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Design Engineer I (DSP)

Company: EDF Renewable Energy
Location: Columbia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Scope of Job: The Design Engineer I is an entry level position on the Design Engineering team. The Design Engineer I will have a focus on learning about their project assignments and under the direction of the Engineering Manager will become proficient in creating, reviewing, and managing engineering deliverables. Duties include both day-to-day tasks as assigned and longer term, broader scope responsibilities associated with specific projects. As part of the Engineering team, the Design Engineer I will support projects throughout the project life cycle; project development and conceptual design, project design for construction, project documentation following construction, and operations and maintenance. The Design Engineer I is responsible to consistently follow work practices and conventions established within the Engineering team, as well as to engage in refining and documenting design/engineering processes, best practices, code compliance, and product/system application details. The Design Engineer I must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in communicating complex technical topics with non-technical audiences. The Design Engineer I will be responsible for clear communications and effective interactions both internally within the Company and with Company consultants, contractors, clients, and partners.
Working Conditions:
Most work time will be spent in an office environment with significant time spent working on a computer. A minimum of twice yearly site visits will be performed. Twice yearly in person team conferences will be required.
Location: This position will be based in our Columbia, MD office. Remote may be considered for exceptional candidates.

  • Prepare engineering deliverables, including plan and elevation drawings, schematics, calculations, and schedules in support of PV (photovoltaic) energy generation system design, for commercial and utility projects in the 1 MW to 200 MW scale. Develop designs in consideration of company safety program and OSHA safety requirements for construction and system operation.

  • Create, organize, and maintain documents associated with projects' basis of design throughout the project life cycle.

  • Communications with Project Managers, who coordinate scheduling and permitting for project execution.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education/Experience - Typically requires:
    --- Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
    --- Entry level to four years of relevant design experience, particularly including experience in designing electrical systems or electrical systems for construction
    --- NABCEP PV Associates certification preferred Experience with industry standard PV systems and energy modeling tools preferred
    Skills/Knowledge/Abilities - Requires knowledge of:
    --- National Electric Code and other model codes
    --- Computer-based drafting experience (AutoCAD)
    Requisition ID: 2023-3648
    External Company Name: EDF Renewables North America
    External Company URL:
    Street: 6940 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Pay Range (displays on Job Posting websites, please indicate hourly or annually): 70,238 - 117,063 annual

Keywords: EDF Renewable Energy, Baltimore , Design Engineer I (DSP), Engineering , Columbia, Maryland

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