24 days old

Senior PV Design Engineer I

Minneapolis, MN 55415


Provide electrical technical support throughout the entire construction project.


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.

____________________________________________________________________________ The Big Picture:

Do you have experience in the construction industry? Do you love collaborating and working as a team?

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Senior PV Design Engineer I to provide technical and engineering leadership during the design phase as it relates to the Customer Experience, Site Layout, Energy Modeling, Contract Review, Electrical Design, and Equipment Specification that results in smooth transition to construction operations. Act independently during small or early stage pursuits. Assist/support PV Engineering Manager on large or complex projects and during contracting phase. Education:

*Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or another related field

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled employer.

#LI-BR1 What will you be doing?

Site Layout

*Generate accurate, highly detailed construction drawings in 2d and 3d software
*Teach Solar AutoCAD standards
*Review and approve site constraints and setbacks
*Lead incorporation of site team feedback concerning constructability and safety
*Research AHJ and customer site layout requirements

Energy Performance Modeling

*PVSyst: Solve novel modeling requests using engineering judgement. Review preliminary PVSyst reports created by PV Design Engineers.
*NREL System Advisor Model/Plant Predict: Run sub hourly models

Contract Review

*Develop new performance testing exhibits and analysis spreadsheets
*Independently run performance testing analysis and communication
*Review and approve IV curve, Voc, and drone imaging commissioning requirements

Electrical Design

*Align dc string sizing and conductor sizing with EOR methods
*Create detailed single line diagrams for presentation to customers
*Ensure equipment in design meets all PPA and IA power requirements
*Perform cost benefit analysis of equipment sizing/losses against energy production
*Assist customer with utility/IA documentation updates
*Explain to customers a high-level power flow illustration from module to POI

Equipment Specifications

*Check PAN files/modules and OND files/inverters for alignment with design
*Write project specific requirements for dc system components to send to vendors
*Ensure EOR incorporates notes and details to capture equipment specifications in electrical design set

Inspire What's Possible with Independent Projects

*Attend webinars/seminars, distill knowledge, and facilitate internal team discussions

Construction Site Team Support

*Attend all EOR design meetings on projects for which the team member is responsible
*Transfer preconstruction knowledge to on site engineers by facilitating turnover meetings
*Participate in monthly check in meetings with site teams on design, commissioning, and performance testing status. Collect lessons learned applicable to design and distribute to PV Engineering Team
*Act as the trusted advisor to site team on preconstruction design choices

Customer Relationships

*Maintain communication with engineering lead on customer team on a per project basis
*Coordinate and lead check in meetings during performance testing

Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to tasks, particularly when analyzing current technical tools, and evaluating tools How will you succeed?

*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 and drawing skills
*Minimum four years in PV Solar construction management or system design, preferably utility scale
*Working knowledge of NEC code and NFPA standards necessary
*Basic understanding of construction techniques and project management practices
*Current driver's license
*Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with project managers, other engineering/design team members, management, and installation contractors.
*Good problem solving and critical thinking abilities and a proactive work ethic. Must take accountability of own body of work, 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



  • Heavy Civil
Posted: 2022-11-06 Expires: 2022-12-29

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