PPL Power Consultant Renewable Energy

McDermott in Framingham, MA

  • Industry: Energy/Power - Power Plant Operations
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $96,520.00 - 174,640.00 / Year*
Job Overview:
McDermott's Lummus Technology Consultants group is seeking a Principal Power Consultant in the solar and wind areas of our Renewable Energy business. This position is located in our Canton, MA office and will work as part of a team evaluating the resource assessments, energy production estimates, performance, technology, equipment, design, installation, and costs for existing or new build projects as part of clients due diligence efforts. The assignments may also include owner s engineer work or feasibility studies. The position requires sufficient experience to lead or support an assignment. Lummus Consultants provides technical due diligence to lenders, investors, owners, sellers, buyers and project developers.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for providing the expert technical review on solar and wind renewable power project assignments
  • Have a solid working knowledge of PV modules, inverters, meteorological stations, and trackers
  • Ability to assess the components of a wind power generation system including the rotor, generator, gearbox, drive train, and brake assembly, tower or offshore platform, foundation and electrical system
  • Lead technical due diligence activities including review of technology, design, execution plans, O&M and performance metrics, project capital costs, and contracts
  • Lead a site assessment team as part of the due diligence activities and should be comfortable with interviewing plant staff
  • Able to quickly assess material issues based on past experience with other projects
  • Will be required to forecast the necessary capital expenditure budget to ensure reliable long term operation of the project
  • Write clear and concise reports; coordinate activities with other team members, and relay the results of the due diligence to the client or the client s advisors
  • Carry out multiple projects concurrently, meeting tight client deadlines
  • Will be required to support business development, marketing and proposal development efforts
  • Additional business areas may be identified based on the candidate s work history, strengths, and interests
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 15 years relevant professional experience in the power sector
  • Minimum 3 years experience in wind and/or solar energy projects
  • Previous consulting experience is highly beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to interact with peers and clients from different nationalities and cultures
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Comfortable in both execution and sales
  • Experienced engineer with knowledge and experience in providing expert technical and operational consultation for the assessment of wind and/or solar renewable power generation projects
  • Strong and broad knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind system design, operations and maintenance (O&M) requirements, costs, and project execution
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Knowledge and experience with battery energy storage systems is a plus
Other Details:

This position can be located at either the Canton, MA, office or in our office in Houston, TX. Job-related travel (business trips usually requiring less than a two-week duration) including international travel to project locations is an important part of the work. Travel may average 10 to 30 percent.

Lummus Consultants Overview:

Lummus Consultants Power Project Services provides technical and operational evaluations of capital projects in the power generation industry with a focus on examining issues surrounding the technical design, execution, and operation of projects. We evaluate technology, design development, contracting strategies, project costs, prospective contractors, proposed execution, schedule and proposed operations and maintenance, overall project performance and the technical inputs to the pro forma financial models, i.e. how each of these parameters will separately and collectively affect the overall project economic forecast.

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions from the wellhead to the storage tank to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

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* Estimated salary


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