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Project Engineer

Chattanooga, TN

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Project Engineer: Pre-Construction
Benefits Offered
401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type
Why Work Here?
“A company that fosters innovation and creativity with a culture based on core principles and a high emphasis on building relationships.”
We are currently searching for ambitious Pre-Construction Project Engineers for Solar Energy Projects.​ We are looking for future leaders with a proven track record.​ These positions are located in Chattanooga, TN and will require periodic travel for pre-bid site visits and conferences.​ Experience with utility-scale solar energy is a plus.
Position Details:
Chattanooga, TN
Reports to:
Engineering Manager or Estimating Manager
Works closely with:
Pre-Construction Managers, Customers, Consulting Engineers, Vendors, Subcontractors
Activities/ Responsibilities/ Duties:
Bid Phase
Review RFP documents to determine scope, schedule, design criteria and proposal submittals
Develop conceptual layouts and energy models, including technology evaluation and selection
Work with consulting engineers to determine construction and material specifications
Determine material take-offs and solicit vendor proposals
Develop RFP documents and solicit subcontractor proposals
Evaluate vendor and subcontractor proposals, make selection recommendations and develop cost estimates
Develop proposal documents for submission to Customers
Post-Award Phase
Support Pre-Construction Managers and Senior Management during contract negotiations with Customers
Manage consulting engineers to ensure final designs align with conceptual designs and meet budget and plant performance requirements
Support Procurement to ensure purchase orders and subcontracts align with bid phase discussions, budget requirements and schedule commitments
Construction Phase
Support Projects team as first responder to RFIs, Field Change Requests, and other construction issues
Support Projects team by providing historical context to design decisions and vendor / subcontractor selections
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
Strong coordination, time management, active listening, verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking and reasoning skills
Self-motivated, able to learn quickly and independently
Ability to lead and manage own time
Excellent mathematical skills, including application and use in problem solving
Sensitivity to problems; ability to tell when something is wrong; able to revise and adapt as necessary
Computer literacy and proficiency using MS Office (strong Excel skills a must); MS Project proficiency preferred
Proficiency in AutoCAD (or similar) with strong drafting skills required.
Proficiency in solar energy modeling (PVsyst, Plant Predict and/or Meteonorm) preferred.
Education/ Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in, civil engineering, electrical engineering, architecture, construction management or related area.
2 years of experience pre-construction, performing the bulk of the responsibilities listed above, is required.
EPC Solar construction experience strongly preferred.
Signal Energy is a full service design/build contractor providing Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services for renewable energy projects across North America. In the recent 2018 Top 500 Solar Contractors list, as published by Solar Power World, we were the #6 contractor in North America. We are a Values based company and we are guided by a set of Core Principles. Every action we take, every decision we make, is guided by our Core Principles and Mission to Harness Creative Energy. We have a strong pipeline of business and are experiencing exciting growth.
Signal Energy offers Competitive Pay, Bonus Program, 401K/Profit Sharing, Life & Long Term Disability Insurance, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance.
Signal Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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