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Electrical Engineer

Reno, NV
Company Description

Ormat serves the changing world of electricity generation, distributed generation and demand management by enabling a comprehensive umbrella of solutions starting from energy and demand response management and energy storage systems. We provide grid operators with the power to enhance grid performance, stability and responsiveness Ė while delivering capacity at the right time and the right price.

We also provide commercial, industrial and municipality clients with reliability and power quality solutions as well as peak shaving and demand charge management solutions to lower their utility bill and, in the unregulated markets, provide ancillary market services to generate revenue.

Leveraging the skills of Ormat Technologies and Viridity Energy Solutions teams of energy solutions and storage experts, we have an extensive track record of successfully delivering projects in the US electricity markets.

Job Description

The Electrical Engineer provides technical support, design, technical evaluations and Electrical Project Engineering support for the Electricity Segment Power Plants. This responsibility involves a wide range of complex issues and small to medium capital improvement projects.† The position requires proficiency in applying sound electrical engineering principles and a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment.

Perform power system studies including arc flash studies at both new and operating facilities.
Support the Plants and the Projects teams in developing scope, electrical design, and budgets for facility capital improvement projects.
Assist with the ordering of equipment and services by preparing equipment specifications and reviewing and commenting on supplier information.
Develop procedures related to equipment maintenance, inspection and testing.
Provide engineering field support for maintenance and testing activities.† Review, evaluate, and track equipment test results.
Provide engineering field support during planned and/or forced outages.
Provide engineering field support for equipment failures.† Conduct root cause analysis of equipment failures.† Develop solutions and corrective actions based on the analysis.
Ensure that electrical systems meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
Schedules and coordinates field related activities in conjunction with Power Plant Management.
Strictly adhere to and enforce all safety procedures.
Must be able to travel extensively (at least 30% of working time) to other Power Plant locations, including rural areas to work on projects.
Other duties and projects as assigned by management.

Bachelorís Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
5+ years of engineering experience in power generation, utility, mining, or heavy industrial.
PE certification preferred.
Experience designing low and medium voltage power distribution systems including calculating equipment ratings, cable sizes, protection settings, etc.
Experience using electrical system modeling software (ETAP preferred).
Experience with AutoCAD.
Working knowledge of NERC Standards as applicable to Generator Owners and Generator Operators.
Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
Must have a high degree of initiative, ability to work with minimal or no supervision and a high level of confidentiality.
Must be able to manage multiple projects.
Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations.
Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties.
Must possess at any time a valid driverís license with a driving record acceptable to ORMATís auto insurance carrier.
Physical Requirements

Must be able to work in plant operating areas including exposure to noise, vibrations, heat, and cold
Must be able to wear any required protective equipment, as required by safety procedures and regulations
Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms and walkways and work in confined spaces
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward position

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