Solar Solutions Engineer

Job Opening:

Job Title: Solar Solutions Engineer
Contract: US employee contract
Industry: Renewable energies (Solar)
Location: New York City
Travel: This role requires regular travel across the North-East part of the United States (NY, MA, NJ, CT, VT, NH, PA, MD, RI, ME)
Experience: 5 to 10 years of experience of project development in the energy sector with at least 1 to 2 in the solar industry.
Compensation: Salary + benefits

Job description:

As a Solar Solutions Engineer, you are responsible for all the technical and environmental studies associated with the development of medium to large scale solar projects in North America, from their initial qualification up to their transfer to the construction team at ‘NTP’ (notice to proceed) stage. You will work closely with the Solar Developers.

You will be notably in charge of:

  • the qualification of the sites (including near shading evaluation/preliminary basic geotechnical feedback …)
  • the production studies and forecast (solar resource analysis; PVSyst report, discussion with third party companies about Energy Yield Assessment)
  • the definition of the basic engineering layout and its optimization in regards with capex/opex costs and EYA (pitch / tilt angle optimization, module technology …)
  • the overall project planning
  • the electrical studies: sizing and design of the solar arrays and choices of equipment (structures, inverters, modules, scada system => Request For Quote process to be managed in the collaboration with the EXE team)
  • the connection studies and participation in the connection agreement contract
  • the environmental, structure and geotechnical studies: consultation of engineering firms, budget optimization, preparation of the purchase and service

You will organize your own work by missions and goals based on the objectives assigned by your manager and on the operational constraints of the various projects. You are responsible for the technical choices made on the projects and for the producing all deliverables on time.

You stay intelligent on the various technologies related to the solar market. You suggest improvements or modifications in order to improve the profitability of the projects.

You identify new suppliers and build up technological partnerships, in collaboration with the Company Management, with companies who can bring solutions to your needs.

This position reports hierarchically to the VP North America of CVE and liaise functionally with the Technical PV Director based in Marseille.

Requirements:

You have a graduate degree in engineering, with 2 to 3 years experience in the solar sector.

You are analytical. You have demonstrated successful capabilities in identifying and grasping the complexity of technical aspects of solar projects, mastering the knowledge of, and taking into account the constraints and issues at stake in the construction of solar projects.

You are independent, organized and pay great attention to details.

You have great interpersonal skills and are capable to adapt to the needs of your various contacts. You know how to make yourself available.

You are convinced that renewable energy will play a major role in the future and you are an advocate of the transition to clean energy.  You are willing to join a company experiencing  very high growth and which sets for itself ambitious and captivating goals.

Knowledge of PVSyst, SAM, PVSOL or any other PV system study software is mandatory.

US driver license is mandatory.

You have the ability to pursue multiple projects which are at various stages of development at the same time.

Hands-on and pragmatic in your approach, you enjoy challenges and embrace the necessity of quality and performance. You react well under pressure, stay open-minded and know how to evolve in an environment where multiple and sometimes conflicting interests are at play. You are autonomous, accountable and know how to make yourself available.

You are convinced that renewable energy will play a major role in the future and you are an advocate of the transition to clean energy. You are willing to join a company experiencing very high growth and which sets for itself ambitious and captivating goals.

Knowledge of French is an asset.
US driver license is mandatory.

Description of CVE North America:

Established at end of 2009, CVE (Changing Visions of Energy) is an Independent Power Producer (IPP), multi-energies and multi-countries. The Group is composed of Cap Vert Energie (the historical brand) in France, CVE Chile, CVE North America, CVE International (new markets in Africa) and CVE Green Finance.

The Group develops, finances, builds and operates solar farms, biogas units and mini-hydro plants, with the objective of answering the energetical and environmental needs of businesses and communities.

Today, with more than $370m invested in our assets, with an installed or under construction capacity of 209 MWp and with an electric turnover above $45m, CVE has experienced rapid growth, anchored around its four main values: placing human first, commitment, quality (CVE Group is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified) and transparency. The team comprises 120 staff members spread across various departments: support functions, commercial, engineering, construction and operations. CVE Group has initiated its international development in 2014, in Africa and in Chile, and has launched the North America Region in 2016.

CVE Group’s ambition is to build, within five years, a park of renewable, complementary, clean and sustainable assets of a capacity of 1.4GW.

https://www.cvegroup.com/en

Application:

Please send your resume and motivation letter to: rhinternational@capvertenergie.com

Please include job reference CVENAENGDEV1905 in your e-mail subject line.