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Associate Solar Project Engineer

Location: Houston, TX, United States
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Description

Competitive Pay + Benefits   
We offer an extensive benefits package which includes:    
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Insurance
  • 401K
  • Medical Reimbursement Accounts (HSA & FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time-Off

POSITION SUMMARY:
   
The Associate Project Engineer is an entry-level role on the Construction Engineering team. After Freedom Forever confirms the sold Scope of Work is accurate and inclusive of all project adders, the Associate Project Engineer is responsible for creating Permitting, Utility, and Construction plans, and ensuring Installation teams are set up for success. This role is a ruthless problem solver, acting swiftly and decisively to remove Engineering blockers on assigned projects.   
 ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:    
  • Generate Permitting, Utility, and Construction plan sets and documents with precision to maximize success for each Customer
  • Thoroughly assess Construction Reviews for scope of work accuracy; adjust layouts and optimize scope as needed to meet Customer expectations
  • Manage a regional pipeline of Construction Engineering tasks, ensuring they are always within SLA and Quality targets
  • Attack problems head-on, with a solution-oriented mindset
  • Engage with local Branch Offices to collaborate on best course of action when unique situations arise, including structural, electrical, or other scopes of work
  • Liaise with local Permitting Jurisdictions and Utilities to clarify, confirm, or challenge requirements as needed
  • Work cross functionally with Account Management, Project Management, and Construction Engineering teams daily
  • Determine optimal point of interconnection based on existing electrical infrastructure and conditions, with an eye for ease of construction
  • Perform other duties as assigned
What Success Looks Like in This Role   
  • Zero projects, including rework, aging greater than 24hrs at any given time
  • Maintain 95% team quality or greater of completed work
  • Maintain team quota or greater of completed work
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:   
 Education & Certifications:   
  •  High School Graduate or GED
 Experience:   
  • At least 1 year of Solar Design experience, or equivalent in a related field such as Installation with deep understanding of Design principles
 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:   
  • Ruthless problem solver; acting with decisiveness and confidence
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to concisely describe problems, solutions, and needs
  • Proficiency in Aurora, or similar Solar Design software/tools
  • Familiarity of basic AutoCAD functionality and tool suite
  • Basic understanding of relevant Electrical concepts, including tie-in methods, red flags, and relevant chapters in the NEC
  • Basic understanding of Structural concepts, including red flags and roof attachment assemblies
  • Must be a team player, focused on achieving team and Company goals ahead of their own
 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ABILITIES   
  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly
  • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a computer
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person
  • Frequently work on projects that require deadlines
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files
  • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds

 

Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.   
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