Project Engineer

at Onyx Renewable Partners L.P.
Location New York
Date Posted June 10, 2021


MUST LIVE IN COMMUTING DISTANCE TO NYCMUST HAVE 3 to 5 years of work experience with Solar PV engineering, experience in renewable energy project engineering and design; exceptional and highly motivated candidates must possess direct experience in construction, renewable energy, electrical engineering, etc. may be considered.MUST HAVE B.S. in Engineering (preferably Electrical, Mechanical or Renewable Energy Systems)Will not be considered for the job without the aboveNOT ACCEPTING RECRUITERS FOR THIS POSITIONOnyx Renewable Partners L.P. ("Onyx"), a Blackstone portfolio company, provides flexible, creative solutions for the development, financing, construction, and operation of commercial & industrial distributed generation and utility‐scale solar power generation power projects in North America.Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. is seeking one or more talented individuals to join our EPC team. The position is for our New York City office; candidates outside of the New York City area may also be considered. The Jr. Project Engineer position at Onyx serve the mission‐critical and dynamic role of advancing projects to commercial operation. This position will require to work with Engineering, Operations, Construction and Business Development team members to develop first class renewable power generating assets. The role requires to do due diligence of project acquisitions, including new RFP submissions, reviewing pre‐developer project portfolios scanning for technical feasibility, fatal flaw risks, construct‐ability etc.Primary Tasks and Responsibilities: Using AUTOCAD (Computer‐aided design) software to design photovoltaic array layouts toconstruct able site plans and single line drawings. Identifying the constraints of a site to minimize project risks and opportunity cost; Accurately modeling PV system energy estimates using PVSYST software; Doing value engineering and design optimization for acquired PV projects for selectingequipment and design applications; Using design tools like AURORA, Helioscope for Level 1estimation; Completing occasional jobsite visits as required to evaluate site conditions, electrical tie‐ins and overall feasibility of project that can impact system design and constructability. Collaborating with business development team to ensure that the design achieves the goals and timelines of the project; Assisting in creating of Interconnection applications for projects under development andworking with different utility to satisfy the requirements; Working closely with outside engineering firms for deliverables and reviewing permit plan setsincluding voltage drop calculations, conduit schedules, construction standards and strongknowledge of applicable NEC codes; Working with procurement team for selection and analysis of different equipment suppliers and technology; Working with other EPC team members to provide inputs on Scopes of Work and Bill ofMaterials; Research current and new design standards, codes and methods of construction; Working with Independent Engineers for project specific reviews; Conducting Performance tests (ASTM E2848) for energized projects; Coordinating and supporting Asset management team for onboarding documents, reviewingplant performance and reviewing the issues for operational assets and analyzing siteperformance based on modeled data; Selection and implementation of Data acquisition systems on each site and working withprocurement and Construction team for successful operation of monitoring systems;Must Have Qualifications: 3 to 5 years of work experience with Solar PV engineering, experience in renewable energy project engineering and design; exceptional and highly motivated candidates must possess direct experience in construction, renewable energy, electrical engineering, etc. may be considered Professional and thorough approach to project engineering, with an understanding of technical and construction fields; Demonstrable experience in progressing renewable energy projects from conception tocompletion B.S. in Engineering (preferably Electrical, Mechanical or Renewable Energy Systems) Direct experience with NEC,NFPA, electrical calculations, and LV/MV equipment Assess ongoing project performance based on ASTM standards and Excel data analysis. Conduct site assessments, prepare energy models, and complete conceptual design deliverables in support of business development projects using AutoCAD, Helioscope and PVSyst.Other Qualifications: Team‐player mentality; ability to work with different teams in the organization to ensure soundmanagement of project development opportunities from inception to completion Strong analytical and problem‐solving ability Physical Requirements for Position: Walking, Sitting, Standing, Hearing, Effective VerbalCommunication, Vision, Inside environmental conditions, sedentary work Ability to travel to sites and meetings, as needed.Onyx provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Onyx complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Onyx expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Onyx's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.