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Engineering Technician 5: Renewables

Overland Park, KS 66211

Posted: 09/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 577538 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Pay: $40-45/hr

Functions in a lead engineering technician capacity.  Under general direction, modify or create deliverables and perform assignments of a design nature by applying basic engineering principles and established design practices to develop complex design concepts. Provide technical guidance and may provide direction to other engineering professionals.

Engineering Production:
  • Applies basic engineering principles and established design practices in developing moderately complex design concepts and deliverables.
  • Begins to apply judgment and makes decisions with respect to deliverables and input interpretation.
  • Capable of handling difficult technical assignments within an area of expertise and can provide technical guidance to other professionals.
  • Performs design calculations, detailed material quantities and estimates, and records.
  • Uses advanced applications (e.g., modeling and design software) in performance of work provided.
  • May review the deliverables of others.
  • May define work assignments and maintain schedules.
  • May program control systems or participate in other plant start-up activities associated with a specialized area of expertise.

Project Coordination:
  • Coordinates with other design group personnel to review and exchange project information necessary for design development.
  • May support field activities.

Preferred Technical Skills:
  • Ability to use the appropriate electronic applications and programs required for performing assignments.
  • Include but not limited to CADD, other electronic applications, information modeling and document storage systems.
  • Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends.
  • Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.
  • Intermediate knowledge of other disciplines.
  • Basic knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles.
  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides related to assigned engineering discipline.
  • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Microstation.
  • 3D design & other CAD software knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with engineering calculations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of utility scale solar design. (50MW+)
  • Advanced knowledge of above and below grade cable routing and installation requirements.
  • Intermediate knowledge of solar cable messenger systems such as CAB products is a bonus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of trenching and directional boring methods for electrical cables.
  • Intermediate knowledge of grounding methods for utility scale solar plants.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical equipment placement and clearances applicable to utility scale solar plants.
  • Intermediate knowledge of inverter skids applicable to utility scale solar plants.
  • Basic knowledge of how electrical equipment placement and cable length affects maximum voltage drop limits applicable to utility scale solar plants.
  • Basic knowledge of cable tie-in connections at substations.
  • Basic knowledge of site preparation for utility scale solar plants.
  • Ability to produce physical designs from scope documents.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the following codes and application of their requirements to utility scale solar plants:
    • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • NEC – National Electrical Code
    • NESC – National Electrical Safety Code
    • NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association
    • NFPA – National Fire Protection Agency
  • Associate Degree in Drafting or an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Design Related Technology preferred.
  • Typically, a minimum of 5 years related work experience.


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