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Power Services

Principal Mechanical Engineer  San Diego, CA  Posted: 7/13/2020
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Power Services



**Direct Hire**
  • 25% - Perform (and/or manage third party consultants) in conducting Root Cause Analysis to determine primary reasons for major failures affecting plant operations.
  • 25% - Perform (and/or manage third party consultants) in developing Engineering Solutions to serial design defects while providing technical assistance to warranty claims processes.
  • 15% - Mentor and train other engineers to improve competence and performance of the team.
  • 15% - Lead initiatives to develop engineering practices and processes that improve engineering quality, productivity, and results.
  • 10% - Coordinate efforts between Fleet Engineers, Asset Managers, and site technicians to develop and implement improvements to site performance and reliability.
  • 5% - Perform reliability studies using Weibull analysis of various equipment to predict failure lifetimes on major components.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned

BHI will provide reasonable accommodations for the application process and during employment necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with BHI Energy, please email providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you.

Job Requirements


Education/Experience –
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university.  Advanced degree preferred.
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities –
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant mechanical engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of equipment utilized in the renewable energy sector inclusive of utility scale wind turbines, solar panels, battery systems, and inverters.
  • Demonstrated experience leading Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action problem solving for mechanical components.
  • Demonstrated experience defining experiments to verify root causes and corrective actions of mechanical components.
  • Demonstrated experience developing component or repair specifications and working with suppliers to qualify mechanical components for purchase or repair
  • Ability to present and effectively communicate technical topics to a non-technical audience. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to develop innovative solutions to technical problems.

BHI Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. BHI Energy is a federal contractor that requests priority referrals of protected veterans.


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