Electrical Engineer - Energy & Commissioning

LaBella Associates
Richmond, Virginia
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 22, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
We are currently hiring a mid-level Electrical Engineer to join our Building Engineering Division - Energy & Commissioning team. Remote location will also be considered with occasional travel to our main offices.

The Energy & Commissioning team at LaBella provides comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy consultancy, design and commissioning services including feasibility studies and analysis through project design and construction and concluding in commissioning and future planning. Our engineers are well versed in all aspects of energy studies relating to new construction, renovations, additions, and design/build projects for a variety of clients.

The Engineer will work with colleagues in the renewable energy group as well as multiple disciplines including the power, civil and environmental engineers to analyze and develop concepts, designs, drawings, specifications, and reports relating to renewable energy projects. Principal duties will concentrate on solar photovoltaic projects including interconnection applications, review and studies, design and management, post-construction inspections and third-party assistance.

Candidates will work on an interesting variety of project types including commercial, community and utility-scale projects in planning and construction design phases throughout New York and many other states in the continental USA. Projects will include rooftop and ground-mount facilities on green and brownfield sites.


Design of distribution and utility-scale solar PV facilities including DC and AC circuit distribution, raceways, switchboard and transformer sizing, MV equipment and protection systems.

Project compliance with NFPA 70 (NEC) and IEEE-C2 (NESC).

Equipment and material specification, selection, and review.

Selection and calculations for design purposes.

Work with Jr Engineers to develop and review project drawings and documentation.

Work independently and as part of a team to design, manage and complete project designs.

Construction phase services such as submittal review and site visits to monitor project progress.

Post-project completion inspections.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, energy engineering, engineering technology or related program

A minimum of 5 years professional engineering experience

Preferred: 3 years or more of experience working in the solar photovoltaic field.

AutoCAD experience.

Revit experience is a plus

New York State Professional Engineer's license is a plus.

Experience in solar/interconnection-related software is required including:

PVSyst (or similar) energy production modeling software;

eTap power analysis (or similar);

PVCase (or similar) CAD design is desirable.


Body, mind, and wallet-LaBella's benefits support a holistic approach to your health and wellness, creating the foundation for physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our benefit offerings cover the must-haves (healthcare and retirement), the just-in-cases (insurances and employee assistance programs), and the cherry-on-tops (fitness reimbursements, year-end incentive pay, and tuition assistance). Visit our website for more details on benefits listed below.

Flexible Work Schedule

Health/Dental Insurance

401k Plan with Employer Match

Short & Long Term Disability

Profit Sharing

Paid Time Off

Leadership Development Program

Fitness Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

Referral Bonus Program

Wellness Program

Team Building Events

Community Service Events