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Field Engineer - Facilities

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Cordova
Req No.
2020-1670
# of Openings
1
Category
Field Services

Overview

Construction Innovations is seeking mechanically inclined, creative problem solvers who love to travel to serve as Field Engineers. The Field Engineer serves as the face of Construction Innovations in the field, working directly with clients’ field installation crews to offer technical advice and support during the installation of our unique electrical solutions.  Types of projects include commercial building and industrial projects, distributed generation (DG) and utility scale PV solar plants, other renewable energy plants, and substation and high voltage distribution/ transmission projects.  The ideal candidate possesses a strong technical background, the ability to effectively communicate, and the ability to coordinate and schedule resources.

Qualifications

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ on the job installation experience on construction projects.
  • Understanding of electrical materials, and construction means and methods.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Design and/or engineering experience in electrical power and/or distribution systems highly preferred, but not required.
  • Installation experience on medium and high voltage distribution systems or renewable energy projects highly preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy projects gained either through a trade education or engineering degree highly preferred, but not required.
  • Journeyman Electrician certification in CA or other state highly preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Accubid or Revit is a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The Field Engineer position splits time between both office and field environments. The office is an open and collaborative environment where you will work both independently and with the team to ensure that project requirements are met. When on-site, you will spend significant time working independently, often in fairly remote rural locations, possibly in extreme weather conditions.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Occasionally required to sit for long and short periods of time.
  • Regularly required to talk in order to communicate detailed, important, and accurate instructions to internal and external customers.
  • Regularly required to walk for long and short distances.
  • Frequently required to stand for sustained periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to bend or twist at the neck and torso.
  • Occasionally required to crouching, squatting, stooping, kneeling.
  • Occasionally required to reach forward, grab, grasp, pinching, handle material and tools using upper extremities.
  • Frequently required to lift, push, and pull objects weighing up to 25lbs.
  • Required to have visual acuity with or without correction in order to inspect products before and after installation.
  • Constantly required to hear sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to hear detailed information and distinguish sounds to avoid hazards.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the Field Engineer include:

  • Reviewing project scope and design specifications.
  • Developing detailed installation plans, including supplemental installation drawing details.
  • Identifying material, assemblies and sub-assemblies needed for electrical installation, and drafting Bill of Materials.
  • Interpreting technical drawings, advising field installation crews on intended methods of installation, and collecting feedback.
  • Participating in the development of project construction schedules, and providing updates based on product delivery dates.
  • Monitoring and recording equipment and labor productivity for on-site installation and excavation activities.
  • Identifying and reporting change requests to the project management team and overseeing on-site implementation of change orders.
  • Understanding and ensuring electrical testing requirements are met.
  • Working in construction environments including building construction, industrial plants, utility scale PV solar plants, other renewable energy plants and substations 12kV through 230kV.
  • Traveling to project job site (up to 70% working time away from office).

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