Role Summary

The Sr. Project Engineer – Performance will have 5+ years in PV engineering and project performance analysis for commercial and/or utility scale solar PV projects. This role shares its responsibilities between traditional project engineering tasks and developing and maintaining project performance standards working with development engineering, O&M, and Asset Management.  Additionally, this role will be the lead on project performance/production testing and will mentor the other project engineers on these topics. 

Remote working options may be considered.

Essential Responsibilities

Ø  The Sr. Project Engineer – Performance is the main point of contact for all engineering for their projects and performs electrical design along with coordination of civil and/or structural engineering, as necessary

Ø  Responsible for creation of 30/60/90, Issued for Permit (IFP), and Issued for Construction (IFC) drawing sets for permitting, specifying and quoting equipment, supervising the construction activities and resolving any issues that arise

Ø  Specification of all project equipment along with timely management of submittals and requests for information (RFIs) during construction

Ø  Ability to work effectively on multiple projects in various stages of construction at the same time

Ø  Demonstrated ability to economically and efficiently solve design and construction issues in the field

Ø  Ensures client focused execution of all engineering activities

Ø  Create designs and solutions that optimize economics and production

Ø  Functions as main point of contact for all project acceptance/capacity testing and any production guarantees and subsequent testing

Ø  Responsible for reviewing performance related items during project due diligence to ensure company performance standards are being upheld

Ø  Works with the origination and development engineering teams to implement best practices to maintain competitiveness

Ø  Attends trainings to stay current on best production modeling and testing techniques

Ø  Assist Asset Management in identifying root cause of underperformance issues and coordinates with project engineering, commissioning, and project management to implement corrective actions

Ø  Develops preventative and corrective action methods and metrics to be utilized by Asset Management during fleet operation and maintenance

Ø  Implement feedback loop using project startup and ongoing performance to inform upfront equipment and design decisions

Ø  Assist engineering team on development and project requirements

Ø  Train and guide junior staff

Sr. Project Engineer Required Qualifications

Ø  Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical preferred)

Ø  5+ years of project engineering for commercial, industrial, and utility-scale PV systems

Ø  Strong oral and written communication skills

Ø  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Ø  Demonstrated experience with PVSyst production estimates and the associated system inputs

Ø  Expert experience with ASTM Capacity Testing and Weather Adjusted Production Testing

Ø  Demonstrated experience with DAS/SCADA systems, AlsoEnergy preferred

Ø  Strong background in probability and statistics

Ø  Deep data analytical skills

Ø  PE License a plus