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Senior Electrical Engineer

EV Realty

EV Realty

Other Engineering
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
About Us
EV Realty develops, deploys and owns charging infrastructure critical to electrifying commercial fleets in the U.S at scale. The company accelerates the adoption of large EV fleets by focusing on the fundamental constraint all electric fleets face: low-cost, reliable and expandable access to grid-scale power. EV Realty is developing a network of grid-optimized, large-scale EV charging hubs for delivery, logistics and services fleet customers. Our Powered Properties™ serve multiple commercial fleets in secure, high-power locations with dedicated charging access and availability, and are located proximate to major logistics corridors within last-mile delivery/duty range of population centers. By aggregating multiple fleets with shared private infrastructure in grid-ready locations, EV Realty charging hubs reduce upfront and recurring costs for fleet operators, optimize charging times and provide high utilization rates. Learn more about EV Realty and how it is transforming fleet charging at www.evrealtyus.com.
Role Summary
EV Realty is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to execute, lead and manage the full suite of engineering and technical activities required to design, engineer and implement grid-optimized commercial electric vehicle charging projects. You will be responsible for ensuring that EV charging infrastructure and other project components (including battery energy storage and solar PV) are designed, procured and constructed optimally and cost- effectively. In this role, you must possess the experience and skills to execute engineering design work, to review and oversee the work of contractors for quality and cost and to effectively manage scope/budget/schedule for outsourced engineering and construction work.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Manage engineering deliverables for multiple projects with competing deadlines and resources
  • Serve as in-house subject matter expert and key point of contact on engineering and design matters from concept through commissioning
  • Perform initial assessments and lead the detailed design drawing for sites with a focus on the project’s civil and electrical architecture, optimizing sites to achieve long-term value
  • Prepare electrical designs and collaborate with Development to initiate and advance utility interconnection processes, including preparation of interconnection applications and single-line diagrams
  • Develop engineering tools, standards, and process frameworks for effective development and execution of projects
  • Source and manage qualified external consultants to support engineering activities as needed, negotiating contracts and scopes of work and holding partners accountable through execution
  • Attend project site walks to ensure the Company’s engineering contractor(s) are performing and collecting all necessary information for design and permitting
  • Review and accept project design drawings produced by third parties
  • Research, obtain and apply critical design information including building and electrical code requirements to site design
  • Identify site constraints, exclusion areas and mitigations solutions
  • Perform load profile and usage estimates with and without load management solutions to inform project scoping and economics
  • Maintain current market and technical knowledge of EV, PV and battery energy storage system products and specifications as well as continuous interest in learning about new technologies in a dynamic and evolving field
  • Support or lead the selection of appropriate, best-in-class charging hardware and software, electrical equipment, PV, and energy storage, including EPC procurement efforts from preparation of technical exhibits to negotiations of the EPC contract and award
  • Work with vendors and other internal teams to develop, evaluate and standardize major equipment
  • Ensure deliverables meet high quality standards
  • Report regularly on engineering progress and setbacks and participate in meetings to communicate progress and expectations to all stakeholders in a timely and clear manner

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of the end-to-end commercial infrastructure design process, including but not limited to:
  • Understanding of how EV charging stations will impact the electric grid at distribution and transmission levels and ability to create and apply innovative and cost-effective solutions to minimize grid impact
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC), building codes, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) codes in the context of EV charger infrastructure deployment
  • Well versed in utility design standard requirements (e.g. PG&E Greenbook and other utility equivalents), load studies and interconnection processes
  • Knowledge of permitting processes under various Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs)
  • Knowledge of grid-connected and islanded solutions, including site reliability/backup solutions
  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate EV charger software solutions
  • Comfort and ability to speak directly with customers to explain technical issues in a simplified manner
  • Experienced with project and contract management; construction management a plus
  • Strong AutoCAD drafting skills and fluency in mapping/GIS software, MS Project and other technical tools and platforms for electrical load and generation project design and optimization

Qualifications

  • Mission-driven to combat the effects of climate change by tackling the urgent problem of decarbonizing the transportation sector at scale
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical, mechanical or controls engineering required. Advanced study degree(s) and/or Professional Engineer license preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience in commercial infrastructure design; experience with vehicle electrification, EV charging infrastructure, solar PV, and/or energy storage is preferred
  • Experience in utility electrical power system projects or distributed energy resource projects strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of success with organizational and analytical problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a “think outside the box” mindset in designing creative solutions for customers in an emerging and dynamic field and a can-do attitude toward execution