The Sr. Project Engineer will have 5+ years in a PV design engineering role for commercial and/or utility scale solar PV projects. They will be responsible for all project engineering activities of several concurrent projects from client commitment, through construction and commissioning, and finally to handoff to O&M/Asset Management.

Essential Responsibilities

- The Sr. Project Engineer 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

- 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

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

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

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

- Ensures client focused execution of all engineering activities

- Create designs and solutions that optimize economics and production

- Train and guide junior engineering staff

Required Qualifications

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

- Familiar with the National Electric Code and standard construction practices as they relate to the solar PV industry in the commercial and utility scale markets

- Deep knowledge of the solar industry design and installation standards roof-top, ground-mount and carport solar PV projects

- Familiarity with the solar project lifecycle

- Demonstrated experience designing C&I PV projects in various utility territories and permitting jurisdictions

- Experience specifying low and medium voltage electrical equipment typical for commercial and utility PV systems

- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (power systems focus desired) or equivalent

- AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Qualifications

- Experience conducting arc-flash, arc-fault and coordination studies using ETAP or SKM

- Relay protection design and programming (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories)

- Experience specifying, installing and configuring PV monitoring systems

- Professional Engineer Licensure

- NABCEP PV Installer Certification

Additional Eligibility Requirement  DSD will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

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About Us Distributed Solar Development (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD creates significant value for our commercial, industrial and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE with a 120+ year legacy of innovation, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own and maintain. To learn more, visit Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Distributed Solar Development is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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