Engineering - Manager, Thermal Engineering

Minneapolis, MN, USA Req #20
Monday, July 25, 2022
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Engineering Manager is responsible for providing engineering related support to Clearway Community Energy’s new project development and acquisition efforts and for its existing District Energy and CHP facilities. This individual will also support research and development efforts in conjunction with other CCE departments and third-party strategic partners to identify evaluate and commercialize the next generation of energy production, control and monitoring and distribution technologies. 
This person will be responsible for coordinating technical due diligence required for new development and acquisition projects, developing conceptual designs for new, replacement or expanded equipment and systems, develop preliminary budgets and schedules, and provide other technical support as requested by the Business Development and Plant Operations teams. From time to time this person will serve as Owners Project Manager through completion of final design and construction of new projects

Principle Responsibilities & Key Results
Assist Director of Engineering and Business Development Directors in securing approval of acquisitions or development of new District Energy and CHP projects. Key responsibilities would include:
  • Lead technical due diligence.
  • Assist in preparation of responses to requests for proposals for acquisitions and new projects.
  • Lead solicitation of proposals and selection of consulting engineers for feasibility studies and preliminary engineering.
  • Run performance models to evaluate expected performance characteristics for selected technologies
  • Work with outside equipment and system vendors and engineering consultants to develop project scope, budget and schedule
  • Develop project Basis of Design (BOD).
  • Support development of financial model
  • Assist Project Managers with design and construction of approved projects. Key responsibilities would include:
  • Assist Director of Engineering with review, analysis associated with continuous improvement process intended to drive down the cost of development and operation of deployed distributed generation technologies.
  • Assist Plant Managers and Plant Engineers with review of proposed major repairs and capital improvements for application of proper engineering methods and standards.
  • Assist Plant Managers and Plant Engineers in analyzing operational issues and identification of potential improvements.
  • Assist Plant Managers and Plant Engineers in developing plans and budgets for district energy system capacity and distribution expansions required to serve additional customer load.
  • Complete studies and analysis to identify optimal capacity additions and distribution expansion routing and configuration and develop cost estimates for possible options
  • Assist in annual development of 10-year Capital Expenditure and Major Maintenance plans.
  • Manage approved capital and major maintenance projects. Maintain ownership of budget, schedule, and design and construction contracts.
Knowledge & Skills
  • Capable of contributing in a team environment with site personnel as well as third party contractors.
  • The ability to work independently and make decisions independently if necessary.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with site management, site supervisors, engineering staff, and regional management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Project and SharePoint
  • Experience with computer-based construction cost estimating software preferred
  • Experience with SAP ERP system preferred

Ideal Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related required.
  • 3+ years of experience working in one or more aspects of the design, construction and operation of utility, industrial or institutional projects
  • Experience serving as lead project or construction manager or as a member of a project management team with significant demonstrated responsibility involved in the design and construction of utility, industrial or institutional projects in excess of $1,000,000
  • Direct experience in the areas of combined heat and power, central utility plants, and utility distributions systems a plus
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) preferred, but not required
  • LEED NC or LEED O&M certification a plus

Other details

  • Job Family Manager
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA