| June 10, 2024

Performance Engineer (US), Renewable Energy and Engineering

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  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Matrix Renewables

About us

Matrix Renewables is a renewable energy platform that was founded by global alternative asset manager TPG through its impact investing platform, The Rise Fund, in 2020. Matrix Renewables focuses on developing, constructing and being long-term owners of renewable energy assets.

Matrix Renewables current portfolio is comprised of 14 GW of operational, under construction, or near ready-to-build solar PV projects and renewable energy projects under development, across Europe, US and LATAM.

TPG Rise is a $18 billion impact investing platform focused on investing in and supporting the growth of world-class businesses that deliver positive and measurable social and environmental impact globally.

TPG is a leading global alternative asset investment firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Washington D.C. TPG’s investment platforms span a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, impact investing, infrastructure, growth venture, real estate, secondaries, and public equity.

The Role

The Performance Engineer (PE) will provide support to various departments including Development, Origination, Estimating and Procurement, Project Execution/Management, O&M, and Asset Management. You will contribute to technical due diligence from greenfield development to operations of solar and battery energy storage renewable energy projects. You will also conduct weather resource assessments and energy production models/analyses.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise in solar production methodology; possess and maintain deep understanding of best solar production estimating industry practices
  • Primary subject matter expert responsible for aligning system designs with PVsyst modeling and energy generation profiles (e.g., 8760, 12×24)
  • Participate in the review of EPC contractual exhibits to ensure alignment with energy model inputs and facility performance
  • Work with analysts to ensure alignment of energy model inputs and energy profiles with the financial models
  • Support Project Execution team in coordination and development of Acceptance Test Plans
  • Track the day-to-day tasks and deadlines during asset initial energization and commissioning through substantial completion
  • Review and prepare monthly reports of actual performance data of operating assets against forecasts; identify operational issues or opportunities for optimization
  • Initiate problem resolution while working with Asset Management, O&M, OEM vendors, SCADA engineers, and other parties as necessary
  • Perform periodic site visits to operating assets and carry out inspections of major equipment
  • Support Supply Chain with reviewing and vetting of solar and BESS major equipment proposals and supply agreements
  • Deep understanding of PV technology such as PV Modules, Inverters, and racking (tracking and fixed tilt)
  • Occasionally attend site visits during the development stage for site recognition purposes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, renewable energy, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in utility-scale PV and/or BESS projects
  • High proficiency in PVsyst, solar and bess energy model software (i.e., Fractal), and MS Excel
  • Knowledge of the renewable energy industry (suppliers, markets, trends)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, interface with cross-functional groups at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in applying efficient procurement processes, structures, and analytical tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25%

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover email and CV in English to: [email protected]

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To apply for this job please visit matrixrenewables.com.