Solar-Wind Electrical Project Engineer 2019-10-12 15 views


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The Electrical Project Engineer supports Electrical Engineering Project Manager(s) in managing engineering service agreements, engineering documentation, change orders, invoices, schedules, project design, and other work as necessary to support the execution of wind, solar, and energy storage facilities. You will also assist Electrical Engineering Project Manager(s) to oversee, guide, and manage the work of third-party consultants. Additionally, you will promote environmental stewardship and a health and safety-focused culture within the Engineering group.

Main accountabilities:

  • Manage deliverables for projects and upload to applicable systems as necessary to support design, OSE RFPs, ESA RFPs, BoP RFPs, construction, and turn over to Operations
  • Provide support to operating facilities as needed
  • Assist Electrical Engineering Project Manager(s) to ensure that the electrical portion of the estimated Balance of Plant cost (CAPEX) is optimized by providing accurate project layouts and major quantity takeoffs with safety, constructability, and operability needs reflected
  • Provide the preliminary internal engineering needed to support the Development pipeline including providing preliminary high-level design drawings and HV facility siting support
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work related to electrical design including wind turbine micro-siting, solar project siting, DC and AC collection system, project substatin, generator lead line, interconnection switchyard, civil design interface related to junction box placement along access road route, civil design interface related to crossing exhibit and agreement, interconnection studies, and generator interconnection agreement
  • Assist Electrical Engineering Project Manager(s) to manage electrical engineering agreements including collection system, project substation, generator lead line, P&C / SCADA/ AFHA, special studies, and main power transformer consultants
  • Assist Electrical Engineering Project Manager(s) to ensure timely and accurate production of quality electrical engineering plans, studies, and specifications while maintaining compliance with department, project, company, and industry requirements and standards
  • Interpret, review, and occasionally prepare plans, calculations, specifications, drawings, and documents related to engineering and construction pertaining to electrical infrastructure of the project
  • Validate bill of quantities for project deliverables
  • Conduct and support value-engineering studies of alternative design approaches and maintain documentation
  • Lead or participate in project meetings and conference calls related to project engineering and construction
  • Attend monthly project construction meetings to maintain current knowledge of project status and to provide support to achieve on-time project completion
  • Monitor responses to requests for information and submittals on projects under engineering and construction to ensure timely response
  • Ensure that final construction documentation (i.e., “As-Builts”) accurately reflects the installed facility and is complete for all project work
  • Manage updates to engineering scopes of work, exhibits, design guides, specifications, schedules, budgets, lessons learned, and other templates
  • Serve as an interface between the Engineering group and internal clients including Transmission & Interconnection, Development, Construction, Operations, Environmental, Estimation, Energy Assessment, Health & Safety, Procurement, Legal, and Central Technical Direction to facilitate interdepartmental relationships
  • Upload design and other documents to applicable system to support engineering designs, OSE RFPs, BoP RFPs, Construction, and turn over to Operations
  • Support the tracking of continuous efforts, preliminary engineering, engineering design schedules, invoices, engineering service RFPs, and BoP RFPs
  • Manage independent engineering deliverables to support tax equity funding
  • Assist with investigations of electrical related issues (physical as well as protection and SCADA related matter) at operational projects including root cause analyses
  • Collaborate with Operations and Asset Management to ensure that designs capture operational experience and needs
  • Support engineering team in tracking previous agreements and as-built files
  • Prepare various reports for management on regular intervals
  • Create and maintain databases as necessary to streamline internal processes
  • Maintain and foster contacts with consulting engineers
  • Occasionally participate in meetings with utility and independent system operator and guide project discussions
  • Provide support on meeting the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and help with compliance procedures and reports as required by regional auditors
  • Conduct event analysis procedures of protection system operations to determine misoperation status in support of meeting FERC or NERC requirements including the development and implementation of corrective operational plans for relay misoperation
  • Additional duties as required

Direct reports: None

Project Electrical Engineering CAPEX budget

Up to 50%

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 2 – 4 years of design and engineering experience
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure is preferred
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification is required
  • Renewable energy experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera preferred
  • Knowledge of transmission systems, medium and high voltage substation electrical equipment, underground distribution systems, dynamics and stability modeling of power tools, the interconnection request process, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, lightning protection, grounding grids, relay protection schemes, and applicable industry standards and codes including Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • Understanding of all applicable aspects of the electrical engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of power system software is preferred

Behavioral requirements:

  • Strong technical, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational commitment and high attention to detail
  • Strong level of initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic vision
  • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support on multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to plan, schedule, track, and monitor project progress and budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching while on project sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Walking: Ability to walk several miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on project sites
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
  • Travel: Sufficient schedule flexibility to travel frequently

Travel Required

Yes. Up to 50%




Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering.



2-4 years: 2 – 4 years of design and engineering experience

Licenses & Certifications


Engineer in Training


Professional Engineer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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