Principal Electrical Systems Engineer


Job description

Our client, a leading broad energy company, is seeking a Principal Electrical Systems Engineer on a permanent basis.

Our client is open to candidates that reside in the West Coast (i.e. California, Oregon, etc.); East Coast (Boston, MA; New York City, New York; etc.); and Houston/Austin, Texas.

As well as a generous salary, our client offer a competitive benefits package as well.

Duties & Responsibilities

Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for commercial products with a strong focus on eBOS components
* Support the Systems Engineering team with Commercial customer issues and escalations
* Develop test plans as part of third party HW and SW component qualification
* Perform and review calculations and modelling related to conductor and equipment sizing, short-circuit and arc-flash analysis, protection, and overcurrent coordination, etc.
* Develop and maintain relationships with vendors to stay current on new and obsolete product road maps
* Support cost reduction initiatives while maintaining quality and compliance with national, local, and customer-specific requirement

Experience & Educational Requirements

* Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a focus in Power Systems, preferred and 6+ years of related experience (or equivalent)
* Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards, including the NEC/NFPA, the NESC, UL, and IEEE
* Ability to specify, draw and modify single line diagrams (SLDs)
* Familiarity with permitting and grid interconnection requirements for North America
* Excellent technical understanding of commercial grid-tied photovoltaic systems
* Deep knowledge of energy storage & PV inverters, monitoring, and communications
* Ability to size and specify switchgear, panel boards, transformers, meters, OCPDs, SPDs, cables, and conduits
* Ability to interface as a technical contact with utilities for interconnection approval
* Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with cross-functional groups of all levels and competencies
* Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
* Ability to lead and work in teams
* Willingness to travel as required

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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