Project Development Engineer – PV Design (MA)

CS Energy

The Project Development Engineer will be working with our Development and Engineering teams to support the development of high-quality and efficient solar PV projects. The Project Development Engineer will work within the development team to evaluate, analyze, and design in-house development projects. Responsibilities include evaluation of prospective sites for solar projects; analysis of existing internal or 3rd party PV designs; solar energy system design and layout with a major focus on optimizing projects for highest development financial returns; interconnection design and equipment selection; energy production analysis; interconnection application preparation; interfacing with applicable utilities and ISO throughout the interconnection process; participating in meetings with project stakeholders to support technical topics; originating and implementing creative and innovative engineering, equipment, and technical solutions to overcome challenges encountered during development; and process management.

The Project Development Engineer should be a creative problem solver, effective communicator, and team player. The position will require superior cross-functional skills including close coordination with CS Energy’s project development, estimating, and engineering teams in addition to interfacing with 3rd party consultants and other project stakeholders with the end goal of improving the quality and value of CS Energy’s in-house development projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Review and evaluate new site opportunities for development suitability based on internal guidelines for various project types and general engineering and construction best practices

Review and evaluate existing PV designs for internal or 3rd party designs for red-flags, inefficiencies, or opportunities for cost-savings

Develop layouts and electrical design packages for solar PV systems at various levels of detail for internal review, interconnection applications, stakeholder discussions, or permitting submissions

Support project financing via technical due diligence requests and interfacing with financiers’ engineers.

Perform energy production modeling for our development projects and to help establish the most optimal project design that maximizes development value.

Provide value engineering solutions during development, pre-construction and construction phases

Coordinate with civil, electrical, environmental, and structural engineering firms to obtain detailed civil and environmental design packages from third party vendors/firms that meet all contractual and permitting requirements

Develop single-line and three-line diagrams with required electrical details for solar PV systems in accordance with NEC, IEEE, NESC, utility interconnection tariffs and requirements, and local AHJ as necessary

Lead the project interconnection approval process as the primary point of contact with the interconnecting utilities and ISOs from the application process through final design approval

Attend meetings with clients, State and local permitting authorities, other project stakeholders, subcontractors, and vendors regarding engineering and technical issues related to the solar PV system

Develop technical specifications and scopes of work for engineering firms and contractors

Coordinate electrical integration and interconnection of energy storage systems

Mentor and train team members on project design, interconnection, and energy modeling

Requirements

A 4-year degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical preferred)

4 or more years solar PV design, design/build, or EPC field experience

Experience in electrical interconnection design & coordination (LV & MV)

Experience in high voltage design and coordinate (highly desired)

Proficiency in AutoCAD and PVSYST

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional is an advantage

PE License is an advantage

Proficiency in ETAP, ASPEN, PSSE, or SKM power system analysis software is an advantage

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.

An offer of employment is conditional upon complying with CS Energys requirements including, but not limited to signing a separate disclosure and consent form prior to any background check.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

CS Energy does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters and/or third parties in response to our job postings. Any unsolicited resumes become property of CS Energy and we reserve the right to pursue and hire any such candidate

ABOUT US

CS Energy is an industry-leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) renewable energy company that develops, designs and builds optimized solar, energy storage, and emerging energy projects. CS Energy has successfully designed and installed over 1.5 GW of solar and 500 MWh of energy storage projects across the United States. Owned by American Securities, a leading US private equity firm, CS Energy leverages strong relationships with solar developers, IPPs, utilities, off-takers, suppliers, and landowners to help our customers streamline the project development process, lower project costs, and create value for all stakeholders as a trusted long-term partner.

CS Energy has achieved its success through attracting and retaining highly talented and motivated individuals who are passionate about the company’s success. We recognize the value of diversity and are committed to protecting, training, enriching, and empowering our team members as they grow their careers in the renewable energy space.

We work hard, are mindful of our social and environmental responsibilities, and continuously give back to our local communities. Our commitment is based on the following principles: safety, quality, integrity, collaboration, expertise, and diversity. We are proud to be continually awarded as a great place to work by nationally recognized programs based on employee feedback.

Benefits

CS Energy provides great benefits to our valued employees.

CS Energy does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

CS Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

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