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Senior Development Engineer

Company: Clearway Energy Group LLC
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate over 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway's 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com. Summary Reporting to the Director, Development Engineering, the Senior Development Engineer has primary responsibility for owning the preliminary design and scope development for early-stage projects, managing internal and external personnel to provide well-optimized array layouts, single lines, cost estimates, and engineering schedules based on the limited information that will be integrated into professional RFP and bidding response packages. Typical projects include ground mount solar and utility-scale PV projects, utility-scale PV+Storage projects, and stand-alone Energy Storage projects. Development Engineers will work closely with Clearway Energy's internal departments including origination, development, project engineering, construction, procurement, project finance, and O&M; as well as with EPC contractors, Independent Engineers, financing parties, and other consultants, contractors, and stakeholders as needed. This position will be based in our Scottsdale office.

  • Technical lead and primary design and engineering point of contact for the Origination, Business Development, and Development teams supporting new energy storage, community solar, and utility-scale solar bidding opportunities
  • Manage all resources internally or externally as necessary to prepare preliminary designs, performance estimates, cost estimates, schedules, and risks to be incorporated into binding and non-binding proposals that meet the potential customers' contractual requirements
  • Assess and thoroughly communicate and quantify preliminary site constraints, cost adders, and schedule risks quickly
  • Provide optimized equipment selection (modules, inverters, racking) to maximize project economics and win rate
  • Manage and communicate key due diligence requirements and costs on new opportunities
  • Represent Clearway Energy in interviews, meetings, negotiations with clients, project developers, suppliers, consultants, utilities, and regulatory authorities
  • Support competitive RFP EPC contracting process with design basis development, scope creation, and bid analysis
  • Attend and/or manage personnel who will attend site walks to gather preliminary site assessment information to be used in the early stage design and scoping documentation Knowledge & Skills
    • Understanding of solar project design and optimization tradeoffs and familiarity with the current solar market, equipment suppliers, contractors, typical technical specifications, and costs
    • Experience with solar project financing and independent engineer requirements
    • Understanding of solar energy estimates, losses, assumptions, and standards
    • Experience with review and negotiation of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts and technical exhibits for solar facilities
    • Experience managing consultants and contractors
    • Working knowledge of relevant US and IEC equipment standards, codes, and construction practices
    • Detail-oriented and self-motivated with the ability to perform in a dynamic and collaborative working environment.
    • Ability and willingness to travel (
    • Proven ability to organize and prioritize work, manage relationships with clients, colleagues, consultants, and contractors Qualifications
      • B.S. degree in mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering, or related subject - M.S. degree and/or P.E. desirable
      • 6+ years of solar industry experience, including 2+ years of direct EPC experience completing the detailed design, permitting, and construction of solar projects Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.). Clearway Energy Group is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@clearwayenergy.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Remote work will not be available in the state of Colorado.

Keywords: Clearway Energy Group LLC, Scottsdale , Senior Development Engineer, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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