Electrical Design Engineer

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Electrical Design Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago
Reference: DH12
Contact Name: Dale Howell
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Job Published: May 10, 2016 09:54

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the design and grid connection of rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV installations.
  • The work will be provided to installation contractors, interconnecting utilities, permitting authorities, clients and building owners to serve as the complete design of the solar PV systems.
  • Collaborating with the Project Development and Project Management departments who will request your support to develop, design and optimise the projects.
  • Evaluate existing facilities and building electrical systems including distribution equipment, premise wiring and utility supply infrastructure to inform PV System Design.
  • Designs PV system electrical components  
  • Assemble system drawing sets in AutoCAD
  • Prepares bill of materials for projects
  • Coordinates with local jurisdiction and utilities to confirm compliance with applicable codes and to secure necessary permit and interconnection approval.
  • Documents completed installations for clients as-build drawings for purpose of operations and maintenance
  • Regularly travels to perform site surveys throughout the USA which will include working with heights, roof inspection
  • Remain up-to-date on new technologies and regulatory conditions including battery codes, fire codes, utility requirements, vendor qualifications, industry best practices, safety standards, and relevant standards development.

Key Requirements:

  • Pursuing Electrical Power Systems P.E licence
  • BS Electrical Engineering degree or related technical degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position, designing electrical systems and producing construction drawing sets and documentation including wire sizing, protection system coordination, grounding systems, relay schematic and settings design, equipment specification, etc.
  • Familiar with National Electric Code and other design codes
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Take ownership of projects
  • Self-motivated with ability to work well within a team environment
  • Proficiency in design tools such as AutoCAD is required
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licence
  • Travel required – upto 25%

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