solar and Energy storage production & performance assessments and site design

  • Possess excellent, hands-on project management skills and demonstrated efficiency in providing project development support on multiple concurrent projects.

  • Experience with all aspects of project engineering, construction, and integration to operations.

  • Extensive knowledge of renewable technologies and energy storage.

  • Existing network of contacts and partners in the solar market preferred.

LOCATION/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Flexibility for a remote location. Ideally located in Canada (Ontario preferred) or United States (east of Mississippi preferred). The successful candidate will be expected to align their working hours in Central or Eastern times zones.

  • Ability to travel within the United States and Canada. Travel required may be up to 20%.

  • As required by a project’s lifecycle and operational requirements, ability to work extended hours.

  • Work is generally carried out in a home office environment, at remote project development sites, operating facilities, and outdoors (with exposure to various weather conditions).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to proactively plan, schedule, track, monitor, and advance project activities, all supported by excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated efficiency in leading project development on multiple, concurrent projects involving different functional teams with varying deadlines.

  • Exceptional communication, and conflict/issue resolution skills, with the ability to proactively identify and strategically work to resolve challenging situations with confidence.

  • Knowledge of MS Office, including Project, Word, Excel, GIS/mapping systems and document management systems. Experience with PVSyst, Heliosope, ESyst, AutoCAD, etc.

  • Willingness to learn standard commercial contract language to eventually become comfortable reading, interpreting, and enforcing contract terms.

  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.

  • Strong work ethic and high integrity.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion and have the confidence to ask questions to ensure clear and strategic action.