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Solar Project Engineer

• Direct Utility Scale Solar construction or permitting experience
• Self-motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
• Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results

Good to Know Details:
• 2 weeks onsite and then 2 weeks remote repeating is the work schedule
• Work Address: 600 Canal, Richmond, VA
• When onsite eligible for daily per diem at $209/day
• Local candidates strongly preferred
• 40 hours per week with occasional overtime

Description

The Solar Project Engineer works cross-functionally with a diverse group of stakeholders, supporting engineering decisions and processes for new large commercial utility scale solar projects. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, comfortable wearing many hats, manage multiple projects concurrently and work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Looking for individuals who are talented and highly regarded within the industry, detail-oriented and have demonstrated the ability to work back from core customer needs. Consistently manages stakeholder expectations and multiple work scopes efficiently with high level of organization and attention to detail. The Solar Project Engineer is comfortable working with developers, engineers, local officials, real estate professionals, contractors and other external team members.

Responsibilities
• Work with technical and non-technical business owners/partners to overcome obstacles and deliver results
• Lead a collaborative development/pre-construction process for multiple new large commercial utility scale solar projects
• Manage resources to ensure prompt information transfer and contract adherence
• Provide detailed oversight and support of contractors and coordinate technical review of contractor-supplied deliverables through Request For Information (RFI) review and Owners Engineer (OE) support
• Support coordination between project teams, including construction, engineering, real estate, environmental, and project management, etc.
• Contributes to project completion related research, including state and local permitting and regulatory processes
• Establishes, maintains, and updates project specific files, databases, records, and other documents
• Provide engineering support for designated solar projects.
• This position serves as the primary interface between EPC contractor’s Engineer-of-Record, Dominion (internal) Engineering staff and the Owner’s Engineer, tracking the comment/review cycle for all RFI’s, Transmittals, Submittals, etc. throughout the course of the Project.
• Candidate will be required to review all EPC project correspondence, including daily/weekly/monthly report content and structure, to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
• Perform other duties as requested or assigned

Basic Qualifications
• 5-7 years related experience in land use, real estate and/or environmental (erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, wetlands protection) for large capital construction projects
• Have strong multi-tasking skills
• Experienced with Adobe Professional, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Full knowledge of local, state, and federal laws concerning permitting transmission and substation facilities
• Strong organizational skills are a must, with the ability to prioritize a large task load in a fast-paced environment
• Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to solve complex problems with full transparency and adequate documentation
• Must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
• BS engineering degree from accredited university

Preferred Qualifications
• Electrical or Civil Engineering Degree
• Direct Utility Scale Solar construction or permitting experience
• Self-motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
• Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results


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