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Electrical Project Engineer

Company: UL
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions help stakeholders plan, design,
finance, build, invest, operate, maintain, and manage wind both on land and offshore, and solar throughout the project lifecycle and across the value chain. Working at UL means you will be part of a team delivering proven science, expert engineering, and innovative solutions that
address the unique challenges of these industries.


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Electrical Project Engineer to join our Due Diligence Team in Albany, NY or San Diego, CA! This position can be located remotely across the United States and Canada.

UL is seeking an Electrical Engineer with 5-10 years of experience in the design, procurement, and construction of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation facilities. As a member of the Due Diligence team, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for performing a wide range of duties to support independent engineering and investor services.

Responsibilities include independent review and assessment of electrical engineering design documentation, as well as assessment of project construction activities including on-site field inspections and report preparation for solar PV renewable energy generation projects. This position will be responsible for supporting multiple projects simultaneously with a demonstrated competence in a broad range of electrical power systems engineering, generation, and construction concepts.

What you'll learn & achieve:

  • Support the electrical engineering aspects of high profile Independent Engineering and Technical Advisory projects for project financing, tax equity, sales and acquisitions of solar PV projects and portfolios, including performing electrical design review, reviewing electrical power systems aspects of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts, interconnection agreements, and project construction schedule
  • Conduct detailed technical review and independent assessment of solar PV electrical engineering design and construction documentation, including plans, schematics, elevations, specifications, calculations, studies, construction submittals, test documentation, construction QA/QC documentation;
  • Conduct on-site construction monitoring to assess compliance with design drawings and specifications, good construction practice, and adherence to QA/QC programs;
  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with lenders, investors, developers, contractors, and engineers regarding electrical engineering technical reviews and construction issues;
  • Prepare detailed reports of electrical engineering design reviews, project documentation assessments, and construction monitoring;
  • Participate in formal and informal departmental training activities to continue development of engineering knowledge base;
  • Attend regular departmental and team meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What makes you a great fit:

  • B.S. degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited institution, with focus on power system engineering;
  • 5-10 proven years of experience in the renewable power generation industry;
  • Demonstrate competency in power generation, distribution, substation, and transmission concepts;
  • Demonstrate competency in the design of AC and DC systems as related to solar PV generation facilities;
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure timely delivery of high quality products;
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with clients;
  • Familiarity with and practical knowledge of related disciplines, with ability to independently grasp and articulate fundamental engineering concepts;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate complex engineering, construction, and operational issues to lay people;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office products;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Ability to travel up to 25% through the United States;
  • Self-starter with ability to schedule and prioritize tasks and commitments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering licensure;
  • Experience providing technical due diligence engineering services for wind or solar energy projects;
  • Familiarity with NEC, NESC, NFPA, IEEE, U.S. grid codes, and other applicable industry standards and guidelines;
  • Experience with SKM PowerTools, ETAP, DigSilent, EMTP, or similar power system analysis software;
  • Familiarity reading and interpreting construction documents;
  • Ability to monitor construction while assessing and communicating adherence to requirements, regulations, and processes.

What you'll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn't new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you'll almost always hear, "the people." Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We're able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers' create. We're inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Keywords: UL, Vancouver , Electrical Project Engineer, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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