The Senior PV Engineer position will be working with our Post-Sales Engineering and Operations teams to design high-quality and efficient solar PV systems. The Senior PV Engineer will play an integral and active role in helping CS Energy execute in-house projects. Responsibilities include solar energy system design and layout; interconnection design and equipment selection; energy production analysis; engineering support during construction, system commissioning and troubleshooting; evaluating future technologies; and developing internal intellectual property products and offerings.
The Senior PV Engineer should not only be a great engineer, he or she also should be an effective communicator and team player. The position will require superior cross-functional skills including close coordination with CS Energy’s pre-sales, business development, operations, and commissioning teams in addition to interfacing with customers and other project stakeholders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop detailed construction drawing packages for electrical design on PV and ensure it meets all applicable codes and contract requirements
Manage third party electrical EOR in development of electrical drawings. Review drawings and electrical studies provided by electrical EOR
Provide customized solutions to Operations during construction when problems arise
Coordinate with civil and structural engineering drawings to ensure the entire system can be built in accordance with contract requirements
Review and update single-line and three-line diagrams with required electrical details for solar PV systems in accordance with NEC, IEEE, NESC, utility interconnection tariffs and requirements, and local AHJ as necessary
Provide technical support during interconnection. Ensure drawings are in accordance with utility requirements.
Attend meetings with clients, State and local permitting authorities, subcontractors, and vendors regarding engineering and technical issues related to the solar PV system
Coordinate and obtain SCADA designs for solar PV systems from third party monitoring companies
Develop technical specifications and scopes of work for engineering firms and contractors
Coordinate electrical integration and interconnection of energy storage systems
Mentor and train team members on project design, interconnection and energy modelling. Review drawings provided by team members
Create technical specifications for a project, and review all equipment drawings for compliance with contract and local codes
Review RFIs and submittals as they come in from the team.
4-year degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical preferred)
8+ years solar PV design, design/build, or EPC field
Experience in electrical interconnection design & coordination (LV & MV)
Experience in high voltage design & coordination (highly desired)
Proficiency in AutoCAD and PVSYST
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional is an advantage
PE License is an advantage
Proficiency in ETAP and or SKM power system analysis software is an advantage
* All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.
* Show proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination.
* Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
* CS Energy does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters and/or third parties in response to our job postings. Any unsolicited resumes become property of CS Energy and we reserve the right to pursue and hire any such candidate.
About CS Energy
CS Energy is an industry-leading renewable energy firm that develops, designs, and builds optimized projects in solar, energy storage, and emerging energy industries, with over 1.3 GW of solar and 300 MWh of energy storage projects installed across the US. CS Energy leverages strong relationships with solar developers, IPPs, utilities, off-takers, suppliers, and landowners to help our customers streamline the project development process, lower project costs, and create value for all stakeholders. Owned by American Securities, a leading US private equity firm, CS Energy has an experienced and committed management team and robust financial backing that enables us to be a trusted and long-term partner for our customers.
CS Energy has achieved its success through attracting and retaining highly talented and motivated people who are passionate about the company’s success. We celebrate diversity in all areas of our company and are very committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Some of our recent notable team achievements are:
Nations #1 commercial solar installer (Wood Mackenzie 2020)
Nation’s #10 solar EPC company (Solar Power World 2020)
Best Places to work in New Jersey Award recipient (NJBIZ 2020 & 2021)
Excellence Awards in safety for the past four years (Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program)
Entrepreneur of the Year, Matthew Skidmore (Ernst & Young 2020)
CS Energy is an equal opportunity employer.
CS Energy has great benefits. We provide medical, dental and vision. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well.