Field Engineer

Job Purpose:
Function as an integral member of the Joule Energy solar construction crew in a fast-paced setting. Our field engineers are our on-site MacGyvers - they problem solve, in real time, and ensure the project is running smoothly and without QC or safety issues. 

Role & Responsibilities: 
 Technical Skill Sets:
  • Perform every task on site on or ahead of schedule without QC errors or safety issues
  • Efficient and safe operation of lull/forklift, excavator, and skid steer
  • Advanced electrical knowledge, including all applicable codes and best practices for site design and construction
  • Close familiarity with typical major equipment on PV sites, including DAS Monitoring systems, inverters, transformers, switchgear, etc. 

Supervisory Skill Sets
  • Capable of reviewing plans critically and quickly 
  • Ability to quickly generate multiple as-built redesign options when engineering plans are unclear or problematic
  • Ability to generate takeoffs and procurement lists based on new suggested designs based on likely availability of supplies and appropriateness of alternative solution
  • When leading a team or training other installers, maintain schedule without QC issues or safety infractions

  • Experience on dozens of MW scale projects with primary responsibility for both AC and DC electrical, including trenching, large gauge conductors (500MCM+), and communication wiring.
  •  Experience in small utility-scale projects (1-20 MW)
  • Able to recognize electrical design issues at a glance and develop alternatives on the fly, and then communicate those alternatives clearly to the team.
  • 5-10 years of solar and/or industrial electrical experience
  • Must be willing to travel all over the country for all work, with up to six consecutive weeks on site at a time.
  • Prefer licensed electricians and/or engineering degree.

Joule offers a workplace that is casual, upbeat and hard working. We operate with a "triple bottom line" philosophy, meaning you don't have to check your conscience at the door.
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Volunteer community service opportunities
  • On-the-job training
  • Learning focused environment
  • Professional development
  • After field qualification, hourly is $30-$40/hr DOE, with consistent overtime, per diems, PTO, and health care

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