Project Engineer, TrueCapture

Published date Posted on Indeed on May 12, 2022 (53 d ago)
Job Summary
Nextracker - Project Engineer, TrueCapture
Remote, US
At Nextracker, we are leading in the energy transition, providing the most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent solar tracker and control software solutions for solar power plants, as well as strategic services to capture the full value of solar power plants for our customers. Our talented worldwide teams are transforming PV plant performance every day with smart technology, data monitoring and analysis services.
As a company driving the clean energy transition, sustainability is not just a word. It's a core part of our business and our operations. Our sustainability efforts are based on five cornerstones: People, Community, Environment, Innovation, and Integrity. We are creative, collaborative and passionate problem-solvers from diverse backgrounds, driven by our shared mission to provide smart solar and software solutions for our customers and to mitigate climate change for future generations. Make your mark with Nextracker.
The TrueCapture Project Engineer will be Remote. The Asset Management team’s goal is to facilitate a positive customer experience with Nextracker. The TrueCapture Project Engineer ensures that Nextracker’s product and continuing support exceeds customer expectations and is of the highest quality possible. The primary role of the TC Project Engineer is to deploy the TC product to customer sites to optimize solar tracker performance.
Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…
  • Verify and validate that data pipelines are setup correctly and accurate data is flowing through all nodes after commissioning of a PV plant.
  • Verify that Irradiance and weather sensors are configured properly and are reporting data to Nextracker systems.
  • Create and manage monitoring dashboards to raise alarms when tracker systems are not performing optimally.
  • Partner with analytics and data engineering teams to identify and close gaps in communication of devices and data infrastructure.
  • Deploy tracking algorithms on PV plants to eliminate row to row shading and enhance production under diffused conditions
  • Create parameters for tracking algorithms, using drone data, AutoCAD files, database files and Python scripts
  • Translate device communication problems into manageable data analytics tasks and lead execution across cross-functional teams
  • Analyze existing business processes, identify gaps, conduct root cause analysis and find opportunities of improvement
  • Understand, define and disseminate functional requirements and feedback from clients and coordinate with internal business and engineering team members
  • Support new NX software features by writing specifications and assisting development and test efforts, managing deployment and documenting new capabilities
  • Identify effects of Firmware and Software versions on tracking and lead efforts in standardization on worldwide sites
Here is some of what you’ll need (required)…
  • Bachelor's degree in any STEM field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, with a background in control systems and communication networks preferred
  • Experience in dealing with control systems and communication infrastructures related to automation
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate complex technical explanations
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally
  • Work within a project team, and individually to analyze, troubleshoot and prioritize problems
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Knowledge of database files such as SQLite, and expertise with MS Office product suite
Nextracker is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status, or any other status protected by law. We're happy to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability for assistance in the recruitment process. Please advise us of any accommodations you may need by e-mailing:
Job Category
Design, Process & Technology Engineering
Relocation: Not eligible
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