Senior Development Engineer
713 999 8011
about 2 months ago
Seeking for a Senior Development Engineer to drive solar PV and integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) project development across the US and Internationally, with the goal of increasing our portfolio of owner-operated commercial, industrial and utility scale renewable power plants.
The Sr. Development Engineer will work with a team to qualify new solar and battery storage project opportunities, perform technical due diligence on project practicality, and respond to RFPs from utilities, municipalities and others for the procurement of renewable energy. Project work will be focused on preliminary design evaluation, coordinating closely with the Business Development, Execution and Finance teams.
The successful candidate will have a depth of experience in the design, engineering and analysis of photovoltaic systems and battery storage systems, ranging in capacity from 2MW to 500MW. Experience in proposal generation and financial metrics for PV systems and Power Purchase Agreements is preferred.
The position is remote with up to 15% travel to project locations and partner offices in:
New York City, NY
Salt Lake City, UT, and
San Francisco, CA.
We will consider applicants from anywhere within the US. The Development teams are split between a Western, Eastern, and Central region and DG & M&A.
Business Development Support
Energy production modeling for projects in development (PVSYST, Helioscope, Plant Predict)
Battery dispatch modeling for projects in development (Excel, Matlab)
Site evaluation (remote and in-person) for project suitability
Project pricing and value engineering exercises with an Estimator
Create preliminary plant designs, site layouts, single lines.
Recommend primary project equipment (inverters, PV modules, racking, batteries, etc.)
Technical diligence for new project opportunities, assessing accuracy and feasibilityof third-party provided production estimates, site plans, product documentation and meteorological data
Support for RFPs, Greenfield Development, and Acquisition conceptual to 30% design studies
Development of technical deliverables for RFP responses and proposals, both by self-performing, and coordinating external consultants
Growth and Leadership
Improve and develop processes and productsfor more accurate and efficient evaluation of projects
Work with team on changing trends in project development
Work on and expand vendor review and approval process, leveraging the Procurement team
Participate in the growth planning process by contributing to continuous process improvement task forces and other strategic planning activities
Contributing to innovation
Skills and Qualifications
Proficiency with MS Office applications, advanced Excel skills
Undergraduate degree in engineering or equivalent technical field
5+ years of experience in renewable energy project development, design, analysis and construction
Proficiency with common renewable energy system modeling tools and packages, such as PVSYST, HOMER, SAM, Helioscope and Plant Predict
Proficiency with common CAD tools such as AutoCAD
Proficiency with utility power systems
Master’s degree in engineering (MS) or business (MBA)
NABCEP PV Installation Professional or PV Design Specialist certification
OSHA 10hr or comparable job-site safety certification
Spanish language skills