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Director of Engineering at Blue Wave

Director of Engineering

Blue Wave Boston, MA Full-Time
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About BlueWave:

BlueWave is on a mission to revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solutions. As a pioneering solar developer, BlueWave has developed and sold more than 155 MW of solar projects to date. As built, these projects collectively generate enough solar energy to avoid roughly 119,490 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. A certified B Corp, BlueWave has received national recognition for its work to protect the planet, including being named the Clean Energy Company of the Year in 2018 by the Northeast Clean Energy Council, one of the top 100 Impact Companies in the United States for each of the last two years as rated by Real Leaders Magazine, and a leading growth company by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal.

Job Description:

BlueWave has an immediate opening for critical leader on the Project Operations team. The Director of Engineering will be responsible for overseeing and managing all engineering staff, consultants and engineering design contracts supporting the optimization, finalization and compliance required to develop, own, build and operate solar PV and BESS projects. 

This position can be remote or hybrid (out of the Boston office).  The  ideal candidate will be able to easily travel to the Northeast. 

Inclusion at BlueWave:

As a mission-driven B Corp, as environmentalists, and as humans, we hold ourselves accountable to creating a workforce that celebrates diversity on our team and within our communities. Our inclusive culture and core values inspire us to develop more innovative, bolder solutions to support our customers and partners in the solar industry. When you join BlueWave, you join a collaborative team doing all that we can to be transparent, sustainable, and inclusive as we fight for our shared vision of protecting the planet.


BlueWave provides employees with a robust benefits package including unlimited paid time off, dedicated volunteer days, and 13 paid holidays. In addition, we offer a 401k plan with company match, subsidized health, dental, and vision plans, long and short-term disability, and life insurance.



  • Establish and lead the Project Engineering group
  • Establish standards and specifications for   all projects
  • Direct, oversee, and manage all engineering   activity in support of new business development within DG, Community and Grid-Scale   Renewables, starting from input on the initial conceptual design through   entire project life cycle
  • Ensure that all projects incorporate   engineering designs of appropriate quality, completeness, and performance,   ensuring specifically that the asset output, constructability, and   maintainability are appropriately addressed
  • Maintain and implement engineering project   standards
  • Coordinate with the multiple group leads in   Development, Grid Integration as well as Construction and Procurement to   establish criteria for the transition of solar and/or BESS projects to the construction   phase and to the operations phase
  • Coordinate with internal departments and   external consultants and contractors to optimize renewable energy projects
  • Ensure continuous improvement and learning   are integrated with the activities of the team on an ongoing basis by   utilizing relationships, market outreach, and consultant outreach
  • Support Procurement, Interconnection,   Development, and EPC bidding and contracting processes
  • Establish and maintain a process for   transitioning projects from Development to Preconstruction/Construction to   Operational phases while de-risking projects all from an engineering and   technical point of view
  • Lead internal engineering functions   throughout project delivery, including engaging 3rd party consultants
  • Support   development activities of renewable energy projects where needed
  • Ability to work across multiple renewable   technologies (solar, storage, and related alternative technologies )
  • Stay abreast of new project requirements,   industry developments, trends, technologies, etc.
  • Identify, recruit, and manage appropriate   engineering staff as approved in annual business plans and as unexpected   needs arise
  • Participate in the design of business   processes that facilitate engineering design, project delivery, operational   readiness, and ongoing O&M of renewable energy facilities
  • Carry out other duties as assigned


  •   Bachelor’s Degree in applicable Engineering field required, Master Degree preferred
  • 7-10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and MS Excel, Salesforce experience is a plus. 
  • Ability to travel as needed to project sites and to review conditions at those sites.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License

   Other Key Components

  • Strong desire to gain and disperse knowledge about the storage/solar/renewable energy industry.
  • A people and project leader who can creatively solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team 
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and manage tight deadlines
  • Detail orientated
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills Knowledge of utility infrastructure (including transmission and substation engineering) is a plus.

BlueWave is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and will do so by actively seeking to hire and promote diverse individuals throughout the company. Providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment is critical to our identity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap (disability), sexual orientation, gender identity/ or expression, genetics, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, military status or obligation, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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