Senior Project Engineer

Remote, USA
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp – Engineering Center /
Full-time (Hybrid) /
Remote
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.

The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.

The Sr. Project Engineer will provide engineering support to the EPC team and is responsible for assisting in all stages of project design. This position reports to the Director of Project Engineering, or any other management personnel that the President of the Company may designate. This position is located remotely and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. This position is expected to travel up to 30%.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead all stages of project design and project engineering, including conceptual and advanced system design, observing regulatory codes, customer requirements, balance of systems, site visits, permitting and technical support during construction phase;
    • Extensive technical experiences on photovoltaic and energy storage projects;
    • Supervise the technical planning for contract preparation;
    • Manage the technical needs in all stages of project development and design, including conceptual and advanced system design, observing regulatory codes as well as customer requirements, specify balance of systems, perform site visits, coordinate needs for the permitting and technical support during the construction phase;
    • Assist in the development and review of energy production models, project schedules, cost estimation, bill of materials, budgets, scopes of work, standards and quotes from suppliers;
    • Coordinate internal resources for subject matter expertise and project risk reduction;
    • Implement external resources such as structural, civil and electrical engineer consultants, geotechnical and topographic surveyors, other specialized professionals as needed and suppliers;
    • In collaboration with other team members, contribute to the completion of proposals to design and deliver PV and BESS projects,
    • Prepare conceptual design for solar projects including selection of major components, equipment layouts, single-line diagrams, etc;
    • Prepare bid packages for subcontractors including scope of work, schedule, project description, and conceptual design;
    • Lead the technical tasks in preparation of EPC proposals and the review of potential project acquisition opportunities;
    • Work in a team to develop and improve the system standards;
    • Assist with technical training for team members and new employees;
    • Build a quality culture of continuous improvement that enhances company efficiency and engineering quality;
    • Drive a safety culture that embraces both a “Responsibility to act” and “Show by Example”  approach;
    • Establish metrics to quantitatively characterize project engineering status for the full life cycle of the projects;
    • Supervising compliance with Hanwha Q CELLS – project specific standards;
    • Supervising compliance with the requirements of the Hanwha Q CELLS quality management system;
    • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another related engineering science, with the working knowledge within several fields of engineering
    • Minimum of 8 years of professional engineering and utility-scale project experiences are required in the solar and/or energy storage projects
    • Willingness to travel, at least 30% of the time
    • Experience with AutoCAD (or equivalent)
    • Experience with photovoltaic performance modeling tools (preferably PVSyst)
    • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience with Gantt charts (MS Project or equivalent)
    • Knowledge of the National Electric Code, Industry Codes and Standards
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Assertive, able to cope with pressure, a team player
    • Previous experience managing projects from initial design to installation and execution, preferred
    • Experience in permitting processes with local authorities having jurisdiction, preferred.
$140,000 - $175,000 a year
The anticipated starting pay range of this position, if it is to be located in Irvine, CA is $140,000.00 - $175,000.00 base salary per year. 
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
·  Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
·  Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
·  Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
·  Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
·  Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
·  Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
·  Travel: review above travel requirement for this position

WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
·  Regular professional, office business setting
·  Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
·  Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)

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