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Invenergy Services Inc. Project Engineer, Renewable Engineering (Solar) in Chicago, Illinois

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Project Engineer, Renewable Engineering (Solar)

Position Overview

The Project Engineer (Solar) will lead the technical evaluation, design, and execution of utility-scale solar projects in Invenergy’s target markets throughout North America.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead conceptual project layout design using AutoCAD and GIS software. Optimize design parameters such as DC:AC ratio and ground coverage ratio (GCR).

  • Analyze available solar resource data and prepare plant-level energy production estimates.

  • Own relationship with third party engineering firms, review detailed civil, structural, and electrical engineering design packages, and ensure compliance with Invenergy’s technical specifications.

  • Conduct development site visits to support site constructability evaluation, landowner meetings, and community outreach events.

  • Participate in project construction by responding to contractor RFIs, participating in monthly construction meetings, and overseeing field QA/QC efforts.

  • Support the preparation of project sales proposals and review contractual offtake documentation.

  • Support project financing efforts by providing responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions.

  • Interface with the Project Development, Project Management, and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations.

  • Stay apprised of technology advancements and trends across PV module, inverter, and racking OEMs.

  • Spearhead multiple team process improvement initiatives. Mentor and train junior team members.

Required Skills:

  • 3-5+ years in the solar energy industry, preferably working with the design of new facilities.

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an engineering or related technical discipline.

  • Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with varied interests and backgrounds.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with solar plant equipment, including PV modules, racking systems, inverters, and electrical balance of plant.

  • Proficient understanding of statistical analysis and linear regression models as it pertains to meteorological data.

  • Experience with programs such as PVSyst, System Advisory Model (SAM), AutoCAD, PVcase, ArcGIS, R and Python is a plus.

  • Experience reviewing civil, structural, or electrical engineering design packages.

  • Experience managing third party due diligence studies and energy production estimates.

  • Familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR and LCOE.

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy believes inclusion drives innovation

Diverse teams are better teams. The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to an organization drive better decisions and improved business results. Invenergy employees are inclusive and welcoming of all colleagues of all backgrounds, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions and abilities.

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

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