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Lead Solar Design Engineer

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:19:26 PM
  • 2888128
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting Current Powered by GE
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady


About Us:

Current, powered by GE, a first-of-its kind energy company that identifies and delivers the most cost effective, efficient energy solutions required by customers today and in the future. www.CurrentByGE.com

Current is a first-of-its-kind energy company designed to meet the unique needs of a wide range of Commercial & Industrial, municipal and utility customers. It brings together capabilities including LED lighting, Solar, Energy Storage, and electric vehicle charging stations, along with new financing and software solutions to offer integrated energy solutions aimed at delivering increased reliability, efficiency and profitability.

Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As a PV Design Engineer you will primarily support activities related to the design and construction of commercial, behind-the-meter solar PV plants. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. You will join a team of dedicated solar enthusiasts with an eye on keeping costs low while maximizing customer value.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :


  • Conduct detailed customer site visits
  • Create 3-Line Electrical design of PV plants and monitoring systems
  • Creation of Mechanical system layouts
  • Develop cost estimates of PV plants
  • Support project proposal development
  • Support customer meetings as technical representative and support front end Sales
  • Identify new products to stay in compliance with national and local codes
  • Hands on participation in project deployments, monitoring, and debugging activity of key test sites
  • Performance modeling of PV systems
  • Technical support in assistance of business and market development needs
  • Complete interconnect, incentive application packages
  • Develop designs and materials suitable for bidding, permitting, & construction
  • Interact with and oversee subcontractors
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and / or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • MS in EE or Power Electronics from an accredited university or college (Or a BS in EE or Power Electronics from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 2 years of experience in Electronics or solar / power industry)
  • Minimum of (5) years of experience in solar / power industry with Solar PV project design / build history
  • OR
  • Electrical experience with utility requirements relating to design and implementation of power distribution systems with a minimum of (7) years of
    experience

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Extensive AutoCAD experience
  • Proficient with understanding of NEC code, building codes, structural codes, etc.
  • Experience with monitoring and communications systems, weather stations
  • Experience with PVSYST or other PV modeling software
  • Experience with grid connected distribution such as generator, UPS or battery systems a plus
  • Familiarity with all MS Office products
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Technically self-sufficient and highly motivated
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • NABCEP or other certifications are a plus
  • Revit, Sketch up a plus
  • Electrical PE license or EIT a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

    GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.



    Locations: United States; New York; Schenectady

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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