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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER/EIT

  • SWEB Development USA LLC
  • Natick office
  • Fulltime
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About Us
We are a team of renewable energy professionals who are passionate about the environment, community, and shared social values. Our team is looking for an Electrical Engineer or Electrical EIT who will have responsibility for providing technical expertise for our wind and solar projects in development throughout Canada and the United States.

General
  • full time employment with an international renewable energy developer and operator
  • flexible work location: Atlantic Canada, or Boston area, with a preference for Nova Scotia or Massachusetts
  • work from our office in Halifax, NS, Canada, or Natick, MA, USA
  • occasional travel to project sites in Canada and the United States, and possible travel to Europe
  • reports to the Director of Technical Services
  • compensation to be determined based on experience
  • continuing education and training opportunities
  • start date: TBD, ASAP is preferred

Qualifications and Skills

  • 0-5 years of experience with relevant electrical interconnection work
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering required
  • experience in Nova Scotia Power, New Brunswick Power, Ontario IESO, ISO-NE, NYISO and / or PJM territories is considered an asset
  • strong analytical and problem solving capabilities, strong attention to detail, extremely organized and able to manage a myriad of competing priorities
  • the ability to summarize complex issues and convey information to enable efficient decision making
  • experience with energy storage is an asset
  • experience with MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, PROMOD, ETAP, PVSyst, Helioscope, Wind Pro, PowerGEM TARA and other design software is considered an asset
  • experience working with large data sets and programming in Python or other data focused programming languages
  • Being a self-starter with strong self-directed learning skills is a requirement

Job Description

This is a results-oriented role that would suit a highly motivated individual with experience in renewable energy technologies. The successful candidate will work with SWEB Development’s (SWEB) team members with expertise in renewable energy policy and incentives, real estate, GIS, legal, design, permitting, site preparation, engineering, finance and construction. Strong project management skills and motivation are a requirement, as it will be expected that the successful candidate become a “tariff expert” with regards to utility and ISO timelines, costs, requirements, etc. The successful candidate should have an interest in design tool development and code/standard work. The successful candidate should appreciate and understand the intersection between project engineering decisions and project finance. The main focus of this position is to assist on US based renewable energy projects, with up to 90% of time spent therein, with remaining time spend assisting on Canadian projects. Technical engineering and software training will be provided by SWEB as needed. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to:
  • represent SWEB as a technical expert with utilities, ISOs, and / or RTOs
  • calculate solar energy yield using PVSyst
  • supporting site acquisition with information on grid capacity
  • developing single line diagrams for distribution and transmission-level Interconnection applications
  • running power flow analyses of utility scale projects for different scenarios of congestion constraints
  • maintaining knowledge of tariffs and technical standards at the utility scale projects
  • familiarity working with wholesale energy markets as well as ancillary service markets
  • analyzing Feasibility, System Impact and Facility Studies from the utilities, ISOs and / or RTOs for cost reductions and time reduction of upgrades
  • informing design and decisions for projects in queue
  • negotiating system upgrade alternatives for cost, and timelines
  • negotiating utility, ISO, and / or RTO level Interconnection Service Agreements
  • performing site visits periodically over the course of the projects
  • tracking technological advancements and drive adoption, as applicable
  • act as a liaison between electrical suppliers and EPCs
  • supporting pre-construction team with interconnection requirements and electrical design
  • supporting construction team with technical tasks, including design, equipment selection and changes as well as managing utility, ISO, and / or RTO schedules
  • supporting financing team and operations team with technical queries
  • The above job specifications do not imply that these requirements are exclusive standards for the position. Candidates will be given instruction, and perform related duties, as may be required by their manager

Our Benefits

take on important tasks from day one and help our team expedite the transition towards clean energy | work with an international renewable energy developer and operator with >25 years of experience | competitive compensation package will be determined based on experience | RRSP Plan | Group Benefits (Life, AD&D, LTD, Dental, Extended Health, Dependent) | Employee Assistance Program | Flexible Schedule | Paid Time Off | Group Bonus | Country MW Developed Team Bonus | Employee Events (in the European HQ) | working remotely | continuing education and training opportunities | professional development assistance

We are looking forward to interesting applications, including salary expectations and your university transcripts.

SWEB is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to strive for equal opportunity employment and recruitment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Melissa Römer
  • Head of Human Resources & Organization
  • Mason Baker
  • Director of Technical Services