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Performance Engineer

Construction  Richmond, VA  Posted: 5/8/2021
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3 + Years

Performance Engineer
BHI Energy is seeking a Performance Engineer to support solar projects in both Regulated (COC3) and Merchant (COC4) business units including Utility Scale Program (ground mounted fixed and tracker systems from ~20MW and much larger ~150MW) and Distributed Solar Program (1 to 3 MW ground mounted, roof top, and carport configurations). The Performance Engineer’s duties are outlined in the following roles: 
EPC Contract Role - The Performance Engineer requires a working knowledge of the EPC contract sufficient to support writing, revising, negotiating, and interpreting the EPC Contract Requirements specifically Exhibit B-1, B-3, B-10, T, A-1, Electrical Drawings, and PVsyst software. 
Diligence/Acquisition Role - The Performance Engineer supports the diligence team while projects are being considered for acquisition. Duties include: 
o Acquire needed documents for review. Exhibit B-10, Layout, One line diagram, PVsyst PDF, 8760 file, PVsyst Native Files. Exhibits T and A-1 if necessary. 
o Establish Task Order Releases (TOR) for Owners Engineer (OE) to perform independent technical review. 
o Review OE submitted report, comments, questions. 
o Address questions from the OE, understand the comments supplied and the report. 
o Once clarity between Owner and OE, schedule calls with affected parties including Developer to gain alignment to establish basis of energy production suitable to Owner. 
Active Project Role – The Performance Engineer supports the projects during while each are obtaining the necessary construction permitting. 
o Reviews Change Orders that include any revisions to energy production. 
o Performance Testing to achieve Substantial Completion & Final Acceptance 
o Acquire needed documents for review. Exhibit B-10, Exhibit E, Layout, PVsyst PDF, 8760, PVsyst Native Files, Performance Test Data. 
o Establish TORs for OE work 
o Establish a call with the EPC to review the requirements for Performance Testing Plan. 
o Review Performance Testing Plan provided by the EPC with the OE. Work through the corrections needed. Have EPC correct and resubmit. 
o Follow testing in progress and address issues, concerns, test stoppage/restarts, etc. 
o Once data is submitted and OE reviews, review OE report, comments, questions. 
o Address questions from the OE, understand the comments supplied and the report. 
o Submit analysis of the EPC Performance Test to PM/Management. 

Job Requirements


Education Required: Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical engineering degree.

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