Lead Electrical Engineer - NEXAMP

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Job Title
Lead Electrical Engineer
Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

Do you want to be a part of the clean energy movement? Are you passionate about improving our environment for this generation and those to follow? Are you ready to take on new challenges and collaborate with a future-focused team leading the way into new markets? Join Nexamp! 

This is where you can learn from industry leaders and become one yourself. It's fast-paced, mission-based work that challenges the status quo. Be on the team that's changing the world. 

What we're looking for:

Nexamp is growing our Electrical Engineering team and seeking to hire a Lead Electrical Engineer. You will be responsible for review of PV and ESS projects design by providing technical expertise in the interconnection, construction, and assisting in the commissioning of distributed energy resources (DERs). This role requires an electrical engineer with experience in electrical infrastructure up to 345kV, including in-depth knowledge and expertise protective relaying and controls, and a strong working knowledge in applicable national codes including NEC and NESC. You will be remote and report directly to the Director of Electrical Engineering on department initiatives and process improvements. We are accepting candidates across the country, preferably tied to one of our hub locations of Boston, Chicago, Portland, ME, or DC.

What you'll do:

  • This position reports to the Director, Electrical Engineering and will work closely with Grid Integration Engineering and Design Engineering to design and commission commercial, industrial, and utility-scale PV+ESS designs.
  • Specify and review equipment shop drawings for switchgear, transformers, reclosers and other major electrical equipment. 
  • Perform advanced electrical modeling in ETAP and AmpCalc to coordinate system protection, determine fault-duty ratings, calculate arc-flash hazards, and run step/touch grounding analysis. 
  • Manage scope of work for 3rd party electrical engineers including but not limited to studies; protection coordination, power flow, arc flash, Step/touch grounding analysis, PSCAD and PSSE modeling, and substation design.
  • Support the Grid Integration and Design Engineering team: 
    • Review, analyze, and interpret utility pre-screen reports, System Impact Studies, Interconnection Service Agreements, and utility negotiations.
    • Witness test procedure review, code interpretation, protective settings development.
    • Implementation of non-wires alternatives, selective curtailment, and other grid-edge technologies.
    • Train and mentor junior engineering personnel.
    • Complete Project design reviews; review of single line diagrams, three-line diagrams, and site layout designs for compliance with code, best practices, and utility requirements.
    • Respond to RFIs on active construction projects as required.
  • Provide technical support to Nexamp commissioning:
    • Review medium-voltage equipment tests and factory tests.
    • Develop mitigation plans for non-performance to establish safe operation.
    • Review RDB files and relay test reports.
    • Certify mechanical completion on construction complete projects.
  • Provide technical support to Nexamp development, EPC, and O&M departments for the entire life cycle of a project including development, permitting, construction, and asset management phases.
  • Lead new product research and implementation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and best practices.
  • Assist the Director in the identification of process improvements and lead initiatives.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct.

What you'll bring:

  • 9+ years of electrical engineering experience.
  • 4+ years of PV experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and PE certification.
  • AutoCAD software proficiency.
  • ETAP, SKM, or AmpCalc modeling experience.
  • AcSELerator and RDB generation.
  • PSSE, Aspen, or PSCAD modeling experience preferred.
  • Utility scale design and HV substation experience or effective grounding expertise.
  • Expertise industry standard design codes such as National Electric Code, International Building Code, International Fire Code and other industry standards.
  • Expertise of electrical principles, including medium voltage distribution, protection system coordination and relaying principles.
  • Strong knowledge of construction means and methods.
  • Ability to work as part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary team, demonstrated leadership capability of multi-disciplined teams.
  • Valid Driver’s License or ability to obtain same.
  • Commitment to Nexamp's mission and have a passion for solving tomorrow's climate crisis today.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating information, ideas, and perspectives with people inside and beyond your organization.  
  • Experience in showcasing initiative to make improvements to current work, processes, products, and services across the organization. We value accountability and an ownership mentality.
  • Ability to ask appropriate questions, analyze data, identify the root causes of problems, and present creative solutions.
  • Expertise in building strong internal and external relationships with customers and stakeholders, instilling trust and loyalty across the industry. 
  • Eagerness to develop a fundamental understanding of how Nexamp operates and then apply that knowledge effectively to inform business decisions.

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application.  We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.

At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.

You'll love working here because:

Not only will you get to take part in meaningful work and have the chance to change the world alongside innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, but you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp offers! This includes our competitive compensation package; a 401(k) employer-match; health, dental, and vision insurance starting day one; flexible paid time off and holiday PTO; commuter benefits, cell phone reimbursement; as well as a hybrid work environment. We have headquarters in Boston, MA and Chicago, IL, in addition to growing offices nationwide. We provide healthy snacks, coffee, service days and other volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!  

Nexamp's People team manages all aspects of recruitment and hiring within our organization. We want to inform third-party recruiters, staffing firms, and related agencies that Nexamp does not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes will only be considered from these entities if a signed agreement is in place and the People team explicitly authorizes external recruiting assistance for a specific position. Any unsolicited resumes received will be deemed the property of Nexamp. We want to emphasize that Nexamp is not liable for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes. 

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NEXAMP Headquarters Location

Boston, MA

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NEXAMP Company Size

Between 200 - 1,000 employees

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NEXAMP Total Amount Raised


NEXAMP Funding Rounds

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  • Debt Financing

    $400,000,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $240,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $440,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $6,500,000 USD

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