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McKinstry Senior Solar Project Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Build the future, spark innovation and align your career with purpose. McKinstry is innovating the waste and climate harm out of the built environment and creating lasting impact. Together, we're building a thriving planet. Buildings are a leading contributor to the climate crisis, generating nearly 40% of total global energy-related carbon emissions. We're making a lasting impact on our industry and within our communities by addressing the climate, affordability and equity crises through: renewables and energy services engineering and design construction and facility services To get where we're going, we need big thinkers, problem solvers and collaborative mindsets. Does that sound like you? The Opportunity with McKinstry We are adding aSenior Project Development Engineer - Distributed Energy Resourcesto our growing National EcoDistrict division. You will lead and support engineering development solutions and projects, identifying viable applications of Solar PV & Energy Storage. You will identify and analyze technical solutions in existing and new commercial facilities. As a Solar Engineer, additional responsibilities include: Communication: Demonstrates regional subject matter leadership in Solar and Energy Storage by staying on the forefront of the technology and working closely with others to deploy knowledge to other departments within the company such as project development, project management, sales and estimating, etc. Act as steward of McKinstry culture; communicate and influence policies and procedures. Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally required. Analysis: Prepare engineering design drawings, specifications, and bid documents in accordance with project requirements and lead or support vendor bid process. Perform energy and savings calculations using modeling software, spreadsheets and utility calculation tools. Generate Solar and Energy storage conceptual designs that meet client needs including layouts, designs, and written scope narratives. Support other Project Engineer's and Project Developers in determining the right technical approach for evaluating complex renewable energy solutions. Project Management: Lead and support project development efforts for solar and battery storage projects. Manage third-party engineer of records (EOR) drawing sets related to solar, battery storage, and SCADA designs Develop strategies, goals and objectives specific to project execution Prepare project risk reviews, project pricing workbooks, and energy calculations Demonstrate proficiency in writing, reviewing, and editing technical documentation. Perform other duties as assigned What You Need to Succeed at McKinstry (5+) years in solar and/or energy storage commercial industry required. Bachelor's Degree in engineering, or related field required. Master's degree in Renewable Energy and/or Energy specialization a plus. Understanding of calculation methods including but not limited to, Helioscope, PVSyst, Energy Toolbase, CAD, PVWatts, NREL System Advisor Model, shade calculations, soiling calculations, snow soiling calculations, battery storage modeling platforms required. Working knowledge of estimating preliminary budgets for Solar and Energy Storage projects Maintain good understanding of pertinent building and energy codes including National Electric Code, International Fire Code, International Building Code. Understanding of Energy Services Performance Contracting required. Understanding of Power Purchase Agreements required. Maintain good understanding of utility incentive programs and processes. NABCEP registration preferred. LEED Registration a plus. EIT professional designation a plus. Certified Energy Manger (CEM) a plus. Adv