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Job Title: Project Engineer - Solar Energy

Role Overview:

Seeking a motivated Utility Project Engineer to provide technical expertise throughout the project life cycle for utility-scale photovoltaic power plants across the United States. The role involves project-level technical diligence, optimization, project development engineering, construction support, and risk analysis. The ideal candidate has experience managing multiple concurrent projects and resources from a technical perspective.

  • Develop and optimize PV layouts considering land characteristics, permitting constraints, energy harvest optimization, constructability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Conduct energy modeling studies using tools like PVsyst to optimize production targets and align with financial goals.
  • Support and manage technical aspects of project development, including permitting, interconnection, communications, environmental, and topographical considerations.
  • Oversee design reviews of EPC drawings to ensure compliance with industry standards and commercial targets.
  • Maintain well-organized and documented project-specific technical deliverables.
  • Interface with independent engineers to ensure accurate and protective reports for project interests.
  • Provide construction RFI support as the owner’s engineer.
  • Offer technical leadership to support key stakeholders' interests.
  • Conduct site visits and inspections to support project completion.
  • Source and manage external consultants and partners, including developing Scope of Work documents, managing RFP processes, and controlling scope and schedule to obtain desired deliverables.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Strong interest in renewable energy fundamentals
  • 3+ years of experience in utility-scale PV system design and engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of total engineering experience in renewable energy or construction
  • Experience in providing engineering support for utility-scale PV projects through construction phases
  • Ability to view engineering and technical matters through a commercial lens
  • Willingness to travel approximately 15% of the time based on project requirements
  • Experience engaging with various project stakeholders, including investors, EPC partners, developers, and O&M partners
  • Proficiency in energy modeling, solar resource assessments, and advising stakeholders on production targets
  • Experience working with 3rd party Independent Engineering firms
  • Ability to identify cost or schedule drivers and implement actions to optimize budgets and completion schedules
This position is based in Washington, DC. We operate on a hybrid work schedule, requiring 3 days per week in the office during weeks when other work travel is not occurring.

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