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Electrical Engineer

Company: GPAC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Electrical EngineerWe are currently seeking talented and motivated Engineer - Solar candidates to support design of utility scale solar projects nationwide. This role will be a strategic contributor to the growth of our Renewables Lifeline Sector. This position would be working in house, right alongside of the design team, developing and building that department out.Electrical Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal team and external clients to develop Solar PV design/construction packages including solar array layouts, electrical one-lines, collection systems, collection system studies, and equipment installation details for Utility Scale Solar PV systems (50-500MW )
  • Interact directly with clients for successful project execution
  • Lead project designs of multi-discipline teams of 2-4 people including a design engineer (focused on the layout, details, etc.), a system studies engineer, with additional support from CAD technicians
  • Support development of early-stage projects with conceptual designs and material take-offs.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets, commercial and proprietary engineering software to design Solar PV systems
  • Lead site visits to gather notes and take pictures of existing conditions to aid in design and identify critical flaws - Contribute to continual development of internal solar engineering standards, toolsets and work processes.
  • Turning initial system conceptual ideas into fully developed optimized EPC designs. What We Expect from You - Bachelor's Degree in engineering (electrical or mechanical preferred) from an accredited program.
  • PE registration required or ability to obtain licensure within 1 year preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in power systems mandatory, with detailed design of solar projects strongly preferred
  • Experience with Easypower and CYMCAP.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the renewable energy market, the ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies is a must.
  • Experience with estimating or designing electrical systems is mandatory. Knowledge of photovoltaic systems, NEC requirements, and construction practices is strongly preferred.
  • The position requires the ability to effectively multi-task and manage numerous projects/tasks simultaneously, frequently within aggressive and compressed schedule.
  • The ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to maintain project schedule and achieve target due dates.
  • Must have the ability to work permanently in the US.RequirementsExperience in the Commercial/Residential Solar Industry would be a plus, but is not required. Top talented sales, hard-working and honest candidates will excel within their company. They are passionate about building their skilled team of top tiered talent.Take your career to the next level and APPLY NOW.Please contact Nick Patrick directly at for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested in.Resumes may be confidentially sent to All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Keywords: GPAC, Chicago , Electrical Engineer, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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