Electrical Engineer in Santa Fe Springs, CA at CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc

Date Posted: 7/6/2021

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Job Description

CSI Energy, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, is an affiliate company of MYR Group, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MRYG) that is among the largest electrical contractors in the nation.  CSI Energy is a rapidly growing solar + BESS Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company. CSI Energy offer its clients the full spectrum of Solar PV solutions including design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of large utility scale projects.  With proven capabilities across the solar value chain, CSI minimizes uncertainty and risk, and helps clients achieve a higher return on their investment in solar energy.  As a key part of the integrated design build team, you will work to drive high quality, efficient and quick engineering, estimating, contracting and execution of utility scale solar and BESS energy projects in California. The future of Energy is now, and we are building it.

Summary of Position:

As a part of growing in house engineering team at CSI, the Electrical Engineer-I will bring team player approach with vast knowledge of electrical engineering principles and experience. You will be responsible for working on project proposals and existing projects at the same time. You will be responsible for solar PV & BESS electrical design, field construction and installation means & methods development & optimization, Design of DC, MV and communication collection systems, cable trench, U/G duct bank, A/G raceways.


  • Responsible for developing preliminary design concepts based on engineering principles for solar PV system design for RFPs. Provide necessary support and documentation to Estimating, Business Development & Proposal team
  • Responsible for developing/contributing detailed design concepts for solar PV system design for awarded projects
  • Responsible for providing long term detailed design & optimization support for solar PV system design for sole sourced projects from clients
  • Develop, update and use electrical engineering calculation tools to come up with cable, conduit, OCPD and other electrical equipment sizing based on project requirements
  • Work with Estimating, Procurement, Project management & Construction team to provide on-going support with design concepts and design optimization of the solar PV systems
  • Work with CAD designers to guide through well designed solar PV site layouts, single line diagrams and other design drawings and details
  • Develop and maintain the database for different equipment involved in solar PV design and improve the same time to time
  • Contribution for construction details and Bill of Material for various construction work packages within solar PV project
  • Develop/contribute to design process from conceptual level to constructible level for multiple solar PV projects
  • Review Utility interconnection documents like Facility studies, interconnection agreements or Power Purchase Agreements
  • Develop the Pvsyst energy generation models for proposals as well as awarded projects
  • Observe, record and calculate contractual Utility PV Performance Testing & Commissioning obligations
  • Apply innovative engineering principles for cost optimization of utility scale solar PV systems, develop design matrices and maintain the same for future reference
  • Provide support to Procurement team and Project Engineers regarding any engineering related issues or questions for awarded projects
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, and safety
  • Use of company suggested means and methods for effective & fast communication with internal and external teams
  • Develop expertise with modules, racking, inverters and the drivers associated for a proper design of utility scale solar PV projects
  • Ability to understand manufacturer’s design parameters, application limitations and installation guidelines.
  • Familiar with creating engineered solar PV site plans and single line drawings (DC and AC systems)
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow through on assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Able to work in a fast-moving environment while maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations
  • High level of organizational skills and professionalism
  • Salary/wage is Dependent on Experience


  • Microsoft Teams for Internal Communication
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • PVsyst
  • SAM
  • ETAP
  • PVSOL (BESS Design)
  • Any other package as required

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.

This position is classified as exempt, meaning more than 50% of the employee's time is spent performing exempt job duties consistent with this job description. If the employee finds the actual job duties change from those described herein, so the employee is not performing exempt duties more than 50 % of the time, the employee must immediately inform management.

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or any other related engineering stream
  • 3 years min. work experience in Solar PV Design or construction industry
  • 3+ years’ experience with Electrical Engineering and/or work related to Solar PV or any other Renewable Energy Construction projects
  • Professional experience with Utility PV Engineering Contract deliverables in EPC setting
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst and Microsoft Office
  • Electrical engineering simulation software experience a plus
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications
  • The ideal candidates are individuals who are team players, are solution-minded, and are always looking for ways to improve processes, efficiency and communication


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time off

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

If you require an accommodation to complete the online application, please call our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321.

MYR Group Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. 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.


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