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Project Engineer – Solar

Location: Delray Beach, FL

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 the Project Engineer, you will:

· Review of 30%, 90%, As-built/IFC engineering drawings packages including Electrical, Civil, Structural and Communications

· Reviewing technical documentation (EPC Contract, equipment specifications, warranties, electrical and thermal studies, etc.) during due diligence and construction stage.

· Review critical project documentation including Geotech, ESA, Wetlands report and Interconnection Agreements, System Impact studies, hydrology report and corrosion reports during project engineering cycle.

· Review and conduct Engineering calculations (NEC maximum system voltage, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection sizing, utility disconnect requirements, voltage drop, and conduit sizing)

· Prepare value engineering and risk analysis

· Review and design optimized Solar PV system including array layouts, DC string sizing, equipment layouts, and utility interconnections for rooftop, carport, and ground mount (fixed tilt and single-axis tracking) systems

· Direct and regularly interact with third party engineering provider/Owner’s Engineer or EPC and supervise the work from such resources in the development of IFC drawing sets

· Review Energy estimate modeling reports from PVSYST and identify discrepancies.

· Support technical RFI and Changer Order requests by doing technical evaluation

· Coordinate with equipment vendors on all technical matters related to the key equipment for a given project

· Support commissioning of new built sites

· Be the leader in enforcing installation quality and MN8 standards building practices for new installs.

· Gather technical lessons learned from DD, PE and AM interaction and update/improve MN8 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 MN8 teams

· Support Project Management Office (PMO) team in the development and improvement of technical related processes


Our Ideal Candidate will have:

· 3 years of experience in Solar Engineering with excellent understanding of solar project technical characteristics specially in Utility scale projects desired.

· 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

· 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 and commitment to quality.

· Ability to work both on a team as well as independently.

· Ability to communicate effectively with tact and diplomacy.


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/Dental/Vision Insurance beginning the 1st of the month following your date of hire
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays and floating holidays
  • 401(k) with competitive employer match
  • Hybrid work schedule including a “work from anywhere” allocation
  • Parental leave

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, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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