Technical Director, Utility Scale

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Borrego Solar
San Diego, CA, United States

Phone: 9785132638
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Technical Director, Utility Scale



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Job Description:

Borrego is seeking a Technical Director, Utility Scale to join our Development business unitat our office in Latham, NY or Lowell, MA. We offer a hybrid work environment, allowing you to work remotely 2-3 days a week and from the office 2-3 days a week. This critical position is part of a growing team focused on larger projects that is leading Borrego’s evolution as a project development company.


About the Role:

In this role, you will report directly to the VP of Development Engineering, and you will help drive Borrego’s progress toward transmission connected solar and storage projects larger than 20 MW across the United States. This person will join the four-person Utility Scale Team that is responsible for determining the strategy for our utility scale business and will drive the work conducted by SMEs across multiple technical teams in pursuit of that strategy.

Overall responsibilities include, but are not limited to: technical analysis, interconnection strategy, system design, and product evaluation. Another key area of responsibility is strategic program management in support of utility scale development activities, including technical resource management, interdisciplinary coordination and communication, process development, and change management. 

Position responsibilities will include, but not be limied to:

  • Strong focus on process development, entrepreneurial problem solving, strategic planning, and continuous improvement to establish and achieve goals for quality, schedule, and financial results of the business
  • Close coordination with the Utility Scale Project Development Lead and other Utility Scale Team members to align as a team with a shared responsibility for developing a strategy and execution plan that results in the successful development of utility scale projects across the United States, including clear communication of priorities to SMEs
  • Oversee the technical review, risk evaluation, and value engineering assessments for projects under development
  • Provide strategic guidance on transmission and interconnection including management of congestion, curtailment and deliverability studies, taking information about changing grid dynamics and planned transmission upgrades and expansions and translating it into project siting and design recommendations, in collaboration with existing internal and external SMEs  
  • Manage the design, permitting, and value engineering / optimization efforts for projects in the prospecting, entitlement and design phases.  This work will at times be performed by an internal team, and in other cases sub-contracted
  • Provide oversight of our development engineering team’s work in generating preliminary designs, performance models, cost estimates, and both permitting and bid set plans
  • Build a network of subcontractors and a process for engaging those partners as a complement to the strong internal technical team at Borrego
  • Work with senior management to improve process, efficiency and achieve operational excellence in individual functional areas, utility-scale development business, and for the company overall
  • Assist in developing key performance indicators (KPI’s) to monitor and control the utility-scale business performance, and engage in strategy deployment to deliver on the KPIs
  • Ensure that all business KPIs that are impacted by engineering efforts are understood and tracked on a recurring basis; identify, plan, and implement continuous improvement efforts as needed
  • Build and maintain a company culture of passion, performance and accountability that attracts, retains, and motivates the best qualified employees


Desired Skills and Experience:

While no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes. If you’re unsure of whether you meet enough of the qualifications below but believe that your experience and skill set is a good match for this position, we invite you to apply!

  • 10+ years’ experience at the intersection of engineering and business
  • Understanding of the growing importance of transmission system expertise in renewables and storage siting and development, and the ability to translate complicated technical transmission analysis and plans into actionable development guidance
  • Strong program management skills, with an emphasis on managing multiple projects within a portfolio and managing priorities with regular adjustment to new information from the market
  • Knowledge of technical solutions for complex grid interconnections, and understanding of how to coordinate and manage utility and independent system operator (ISO) counterparties from design phase through ISA
  • Understanding of rules and regulations related to technical aspects of PV and storage design - e.g. local and national electric and fire codes, permitting requirements, utility interconnection tariffs, ISO requirements, etc.
  • Exposure to design of Medium and/or High Voltage power systems that include parallel generation and DC subsystems (i.e. PV and/or battery systems)
  • Experience coordinating a multidisciplinary team, including navigating different individual team members’ priorities to build alignment across the team
  • Ability and inclination to continually evaluate business needs and practices, successfully facilitating improvements using lean problem solving, standard work, and Borrego principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide leadership alongside peers within the 4-person Regional Team and to the broader Utility Scale team
  • Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience