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PV Solar Electrical Engineer at Acciona

PV Solar Electrical Engineer

Acciona Springfield, IL Full-Time

ACCIONA is a global company, leading in the development of regenerative infrastructure that creates a positive impact on society. Our workforce consists of more than 41,500 professionals, present in more than 40 countries across the five continents, all contributing in our mission to design a better planet. Are you a passionate individual who wants to make a difference, promote sustainable development, and find solutions to the biggest global challenges including climate change, overpopulation, and water scarcity? Come and join us in building the infrastructure our planet needs to achieve a sustainable future.

Acciona offers a competitive salary, relocation assistance where relocation is required and approved, 401(k) retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and more. 

ACCIONA is one of Spain's leading corporations, a front-runner in promoting and managing infrastructures, renewable energies, water and services, with 30,000 professionals worldwide, in 30 countries, and on 5 continents. The company is a global leader in renewable energy working exclusively with renewable technologies, specifically in wind, solar PV, solar thermal, hydro and biomass. Our Northern American Energy Division owns and operates renewable energy windfarms in the United States and Canada, and has recently added 3 gigawatts to our portfolio as we begin back to back Solar PV and storage projects. This is an exciting time to join Acciona and become one of the “pioneers in sustainability.”

Job Description

Acciona is looking for a PV Solar Electrical Engineer with entry to intermediate level knowledge, performing varied assignments with oversight using analytical techniques to solve diverse problems. The position is part of the Electrical Engineering team that is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the electrical substations, collection systems, and major electrical components in the Acciona Energy North America fleet of renewable energy assets.

This position is based out of our Chicago office on a hybrid work schedule - 3 days in the office / 2 days remote, with the ability to travel at least 30% of the time.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze data to understand trends and system events for the purposes of reporting and process improvement
  • Development of processes and procedures to safely and effectively operate and maintain Acciona renewable generating facilities for “Best in Class Performance.”
  • Respond and provide technical assistance to electrical equipment problems within supported renewable energy facilities.
  • Optimize power performance of electricity generating and collection system equipment
  • Develop reports for management regarding System status and System events
  • Assists higher-level engineers in handling complex problems and analysis.
  • Evaluate system conditions, anticipate problems and implement strategies to avoid or minimize issues which adversely impact the renewable power projects under the responsibility of Acciona Energy North America’s System Operation Center
  • Maintain a current understanding of Acciona and renewable generation technology and professional development by participating in various training opportunities and reading Acciona and industry documents publications
  • Maintain, analyze and report on condition monitoring equipment to ensure health and reliability of substation equipment.
  • Development of processes and procedures to safely and effectively operate and maintain Acciona renewable generating facilities for “Best in Class Performance.”
  • Perform at Root Cause Analysis to accurately determine failure modes and causes.
  • Complete and maintain required and accurate documentation and records.
  • Maintain required training certifications and proficiencies
  • Plan and direct switching and tagging for office and field personnel in the operation and restoration of the renewable energy assets.
  • Comply with applicable regulatory reliability standards and compliance requirements, including but not limited to, market rules and NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for applicable NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelors Electrical Engineering degree from ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited university required
  • Experience in utility or power plant operations and maintenance and/or courses in power and energy systems is preferred but not required
  • Good communications skills, with the ability to learn from experienced engineers
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory and concepts
  • Demonstrate continuous commitment to safe operations. Be an active role model and constant resource to the organization.
  • Knowledge of protective relay application and software (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), GE Multilin Enervista UR, etc.)
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts
  • Ability to use computer applications (e-mail, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc))
  • Ability to communicate detailed information accurately to internal / external customers
  • Able to work in an indoor or outdoor environment.
  • Ability to climb vertical ladders of heights of up to 300 feet
  • Proficiency in the Spanish language a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 30 percent
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Acciona offers a competitive salary, relocation assistance where relocation is required and approved, 401(k) retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and more.

    We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination.

ACCIONA has been given the Top Employer 2022 certification in US, as well as the Top Employers North America 2022 seal, which certifies the company's commitment to excellence in human resources management and those who focus on putting their people first through their exceptional HR policies. As a company that values diversity as a source of talent, we work to foster an inclusive environment that promotes respect, belonging and engagement so that all people can participate on an equal opportunity basis. We invite everyone to apply regardless of origin, circumstances, background or condition.

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