Black & Veatch Solar PV Performance Engineer/Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa
Solar PV Performance Engineer/Consultant
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 46164
Job Title : Solar PV Performance Engineer/Consultant
Location : KCP, USVRTL
Business Unit Sector : COR-POWER-PROJECTS SERVICES
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
Acts as a member of Black & Veatch's Solar PV Performance Team Technical Professional. Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. With minimal supervision, applies advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. Expands knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.
This position may involve a wide variety of diverse assignments including:
• Perform solar resource assessments, energy production estimates, and support projects including performance assessments of operating projects, siting, performance testing, and feasibility studies.
• Collaborate closely with various departments throughout the project cycle – Project Proposal, Development, Origination, Design, Procurement, Engineering, Construction and Operations.
• Develop and review performance test protocols and analyze actual plant performance against these protocols. Evaluate and provide risk analysis for EPC performance guarantees.
• Assist with solar PV design optimization for cost reduction and performance improvement, including for engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects.
• Contribute to business development with key clients including identification of key drivers, scoping, proposal development, and relationship management.
• The position will also include exposure to other renewable technologies: distributed energy, storage, wind, etc.
• Support development initiatives to innovate new services and products, improve processes, evaluate new technologies and advance marketing initiatives.
Demonstrated Solar PV performance experience.
Experience with preparing solar production estimates using PVsyst or equivalent software.
2 years related work experience. Professionals with less experience may be considered for an entry level solar PV performance position.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly through formal reports, presentations, teleconferences, memoranda and email.
Must be able to function equally well in fast-paced, 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.
A working understanding of energy project finance is preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Excel including VBA is preferred.
PE preferred or willing to obtain.
Desired Skills: Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel. Experience in performing solar resource assessments and energy production modeling using PVsyst and System Advisor Model (SAM). Specialty computer skills including Python, GIS, database design, scheduling, Monte Carlo analysis preferred, but not required. Strong writing and presentation skills.
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 4years 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.
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 3 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.
Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Typical office environment, Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.
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Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers and array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with life insuranceand a robust wellness program.
To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer paid vacation and holiday time after the eligibility period has been met.
A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company matched 401k plan, vendor discounts, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan, identity theft and credit monitoring services,and the B&V Credit Union.
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