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PV Pros is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer or Electrician to lead the technical and engineering efforts of our field service business, which includes support our technicians conducting maintenance, repair, commissioning, and monitoring services. The engineer shall possess experience and understanding in the design, installation, and operation of commercial and utility scale solar PV systems. This position offers tremendous opportunity for growth and advancement as the business expands and we increase our geographic footprint. The position is based in the company’s office headquarters in Hoboken NJ.
About PV Pros
PV Pros, Inc. is a solar company specializing in commissioning, repair, operation & maintenance (O&M) of commercial and utility scale solar PV systems. We help our clients maximize ROI by reducing financial risk and operating expense while maximizing generation revenue. This is much easier said than done, but PV Pros is a leader in this young industry and rising to the challenge.
PV Pros is supported by its sister company Pure Power Engineering. Pure Power is one of the nation’s largest solar engineering firms, designing big and high profile commercial and utility scale solar PV system designs throughout the US. While at PV Pros, you will have full access Pure Power’s resources which is in the same building at PV Pros.
Oversee all engineering needs for PV Pro’s full range of services. Provide technical and troubleshooting assistance to field service technicians (usually remotely from the office, occasionally on site). Responsibilities include the following:
Manage network operations center (NOC).
Set up and review alarms. Determine if a technician should be dispatched.
Assist with configuring and troubleshooting monitoring hardware.
Develop models and methods to measure, quantify, and analyze the performance of the overall PV system, as well as sub systems and individual components.
PVsyst – Determine which parameter values should be inputted to result in a realistic generation estimate. Everyone in the industry is using standard rules of thumb. We want to determine what those should really be, based on real world data and experience.
Develop methods and tools for troubleshooting equipment and testing equipment’s operation and performance.
Take the lead on solving the challenges the field techs are not able to solve.
Review drawings for compliance with codes and best practices.
Be the interface between PV Pros and Pure Power’s engineers. Manage tasks delegated to Pure Power’s engineers.
Assist engineers with their design for new construction, including reviewing the construction documents and making suggestions to improve the operation and reliability of the system.
Create load flow, short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies.
Other electrical engineering tasks as necessary.
Quality control of reports and deliverables.
Review and analyze results of technicians work and test results.
Procedures & Standardization
Work with office and field staff to standardize procedures for solving issues encountered in the field.
Create standardized forms the techs will use in the field. Create methods to digitize all forms, so that they can be quickly turned into a deliverable report.
Tools & Test Equipment: Develop tool and testing equipment standards, including which tools/ testing equipment the company should standardize on, how to use the tools, which tools should be present in all vans, and which should be shared among techs.
Develop training programs, such as best practices, troubleshooting procedures, and equipment use.
Develop and maintain a centralize knowledge base the technicians and engineers can use to troubleshoot issues.
Parts and Materials – Develop the list of parts and materials that should be kept on each van to allow for quick repair of the most common issues found in the field. For parts not kept in the service vans, identify which should be stocked in our central warehouse vs purchasing on an as-needed basis from a vendor.
Author white papers and blog articles for the website.
Assist in the development of the company’s safety policies, particularly how to safety work on electrical equipment and use testing equipment in accordance with OSHA.
Work towards making PV Pros a NETA accredited company, as well as personal NETA certifications.
Support the sales team by providing input on proposals, reviewing technical specifications & SOW, estimating man-hours and materials, quotes, and proposed schedules.
Familiarity with monitoring platforms (Locus, Also, Deck, Draker, etc)
5+ years’ experience in the solar PV industry.
2+ years’ experience in electrical contracting or solar construction.
Have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
Able to pass a background check and drug screen
Able to climb ladders and stairs, lift 100 pounds, and must be able to work on your feet for long periods of time
Be extremely organized with documentation
Master Electrician or Journeyman card
NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certificate
OSHA 30 for Construction Certificate
Formal training certificate or degree in electrical field
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary & benefits commensurate with experience. Benefits include healthcare plans, dental, vision and 401K.