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Posted: 09/14/2017
Company name: First Solar
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Job Title: Solar Project Development Engineer
Term: Entry +
Degree: Both
Major: Chemical Engineering
Industry: Solar
Location AZ
Description Experience: 
  • 1-5 years project engineering experience in the design/build, EPC or electric utility generation field.
  • Project experience should include project development and permitting, conceptual and detailed design, project engineering, scheduling, cost estimating, procurement, and contracts.
  • Prior experience in the solar industry desirable.
  • Construction, testing, and commissioning experience a plus.
  • Professional Engineer Registration preferred, but not required.

  • Must have a BS degree in an engineering discipline, (i.e. BSEE, BSME, BSCE, BSChE)

Required Skills 
  • Must possess technical knowledge of related engineering systems, equipment, engineering calculations, and construction methods/materials.
  • Must be a proven team player and contributor.
  • Practical knowledge of project development and permitting processes.
  • Proficient knowledge of engineering economics and optimization process
  • Proficient knowledge of project engineering, procurement, and construction processes/procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong computing skills including MS Office Suite and engineering programs
  • Organized with the ability to simultaneously oversee multiple development projects

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 
  • Leads in defining a project’s functional and spatial requirements and synthesizes product design, logistical, performance, and schedule information.
  • Assesses deliverable needs, prepares budget and schedule, communicates resource requirements to management.
  • Provides engineering/technical input to site evaluation and characterization, permitting, power purchase agreements, interconnect agreements, financial modeling, and other project development aspects.
  • Leads the transition of projects from Project Development to EPC.
  • Represents First Solar in permitting and marketing meetings on engineering and technical issues, including meetings with the public and regulatory authorities.
  • Acts as liaison with project management on matters relating to development engineering progress, quality, scope and schedule.
  • Leads multiple projects simultaneously; manages competing priorities and overcomes obstacles to successfully meet submittal dates.
  • Manages engineering consultants for calculations, drawing packages, stamps
  • Creates Scopes of Work for engineering consultants.
  • Conducts site visits, including occasional domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job Description subject to change at any time.

Project Site (non-craft) Requirements: 
• Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on an occasional basis • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards) Office Physical Requirements : All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. Please note: potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role. - Language Requirements - Experience Project Engineering, Project Management - Education Bachelor of Engineering (Required) - Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.