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Regional Engineer Solar and Wind Generation

ENGIE North America Inc.

This is a Contract position in Lubbock, TX posted March 26, 2020.

Regional Engineer Solar and Wind Generation Purpose Responsible for functions relating to Solar and Wind generation facilities betterment, facility efficiency monitoring, plant performance measurements, engineering and project coordination.

Also included is maintenance and repair of Solar equipment, as well as substations and balance of plant equipment.

Reports to East Texas Regional Wind and Solar Manager, Prairie Hill Wind Site Location/Department Gail, TX – Long Draw Solar Site (Near Lubbock, Texas) Vacancy Status Local Contract Only Status Salaried
– Exempt Essential Job Functions Participate and support site safety and environmental management systems; assure safety and environmental considerations are included in engineering products.

Manage site engineering documents and design information to be accurate and of high quality.

Use technical information, such as design information, operating experience and fundamental engineering principles, to resolve equipment performance problems and technical issues and to provide input to operational decisions.

Monitor and evaluate equipment and system performance by examining and trending the results of condition-monitoring activities, reviewing equipment failures, analyzing availability/reliability information, and performing system walk downs.

Follow-up actions, based on identified problems, trends, and root cause determinations, are timely and effective.

Provide leadership and labor to troubleshoot and repair Solar and Wind site’s operating and maintenance problems Manage internal labor and third party services to repair and maintain solar generation equipment.

Use proven RCA methodologies and tools to identify basic or causal factors in failure events or variances in performance to eliminate repeated occurrences and optimize performance.

Ensure sites maintain electrical NERC and ERCOT compliance requirements Provide technical guidance support of site operations and maintenance procedures.

Manage subcontractors during site maintenance outages as required.

Evaluate and develop site improvement projects.

Provide economic justification, develop RFQ’s, evaluate bids and contract T&C’s and award PO’s, manage contractors, QA/QC monitoring, field change requests and develop budgets and manage cost control responsibilities for projects.

Provide engineering and O&M support to other Engie solar sites as necessary Present engineering analysis plans and recommendations to site staff, management and directors.

Available to serve as relief for Wind and Solar Regional Manager.

Ability to travel for short term assignments as required.

Utilize software-based purchasing, work order, preventative maintenance and inventory systems.

Acts as a team member with all employees of the Wind & Solar sites and collaborate with members of the ENGIE team at other sites across various businesses.

Work multiple projects including supporting future business development projects.

Comply with all ENGIE NA policies and procedures.

Carries out other duties as assigned.

Requirements Reside or willing to relocate within 50 miles of the facility Desired working knowledge of Wind and Solar generation equipment, protection and isolation equipment, substations, static and dynamic reactive power equipment, electrical collection systems as well as SCADA control and HMI systems.

Possess strong planning, scheduling and project management skills with the ability to plan and work independently.

Possess strong computer and analytical skills.

Provides strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated leadership skills to manage and supervise people Performs other duties as directed by the Site Manager.

Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Essential Physical Abilities Ability to meet highest attendance requirements Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.

Ability to perform demanding work at heights under adverse conditions and when participating in emergency activities.

Ability to climb ladders and work in heights > 250 feet; enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned task.

Enter and work in a confined space.

Lift 50 lbs.

of weight Eyesight corrected to 20/40 to accurately read and interpret instruments and gauges.

Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.

Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering required Minimum Ten (10) years of relevant experience Working Environment (Indoors – [60%] Outdoors – [40%]) Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to touch or feel, and use tools.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.

The employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles, and heat.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States .

Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team.

Agency involvement is not required.

All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer.

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