Electrical Engineer & Designer

Summary

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.

Location

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.

Skills/Qualifications

 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

 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.

Please email a cover letter and resume to admin@grndwork.com.