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Senior Electrical Engineer - (Chandler, AZ)

Company: NovaSource Power
Location: Chandler
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

About NovaSourceNovaSource Power Services is the service partner for renewables asset owners ready to fuel smart growth. As an O&M-focused company with 20 years of operating experience, NovaSource has the global reach and strategic capabilities to achieve our clients' renewables goals around the world. To serve our clients, we invest in our people. On hire, we assess each employee's experience and expertise, then mentor them to grow engaging and satisfying careers. Our turn-key services optimize each step of our clients' project lifecycles - from commissioning to decommissioning and everything in between. Our approach delivers creates success for our clients, stability for our teams, and enables us to build a world-class culture of excellence. And that's how we empower a renewable world.Summary of Role:We are seeking an experienced senior engineer at NovaSource Power Services. NovaSource Power Services is an independent Solar Operations and Maintenance provider currently servicing over 20 GW of solar assets worldwide. NovaSource Power Services strives to be the number one O&M provider within its key target markets within 5 years, and have 30% of its revenue from value-added services, of which engineering will play a key role. This role will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for providing electrical engineering expertise to the global fleet. Currently, the engineering team provides three main functions for the business:Continuous engineering support for global assetsExecuting value added service projects such as repowering arrays.Builds and maintains critical infrastructure to support and monitor assets. Responsibilities:Respond to daily requests for electrical engineering support for the global fleet of power plants. Examples:Conducting root cause analysis on breaker mis-operations. Example tasks include:Analyzing relay event trip and sequential event recorder (SER) filesStudying substation single lines and wiring diagramsCommunicating with power plant technicians Coordinating the testing of equipment such as bushings, breakers, transformer oil gas level, and moreInvestigating and troubleshooting system alarms. Examples include:Relay alarms or failuresTransformer dissolved gas analysis (DGA) alarmsTransformer bushing monitoring system alarmsInverter alarmsReview Preventative Maintenance Testing Reports and provide recommendations based on results.Retrieve and analyze site record drawings which include single line diagrams, cable schedules, and more.Retrieve and analyze protection relay event trip and sequence of event data for breaker misoperation analysis.Communicate daily with field technicians to gather information or provide recommendations on electrical issues.Communicate daily with other engineering team members using email, chat, or phone.Participate in weekly team meetings to review problems, open support requests, and plan value added services.Quote, plan, and execute value added service projects such as:Sizing and replacing inverters or transformers.Sizing and replacing cables.System modeling.Establish relationships with vendors used for onsite work or for materials.Procure parts and labor for support issues or value-added services projects.Create medium and high voltage engineering drawings for value added service projects.15% travel locally or internationally for site visits, team meetings, or training.Use Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools to manage emails, documents, schedules, and more. General Qualifications:Communicate effectively in both verbal and written format in English.Strong analytical and critical skillsAccomplished user of Microsoft Office 365Ability to work within multiple countries Electrical Standards, ANSI, IEEE, IECBasic understanding of SCADA/HMI systemsBasic understanding of plant controllers, inverters, capacitor banks and solar tracking systemsBasic knowledge of approved cyber security practicesHigh Voltage Qualifications:Minimum 5 years of high voltage substation engineering experienceExtensive experience with SEL protection relays e.g., SEL-351, SEL-735, SEL-487E, SEL-387, SEL-311LExtensive experience with SEL RTAC's e.g SEL-3530Experience with GE Relays GE-L90, GE-N60 is a plus.Experience with ABB protection relays is a plus.Experience with main power transformers and bushingsExperience with dissolved gas analysis (DGA) and bushing monitoring systems (BMS)Medium Voltage Qualifications:Minimum 2 years of experience within the solar industry preferredExperience with string and central solar invertersExperience with energy storage systems is a plus.Work Environment:Fast paced.Chandler office - Hybrid Options for exceptional candidatesExperience with energy storage systems is a plus.Office Physical Requirements:All positions, when in our offices, require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all such personnel must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. NovaSource is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required, in compliance with all federal laws and the state in which the candidate resides.US: Diversity Statement - Equal Employment OpportunityIt is NovaSource's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. NovaSource disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws. PIfb5d9ba51348-25660-34736728

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