Senior PV Design Engineer

CS Energy Edison , NJ 08817

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Senior PV Engineer will be working with our Engineering, Operations, Estimating, and Business Development teams to design high-quality and efficient solar PV systems. The Senior PV Engineer will play an integral and active role in helping CS Energy acquire new business and execute in-house projects. Responsibilities include solar energy system design and layout; interconnection design and equipment selection; energy production analysis; engineering support during construction, evaluating future technologies; and developing internal intellectual property products and offerings.

The Senior PV Engineer should be a diligent engineer, effective communicator and team player. The position will require superior cross-functional skills including close coordination with CS Energy's estimating, operations, and business development teams in addition to interfacing with customers and other project stakeholders with the end goal of providing a superior product in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed layouts and electrical design packages for solar PV systems that meet all contractual, code, and permitting requirements

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

  • Coordinate with civil and structural engineering firms to obtain detailed civil and structural 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 from the application process through final design approval

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

  • Coordinate and obtain SCADA designs for solar PV systems from third party monitoring companies

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

  • Strong working knowledge in single phase and three phase low and medium voltage power distribution equipment selection and specification

  • Strong working knowledge in performing power system protection and coordination studies

  • Experience in power distribution equipment acceptance testing activities involving control system checks, protective devices and schemes, grounding systems, regulators, electrical transformers, circuit breakers

  • Experience with technical specification writing on general power equipment and engineering design

  • Coordinate electrical integration and interconnection of energy storage systems

  • Mentor and train team members on project design, interconnection and energy modelling

  • Potential to lead the project pre-sales design and coordination process

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