Project Engineer, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power Salary
The average salary for a Project Engineer, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power is $68,466 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Job Description for Project Engineer, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
A project engineer, renewable energy/renewable power is likely to be employed with an energy or utility company. This person has something of a hybrid role in construction or renewable energy facilities, such as solar plants, hydroelectric dams, or wind farms. As a project engineer, this person not only supervises the construction itself, he or she likely has key input in the design process as well. The project engineer helps ensure that the project will generate energy as stipulated in design documents and works to ensure that the construction takes place on schedule and according to all regulatory requirements.Read More...
In the design phase of the renewable power project engineer's job, he or she is typically tasked with determining what amount of measurable power can be reasonably generated along a variety of vectors. The project engineer helps design engineers to create viable construction projects that will produce the energy stipulated by the project engineer's design documentation. He or she may also be the person helping to work out costs for materials and labor, as well as devising scheduling and timetables for the construction itself. In the construction phase, the project engineer supervises all areas of the project. He or she ensures that all contractors and subcontractors possess the ability to do the work required. He or she generally will deliver instructions to these workers or companies and continually inspect and report on progress and areas needing further concentration of resources. The project engineer will also generally participate in all functionality and safety testing.
Most renewable power project engineers have specialized in that discipline while attending college. In fact, many will normally possess a master's degree in some specific category of renewable energy that enables them to have the proper expertise for the job. Project engineers in this field typically work regular business hours of the week. They normally split time between an engineering office environment and field work at project sites.
Project Engineer, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power Tasks
- Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
- Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.
- Conceive, direct, implement, and evaluate efficiency of power systems.
- Work with manufacturing engineering on release and documentation of new hardware, test equipment, and assembly fixtures.