Solar Energy Analyst in Santa Fe Springs, CA at CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc

Date Posted: 2/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CSI Renewables a subsidiary of MYR (NASDAQ:MYRG) is a fast growing, full-service solar + BESS Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. With over three gigawatts of solar generating facilities installed, CSI is rated as one of the top solar contractors in the US. CSI brings in-depth knowledge in the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) Solar and Energy Storage (BESS) generating projects. Our team of in-house engineers and project managers allows design and construction to seamlessly integrate into all Of our projects, assuring end-to-end quality, cost control, and accountability. With a skilled workforce, we self-perform all aspects of large-scale solar projects and partner with our sister companies to build substations and transmission work. At CSI, we have the talent and resources to analyze our client’s energy project requirements, economic investment criteria, cash flow requirements, and corporate philosophy and develop cost-effective and timely solutions that best fit their needs.

Summary:

CSI Energy is seeking an experienced, solar engineer to assess the solar resources and expected energy output of proposed solar projects to help our engineers design the optimal solar field. This individual will play a major role in leading our growing solar energy group, while working on multiple projects with all levels of technical staff. The analysis of solar energy projects involves working across a range of responsibilities, including meteorological data evaluation, application of modeling techniques, formal, finance-grade solar energy resource assessment (SERA) and independent engineering (IE) report writing, evaluation, and recommendation of solar module and inverter technologies, bifacial module analysis and recommendations, plant design reviews, and reviews of commercial agreements such as Power Purchase Agreements, Interconnection Agreements, and Service Contracts.

The role requires high level of engagement internally and with clients, rigor, and attention to detail in technical aspects, client handling, top-notch problem solving and proposal inquiry and preparation, team and project management, multi-tasking, decision-making under uncertain circumstances, and interpersonal relationships.

The position includes interfacing with clients and, preparing proposals and collaborating with principals and Director of Business Development in CSI Energy Group.

Duties and Responsibilities: including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Timely and efficient completion of high-quality renewable energy (Solar/BESS) analysis work.
  • Carry out operational energy analyses, including:
    • Review, validation, and analysis of meteorological data for solar resource assessments.
    • Design and optimization of solar plants to meet project requirements.
    • Estimation of plant losses and calculation of assessment uncertainties.
    • Management and analysis of project data.
    • Evaluation of project constraints, risks, and other non-quantitative aspects of plant development.
    • Contribute to and/or complete and review to final form, reports and other analyses for clients.
    • Perform due diligence analyses of proposed solar power facilities, including design, technology, performance, and commercial agreements.
    • Develop company quality standards related to solar energy.
    • Develop analysis tools and procedures related to solar energy.
    • Understand and ensure company quality standards are met.
    • Support business development activities, including meeting with customers to explain technical details clearly and concisely.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience or equivalent of solar and energy assessment/analysis required.
  • High competency with solar meteorological data, experience with solar energy simulation modeling, independent engineering, solar technology and nuances of design, and analysis of operational project data and performance.
  • Currently living in Orange or LA County, CA is highly preferred.
  • Experience in utility-scale solar/PV projects, highly preferred.
  • The ability to prioritize multiple and simultaneous projects, issues, and activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and implementation and facilitation skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel up to 20%
  • Ability to lift to 10 lbs.
  • Must be able to access and navigate job sites and construction areas
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

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.