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Senior Electrical Engineer - Primoris Renewable Energy

Company: Primoris Services Corporation
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


As a part of growing in house engineering team at Primoris, the Sr. Electrical Engineer will bring management, leadership and team player approach with vast knowledge of electrical engineering principles and construction experience. You will be responsible for working on projects which are in detailed design phase and in construction phase at the same time. You will be part of solar PV & BESS electrical detailed design, EOR coordination and communication, field construction and installation means & methods development & optimization, Design of DC, MV and communication collection systems, cable trench, U/G duct bank, A/G raceways.


* Will be point of contact for Project Engineers working on all kinds of solar PV, BESS and/or substation projects.
* Create work schedule to achieve on time submission of all the engineering deliverables for all related issues on existing projects in design and construction phase.
* Responsible for developing/contributing detailed design concepts for solar PV system design for awarded projects.
* Responsible for providing long term detailed design & optimization support for solar PV system design for sole sourced projects from clients.
* Contribution for construction details and Bill of Material for various construction work packages within solar PV project.
* Provide support to Procurement team and Project Engineers regarding any engineering related issues or questions for awarded projects.
* Analyze past project data, assist with material forecasting on future projects.
* Be part of the team for creating Electrical Engineering calculation processes for String sizing, DC and MV cable calculations, studies, Inverter sizing and Inverter quantities for projects.
* Get acquainted for developing preliminary design concepts based on engineering principles for solar PV and BESS system design for RFPs. Provide necessary support and documentation to PRE engineering, Estimating, Business Development & Proposal team.
* Work with Estimating, Procurement, Project management & Construction team to provide on-going support with design concepts and design optimization of the solar PV systems.
* Develop and maintain the database for different equipment involved in solar PV design and improve the same time to time.
* Review Utility interconnection documents like Facility studies, interconnection agreements or Power Purchase Agreements.
* Apply innovative engineering principles for cost optimization of utility scale solar PV & BESS systems, develop design matrices and maintain the same for future reference.
* Work with CAD designers to guide through well designed solar PV site layouts, single line diagrams and other design drawings and details.
* Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, and safety.
* Use of company suggested means and methods for effective & fast communication with internal and external teams


* Leadership and management skills to work with team for training, guidance and career development
* Develop expertise with modules, racking, inverters and the drivers associated for a proper design of utility scale solar PV projects.
* Ability to understand manufacturer's design parameters, application limitations and installation guidelines.
* Familiar with creating engineered solar PV site plans and single line drawings (DC and AC systems).
* Ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow through on assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision.
* Able to work in a fast-moving environment while maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations.
* High level of organizational skills and professionalism.


* Microsoft Teams for Internal Communication
* AutoCAD or AutoCAD Civil 3D
* PVsyst
* ETAP / EasyPower / PowerFactory / PSS/E
* PVSOL (BESS Design)
* CYMCAP / AmpCalc
* Python
* Any other package as required


* BS in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program or any other related engineering stream.
* Professional Engineer License or ability to get one within 1 year.
* 7 years min. work experience in Solar PV, BESS Design or other related construction industry.
* 5+ years' experience with Electrical Engineering and/or work related to Solar PV or any other Renewable Energy Construction projects.
* Professional experience with Utility PV Engineering Contract deliverables in EPC setting.
* Preferred proficiency in AutoCAD, PVsyst and Microsoft Office.
* Electrical engineering simulation software experience a plus.
* Managerial skills to manage multiple deliverables within multi department setup.
* Leadership skills to manage multiple employees for their day to day responsibilities and work load
* Excellent written and oral communication skills for internal and external communication.
* Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications
* The ideal candidates are individuals who are managers, team players, are solution-minded, and are always looking for ways to improve processes, efficiency and communication

Keywords: Primoris Services Corporation, Phoenix , Senior Electrical Engineer - Primoris Renewable Energy, Engineering , Phoenix, Arizona

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