Reliability Engineer

Urban Grid Solar Projects, LLC
Houston, Texas
May 21, 2024
Jun 04, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships, and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities, and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen, and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. To learn more, please visit .

Urban Grid is a portfolio company of . one of the world's largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.

Job Summary

As reliability engineer, you will be responsible and accountable for the engineering of operating assets. The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for leading the performance and reliability engineering of Urban Grid's Solar assets ensuring their optimal performance, efficiency, and profitability. This role involves collaborating with various teams including asset management, pre-construction, construction, project engineering, and legal to develop and implement effective strategies for managing and optimizing solar assets. The Reliability Engineer will also be responsible for completing the daily activities of the system engineering team and supporting compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices.


Oversee the preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance program and standards.

Assist in equipment risk assessment and inventory management standards.

Complete failure prediction processes using Weibull analysis or comparable statistical method.

Support asset management and performance software systems.

Develop process and systems to identify performance issues.

Establishment of aerial thermography standards and strategy to incorporate manned or unmanned drones.

Incorporate advanced data science, machine learning and AI techniques to optimize performance.

Work closely with asset managers, operations and maintenance and senior management to drive operational excellence.

Develop technical procedures and processes.

Establish communication channels and processes to improve lifecycle support of projects.

Support extreme weather and natural catastrophe procedure and strategy development.

Support commissioning processes and standards development.

Support the establishment of panel recycling and decommissioning strategies.

Provide technical aspects of reporting for the projects and department.

Communicate performance and reliability metrics, trends and findings to senior management and other relevant stakeholders.

Technical support of regulatory programs including FERC, NERC, RTO/ISOs and Transmission Owners.

Represent Urban Grid at industry events, conferences and within stakeholder groups.

Location: Houston, Texas office location is preferred. Remote working is negotiable depending on individual circumstances. Position may require periodic trips to active construction sites, or Richmond, VA for team meetings or site visits to support engineering and development activities.


Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related engineering science.

Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in engineering or a related field within the renewable energy industry.

Strong knowledge of solar energy technology and operations.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop and implement effective solutions to complex problems.

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Excellent organizational skills and able to shift and set new priorities in moment's notice.

Self-motivated, high energy, and has proven leadership skills in challenging environment.

Excellent technical, analytical, computer, and oral and written communication skills. Strong in Microsoft Office Suite, advanced knowledge of MS Excel

Experience working with PVSyst or a related tool

Experience in data analysis, statistical modeling and data visualization tools (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB, Power BI)

Experience modeling failures using Weibull analysis or another statistical method

Experience implementing failure mode and effects analysis or FRACAS method

Regulatory compliance experience such as NERC


Urban Grid offers an exciting benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, company-paid life insurance and short-term disability, voluntary life, and long-term disability, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan with matching. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including bonus.