Project Development Engineer

Job Details

Job Ref: # EB-1716187216
Date Posted: 7/11/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Summerville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Salary (USD): $80,000 - $100,000


Position Details: Project Development Engineer
Location: Summerville, SC (no remote option) 45 minutes out outside of Charleston, SC
Compensation: $80k-$100k
Benefits: Paid Vacation, 401k matching plan, up to $600 monthly medical insurance reimbursement, annual pay bonus.
Shift: Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Position Description:
Lead projects through design process and provide continuing support through project construction. Design Solar PV systems, and microgrid systems using engineering calculations, spreadsheets, and other programs including AutoCAD. Prepare Proposals for potential work by putting together preliminary designs, estimating material costs, researching materials, and putting together professional proposal documents. Take Solar PV technical training classes and other technical training to further knowledge and maintain industry certifications.
- Lead multiple projects concurrently from initial concept through design and into construction.
- Ensure projects meet technical design and code requirements, track material procurement and provide field support to site superintendents during construction.
- Cooperatively coordinate with the Operations team to assist in preparing construction schedules & and developing project submittals.
- Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships with GC's and/or customers, and problem solve any issues that arise during pre-bid, pre-construction, construction, or post-construction.
- Assist in the design process including performing site visits, evaluating existing electrical infrastructure, performing engineering calculations, understanding, and applying the National Electrical Code (NEC) code and power system design principals, and drafting in AutoCAD (electrical one-line diagrams, conduit routing plans, and module layouts) programs to design Solar PV systems, microgrid systems and battery back-up systems.
- Size and create panelboard, conduit, wiring, and equipment schedules.
- Design array layouts, equipment plans, electrical line diagrams, and routing plans for array interconnection.
- Maintain familiarity with project specific AHJ, utility, state, and local codes to ensure code compliancy.
- Study blueprints, schematics, specifications, and all other documentation and determine methods, materials, and equipment needed to provide a full turn-key installation.
- Prepare preliminary layouts and electrical designs, using AutoCAD, Google Earth, and Helioscope/PVSyst, of Solar PV systems on tops of buildings, in open fields, and other locations for Government and Commercial proposals.
- Lead and/or assist the Business Development Team & Operations Team in preparing, writing technical Requests for Information (RFIs), writing formal letters.
- Work with estimating department to provide technical assistance, design services, and RFQ support for proposals.
- Attend project installations and help to complete installation by providing hands-on work, supervision, safety oversight, etc. as needed and for personal development.
- Support development and ongoing review of standard operating procedures and maintain Engineering technical reference database.
- May assist in training lower-level apprentice technicians, designers, drafters and others.
- Take continuing education classes to further knowledge in Solar PV Design, battery microgrid systems, EV Charging Stations, Generators, National Electric Code, and others.

- Bachelor’s in engineering from an accredited university. Electrical engineering preferred but not required.
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Ability to perform math computations needed in trade, read blueprints, understand basic building code knowledge as it relates to work in the trade.
- Must have (complete with in 90 days of employment) OSHA-10
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Heliscope, PVSyst software
- Ability to pass background check and not have any legal issues that would restrict security access to US military bases. (drug testing prior to during employment)
- Engineer-in-training (EIT) and NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) certifications preferred.
- Desire and ability to pursue a Professional Engineering certification.

Construction experience or Military experience (Veteran) is highly desirable but not required.

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