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Senior Solar Structural / Civil Design Engineer, PE

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 4:13:27 PM
  • 2828545
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting Current Powered by GE
Location(s): United States ; Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware; Schenectady, Other


About Us:

Current, powered by GE, is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about energy, from the socket to the grid. www.CurrentByGE.com


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.

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:
GE's footprint in the Commercial Solar PV is rapidly expanding. As a PV Structural / Design Engineer you will primarily support activities related to determining the structural feasibility of applying solar PV on rooftops of commercial buildings and for performing foundation systems for ground mount / carport applications, among other activities. 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 documenting site conditions, measuring beams, trusses, etc.
  • Review customer supplied drawings and reports to determine limits of structural and civil capacity
  • Prepare and stamp structural engineering reports, manage relationships with other Structural / Civil Engineering firms for locations where candidate does not have a PE stamp
  • Interface with the standards working groups pertaining to photovoltaic mounting system design and installation
  • Perform and manage due diligence on all aspects of racking system design
  • Design foundations to support carport systems
  • Where applicable PE stamp integrated PV-structural / civil drawing sets
  • Interact with racking manufacturers to provide optimal site layout
  • Develop specifications for EPC’s performing work for GE
  • Educate / train other team members on structural and civil data to be gathered on site visits
  • Perform economic analysis of services and products supplied as part of solar project development cycle
  • Creation of Mechanical system layouts
  • Develop cost estimates of PV plants
  • Support project proposal development
  • Support customer meetings as technical representative
  • Identify new products to stay in compliance with national and local codes
  • Technical support in assistance of business and market development needs
  • As needed support of Project Managers with oversight of subcontractors


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • B.S. in Structural / Civil Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • OR
  • M.S. in Structural / Civil Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Structural and civil design / build history

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :


  • Proof of PE license for any US state
  • Travel nationally for site evaluations, may be 30 - 50% at times

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Proof of PE license for any US state, CA Structural Preferred
    • Calculations of loads per ASCE 7, IBC, ACI, AISC and other applicable codes
    • Minimum of three (3) years of industry related experience in STAAD Pro, RISA, SAP 2000 or other structural engineering related software
    • Extensive AutoCAD experience
    • TEKLA, Revit, Sketch-up a plus
    • Helios 3D experience a plus
    • Understanding of NEC code, building codes, structural codes, etc.
    • Familiarity with all MS Office products
    • Strong Analytical skills
    • Technically self-sufficient and highly motivated
    • Strong technical writing ability
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • NABCEP or other certifications are a plus


    Locations: United States ; Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware; Schenectady, Other

    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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