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Solar Performance Engineer- Kiewit Power Engineering 1

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 139839 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Does the chance to work in the renewables market excite you!? Do you consider yourself a high performer?  Creative? Committed to high-quality work? Is adventure your middle name? If so, you may have a future in design engineering at Kiewit! We’re known for creating innovative, world-class building projects throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico — many are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. How do we do it? We hire only the best and we employ them to do career-defining work that changes the landscape in communities around the world. You bring your talent, skills, and drive to succeed. We’ll provide the training, on-the-job experience and responsibility from day one that will shape your professional growth. Let’s go!  

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 

 

Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas: 

  • Gas-fired generation  

  • Power delivery  

  • Environmental retrofits 

  • Renewables and new technology 

  • Water/wastewater 

  

We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 

 

Location

This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.

Responsibilities

•    Support the development of Kiewit responses to RFP and Contract Documents , specifications, drawings, and reference information through the development of conceptual Solar Energy Models and associated Energy Estimates 
•    Independently evaluate, select and apply Solar engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to a variety of site development projects. 
•    Utilize basic Solar Engineering software packages in accordance with industry codes and standards.
•    Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support project needs as well as energy optimization of Solar Power plant designs.
•    Ability to make assumptions based on experience when detailed plans are not provided and front-end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.
•    Support the development of EPC Solar Performance Test Exhibits for Solar Power Plant Commissioning, and Performance Testing
•    Support the development of detailed Solar Performance Test Procedures from EPC Contract Exhibits
•    Collaborate with EPC construction and startup groups as well as Customer Operations to provide engineering expertise and support project needs as it affects required Solar Performance Testing requirements
•    Coordinate with site construction crews and startup personnel to support IV Curve Testing, IR Flyover Testing and subsequent JET test checks to ensure adequate PV DC Health in preparation for Solar Performance Testing 
•    Coordinate with EPC or Owner Contractors on SCADA and MET Station performance, data frequency, accuracy, and development of queries and reports as necessary to execute Solar Performance Testing
•    Responsible for the execution of Solar Performance Testing requirements as assigned for specified in EPC Contracts such as Availability testing of Trackers and Inverters, Capacity Testing, Performance Ratio Testing, and Energy Testing. 
•    Responsible for a project including resulting test reports, and coordination with the customer and project management on test results and acceptance for Solar Performance Testing
 

Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited four-year college or university and EIT license  
•    At least 3 years experience performing engineering-related duties; solar work experience is desirable 
•    Experience with Plant Predict or PVSYST

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


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