Lead Solar Engineer

Lead Solar Engineer

Company: AECOM

Salary:

Location: Oakland, CA 94606

Job Description:

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM has a position available for a Lead Solar Engineer to supervise our talented Solar team within the Power Group of the Energy practice Center of Excellence. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States.

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, overhead and underground transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), renewable generation (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), power distribution (overhead and underground power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, electrolyzers, etc.). We are looking for an up-and-coming leader with a solar PV design and power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in solar engineering coupled with experience supervising teams and leading tasks on projects.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with solar engineering and design and their interconnection and distribution systems. Experience with battery energy storage and/or wind power is a plus. It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into an engineering leadership role.

The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

+ Supervising a team of engineers in the completion of utility scale solar projects

+ Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

+ Supporting company business development activities as it relates to renewable energy projects

+ Providing input to management on project resourcing and staff forecasting needs

+ Monitoring your teams project progress to ensure quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of projects

+ Solar PV system design including array layouts, DC string sizing, equipment layouts, and utility interconnections for rooftop, carport, and ground mount (fixed tilt and single-axis tracking) systems

+ Solar PV system energy production modelling

+ Developing solar construction and equipment specifications

+ Engineering calculations (NEC maximum system voltage, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection sizing, utility disconnect requirements, voltage drop, and conduit sizing)

+ Support drawing production - Solar PV system One line and three-line diagrams, Cable and Conduit Schedules

+ Bill of Materials

+ PV system cost estimation and payback evaluations

+ DC and low to medium voltage power distribution design

+ Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, issue-for-bid, construction, start-up, and commissioning

+ Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings

Level specific responsibilities:
+ Serves as lead solar engineer and Engineer of Record on mid- to large size solar PV projects

+ Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise, technical expertise for studies and design efforts, and presents complex technical solutions to clients.

+ Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

+ Participates in development of technical proposals.

+ Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule

+ Reviews, checks and signs off work prepared by team

+ Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work

DCS—Energy

AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and behind the meter services – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements :
+ BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) and 6+ years of relevant experience

+ Experience must include electrical design of commercial and utility-scale solar PV systems coupled with leadership experience

+ EIT license

Preferred Qualifications :
+ Minimum eight (8) years of engineering experience preferred

+ PE license preferred

+ Highly Proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst, and Microsoft Excel desired

+ Experience with other software in the industry such as NREL SAM, ForgeSolar, and Helioscope

+ Battery Energy Store System and/or other renewables experience

+ MV AC Collection System Design Experience

+ Proficient with the NEC, as well as related codes such as IBC and NFPA 855

+ Strong Familiarity with utility practices, industry codes and standards (NESC, IEEE, PIP etc.).

+ Interest in developing talented technical teams

+ Able to lead engineering tasks with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

+ Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.

Additional Information

+ Relocation assistance is not available for this role

+ Sponsorship is available for this role

+ Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $116,105.60 - $214,760.00. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States/Canada and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range.

+ AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

About AECOM

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10100734

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. When you join a company that’s pioneering the future, your opportunities are unlimited. By connecting the largest network of professional expertise in the industry, we’re finding new approaches and better answers to the toughest challenges. We’re planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants and program and construction managers driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world – and we want you to be a part of it.

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