Strata Solar, LLC

  • Director, Electrical Engineering - P.E.

    Job Locations US-NC-Chapel Hill
    Job ID
    2018-1316
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    5 months ago(8/23/2018 3:24 PM)
    Category
    Engineering
  • About Us

    Strata Solar is a national leading developer of commercial and utility-scale solar farms ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We’re leading the industry in sustainable energy careers. We hope you’ll join us.

    Overview

    Summary:

     

    The Director, Electrical Engineering oversees the activities of the Electrical Engineering Group staff and is responsible for the day to day activities of that group.  The Director is responsible for assuring adequate staffing for execution of projects, forward projections of personnel demands and for the development of staff. 

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead the Electrical Engineering Group
    • Review contracts and summarize electrical system design requirements.
    • Review electrical system specifications and drawings to ensure compliance with applicable codes and contracts.
    • Develop execution schedules and assignments to the assigned personnel.
    • Provide technical direction to engineers and designers in the execution of electrical scope of work on medium and large sized PV projects.
    • Develop and maintain a quality design threshold through use of defined quality procedures.
    • Ensure all work carried out confirms with agreed codes and practices, meets all requirements of the contracts specifications and ensure all work is carried out within agreed schedules, budgets and procedures in a safe manner.
    • Prepare/review load lists, power system studies, single lines, equipment layouts, area classifications, sizing calculations, schematics, equipment specifications, data sheets, requisitions and technical bid analysis.
    • Perform routine and complex engineering, design, analysis or other technical tasks within the electrical discipline utilizing current technology, available standards, calculation software, templates and cataloged products.
    • Review contracts and summarize electrical system design requirements, develop electrical one line diagrams and perform electrical system studies using ETAP software.
    • Review electrical system specifications and drawings to ensure compliance with applicable codes and contracts.
    • Coordinate with construction and project management groups to ensure cost effective electrical designs.
    • Participate in major equipment selection and technical vetting
    • Ability to Develop I&C Block and interconnection diagrams
    •  Ability to Review I&C System specs and drawings to assure compliance with codes and contracts

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

     

    • Responsible for the coaching and mentoring of the Electrical Engineering team personnel including: performance reviews, staff development and creating an environment for success.
    • Supervises electrical engineers and designers.
    • Plan workload and assignments of team members to projects.
    • Help manage relationships with outside consultants to integrate into the available capacity of the team.

    Qualifications

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

     

    • BS in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university. Has 10 or more years of relevant experience, and PE required.
    • Senior level experience with medium to large projects and proven experience leading an electrical engineering team consisting of at least 5 engineers / designers. Must have experience in and be able to estimate man-hours required for completion of work and successfully prioritize and assign work per schedule requirements. Engineer must have recent experience in verifying completeness and quality of work performed.
    • Proficient with AutoCAD (desired), and MS Office.
    • Experience on HV interaction with transmission owners/agencies for design and permitting.
    • Experience with SCADA
    • Experience with design of PV projects, strong technical understanding of solar power systems and solar inverter technologies.
    • Familiar with solar array construction techniques, installation practices and plant start-up requirements.
    • Knowledge of the ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NEC and other industry codes, specifications and standards
    • Familiar with and able to specify high, medium and low voltage electrical equipment.
    • Experience with Interconnections, and interfacing with utilities.
    • Comfortable presenting to and interacting with consultants, authorities with jurisdiction, and regulatory agencies.
    • Strong leadership skills and experience, with the ability to lead and interact with engineers and designers with clearly established expectations.
    • Ability to obtain out-of-state PE license(s).
    • Experience with management of projects in a multidiscipline engineering consulting firm a plus.

     

    No third party solicitations will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position.

     

    Strata Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Strata Solar is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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