Solar Engineering Manager
CA-Sacramento, CA-Walnut Creek, CO-Denver, KS-Overland Park, NC-Cary
Date published: 13-Oct-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Power
Business Plan: ENG
With hundreds of experienced staff, 40 years of experience, and over a thousand completed projects, Black & Veatch is a leader in the renewable energy industry. From planning and consulting through engineering and construction, we offer solutions for all major renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, biomass, hydro, marine energy, solar thermal, and geothermal.<br><br>Black & Veatch has been actively engaged in the solar industry for decades, including involvement in nearly half of the utility-scale PV plants currently operating in North America (on a MW basis). We are owner’s engineer for some of the largest solar projects in the world, and we have provided construction monitoring services on over 4,500 MW of solar PV facilities.
Functions in a supervisory role primarily for PV Solar renewable energy projects. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.
With hundreds of experienced staff, 40 years of experience, and over a thousand completed projects, Black & Veatch is a leader in the renewable energy industry. From planning and consulting through engineering and construction, we offer solutions for all major renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, biomass, hydro, marine energy, solar thermal, and geothermal.
Black & Veatch has been actively engaged in the solar industry for decades, including involvement in nearly half of the utility-scale PV plants currently operating in North America (on a MW basis). We are owner’s engineer for some of the largest solar projects in the world, and we have provided construction monitoring services on over 4,500 MW of solar PV facilities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Engineering Production: Prepares a variety of engineering deliverables for PV Solar projects. Performs research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work. Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems. Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments. Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects. Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project. Performs as the electrical Responsible Engineer of record for renewable project work. This includes studies, proposals and execution of the work.
Project Coordination: Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on projects. Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines. Assist Project Management in the development and review of monthly project reports
Client Focus: Responsible for identification of key client interests and drivers on projects. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on projects. Focuses on client's current needs and situations. Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities.
Engineering Standards: Proactively provides guidance and direction to developing professionals on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies. Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines.
Quality / Continuous Improvement: Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with B&V quality program. Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality. Provides guidance and direction to others. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in PV Solar. Supports multiple projects on the technical challenges. Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring. Provide technical advice regarding solar photovoltaic design and related equipment.
People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring): Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions. Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support): Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline. Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs.
Administrative: Administrative responsibilities may include office administration. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 11 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Professional Registration (PE) as a licensed electrical engineer is strongly preferred
• Specific knowledge of solar energy technologies is required.
• Competence with the NEC is required.
• Experience performing related duties in the solar or related energy industry on multiple PV solar projects.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly through formal reports, presentations, memoranda and email.
• Must be able to function equally well in collaborative, multi-discipline teams, and self-directed independent assignments.
• Must be self-motivated, with an ability to balance multiple projects while working under tight deadlines.
• Must have experience with multiple solar energy projects, and specific experience with all major electrical equipment in a solar power plant.
• Willingness to work in multiple technologies related to renewable energy Experience with utility interconnection procedures and processes a bonus.
• Experience designing medium and low voltage power distribution systems.