Solar Water Farm Project Engineer

GivePower Bogotá, Colombia


Description

WHO WE ARE:

GivePower's mission is to electrify the world with clean energy, and provide greater health, economic and educational opportunities to developing regions that need it most. Our growing team is made up of passionate, creative problem-solvers who value community, vision, and impact. We focus on building and operating projects that provide solar-powered solutions for improving education, water access, food production, and conservation. We also provide life-changing voluntourism treks for donors and teams wishing to be a part of the impact they're making. We create and deploy innovative technology to solve some of the world's biggest problems. If you crave an opportunity to meaningfully improve the lives of those in need, come join the charge!

YOUR ROLE:

The Project Engineer is a remote role that can be fulfilled anywhere within Colombia. You will be instrumental in helping GivePower accomplish ambitious goals by spearheading efforts in GivePower's project specific engineering and design aspects including value engineering and operational optimization. You will have the opportunity to work on socially impactful and mission critical projects deployed around the globe. Your role will be responsible for ensuring the best possible site design methods and principles are being implemented. A key emphasis will be providing leadership with on-time and high-quality engineering deliverables.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide critical technical validation for all potential Solar Water Farm projects. This includes reviewing survey reports such as hydrogeological, geotechnical, soil resistivity, and topographical.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of site survey process and deliverables from in country external contractors
  • Lead design work for Solar Water Farms, including:
    • Borehole and brine discharge design
    • Pump specification and selection
    • Off grid solar + storage energy requirement calculations based on local hydrogeological properties and distribution design
    • Design site layout for optimal solar irradiance availability and on-site water distribution
  • Develop and manage technical project drawing sets (AutoCAD). Drawings include:
    • Wiring diagrams
    • Plumbing and instrumentation diagrams
    • Site layouts
    • Other drawings, as required.
  • Drive drawing set reviews throughout the design process with both the internal team and external contractor(s), including as-built drawings after commissioning
  • Provide technical specification of equipment and assistance/review for procurement
  • Provide subject-matter expertise to the Deployment team during construction
  • Responsible for continuing quality improvement by improving project design, incorporating lessons learned and providing continual feedback for product development
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of internal design calculators, including hydraulic calculations

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 3+ years in a related Engineering/Design field
  • Experience in hydrologic/environmental/water resources engineering and design
  • Experience with borehole drilling and hydrogeological surveying
  • Understanding of electrical and solar system design
  • Understanding of desalination design and pump specifications
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD including 3D modeling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and very organized
  • Ability to lead complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Robust commitment to quality
  • Strong focus on providing timely solutions and deliverables
  • Innovative, creative, outside-the-box thinking
  • Thrives in dynamic environment, natural problem solver
  • Maintains a positive can-do attitude with growth mindset
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and make things happen
  • 4 year college degree, or relevant experience in a related field

GivePower is an equal opportunity employer; we strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. If you are interested in this position, please provide your CV in English when applying.

Additional Information Regarding Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or other managers related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and other skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign, or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

If you are an extraordinary professional who thrives in a collaborative work culture and values a rewarding career, then we want to work with you! Apply today! 














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