Electrical Engineer - Operational


GroundWork Renewables, Inc. provides full-service meteorological (MET) measurement equipment and services to support the development of profitable solar energy projects. The firm is intensely client-focused, excelling in quick response. We are a team of versatile problem solvers that quickly assess a project’s needs and facilitate its efficient implementation. We are growing rapidly by providing our specialized service to global renewable energy developers.
GroundWork seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, hands-on Electrical Engineer, preferably with solar industry experience, to play a key role in designing and implementing meteorological measurement systems (MET stations) for utility-scale, solar power plants.


North Hollywood, CA / Remote

Position Overview

  • The selected candidate will play a key role in the selection and system design of advanced meteorological equipment for placement in utility-scale solar powered operating plants.
  • Liaise with business development, project managers, engineers and other stakeholders to gather product and structural requirements and designs.
  • Evaluate client requirements and solution feasibility through technical meetings and documentation reviews (e.g., construction site drawings, proposed system design).
  • Given requirements and constraints, determine which GroundWork products, standard or custom, apply.
  • Support the creation of system design packages and corresponding bill-of-materials to meet functional, performance, safety, and cost requirements.
  • Prepare drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) software of standard or custom designs that require strong precision and drafting knowledge.
  • Review and design detailed electrical schematics for MET stations using CAD software.
  • Design diagrams, maps, and layouts to illustrate workflow using CAD software.
  • Prepare rough sketches and review them with engineering colleagues.
  • Support those responsible for building, testing, and deploying designed systems by providing hands-on guidance and by writing detailed and accurate support documentation.
  • Provide installation and post-installation troubleshooting support.
  • Ensure that the problems in manufacture, assembly, installation, and operation are resolved by the produced set of drawings.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electromechanical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of applied engineering experience with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software that involves more advanced design/drafting assignments and knowledge, including 2D and 3D modeling.
  • Independently exercise judgement based on knowledge of the design requirements.
  • Requires an analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various complex problems and deriving engineering calculations.
  • Design and model backplate (panel) layouts, wiring schematics, single line diagrams and electrical connections to meet functional, performance and safety specifications.
  • Design for proper grounding and bonding of electrical equipment in an outdoor, industrial environment to safeguard human life and to prevent damage to equipment.
  • Experienced in component/hardware selection (e.g., section of solar sensors, Moxa switch, terminal blocks, diodes, fuses, cabling, conduit, enclosures, etc.).
  • Experienced in designing for low to high voltage products/systems.
  • Experienced in writing detailed and accurate support documentation (e.g., QC checklist, install guide, equipment commissioning guide).
  • Requires strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to go deep into engineering concepts, as well as the ability to explain technical concepts to non-engineers.
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office and Google tools.

Major Pluses

  • Experience with solar or renewable energy production, meteorological measurement equipment (e.g., pyranometers, data loggers), and/or large-scale construction.
  • Expert user of Autodesk: AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Inventor and Vault.
  • Application of communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, DNP3) for SCADA monitoring.
  • Experience with acquiring/maintaining industry product certifications (e.g., UL508A).
  • Additional certification from the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

Approach to Work

  • Additional certification from the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).
  • Aligns with our values: Trustworthy, Caring, Knowledgeable, Trailblazing, Nimble and Meticulous.
  • Works collaboratively and directly with multi-functional teams, clients and vendors.
  • Presents a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude while working in a multi-project work environment.
  • Self-motivated, punctual, organized, and able to perform work with limited supervision.
  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.

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