Staff Engineer, Renewable Engineering (Solar)

Contribute to renewable energy projects as Staff Engineer, Renewable Engineering (Solar) in Chicago, IL, United States. Perform engineering activities, analyze data, support development, and collaborate with various teams.

Chicago, IL, United States  UTC-06:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   More than 3 months ago

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Position Overview

The Staff Engineer, Renewable Engineering will perform engineering activities for project development and assist with the technical design and evaluation of utility-scale solar projects in Invenergy’s target markets throughout North America.


  • Utilize performance modeling software including PVSyst, and System Advisory Model (SAM) to prepare energy production estimates.
  • Analyze available meteorological datasets and utilize MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) methods to assess project resource characteristics.
  • Prepare conceptual project layouts utilizing CAD and GIS software. Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value.
  • Interface with PV module, inverter, and racking OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to obtain technical information and stay apprised of technology advancements and trends.
  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts. Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings.
  • Assist the development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts.
  • Support the development and origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals.
  • Work with the structured finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions throughout the project financing process.
  • Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations. Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.
  • Work with the project electrical engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance efforts.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related technical discipline including but not limited to, Physics, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Environmental Science.
  • 0 to 3 years in the renewable energy industry.

Preferred Skills

  • Master’s degree in an engineering or other relevant science discipline is a plus.
  • Familiarity with energy modeling software including PVSyst, and SAM.
  • Knowledge of meteorological data sources, MCP methods, and other statistical analysis.
  • Experience with modeling energy project economics and familiarity with concepts such as NPV, IRR and LCOE.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds.


Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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About the role

Nov 05, 2023

Full Time


May 03, 2024


Chicago, IL, United States

0-3 years


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