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Clearway Energy Senior Owner’s Engineer in Carlsbad, California

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Owner’s Engineering department, the Senior Owner’s Engineer is primarily responsible for managing 3rd party Independent Engineering engagements in support of renewable (Solar, Wind, and BESS) project financing and providing transaction-focused technical and underwriting support to Clearway’s project finance group and functional project teams. The Senior Owner’s Engineer will work broadly across Clearway’s organization and will create, manage, and maintain relationships with key technical consultants, financial counterparties, internal project teams, and others within the renewable energy industry. This role requires a combination of technical, finance, project management, and relationship management skillsets, as well as a strong understanding of industry and underwriting best practices.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Providing/coordinating technical support to Clearway’s project finance team and other project teams.

  • Managing 3rd party Independent Engineers (IEs) to support project financing.

  • Coordinating with internal teams to provide the necessary documentation to the IE and/or financial counterparty.

  • Supporting IE and financial counterparty diligence processes and requests.

  • Drafting, negotiating, obtaining, and reviewing IE reports and certificates.

  • Working through technical issues and disagreements with counterparties.

  • Opining on questions of finance ability of equipment and contract terms.

  • Reviewing PPAs, EPC agreements, O&M agreements, equipment supply requirements, and other project documentation for technical risks and opportunities, and supporting technical aspects of contract negotiation.

  • Understanding energy modeling, commissioning, and capacity/performance testing.

  • Supporting technology valuation and selection decisions.

  • In all activities seeking to enhance/preserve project value while minimizing operational risks.

  • Other activities as assigned.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, meteorology, or related field is required.

  • 5 or more total years of relevant solar/wind/battery energy industry experience is required.

  • Understanding of renewables project finance and independent engineering practices.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of internal and external customers, including with banks, EPC contractors, consultants, and equipment manufacturers.

  • Ability to discuss technical concepts with both non-technical and highly technical parties.

  • Strong project management, document management, and relationship management skills.

  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, collaborative, willingness to learn and teach, and ability to implement corporate objectives at the working level.

  • Ability to excel in a dynamic work environment with multiple projects, priorities, and schedules to manage.

  • Familiarity with solar and/or wind and/or BESS origination, development, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, finance, operations, maintenance, and asset management.

  • Familiarity with typical solar and/or wind and/or BESS EPC contracts, technical exhibits, codes, standards, and best practices.

  • Familiarity with common independent engineers, lenders, and tax equity providers in the domestic renewables industry.

  • Microsoft Office and Excel expertise is required.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

What Would Be Nice

  • Previous experience working as an independent engineer is desirable.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$124,000—$160,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and manage more than 9.6 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 7 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website ( .

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants (

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.