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Solar Engineers-Virginia (Electrical, Civil, Mechanical)

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Top Required Skills
1) Engineering degree; Electrical preferred or civil/mechanical.
2) Knowledge of utility scale solar
3) Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously
4) Demonstrated experience with reading and writing technical/construction specifications

The client is increasing its annual installed solar generating capacity from about 300MWac to 1,000MWac per year. The Project Construction organization includes creating new natural & renewable gas and electric generating assets including nuclear, wind, solar, and gas turbine. The solar group is organized into several sequential teams; Development, Diligence, Pre-Construction, Execution, and Close-Out.

The Development Team oversees greenfield solar projects being developed by our client sufficiently for the project to be ready for competitive EPC Bidding. The Diligence Team oversees the EPC bidding process, capital budgeting, corporate governance, and EPC contract negotiation through execution. The Pre-Construction Team oversees the engineering and permitting phase including equipment selection. The Execution Team oversees construction of the facility and the Close-Out Team oversees completion of punch-list work once the facility is turned over to Operations.

The Project Engineer is a technical coordinator of engineering tasks.

Geotechnical Investigation by Dev Owners Engineer (OE)
Real Estate Survey: Boundary & Topo by Dev OE
Solar Site Design by Dev OE
Land Utilization by Dev OE
Review all Development Information submitted by Dev OE or acquired by external Developer
Review/Revise EPC Specifications
Energy Performance by OE
Coordinate Review of EPC Submittals by OE
Manage the Request for Information (RFI) process
Develop Project-Specific EPC Exhibits
Confirm project AC capacity and design for Interconnection
Review EPC proposals and identify spec deviations and exclusions from EPC bid required standards
Review EPC proposal site plans and technical data
Review EPC proposed spec changes with internal stakeholders (OPS, Environmental, Safety, Security etc.}
Review Zoning/Land Use Permit requirements
Provide and coordinate project information for EPC RFP process

Working Conditions: 10% Travel 90% Office, Project locations mostly in Virginia with occasional projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region and a few projects through the US.

Basic Qualifications: Minimum 5 years as project engineer or assisting a project manager in multi-functional teams in a matrix environment.

Education Required: Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical engineering degree.

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