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Project Engineer

Company: Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Location: Reno
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Ormat serves the changing world of electricity generation, distributed generation and demand management by enabling a comprehensive umbrella of solutions starting from energy and demand response management and energy storage systems. We provide grid operators with the power to enhance grid performance, stability and responsiveness - while delivering capacity at the right time and the right price. We also provide commercial, industrial and municipality clients with reliability and power quality solutions as well as peak shaving and demand charge management solutions to lower their utility bill and, in the unregulated markets, provide ancillary market services to generate revenue. Leveraging the skills of Ormat Technologies and Viridity Energy Solutions teams of energy solutions and storage experts, we have an extensive track record of successfully delivering projects in the US electricity markets. Job Description This position is responsible for general staff engineering support including development and implementation of MM&CAPEX projects, plant project scoping and financial justification, plant efficiency, performance monitoring and improvements, revenue improvement and cost reduction and project technical lead. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
---Development of process improvement projects to maximize generation and profits
---Management of process improvement projects including scope definition, budget, schedule, financial justification and implementation
---Responsible for evaluating and finding causes for equipment, procedural, and conditional inefficiencies
---Develop cost effective solutions for equipment issues and operational longevity
---Responsible for assessing and obtaining contractor bids for specific projects
---Assist with planning and coordinating projects for equipment upgrades, modification and repairs--
---Participate in engineering and design review in development of new concepts for plant optimization
---Must be able to quickly and physically access and travel to all areas of the plants
---Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous periods of time and read and understand maps OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
---May act as Emergency Response Coordinator
---Perform special projects and other tasks as assigned EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
---A Bachelor's of Science degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering or related field
---Five (5) years power plant maintenance or related experience, including hands-on experience in maintenance related to cooling towers, heat exchangers, turbine-generators, auxiliary equipment, control systems and environmental equipment is preferred
---Professional Engineering registration preferred or able to obtain within 12 months
---Strong organizational and project management skills working with a diverse team of engineers, technicians and contractors
---Must have a high degree of initiative, ability to work with minimal or no supervision and a high level of confidentiality
---Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills
---Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations
---Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties
---Must possess at any time a valid driver's license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT's auto insurance carrier-- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
---Must be able to work in plant operating areas including exposure to noise, vibrations, heat and cold
---Must be able to wear any required protective equipment, as required by safety procedures and regulations
---Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms and walkways and work in confined spaces
---Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions
---Job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping, and kneeling
---The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time
-- Qualifications EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED
---A Bachelor's of Science degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering or related field
---Five (5) years power plant maintenance or related experience, including hands-on experience in maintenance related to cooling towers, heat exchangers, turbine-generators, auxiliary equipment, control systems and environmental equipment is preferred
---Professional Engineering registration preferred or able to obtain within 12 months
---Strong organizational and project management skills working with a diverse team of engineers, technicians and contractors
---Must have a high degree of initiative, ability to work with minimal or no supervision and a high level of confidentiality
---Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills
---Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations
---Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties
---Must possess at any time a valid driver's license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT's auto insurance carrier-- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
---Must be able to work in plant operating areas including exposure to noise, vibrations, heat and cold
---Must be able to wear any required protective equipment, as required by safety procedures and regulations
---Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms and walkways and work in confined spaces
---Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions
---Job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping, and kneeling
---The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Ormat Technologies, Inc., Reno , Project Engineer, Engineering , Reno, Nevada

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