Staff Engineer, Renewable Engineering

Invenergy - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.8

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

About the position:
The Staff Engineer will assist with the technical design and evaluation of commercial and utility-scale wind and solar projects in Invenergy’s target markets throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilize performance modeling software including Openwind and PVSyst to prepare energy production estimates
Analyze available meteorological datasets and utilize MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) methods to assess project resource characteristics
Prepare conceptual project layouts utilizing CAD and GIS software. Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value
Interface with wind turbine and PV module OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to obtain technical information and stay apprised of technology advancements and trends
Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts. Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings
Assist the development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts
Support the development and origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals
Work with the structured finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions throughout the project financing process
Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations. Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.
Work with the project electrical engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance effort

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or relevant Physical Science discipline such as Physics, Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, Environmental Science. Master’s Degree is a plus.
Zero to three years of experience in the renewable energy industry
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time
Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated interest in renewable energy
Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds

Preferred Skills:
Familiarity with energy modeling software such as Openwind, PVSyst, and System Advisory Model (SAM)
Familiarity with AutoCAD; GIS software
Knowledge of meteorological data sources, MCP methods, and other statistical analysis
Experience with modeling energy project economics and familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR and LCOE