Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) Utility Engineer
Location: Crystal City, VA
CALIBRE, an employee-owned management consulting and information technology services company is looking for an Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) Utility Engineer to support a large scale OEI project. The selected candidate will provide support for the engineering analysis of large scale renewable energy projects, providing consistent and accurate evaluation of assumptions, methodologies, and tools. Duties include:
- Provide key project support to address issues in achieving Army OEI’s renewable energy strategy as part of a team of engineers and management professionals.
- Perform engineering analysis for large scale renewable energy projects utilizing third party financing.
- Advise Government on effort to support engineering analysis related to business case and justification for large scale renewable energy projects.
- Demonstrate strong analytical skills in conjunction with actual industry experience to assess project engineering issues.
- Identify key business risks and integrate full life cycle cost assessment to guide Government’s assessment of opportunities.
- Conduct engineering assessments of OEI strategy, portfolio, and operational metrics.
- Develop internal and external reports to address issues in achieving OEI’s renewable energy strategy.
- Develop strategies, guidance, and/or concept papers as required.
- Support a risk management process that assists in identifying, managing, monitoring, and reducing risks in the project portfolio.
- Conduct reviews of existing policies, guidance, and project execution.
- Support work-flow processes and schedules to accomplish assigned projects, plans, and activities associated with approved current and projected projects and functions.
- Monitor energy sector developments pertinent to the operating environment, (i.e., changes in technology, issues related to renewable energy facilities construction, price and demand movements, legal and regulatory changes, and structured changes within the sector).
- Interface with government management personnel and contract managers and provides regular reports of progress.
- Resolve work discrepancies to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
- Present analyses through various means, including formal written studies and oral presentations.
- Support government project transaction negotiations/re-negotiations throughout the project life cycle.
- Serve as an authority on renewable energy engineering issues to address challenges in achieving Army’s renewable energy strategy, and, based on the government project lead requirements, obtain information from sources across the industry as well as other organizations to support OEI activities.
- Support analysis related to structuring, updating, and maintaining project plans.
- Review collateral reports and information gathered from news reports and site visits.
- Prepare or collaborate with other senior staff in the preparation of comprehensive position papers, memorandums, and/or briefing materials across all phases of operations for use with senior management.
- Represent the OEI, as required, at meetings with industry, installation leadership, steering committees, and public conferences.
- Ensure data for assigned projects is entered promptly in project monitoring systems and that it is accurate and current.
This position could require travel up to 25% of the time.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
- Design or extensive work experience with utility level distribution and/or transmission facilities.
- Ability to translate energy production and off-take activities to technical team members and non-technical personnel alike.
- Team leadership skills that promote efficiency in the initiation, dissemination, tracking, reporting and closure of technical tasks among the onsite and offsite engineering team, with effective communication of status and task details to Project Management and other team members.
- Analyst level mastery of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access a plus.
- Strong written and verbal skills.
- Master's Degree with minimum of 7 years of experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, (Army or Air Force Major Command or higher preferred)
- Broad understanding of the renewable energy industry.
- Experience in engineering assessment of renewable energy technologies and regulations.
- Experience providing analysis related to projects involving renewable energy technical analysis and technical issues related to environmental issues.
- Familiarity with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and procedures.
- Experience dealing with regulated utilities and their regulators.
- Experience with various alternative energy technologies, including solar, wind, biomass.
(Other education, commensurate experience and demonstrated ability of individual may be substituted.)
CALIBRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at www.calibresys.com. Come join our dynamic team!