JOB OPPORTUNITIES

MISSION

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for leading the O&M activities in the solar and wind plants. He/she will be part of the O&M team and will be in charge to plan and supervise all the activities needed for correct operation and maintenance of the assigned plants. He/she will be responsible of the operative results of the sites from a performance point of view, and to review and prepare the O&M periodical reports.
He/she will report to the North America O&M Manager, based in Washington, D.C., and will manage and control the subcontractors network in accordance with the contracts with the company. When troubleshooting is required, he/she will support the subcontractor remotely or onsite, as needed, to accomplish the repair of the malfunction.
In addition, he/she will supervise the onsite commissioning activities of plants, including the supervision of the EPC and the punch list, supporting the global Commissioning Manager, based at the HQs in Milan, Italy. He/she will be focused mostly on electrical engineering activities, but could occasionally need to supervise some mechanical / civil engineering activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

Responsible to maximize the production performance and ensure the proper operation of the plants – Definition and control of the preventive maintenance activities and operating procedures – Troubleshooting of the plants’ malfunctions, supporting the subcontractor through the DAS/SCADA, or directly onsite
– Control of the performance of the plants through the remote monitoring, and in cooperation with the monitoring office at the HQs
– Understanding of the EPC and O&M contracts, especially in relation to the obligation of the company and the subcontractors
– In charge to review and produce the O&M reports
– Engineering support during the construction and operation of plants, with onsite inspections to control and coordinate subcontractors’ activities
– In charge to review and produce the O&M manuals
– Control of the spare parts inventories and movements (some of those provided by subcontractors) in relation to corrective maintenance activities
– In charge of the warranty claims (RMAs) with the OEMs
– Control of the safety procedures of subcontractors (e.g. LOTO) in relation to the specific environment at each plant

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

– A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent degree) or multiyear proven technical experience for renewable power plants (wind and/or solar)
– 2/3 years of relevant experience in O&M or commissioning for renewable power plants (wind and/or solar)
– Familiar with the safety rules in the USA and procedures to adopt in a power plant
– Fluent in English
– Able to work with individuals from different countries/cultures
– Good leadership skills
– Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team, either inside or outside own company
– Detail-oriented, resourceful and able to manage shifting priorities
– Effective communication skills both verbal and written
– Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
– Must have a flexible schedule and be able to travel short notice for onsite visits
– Knowledge of MV/HV substation and grid equipment and knowledge of the typical requirements to be fulfilled by a power plant connected to a distribution grid

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

– 3 years of significant experience as onsite and in-house electrical engineer for renewable power plants (preferred wind and/or solar)
– Proven experience in the management of structured subcontractors and related contracts
– Multiyear experience in maintenance of MV/HV equipment and substations
– Knowledge of the local electrical code and standards

JOB LOCATION
– Washington, D.C.
– Frequent national trips, and possibly occasional international trips

BENEFIT
– Full benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance
– Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay

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