Senior Engineer - Grid Scale Renewables

Requisition ID:  23259

Houston, US, 77056 Oakland, US, 077015 - J Westminster, US, 80021 Remote, US, 032794 - B Santa Barbara, US, 110226 - J Chicago, US, 60654-4916


What You Can Expect

As a Senior Engineer, you will lead all aspects of preliminary site design and site specification efforts for grid scale solar projects in USA and Canada.


  • Work with team members, procurement team, development staff, and project delivery team to identify site needs and project design constraints and requirements and coordinate those efforts for optimal site design of grid scale solar projects in USA and Canada
  • Serve as technical point of contact for solar project development and delivery teams
  • Coordinate and review site production and optimization efforts utilizing different evaluation software, e.g., Sift, PVcase, pvDesign, Pvsyst 
  • Capable of scoping, contracting, and managing consultants and contractors for design and technical services as necessary
  • Provide and advise on conceptual design configuration for development pipeline projects
  • Gain, capture, and grow subject matter expertise in grid-scale solar generation using the Company’s tools and processes in order to increase the experience and the know-how of the Grid Scale Renewables team
  • Share subject matter expertise within the Company’s organization, and most especially within the Grid Scale Renewables Team, using effective use of communication and content management system in order to distribute the gained value from each experience and help-build institutional memory in ENGIE North America



What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in which you completed courses in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other relevant Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in solar energy sector
  • Experience with grid-scale solar project engineering design and optimization
  • Experience or close coordination with computer-aided design (CAD) or geographic information system (GIS)  software platforms for solar site layouts
  • Experience with PVsyst or other solar production models for estimating and optimizing solar facilities
  • Knowledge and experience in utility grid characteristics and requirements for the purposes of meeting grid requirements for new solar installations
  • Knowledge and experience in development and construction of power generation and storage assets in the United States
  • Must be able to interpret solar production studies and use that information to advise on business development projects and activities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially when interacting with outside stakeholders such as government agencies and local communities is an essential part of the role



Additional Details

  • This role is eligible for our hybrid work policy
  • Must be available to travel domestically up to 20% of the time and with the need for some overnight trips
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing 
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies 



Salary Range: $96,100 – $147,660 USD annually


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan.


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location


At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.  But that's not all – we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more.




ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.  


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.


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Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston