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Development Engineer

Location: Madrid, Spain

Department: Tech Ops - Engineering

Company summary:

MN8 Energy is one of the largest independent solar energy and energy storage owner-operators in the U.S., serving enterprise customers with clean energy and complementary solutions, such as battery storage and EV Charging, to enable an electrified, decarbonized world. Originally founded inside of Goldman Sachs in 2017, our fleet has grown to nearly 3-gigawatts of solar, including 850 projects across 27 states, and over 270 megawatts of battery storage projects, with each project tailored to achieve the bold decarbonization targets and goals of our more than 200 blue-chip customers. MN8 is headquartered in New York with offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Madrid.


As Development Engineer, you will:

  • Coordinate with other engineering resources in Madrid, Spain office
  • Support Solar Engineering functions under GSRP Operations reporting to the Head of Engineering under the Technical Operations vertical
  • Support the Due Diligence (DD) team in the technical evaluation of new acquisition opportunities. Such evaluation will include work-streams such as:
    • Review of conceptual designs prepared by other developers
    • Review of Site Characterization documents such as geotechnical reports, drainage reports, hydrology analyses, environmental, topographical, zoning, easements, wetlands etc.
    • Review for adherence to AHJ requirements and land use approvals.
    • Stay current on latest codes, standards and new technologies along with jurisdictional/utility requirements and best installation practices.
    • Prepare value engineering and risk analysis in support of acquisition bids
    • Work with Due diligence and Project execution on RFP proposals, building project costs and scope under various technical work-streams.
  • Support the Development (DEV) team in green field development or after acquisition of a portfolio of development solar projects by coordinating design and engineering work-streams such as:
    • Prepare value engineering and risk analysis
    • Direct and regularly interact with third party engineering providers and supervise the work from such resources in the development of preliminary, 30% and Issued for Permit drawing sets
    • Manage preparation of Civil and Electrical design drawing packages to support development work streams such as Interconnection, Environmental Permitting or Land Permitting
    • Coordinate between Energy Modeling function, PV Design function, external engineering providers, environmental, interconnection and land consultants for the creation of drawing packages and energy models
    • Support DEV team in interaction with Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), Interconnection Utility and Landowners
  • Gather technical lessons learned from Project Engineering, Project Execution and Asset Operations to update/improve GSRP Development Design Standards from time to time
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key equipment suppliers as well as regularly evaluate their product pipeline
  • Identify and evaluate technical enhancement opportunities working in conjunction with Asset Management, Technical Operations and other GSRP teams
  • Support Project Management Office (PMO) team in the development and improvement of technical related processes


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Solar Engineering with excellent understanding of solar project technical characteristics
  • Experience in Engineering of other renewable energy projects preferred.
  • Engineering BSc Degree required; Masters preferred
  • Expert knowledge of renewable energy engineering documents
  • Working knowledge of key renewable energy document types: project agreements and permits
  • Proficient in: AutoCAD, PVsyst, PlantPredict, Helioscope, Excel, Word, Smartsheet, GIS
  • Demonstrated experience preparing or managing outside consultants in preparation of load flow and other grid studies to determine feasibility on interconnection cost economics.
  • National Electric code (NEC) knowledge preferred
  • Familiar with FERC, ISO rules and standards preferred
  • Very organized and able to multitask effectively
  • Good communicator both written and verbal skill
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and determination to complete difficult projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes and create efficiencies.
  • Highly developed sense of professional ethics.
  • Ability to work both on a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to interface effectively with cross functional employee group of all levels and competencies.
  • Commitment to quality.


How we set you up for success:

At MN8, we cultivate a culture of equity, through transparency and accessibility, where everyone thrives. We know our most valuable resource is our people. That’s why we offer the following benefits. By investing in you, we know we are investing in the clean energy of tomorrow.

  • Medical healthcare.
  • 23 Paid holidays and 3 floating days.
  • Ticket restaurant for a value of 11€/worked day.


MN8 Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.




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