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Senior Electrical Engineer at Acciona

Senior Electrical Engineer

Acciona Springfield, IL Full-Time

We are an international company with a workforce of more than 38,500 top professionals, present in more than 40 countries across the five continents. Leaders in Innovation and Technological Development at the service of society, we’re looking for experts in designing a better planet who can go out there and promote sustainable development and find solutions to the biggest global challenges, including global warming, overpopulation and water scarcity.  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.

Job Description

  • Assist in the management of electrical engineering contractors assigned to work on the design of renewable energy facilities, including definition of requirements and specifications, review of engineering drawings and RFI management.

  • Optimize design to maximize ROI

  • Provide engineering consulting support to project managers in the preliminary design and engineering of collection system and substations.

  • Provide engineering consulting support to other areas of the organization, including O&M and Power Marketing.

  • Develop and maintain electrical specifications and requirements to define ACCIONA standards to contractors. Ensure consistency with ACCIONA Corporate specifications.

  • Oversee the electrical tests performed by Construction Team on site prior to and during the commissioning of the renewable energy facilities. Support the QA/QC team on site.

  • Provide electrical technical interface to support Procurement. Oversee the factory testing of the major electrical equipment to be installed at the renewable energy facilities.

  • Evaluate electrical equipment and material proposals; prepare bid tab evaluations for electrical equipment.

  • Be on-site for back feed and first energization to grid and start up.

  • Review and comment on the scope of work on electrical contracts.

  • Assist with receiving and inspecting of the major pieces of electrical equipment.

  • Follow Company’s processes and procedures to safely and effectively design and test ACCIONA renewable generating facilities for “Best in Class Performance”.

  • Maintain a current understanding of renewable generation technology by participating in various training opportunities and reading ACCIONA and industry documents and publications as well as participating in other professional development activities.

  • Create the weekly and monthly reporting requirements for our internal and external customers, as well as KPI reporting.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • 4 year Electrical Engineering degree required, EIT certification a plus.

  • 5 years of experience in utility or power plant design preferred.

  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to provide training on complex operations.

  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory and concepts.

  • Ability to communicate detailed information accurately to internal / external customers.

  • Ability to professionally represent the company when dealing with external organizations.

  • Demonstrate continuous commitment to safe operations.  Be an active role model and constant resource to the organization.

  • Ability to travel 15% - 30% of time to domestic and international locations.

  • Able to work in an indoor or outdoor environment.

  • Hold or be able to obtain a passport.

  • Have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

  • Must be able to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and AutoCAD.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

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

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