Project Electrical Engineer

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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OpTerra is a pioneer in advancing the sustainable energy economy, energizing opportunity and building positive impact for the communities, institutions, and businesses we serve.
As a subsidiary of ENGIE, the number one energy efficiency services provider in the world, OpTerra Energy Services provides a unique and extensive set of energy and sustainability management services to thousands of customers across the U.S.  We have helped our partners achieve over $2 billion in energy savings to date while delivering positive environmental and community impact in the diverse regions in which we work.

The Project Electrical Engineer, Hawai‘i will create the design of the renewable energy systems, Energy Conservation Measures, audit specifications and assist in developing opportunities as assigned throughout the construction period. The Project Electrical Engineer in this position may interact with his or her supervisor weekly to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advanced approval.  The position requires time in the field auditing and collecting data. The Project Electrical Engineer needs to be a self-starter, have the ability to work independently, and takes the initiative to identify solutions. 

The following responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Conduct facility audits, assessments, evaluations, at the direction of the Project Managers
  • Perform jobsite observations, field inspections, site measurements, or sub-metering as part of data collection and evaluation process
  • Perform solar site surveys and understand metering and measurement tools and data
  • Identify energy savings, and other sustainability improvement opportunities for client facilities and operations. Identify renewable energy saving opportunities including photovoltaic, small-scale wind, or other commercially viable renewable energy generation opportunities
  • Evaluate various types and locations of solar arrays under the direction of Project Managers
  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption. Create baseline profiles of utility resource consumption.  Establish energy and resource consumption benchmarks
  • Analyze, interpret, and present data for both internal engineering reviews and presentations, as well as client facing reports, proposals, or presentations
  • Calculate potential solar generation quantities of various scenarios using the PVSyst modeling tool
  • Develop and submit interconnection applications with the utility
  • Prepare utility and other incentive program applications, permit packages and customer submittals
  • Assist the Project and Construction Managers on job walks, bid evaluations, contractor negotiations, and during construction meetings
  • Assist during the construction phase of the project by reviewing submittals, change orders, and RFI’s, and make recommendations to the Project Manager
  • Minimum of three years of electrical engineering experience, have conducted site audits, and prepared comprehensive reports detailing analytical findings
  • Experienced in Commercial Electrical construction
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Working knowledge of utility rate schedules and rules
  • Solid working knowledge of solar photovoltaic systems, HVAC and lighting systems, including the ability to identify different systems and equipment
  • Understand metering and measurement tools and the data provided included loggers, equipment current draws
  • Competent  in computer modeling  software programs
  • Proficient at performing load take-offs from drawings
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills in report writing and correspondence
  • Working knowledge of NEC and other electrical code requirements.

  • Ability to travel 10% - 30% of the time
  • Normal Office Environment and Field Environment, may be exposed to different weather elements
  • Frequently communicates with employees and customers
  • Able to get from office to off site customers – must possess valid driver’s license

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hours: Salaried (Exempt)
  • Reports to: Regional Operations Director
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requires of personnel.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, as listed above.

OpTerra is proud to be an EEOC employer.

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