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Engineer - Renewable Engineering

Chicago IL

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.


About the position:

The Staff Engineer will assist with the technical design and evaluation of commercial and utility-scale wind and solar projects in Invenergy’s target markets throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Utilize performance modeling software including Openwind, WindFarm, and PVSyst to prepare energy production estimates

Analyze available meteorological datasets and utilize MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) methods to assess project resource characteristics

Prepare conceptual project layouts utilizing CAD and GIS software. Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value

Interface with wind turbine and PV module OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to obtain technical information and stay apprised of technology advancements and trends

Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts. Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings

Assist the development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts

Support the development and origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals

Work with the structured finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions throughout the project financing process

Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations. Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.

Work with the project electrical engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance efforts


Required Skills:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an engineering discipline. Civil engineering background or experience is a plus

Zero to three years of experience in the renewable energy industry

Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Familiarity with energy modeling software including Openwind, PVSyst, and WindFarm

Knowledge of meteorological data sources and MCP methods

Experience with modeling energy project economics and familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR and LCOE

Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time

Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated interest in renewable energy

Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds



Posted October 9, 2017

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