Electrical Engineer

Company Info
NC Advanced Energy Corp
Raleigh, NC, United States

Phone: 919-857-9000
Web Site: www.advancedenergy.org

Company Profile


Electrical Engineer


Raleigh, NC 

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Job Description:

Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people.  We work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners. We offer program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy-related solutions for our five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, solar and electric transportation.
We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff is the most valuable resource we have and we appreciate that all of our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy continues to make a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.
Position Overview
This position will conduct interconnection commissioning for solar PV and energy storage facilities primarily across North Carolina and South Carolina. Our projects focus on quality and ensuring the safety and reliability of distributed energy resources that are connected to the utility grid.
The ideal candidate will have at least one to three years of relevant work experience in electrical engineering. Relevant work experience may include performing engineering analysis, design, construction and/or field evaluations for electrical systems. Candidate should also possess:
  • Knowledge of design, construction, and commissioning of distributed energy facilities including utility scale PV, medium voltage distribution construction, electrical transmission and/or distribution systems, energy storage systems, and/or National Electrical Code
  • Experience performing engineering analysis, design documentation review, and/or field testing for electrical systems
  • Ability to perform field evaluations to assess aspects of the quality of design, construction, and operation; ability to conduct field tests of electrical equipment
  • Experience presenting concise results to customers through reports that delineate observations, results, and recommendations for further action
  • Strong commitment to safety and attention to detail
The team spends part of their time in the office and part of their time visiting utility scale distributed energy resource facilities. Daytime travel typically 1-3 days a week, overnight travel only sometimes necessary.
Essential Functions
Engineering Support
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Assess aspects of the quality of design, construction, and operation for energy technologies according to a defined standard.
  • Participate in quality control activities, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Perform design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide engineering analysis and present concise results to customers as appropriate to proven abilities and/or with oversight from more senior engineer
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Help establish equipment selection and measurement tools and techniques.
  • Participate in preparing reports and documentation delineating tasks, analysis, test results, and recommendations for further action with oversight from more experienced engineer.
  • Conduct presentations; may assist in preparing a workshop.
  • Participate in designing and developing products and services that take advantage of new knowledge generated by applied research and engineering studies.
  • Participate in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Participate in the analysis of technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.
Technical Expertise
  • Develop technical and professional knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Keep up with new technologies being deployed relevant to work.
  • Recommend improved procedures such as workflow, testing/calibration procedures, etc.
  • Develop expertise through targeted development activities and new job experiences.
  • Communicate with external clients.
  • Exercise problem solving skills and take on new learning while working with customers and other industry professionals.
Project Management
  • Participate on project teams.
  • Help establish and adhere to project scope, timeline and budget.
  • Coordinate projects and tasks, make detailed plans to accomplish goals and coordinate the integration of technical activities as directed by senior engineers or management.
External Contacts
  • Assist with client relationships.
  • Work to promote business opportunities with both new and repeat clients.
  • Help and evaluate technical aspects of service requests from customers.
  • Assist with preparation of project specifications for clients.
  • Conduct technical and marketing vendor engagement activities to support team projects and initiatives as directed by senior engineers or management.
Position Requirements
  •  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant technical field and 1-3 years of technical work experience preferably in the energy field, construction or building science, industrial/commercial buildings, electric/alternative transportation, solar or distributed energy resources is required.  An equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered.  Experience can include internships, co-ops, etc.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office products are required.
  • Problem solving/data interpretation skills; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work in teams as well as independently; organization skills and attention to detail; ability to plan and deliver projects; ability to develop and adhere to project budget; commitment to excellent customer service.
Physical Demands/Work Conditions
In this role, the person will hold a valid NC driver’s license and travel 30-50% of the time to interface with customers.  Some positions or projects could require more and occasionally for periods up to a week.  The individual may frequently have to ascend and descend a ladder or crawl or kneel in small and contained spaces to perform inspections, collect data and/or detect errors.  Must be able to work in industrial environments (plants and labs) or construction sites and follow company and/or customer safety protocols.  Must be able to work in excessive hot or cold temperatures for short periods of time. Position could require exposure to the elements and wearing personal protective equipment.
Location: Raleigh, NC                              Position Category: Engineer I   
Employment Type: This is an exempt full-time position. There may be occasions where the hours of work may vary, be irregular, and be reasonably required to meet the goals of the organization. This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and is subject to change.  It is not an implied contract of employment. 
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Advanced Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and all other protected statuses under federal, state or local laws. All employment decisions are based on job-related requirements.
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