Solar PV Design Engineer

Solar PV Design Engineer

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    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Harry Moncur

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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  • Consultant:

    Harry Moncur

TGRC are partenered with a leading IPP based in Germany who are looking for a Solar PV Design Engineer to lead on their commercial and utility scale projects.

The Role:

  • Design commercial and utility scale PV systems, including single line diagrams, array layouts, fence layout, road layout. Layouts to be performed in AutoCAD.
  • Perform string size calculations
  • Establish PV basis of design including module selection, string sizing, ground coverage ratio, inverter selection, inverter power factor requirements, inverter loading ratio, and cable sizing.
  • Perform energy performance modelling using PVsyst software.
  • Assess/survey site conditions and anticipate issues that may arise during construction.
  • Research and development in solar technology for new product development and stay current on new technological developments in the field.
  • Demonstrated structural, mechanical, and electrical design skills, ability to generate accurate, highly‐detailed construction drawings.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets and calculations to size PV systems.
  • Understanding of utility PPA and Interconnection requirements.
  • Assess project team and processes to identify how current technologies are being used, how to apply lean techniques, and identify potential areas for improvement.
  • Develop new technology evaluation methods and standards.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to tasks, particularly when analysing current technical tools, and evaluating tools.
  • Generates new ideas, goes beyond the status quo; recognizes the need for new or modified approaches.
  • Communicate field observations with design engineering to achieve design solutions.
  • Read technical articles and attend Solar PV training to keep up with latest products, design techniques, and construction strategies.
  • Stay on top of relevant changes of Electrical Codes in approx. 5 different countries.

The Individual:

  • Electrical Engineering or similar Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in PV system design, preferably utility scale.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD and related Autodesk software, MEP/REVIT, ETAP/SKM (desired) as well basic Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be proficient in PVsyst and related solar performance modelling software.
  • Demonstrated electrical, structural and mechanical design skills, and the ability to generate accurate, highly-detailed construction drawings.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate in a positive manner with project managers, other engineering/design team members, management and installation contractors to foster an environment of superior coordination.