Senior Solar Structural / Civil Design Engineer, PE
Current & GE Lighting
Posted 1/24/2017 4:13:27 PM
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
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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.
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
B.S. in Structural / Civil Engineering from an accredited university or college
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
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
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