Senior Manager Engineering

Job Posted 8/17/2023
Whitham Group
Valhalla, NY 10595
United States
Job Description

Senior Manager, Engineering

Valhalla, NY


About RWE

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass, and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers.


RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both energy sources.


RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.



Industry: Utilities

Company size: 10,001+ employees / 11,019 on LinkedIn. Includes members with current employer listed as RWE, including part-time roles. Also includes employees from subsidiary: Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses.

Headquarters: Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Specialties: Power Generation, Renewable Energies, Gas Fleet, Energy Trading, and Hydrogen


Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Engineering will primarily be responsible for overseeing interconnection and engineering activities including project development, project design, and completing engineering initiatives. This position plays a key role in the department through managing the interconnection activities across several projects and supporting local approvals for projects. The candidate will be responsible for completing the work either directly, through internal or external resources.



•            Serve as the Engineering and technical expert on DG Interconnections Resolve issues as they arise through the interconnection process.

•            Keep abreast of tariffs, local utility design standards, and interconnection processes. Ensure all design deliverables meet the internal engineering standards. Coordinate external engineering resources as necessary and manage the task order and accounting process. Prepare and maintain external engineering specifications and scopes of work.

Establish and maintain budgets for 3rd party Engineering firms.

Review and confirm the accuracy of the work performed and methods used by the engineering staff or external resources. Mentor engineering staff members

Participate in industry trade groups and policy working groups addressing the modernization of the distribution system policies and tariffs.

Create/Review detailed engineering drawing packages. Follow and provide feedback to refine engineering processes and procedures with other engineering staff. Answer questions and resolve issues brought forth by the sales, engineering, and project management team members.

Spearhead various new product development initiatives and identify areas of value engineering.

Review the design approach methods and equipment selection to ensure the best overall project design and customer goals are achieved.

Communicate and collaborate with other departments, suppliers, and contractors. Prepare/Review various engineering and proposal-related presentations.

Support Development and Construction activities on site and perform on-site visits as necessary to support the project construction.

Review Power Purchase Agreements and EPC agreements to ensure design compliance. Oversee various testing and quality assurance checks to verify the quality of completed projects.



Undergraduate (BS) Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering PE Registration as a Professional Engineer

10 years + Experience in Engineering

Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with or for utilities on Distribution systems.

Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track.

Ability to work individually or as part of a team.

Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment.

Competent with computer software including Microsoft office suite, AutoCAD, and SKM/ETap Analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various problems. Capable of interacting effectively across organizational boundaries to achieve goals and meet deadlines Ability to integrate both verbal and written communications with interpersonal skills.

Hybrid business hours splitting time between home and office.

Ability to travel out of town as required to develop, construction, or operating assets. (Approximately 30% of the time)


Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in New York City is $160,000-$190,000 DOE.

The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.


Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.


RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.


Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GWh by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and Agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.


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