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Testing & Commissioning Engineer

Company: K&A Engineering Consulting, P.C.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Testing & Commissioning Engineer (PV Solar) Location: Portland Maine
K&A Engineering Consulting - Portland, Maine is a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection, and collaboration, and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in our industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of. Our company has earned its reputation through challenging work, uncompromising precision, and continuous learning and adapting.We strongly believe in building long-lasting relationships with our clients and our employees. We love what we do, and our goal is to have the happiest clients and employees in the industry. We deliver a reliable and innovative range of services for dozens of projects around the country. The company's team members are passionate about engineering, infrastructure, and design, and understand our clients' business needs and objectives.
Job Overview:
Due to Company growth, we are actively seeking an experienced Testing & Commissioning Engineer to join our Renewables Team in Portland, Maine.
The Testing & Commissioning supports the testing and commissioning activities for multiple solar PV projects. This individual will work to ensure all job tasks related to project start-up and commissioning are planned for and completed within pre-established schedules. This individual will be required to secure and maintain strong working relationships with our client's corporate support functions, along with various contractors and key equipment vendors. Additionally, the commissioning process should be standardized as much as possible through formalized procedures and documentation.
Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensures that testing and commissioning procedures are executed in a standardized method and observations/results are documented in a consistent format.
  • Start-up and commission responsibilities will at a minimum apply to the following equipment within a solar PV project:
  • Inverters
  • Solar trackers
  • SCADA
  • Uses standard tools to gather, track and assess the information collected during start-up and commissioning activities.
  • Publishes original materials and continually enhances documentation surrounding the processes, procedures, responsibility matrix and tools to be used during a project's start-up, testing, and commissioning phases.
  • Comprehends and ensures compliance with applicable environmental, interconnection, transmission operator and client rules, regulations, and standards. Capable of understanding and complying with the contractual terms outlined in various agreements and contracts.
  • Tracks multiple work task schedules, provides schedule progression updates, and proactively identifies schedule constraints.
  • Coordinates efforts of various stakeholders needed to work collaboratively on plant start-up and commission activities (internal resources, key equipment vendors, PV Plant contractor(s), and Substation EPC contractor).
  • Drafts and prepares various forms of written communications to project management, subcontractors, and client technical support personnel.
  • Prepares and maintains up-to-date files, records, and reports on the status and progress of start-up and commission efforts on our various wind projects.
  • Coordinates meetings and presents reports to various Project Delivery and subcontractor team members regarding status and progress of project start-up and commission activities.

  • Qualifications and Required Skills:
    • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience supporting the construction and commissioning of electric power generation facilities, preferably for PV Solar projects.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent knowledge of construction, maintenance, and testing of electrical equipment.
    • Excellent knowledge of National Electrical Codes, electrical specifications, NFPA70e, and OSHA guidelines surrounding safe construction practices.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient with mobile technology and associated commissioning software application.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Strong communication and data processing skills.
    • Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented.
    • Capable of managing multiple tasks or assignments simultaneously and efficiently without direct supervision.
    • Team-oriented individual with the ability to shift focus quickly and efficiently between varying tasks and priorities.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate cross-functional teams required to work cooperatively during a project's start-up, testing, and commissioning phase.
    • Ability to establish and leverage relationships with key stakeholders to proactively initiate requests for support from targeted internal and external subject matter experts needed to address plant startup and commissioning requirements.
    • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Must be willing to travel to construction sites on a day-to-day basis, attend meetings as needed. (Fleet Vehicle provided)
    • Must have current US Work authorization and valid US Driver License in good standing.
    • Must be a Maine resident or able to relocate to Maine.
      K&A Engineering Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) including disability/ vets. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: K&A Engineering Consulting, P.C., Portland , Testing & Commissioning Engineer, Engineering , Portland, Maine

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