CAREERS AT SKYPOWER

PV Engineer

 

Position Description & Candidate Requirements

Company:           SkyPower
Position:             PV Engineer
Department:      Engineering
Reports to:         VP, Technology Strategy
Location:            Toronto, ON
Status:                 Full time, permanent
Start Date:          Immediately

 

Summary of Position:

SkyPower is seeking a PV Engineer to conduct PV system analysis and preliminary design review for SkyPower’s portfolio of global projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent technical skills and a strong background in the renewable energy market. This role will be based in Toronto, ON and is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and rapidly growing company.

 

Key Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage site constraints maps, site layouts and performance and energy predictions
  • Manage the preparation of site surveys and topographical maps, storm water hydrology studies, geotechnical investigations and related site evaluations
  • Develop the preliminary design of PV power plants and plant substations
  • Prepare engineering and construction inputs for environmental permit applications and review proposed permit conditions
  • Prepare definition of EPC scope of work and technical specifications for PV power plants and interconnection facilities
  • Review and evaluate all technical aspects of EPC proposals and assist in negotiating EPC contracts
  • Review technical submittals from EPC contractors and assist the field project team in managing the EPC contractor’s construction
  • Supervise engineering activities by consultants and independent engineers to ensure scope, schedule, quality and coordination requirements are met

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills to relay information, prepare reports and provide guidance on PV system design needs
  • Able to work as part of a team to provide guidance to senior management for PV design, EPC and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) needs of the company
  • Knowledge of Design Codes & Standards and other governing standards for design of solar PV systems
  • Solid knowledge of PV system energy modeling tools, specifically PVSyst
  • Excellent computer skills and fluency in AUTOCAD
  • Knowledge of power distribution and transmission systems design
  • Knowledge of PV module support structure design, module array layout, DC and AC solar design
  • Experience creating solar specific SLDs (DC, AC and interconnection) and solar PV ground mount site layouts using AUTOCAD
  • Field experience in installation, startup and commissioning of utility-scale solar PV ground mount plants
  • Familiar with the review and design of instrumentation for data acquisition systems, SCADA design would be an asset

 

Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent discipline
  • 4+ years of relevant experience or experience working in the solar PV industry

 

Compensation
SkyPower prides itself on a highly competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience.

 

Interested candidates can submit their resume with a cover letter via email, citing “PV Engineer” in the subject line, to operations@skypower.com.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to many areas of the organization and the opportunity to grow within a dynamic and agile company. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but please note that we will contact only those most qualified for this opportunity.