Commissioning Superintendent Solar

Commissioning Superintendent Solar

Company: Res

Salary: $134,000 - $158,000 a year

Location: 2217 County Road 130, Harrod, OH 45850

Job Description:


We are committed to building a workplace where everyone feels heard and respected, and extending our culture of care so that every individual can reach their full potential. We want you to have a sense of belonging and feel valued for your contributions and the perspectives you bring.

The Commissioning Superintendent is a crucial part of the successful completion of a project and is responsible for leading the start-up, commissioning, performance testing, and troubleshooting activities at utility-scale renewable projects. This role involves 75% travel on a 21/4 rotation schedule. The Commissioning Superintendent will typically spend 3 to 6 months on each project.

Essential Functions:
  • Leads and coordinates Commissioning Engineers, Technicians, Vendor Representatives and Contractors on-site in completing all required commissioning testing for a project
  • Works with Project Manager and Construction Manager to:
    • Verify all test prerequisites are met prior to scheduled testing
    • Ensure all necessary resources are on-site to complete testing as scheduled
    • Jointly develop Punch List prior to systems being turned over to Commissioning
  • Observes testing in the field, ensuring all safety and work processes are being followed. Answers any questions testing personnel have during performance of tests.
  • Reviews all test result documentation for accuracy, completeness, and passing criteria
  • Leads troubleshooting efforts to determine cause of any failed tests or site underperformance
  • Organizes site turnover and O&M documentation
  • Assists in establishment of the project Safety Tagging, Lockout & Work Permit Program and ensuring compliance with its provisions
  • Interfaces with the Owner’s Operations Department to schedule O&M training
  • Follows safety and security procedures and determine appropriate action. Report potentially unsafe conditions and use materials and equipment properly
  • Leads meetings
  • Participates in template and procedure development
  • Trains testing personnel on test equipment usage and standard work instructions
  • Attends work regularly and punctually, as scheduled or expected
  • Complies with the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct, and Company Policies and Procedures

  • High School diploma or GED, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related degree, preferred
  • 4 years or more experience testing and commissioning electrical systems, preferably on utility scale solar and energy storage projects
  • OSHA 10 and/or 30 certifications
  • Must have a valid current driver license, eligible for corporate vehicle insurance
  • Ability to travel 75% and work a 21/4 rotation schedule (21 days on, 4 days off)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Underground and overhead distribution testing; transmission systems testing; single and three phase electrical testing
  • DC systems architecture and testing
  • Utility scale solar power plant design, operation, and testing
  • HV and MV switching operations
  • Lockout/Tagout programs and safe practices when working on energized equipment

  • Relevant codes and standards associated with the testing and design of electrical systems, including NETA, IEEE, NFPA 70E
  • Field construction, commissioning, and startup of renewable power plants
  • Planning, supervising, staffing, and directing daily work
  • Technical specifications and contractual documents

  • SCADA control systems
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Root cause analysis
  • Microprocessor-based relay testing and programming
  • Project execution, budgeting, and schedule

Oral and written skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Ability to communicate issues to peers and superiors
  • Effective information transfer between contractors, clients, team members, and vendors
  • Clear and concise writing
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a schedule for key deliverables
  • Functional competencies include accountability, prioritization, system thinking, collaboration, and attention to detail

Anticipated base salary range: $134,000 to $158,000

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible. This role also includes a daily per diem for food and housing expenses.

RES offers benefits that are effective first day of employment. These benefits include the following:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 4x pay Basic Life and Voluntary Life
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Accident, Hospital, and Critical Illness
  • 401 (k) plan with 6% company match
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Green Car Reimbursement
  • Volunteer and Charity Matching
  • Paid Parental Leave and Paid Sabbatical Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Discounts and Wellness programs
  • Wellness Reimbursement

Physical requirements and environment:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
Rarely: climbing, pinching, and pulling and pushing 51 to 100 pounds required.
Occasionally: carrying 16 to 30 pounds, crouching, grasping, gripping, handling, kneeling, lifting 31 to 50 pounds, reaching, repetitive motions, and stooping required.
Frequently: reading, vision, sitting, standing, and walking required.

The employee is rarely exposed to vibration; occasionally exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, humidity, and noise; frequently exposed to hazards in the work environment.

Performs some sedentary office duties in the construction site office, but the role also involves a significant amount of time working outside on the active construction site performing construction support activities.

RES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company. At the forefront of the industry for over 40 years, RES has delivered more than 23GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 10GW worldwide for a large client base. RES employs more than 2,500 people and is active in 11 countries working across onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution.

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