Lead HV Field Testing Engineer

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Date Posted: 05-09-2017
About MaxGen

At MaxGen Energy Services (http://maxgenservices.com/) our Mission is to be the Industry Leader in providing Safe, Professional, and Reliable Operations & Maintenance Services to our Nation’s Clean Energy Infrastructure.

Our company has a nationwide footprint and provides central operations and field maintenance services to hundreds of asset owners in the United States.  MaxGen currently manages some of the largest operating solar fleets in the country and has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance.
MaxGen also has significant experience with the development, design, installation, and maintenance of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and battery energy storage systems (BESS). As an OEM service provider to many manufacturers, MaxGen has amassed industry-leading experience with EVSE and BESS installations.
This combined experience and expertise brings our customers unparalleled service, asset performance, and strong partnership in the long-term care and operation of their energy asset portfolios.

The Lead HV Field Testing Engineer will be the primary resource for performing MV/HV testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance to all of our utility scale solar sites on a continual/on-demand basis on equipment such as but not limited to transformers, substations, switchgear, etc. This role will also be responsible for assisting in the utilization and training of O&M Technicians and to establish O&M support for solar sites.  This role will also include Project Management responsibilities as needed, ensuring proper scheduling of reoccurring work to meet contractual requirements, acquiring and maintaining required test equipment/supplies, and resource planning.


The following responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Ensuring a safe environment at all times
  • Testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of solar site MV/HV equipment such as transformers, substations, switchyards, switchgear, relays, breakers, etc.
  • Assisting as needed in training personnel on MV/HV equipment
  • Project Management of MV/HV maintenance activities as needed
  • Communication/Planning/Scheduling with various groups
  • Coordinating outages with the central operations center
  • Work and equipment testing instructions and procedures
  • Prepare service reports for site visits, emergency repairs, equipment modifications and equipment improvement investigations
  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Test equipment acquisition, maintenance, and certification
  • Root cause failure analysis as needed.


  • Electrical Engineering Degree or 6 years related work experience
  • BSEE or BSME Graduate Engineer
  • 6 – 8 years’ experience in the power generation industry, preferably in power plant maintenance.
  • 1 year PV experience, a plus
  • Previous experience working with power electronic conversion equipment
  • Experience with HV substation equipment including protective relay systems
  • Working knowledge of utility scale Power Plant Operations
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong organization skills
  • Demonstrated experience using HV electrical test and measurement equipment
  • Solid working knowledge of various measurement techniques
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System to document work
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  •  80% of travel required
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds, climb a ladder, and to work in harsh environments
MaxGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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