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Principal Engineer, Development Engineering (Wind)

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

What The Role Is
The Principal Engineer, Development Engineering (Wind) will be responsible for collaborating with the project team in developing, planning, scheduling, budgeting, Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) negotiations and contracting, technical review, BOP design and economic optimization of utility scale wind projects. A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing and contracting large-scale wind projects. The position requires in-depth knowledge of the design and construction of new or repowered wind farms, including civil, foundations, turbine installation, and electrical MV collector and HV scopes. This position includes overseeing and managing multiple project opportunities. This role will include collaborating with cross-functional project development teams in planning, scheduling, budgeting, and technical review of utility-scale wind projects. The candidate will have experience in negotiating wind EPC agreements, will require experience in working with engineering consultants in the design and optimization of utility-scale wind projects, and must have experience interfacing with Turbine suppliers during design and contract execution. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that the EPC design and schedule will align with the overall project schedule, including coordination with the turbine supplier. The position will offer the ability to interact with a wide variety of people within the organization and will require adaptability, initiative, and strong communication skills. The Principal Engineer (Wind) will contribute to Clearway's forward-looking technology and cost roadmaps, integrating analysis of market and regulatory factors, and contributing to the achievement of Clearway's US domestic content and ESG goals.
This position will report to the Senior Manager, Development Engineering - Wind.
What You'll Be Doing

  • Collaborating and managing the EPC RFP process, assuring there's a comprehensive set of drawings, SOW, and other technical documents that will provide meaningful results.
  • Control project timeline to align and coordinate EPC and Turbine supplier schedules.
  • Monitor the timely deliverables and review of design documents from engineering consultants.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with the major EPC's.
  • Work collaboratively with EPC contractors, developers, and wind resource analysts in identifying project constraints and opportunities for optimizing the levelized cost of energy.
  • Support Clearway's domestic content strategy for PTC and ITC qualified projects.
  • Collaborate on the development and submission of PPA proposals.
  • Manage the design and constructability of new and repower wind projects.
  • Collaborate on reports for leadership that will demonstrate the project's readiness for financing and construction.
  • Traveling to projects under development and in construction. (25%)

    What You'll Bring

    • Engineering or Construction Management Degree.
    • 8+ years of experience in the Wind Industry.
    • 2+ years of Project Management experience designing & building utility-scale wind projects.
    • An in-depth knowledge of the construction and cost basis of utility-scale wind projects.
    • Experience with multidisciplinary design, EPC negotiations
    • Experience managing engineering consultants for industry scale wind projects.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

Keywords: Clearway Energy, San Francisco , Principal Engineer, Development Engineering (Wind), Engineering , San Francisco, California

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