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PV Design Engineer

Minneapolis, MN 55415

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Solar PV Design Engineer to provide Solar PV design engineering support throughout the proposal and design phase of the project. EXPECTATIONS OF ALL TEAM MEMBERS

At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles ' Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What's Possible ' in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson's values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.

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The Big Picture:

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Solar PV Design Engineer to provide Solar PV design engineering support throughout the proposal and design phase of the project.

What will you be doing?

*Perform string size calculations
*Design Solar PV systems, including 1-line diagrams, array layouts, fence layout, road layout. Layouts to be performed in AutoCAD.
*Establish Solar PV basis of design including module selection, string sizing, ground coverage ratio, inverter selection, inverter power factor requirements, inverter loading ratio, and cable sizing.
*Perform energy performance modeling using PVSyst software. Primary use is of PVSyst, but some knowledge of NREL System Advisor Model (SAM) and Plant Predict is required.
*Assess/survey site conditions and anticipate issues that may arise during construction.
*Research and development in solar technology for new product development and stay current on new technological developments in the field.
*Demonstrated structural, mechanical, and electrical design skills, ability to generate accurate, highly detailed construction drawings
*Use Excel spreadsheets and calculations to size Solar PV systems.
*Understanding of utility PPA and Interconnection requirements.
*Assess project team and processes to identify how current technologies are being used, how to apply lean techniques, and identify potential areas for improvement
*Research and test new technologies with Mortenson team members in order to achieve greater efficiency
*Develop new technology evaluation methods and standards
*Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to tasks, particularly when analyzing current technical tools, and evaluating tools
*Generates new ideas, goes beyond the status quo; recognizes the need for new or modified approaches
*Communicate field observations with design engineering to achieve design solutions
*Read technical articles and attend Solar PV training to keep up with latest products, design techniques, and construction strategies.
*Stay on top of latest NEC changes.

How will you succeed?

*2 plus years of experience in solar PV system design, preferably utility scale.
*Must be proficient in AutoCAD and related Autodesk software.
*Must be proficient in PVSyst and related solar performance modeling software.
*Demonstrated electrical, structural and mechanical design skills, with the ability to generate accurate, and highly detailed construction drawings.
*Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate in a positive manner with project managers, other engineering/design team members, management and installation contractors to foster an environment of superior coordination.
*Good problem solving and critical thinking abilities and a proactive work ethic. Must take accountability of own body of work, closing each project by design completion efficiently, while maintaining accuracy and strict attention to detail.
*Willingness and ability to clearly define objectives, exercise sound technical judgment, take on increasing levels of responsibility and to thrive in a small, flexible and dynamic work environment.
*Strong ability to apply innovative and creative skills to problem solving
*Experience with on-site troubleshooting of technology and automation of manual processes
*Knowledge of National Electric Code is preferred.

Education:

*Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field
*Minimum two years in PV Solar construction management or PV Solar design
*Working knowledge of NEC code and NE safety code a plus
*Basic understanding of construction techniques and project management practices
*Current driver's license

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

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  • Heavy Civil
Posted: 2022-08-06 Expires: 2022-09-11

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