We are seeking a talented and team-oriented individual to fill a position as a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer having significant experience with utility and commercial scale PV projects who can execute various levels of design, analysis, and project management.
The successful candidate will act as a technical backstop for our growing design team and must have the ability to provide insight and oversight throughout the entire design process from PV System designs to medium voltage interconnections. Utility-scale PV engineering experience is required.
The ideal candidate must have proven successful design and project management experience and is someone that can communicate effectively, work independently, manage multiple project related tasks at once, and collaborate with a remote team using a variety of software.
Energy Storage in addition to PV project experience is preferable.
Current P.E. licensure can be with any U.S. state with the willingness and ability to quickly acquire licensure in other states across the U.S. and adjacent territories. SEI Professional Services will provide licensure support and compensation for ongoing CEU classes.
This position is full-time as an employee of SEI Professional Services with the option to be remote or located near one of our offices in Colorado. Candidates will be evaluated as interest is received.
Lead and participate in the design and development of electrical plan sets, including site layouts, installation details, and single-line diagrams (PV, MV, Auxiliary Power, controls, etc.);
Hold weekly conference call meetings with system Owner/EPC to discuss project related items such as schedules, RFIs, submittals, and other design related issues etc. to keep projects moving forward;
Perform final reviews and PE approval for all electrical designs and equipment submittals;
Interface with utilities and coordinate the design of interconnections with licensed Engineers;
Oversee and supervise contractors and employees who are performing project tasks by providing technical support and guidance during execution;
Learn and enhance SEIE’s plan-set template, standards, and best practices;
Identify issues on projects and collaborate with the client, co-workers, and others to execute effective solutions;
Interact with team members, clients, vendors, installation contractors, and others to create efficient and cohesive designs;
Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs;
Attend weekly management staff meetings;
Use electrical software to perform electrical analysis and reports such as Arc Flash Analysis, Grounding Studies, Protective Coordination Studies, Short Circuit Analysis, etc.
Report the status of progress on each project on a weekly or daily basis as needed;
Appropriately request financial, legal and technical support as needed on projects and keep on schedule.
Occasionally provide estimates of time to perform tasks
Hold the highest level of integrity in every aspect of the work being performed
Have the willingness and ability to work remotely with a tightly integrated team of professionals.
Skills and Qualifications:
Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer;
High level understanding of National Electric Code (NEC) and other applicable codes;
Proven work experience in the Solar PV industry;
Medium voltage design and interconnection experience;
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional;
Proficient in AutoCAD;
Experience with PV system modeling software such as PVsyst, Helioscope and/or Homer desired;
Experience with SKM for electrical studies;
Energy storage system design experience;
Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner, and to act as a project leader of a PV design team;
Ability to manage sub-station engineers and sub-consultants performing that task;
Ability to take initiative and meet project timelines;
Ability to efficiently manage multiple consecutive project tasks and requests;
Must hold a NCEES record or be willing to quickly establish one.
Company provided health care. SEIPS provides a premium health care policy and covers half (50%) of the premium costs per month;
The employee shall also be entitled to a health insurance stipend if they do not opt into Company provided health insurance;
Employee shall have access to take online classes at Solar Energy International for professional development in the PV industry;
Annual office equipment stipend;
Task related computer software, both in the cloud and on the desktop (i.e. AutoCAD, Helioscope, access to company cloud services, etc);
Compensation for annual CEU classes for P.E. licensure maintenance;
Assistance in creation and/or maintenance of NCEES record;
P.E. licensure application and ongoing renewal activities (actual license fees are not included).
Based on Experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About SEI Professional Services
SEI Professional Services is a Colorado based engineering firm in the photovoltaic industry. We are comprised of electrical, civil, and structural engineers with a compliment of contractors who provide quality assurance inspections on commercial and utility-scale PV systems.
SEI Professional Services is the partner consulting firm of Solar Energy International (SEI) and a trusted partner for the highest quality services in the industry. SEI trains you and we design your systems so they are the most reliable, safe and cost-effective.