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Electrical Engineer (Utility scale PV plant)

Company: Precision Talent
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Position Summary The electrical engineer position is responsible for designing solar power and energy storage plant projects. The electrical engineer takes electrical engineering ownership of the project during the design phase and serves as a subject matter expert to the project engineer during the construction phase (with the actual work being performed by a third-party builder/installer). Projects are utility scale, typically 10MW and larger, but may also include some smaller commercial and industrial (C&I) installations. The electrical engineer also has a role in the permitting process, ensuring designs are code compliant and achieve permitting authority approval in their discipline. The role also includes reviewing and certifying bills of material (BOM) for project procurement. The electrical engineer participates in design reviews, constructability reviews, value engineering, engineering studies, system commissioning, cost analysis, and review as-built drawings for Erthos projects. The electrical engineer reports to the Head of Solar Architecture (VP Engineering equivalent). Key Responsibilities Design and optimize the electrical portion of utility-scale solar power plants and solar + storage plants Coordinate designs with that of other discipline engineers (civil, structural, etc.) Perform required calculations (cable ampacity, load analysis, earthing, grounding and bonding, instrumentation and controls, lighting, lightning protection, telecommunications, distribution boards, protection relays and systems, metering, battery charging and controls, panel logic diagrams, panel IO lists, cable diagrams, etc.) supporting material selection and permitting Interface with high voltage design teams (internal and/or external) Detail required specifications for plant equipment, including inverters, transformers, enclosures, power supplies, etc.) Perform the electrical engineering due diligence of solar projects in the development stage (permitting, interconnection, technical requirements, etc.) Write related quality standards for installation, testing, and commissioning Produce compliant electrical plans for submission to local authorities having jurisdiction for permits, and Issue for Construction drawings for third-party builders. Perform other related duties as required. Skills & Qualifications Bachelors degree in Electrical engineering or similar Professional Engineer strongly preferred Detailed knowledge of construction principles and processes Strong math and analytical skills with attention to detail Solid interpersonal and communication skills 2+ years experience in solar or related industry Have a firm understanding of the tradeoffs and advantages of design approaches and technology, such as string vs. central inverters, cable saving strategies, DC: AC ratio, parasitic loads, etc. AutoCAD knowledge and experience required Knowledge of power factor control systems such as capacitor banks, STATCOM, etc. Knowledge of utility-scale energy storage technology and battery energy storage system (BESS) software Strong understanding of PV electrical, stringing, electrical gear sizing, single line, cable schedules creation. Ability to maintain and communicate internal operations timelines and requirements Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be a team player and work collaboratively with other departments within Erthos Passion for clean and renewable energy, and a commitment to quality and consistency. Location : HQ in Tempe, AZ (must be local; relocation budget restricted) Job Type: Full-time Pay: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Disability insurance Flexible schedule Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: Monday to Friday Supplemental Pay: Bonus pay Application Question(s): Are you currently located in Arizona? Do you have utility-scale solar and/or solar+storage design experience? Education: Bachelor's (Required) Experience: large scale solar plant design: 2 years (Preferred) Willingness To Travel: 25% (Required) Work Location: One location Company's website: www.erthos.com Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible Work Remotely: No COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process Social distancing guidelines in place Virtual meetings Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Company Description Headquartered in Ventura County Ca with remote executive recruiters all over the United States , weve become one of the most successful, privately-owned recruitment and workforce management solutions firms. Whether youre looking for your next career opportunity or the perfect candidate for a job, our recruiting experts are here to help. We specialize in placing professionals within the following industries: Tech-Healthcare- Construction- Engineering-Financial Services

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