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Senior PV/ESS Design & Project Manager

Location: Bellingham, WA

(Remote positions possible in WA State)
Job Type: Full time - Salary
Compensation Range: DOE

Projected Hire date: N/A

We are seeking a skilled PV/ESS system Designer with a strong background in project management to join our team and help us develop comprehensive feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in photovoltaic (PV), energy storage systems (ESS), and microgrid design. This role will require excellent analytical and communication skills, as well as a deep understanding of the key steps outlined by Cascadia Renewables to ensure a successful project. We offer generous benefits and a flexible work schedule. 

When we founded Cascadia Renewables we recognized the opportunity to build the lives we wanted to live. We love what we do, both professionally and recreationally, and strive to balance the two. We strongly believe in the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) informing our business practices. We love working with curious, humble, hard working and empathetic people. With that combination we believe that we can bring together unique partnerships and unite communities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed and accurate feasibility assessments for solar plus storage and microgrid projects

  • Ability to develop/review single line diagrams

  • Evaluate project risks and make recommendations on timeline, equipment availability, installer capacity, and utility approval requirements

  • Gather and analyze site information during site visits, including equipment siting for PV modules, inverters and ESS equipment

  • Assist in the  development of detailed site maps, roof layouts, PV system layout, structural analyses, permitting, fire risk management plans, equipment recommendations, and preventative maintenance plans for PV and ESS

  • Electrical equipment layout plan/mapping in accordance with relevant NFPA and NEC 

  • Assess interconnection factors such as electrical infrastructure capacity, transformer capacity, grid capacity, and develop detailed and accurate single-line diagrams

  • Provide insight on project scope and timelines, including critical tasks and project phases

  • Collaborate on site energy analyses, including utility rates assessment, demand profiles, and articulate resiliency benefits when appropriate

  • Assist in creating financial analysis, including developing detailed (itemized) project budgets, financial summary, funding options, rebates, incentives, and cash flow analyses

  • Assess and communicate the environmental benefits associated with each project

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in PV/ESS system design and project management

    • OR​ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and current/valid WA State stamp  

  • NABCEP certification

  • Knowledge of NEC articles: 480, 690,691,705, 706, 710, 712, 720 

  • Knowledge of NFPA articles: 1, 13, 70, 853, 855

  • Understanding or interest in PV module and PV inverter manufacturing, handling, and installation best practices

  • Understanding of solar energy principles, energy storage technologies, and interconnection processes

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills

  • Knowledge of current renewable energy regulations, incentives, and market trends

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines (PMP certification or equivalent project management certification is a plus)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-experts

  • Knowledge of renewable energy project installation, from site evaluation to financial analysis

  • Proficiency in relevant software tools, such as Google Suite, Microsoft suite, Xendee, PVsyst, HOMER, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Aurora, Helioscope, Energy Tool Base, etc

  • Familiarity with Washington State PV system design regulations, permitting processes, and industry best practices

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a team

  • Commitment to Cascadia Renewables' core values of Expertise, Integrity, and Innovation.

Cascadia Renewables is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability, to apply.

To Apply:

 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and relevant project portfolio to info@cascadiarenewables.com with the subject line "Senior PV/ESS Design & PM". We look forward to reviewing your application.

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