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Renewables Engineer

Company: Vistra Corp.
Location: Irving
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Lighting up people's lives, powering a better way forward. It's more than just a slogan at Vistra. It's our purpose. As one of the country's leading integrated retail electricity and power generation companies, Vistra's success is built on four core principles: We do business the right way, we work as a team, we compete to win, and we care about our key stakeholders. These principles guide every decision at Vistra and have built a culture where every team member can succeed.Vistra's generation fleet includes a diverse portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, solar, and battery energy storage systems. We power 39,000 MW across 12 states, with a focus on sustainability and an eye toward the future. Vistra is leading the clean energy transition with the world's largest battery, new solar facilities, and another 7,300 MW of zero-carbon electricity in the pipeline. As a company, Vistra celebrates what makes you unique. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We're invested in the communities we serve and take our roles as corporate citizens seriously.If you're guided by these same principles, we hope you'll consider joining us to power a better way forward.The Renewables Engineer (RE) serves as the project's lead in all aspects of the project design. by aligning and working with the construction management team to ensure that they have the design plans, quantities, and parameters to build the work. He/she is responsible for developing and maintaining engineering standards for renewable systems and equipment in the Luminant fleet, which includes solar, energy storage, and other renewable technologies Luminant may develop. The RE is responsible for verifying all site-specific engineering /control system designs and equipment specifications align with Luminant fleet standards and Fleet SME guidance and are accurately incorporated into each project's Contractor Strategy. This is a high visibility position with room to grow while working within a small, select team.Job Description---Develop engineering / control system design standards for each renewables system in accordance with Luminant standards and Fleet SME guidance, to include:

  • Solar (panel type, trackers, inverters, controls, etc.)
  • Battery Energy Storage System (battery type, container, modified warehouse, control, inverters, etc.)---Develop major component/systems standards for each renewables system in accordance with Luminant standards and Fleet SME guidance, to include:
    • Transformer, Switchyard
    • Controls (including BOP integration and data security)
    • Fire Protection
    • Air handling---Create and maintain a repository for all project designs and renewables fleet standards---Establish a review/update cadence for all renewables fleet standards, to include incorporating lessons learned from previous projects---Coordinate with Renewables Engineer - QC Site Support to ensure engineering and equipment standards are accurately incorporated into each project design.---Complete a hazard analysis of all projects during pre-construction phase to make sure that the design meets the technical, safety, and quality requirements.---Recognizes cost impacts of design changes and shares impacts with project management and procurement team.---Travels to support the site team (approx. 20% travel) and lead design reviews as required.---Identifies opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste in order to improve efficiency.Required Qualifications & Experience:---Minimum 2-5 years experience with Renewables---Electrical power engineering principles and familiarity with computer and analytical tools as related to equipment sizing, load flow, and power quality---Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, creative problem solving and team building.---Strong judgement and decision-making skills to consider the relative costs, benefits, and impacts of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.---High level of expertise in MS Office suite and use of CAD---Bachelor of Science in an accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology program---Experience gained through college degree programs and/or certifications is applicable to above skills---Capture current engineering design standards, identify gaps and update standards to improve the quality of future projects---Collaborate and communicate effectively with key project stakeholders---Successful delivery of renewables projects to Operations within established financial and production related performance targets---Position will support projects in ERCOT/CAISO/MISO/PJM.---Candidate will be based in Irving, TX or willing to relocate at company's expense.CompensationVistra offers a competitive salary, bonus, profit sharing, full benefits, and 401K matching up to 6%.LocationIrving, TexasWe are a company of people committed to: Exceeding Customer Expectations, Great People, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit and Effective Communication. If this describes you, then apply today!

Keywords: Vistra Corp., Irving , Renewables Engineer, Engineering , Irving, Texas

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