React Jobs - Solar & Storage Process Engineer, 846

at Wood.
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted June 6, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Wood's Solar/Wind/Renewables group is currently seeking a Solar & Storage Process Engineer to join our team in San Francisco, CA. The ideal candidate will have experience in PV Design and/or Plant Predict (by First Solar) as well as holistic solar component/application experience while working with our greenfield and brownfield construction teams.  This position will be primarily based in our offices in Tucker, GA (Atlanta) with at least 50% travels to project sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utility scale photovoltaic (PV) solar electrical design, equipment selection, energy modeling, and optimization to yield high-performing, cost-competitive systems
  • Utility scale Battery Energy storage design, modeling, optimization, and use case analysis
  • Research and shortlist new PV equipment and energy storage technologies that will increase value to our clients
  • Create software tools to enable Estimating team to quickly and accurately quantify construction costs
  • Use modeling software such as PVsyst to create highly accurate production estimates
  • Draw upon technical and industry experience to characterize losses due to equipment behavior and environmental effects
  • Use or create software tools to optimize solar and storage designs for energy yield and project value
  • Create site-specific solar building blocks and layouts for proposals and to drive detailed Engineering activities
  • Use internal tools and industry standards to optimize project designs for constraints such as scope, schedule, budget and geography
  • Perform calculations for losses, conductor sizing, equipment rating, fusing and protection consistent with NEC, ANSI, IEC and UL
  • Support troubleshooting and resolution of project engineering, construction and performance issues, where applicable
  • Develop processes to streamline technical inputs to bid operations
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related technical field
  • Leverage your experience within the Solar/Wind/Renewables sector
  • Support project turnover and Performance Testing of new facilities
  • Performance Guarantee validation and ongoing support

Skills / Qualifications

  • Preference for industry or professional association licenses relevant to line of work (NABCEP, PE, EIT)
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in solar and storage batteries.  
  • Familiar with electrical/electronic concepts such as Ohms Law, resistive losses, material properties, as well as power conversion equipment, such as inverters and transformers
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiar with software packages such as Excel, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and programming languages such as MATLAB
  • Significant experience within the Solar/Wind/Renewables sector

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  web address removed>  

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.