EPC Project Engineer

CSI Electrical Contractors
Santa Ana, California
Jun 12, 2024
Jun 19, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About the Role: The Project Engineer will be responsible for coordinating with individuals, managing engineering firms, and following processes and standards to ensure the Company achieves reliable, quality, and safe designs. This person will be responsible for facilitating the design process from conceptual through IFC design. They will be responsible for managing 3rd party engineering firms, working with CSI internal engineering resources, and being the project lead in all aspects of project design. This responsibility will align and work with the construction team to ensure they have the necessary design information, quantities, and parameters to build the work. They will support the project design by ensuring the design meets the contractual, technical, safety, and quality requirement from Client, Company, and Industry Specifications and Standards. This position will have travel and project responsibilities to support the site team and lead design reviews as required. This position will not manage or supervise the construction activities performed on the project site.

Company Overview

Founded in 1990, CSI has emerged as a leader in highly technical and innovative electrical design and construction. We are a full-service firm with the resources and expertise to handle any commercial, industrial, or one-of-a-kind challenge. We are a trusted contractor to diverse industries, such as aerospace, biotech/pharmaceutical, education, healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail, to name a few. Our services also include energy solutions and have earned a reputation as a premier provider of energy development, installation, and maintenance. In July 2019, CSI proudly joined the MYR Group family expanding our commercial and industrial reach. We're proud to celebrate 31 years of commitment to do all things with excellence for our customers, ourselves, and our craft. We Build Better.

Essential Functions
  • Manage and direct multiple 3rd party design firms working towards Issued for Construction Drawings for Electrical, Civil, and Structural designs.
  • Coordinate and lead design reviews at each design milestone. Design reviews will likely include the owner, CSI, and 3rd party personnel.
  • Perform the overall coordination and integration of technical activities in engineering projects and services. Direct and review project designs and technology integration.
  • Work with project managers to facilitate design understanding as the start of construction occurs. Ensure there is understanding of the intent of the design and how the design will be audited throughout the construction phase.
  • Seek opportunities to add value to the project. Perform economic analysis/value engineering to determine cost-effective solutions and prepare written recommendations. Ensure value engineering is incorporated into future designs.
  • Manage 3rd party engineering resources to ensure deadlines are met, and the construction team has the necessary engineering information to produce a quality project on schedule.
  • Maintain and manage engineering schedules and budgets to meet the requirements of the project. Possess a full understanding of time and resource management to achieve the results needed for project deadlines.
  • Review and facilitate approval of materials to be used on the project by attaining Engineer of Record approvals or other resources available.
  • Ensure takeoffs are complete and accurate for material procurement.
  • Nurture and maintain key professional relationships with utilities, owners, engineering firms, energy subject matter experts, and others.
  • Coordinate, lead, and document regularly scheduled calls between applicable parties.
  • Assure projects are designed and constructed according to all applicable safety standards, including ASTM, NESC, NEC, NFPA, etc.
  • Ensure design deliverables are received in time to support procurement and project schedule.
  • Acts as a technical resource for project construction teams.
  • Acts as engineering liaison for the construction team, 3rd party Engineer of Record, Client, and internal engineering resources from award through completion.
  • Responsible for engineering document control process, including client and engineering transmittals, RFI's, and associated logs.
  • Apply for and complete local permits as specified by the contract.
  • Ensure that each design is developed with consideration for efficient installation, maintenance, and repair. Consult Field Operations Manager and Trade Superintendents as necessary for recommendations.
  • Review implications of project design changes and make recommendations
  • Recognize, document, and report cost impacts due to design changes. Share impacts with project management and procurement team.
  • Perform economic analysis/value engineering to determine cost-effective solutions and prepare written recommendations.
  • Train and develop Field Engineers and Field Coordinators in engineering management, document control, and RFI processes.
About You: Qualifications
  • BS in Construction Management, Business, or Engineering.
  • Minimum of three years in the solar + BESS EPC, with a strong knowledge of construction sequencing, construction methods, and materials practices, including knowledge of electrical systems.
  • OSHA 30 certification desired, but not mandatory.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) status or qualified to take test desired, but not mandatory.
  • Can be a combination of trade, education, and relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).
  • Database experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Primavera 6 and Microsoft Project scheduling software.
  • Positive and proactive attitude and ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent reasoning skills for identifying strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability, work in a team environment, display leadership skills, work under pressure, and adapt to changing job requirements.
  • Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.), both written and verbal.
  • In-depth knowledge of equipment and practices used in solar power plant construction.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people/resources.
  • Knowledge and skills of providing best-in-class customer service, including needs assessment, quality, and safety standards, and achieving overall customer satisfaction.
  • Consideration of the relative costs, benefits, and impacts of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Ability to ensure the outcome and results from work performed and effective resources.
  • Knowledge of electrical power engineering principles and familiarity with computer and analytical tools related to equipment sizing, load flow, and power quality.
  • Ability to monitor and assess the personal performance and the performance of other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Work Environment
  • Works in the office 70% of the time and on-site 30% of the time
  • May work in varying weather conditions: hot, cold, and wet conditions.
What We Offer: Compensation & Benefits
  • Salary $75,000-$110,000/ year
    • Commensurate with experience, paid weekly. Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. CSI reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the selected candidate's qualifications.
  • Amazing Company Culture - We have a culture of trust, teamwork, performance, and commitment that drives our success.
  • Competitive Salaries - We pride ourselves on offering above-average industry salaries based on talent and experience.
  • Annual Paid Time Off starting at 15 days plus 9 paid Holidays.
  • Generous 401(k) Plan with 100% match up to 6%. Immediate vesting and Annual profit-sharing potential.
  • Company-paid life, and accidental death & dismemberment.
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
  • Various voluntary plans are available, including short- and long-term disability, supplemental vision, accident, hospital and critical illness, and additional voluntary life insurance plans for employees and dependents.
  • Company medical and dental insurance for you and your family. CSI pays 100% for Employee and 75% of dependent coverage premium for the selected plan(s)
Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include background check and drug testing. Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-.

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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