Distribution Interconnection Engineer

23 days ago
Full time role


Reactivate, a mission-driven renewable energy company, founded by Invenergy and Lafayette Square, develops, owns, and operates renewable energy projects to ...

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Job Description

About Reactivate 

Reactivate is a joint venture powered by Lafayette Square and Invenergy, bringing together complementary impact investment and sustainable energy expertise to support renewable energy projects, create job opportunities, bring energy cost savings to underserved communities, and advance opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Reactivate is dedicated to ensuring an equitable energy future. We are a young team on a path to be the country’s leading developer, financier and operator of renewable energy projects serving low-income communities. We have set bold targets to harness the power of renewable energy to generate savings for low-to-moderate income households, create jobs for underserved workers, help bring minority and women-owned businesses into the renewable energy supply chain, and help revive neglected communities through tax payments on previously under-utilized land. You can learn more about Reactivate at https://www.reactivate.com/.

At Reactivate, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are more than just words to us.  These are values at the core of how we build our teams, cultivate our leaders and create a company where everyone feels valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are.  We strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and we believe  that our differences enable us to be a better team.  We are not just looking for a culture fit, we are looking for a culture add.  We hope you will consider adding everything that makes you, uniquely you to our growing team.

Job Summary

The Distribution Interconnection Engineer will manage and facilitate the implementation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) on the utility Distribution Systems for community solar, small utility-scale solar, and energy storage projects throughout the United States.


  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify optimal Distributed Energy Resource (DER) project locations
  • Evaluate and provide actionable feedback on Distribution and ISO level utility impact studies regarding accuracy, required system upgrades, project design changes and cost reasonability
  • Assist project developers in the evaluation of potential PV and energy storage sites and provide estimates for interconnection costs
  • Develop a strong understanding and drive continuous improvement of Reactivate’s design philosophy, engineering standards and their financial impact to projects
  • Effectively communicate and understand how to work with utility commissions
  • Provide training and guidance to internal engineering and project teams
  • Participate in and lead internal process improvement initiatives
  • Organize and manage external consultants where necessary and appropriate
  • Serve as technical lead for project- and portfolio-level utility engagement, including both collaborative problem-solving and disputes
  • Participate in industry level technical working groups to help build consensus in order to enable the timely and streamlined interconnection of renewable energy to the electric grid


  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or relevant area of study is required
  • 3+ years of relevant engineering experience including renewable energy design and interconnection tariff structures
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills and the ability to provide concrete examples of said skills
  • Strong understanding of distribution system impacts associated with the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Utility system planning experience and insight
  • Strong Familiarity with 480V - 46kV equipment 
  • Strong understanding of various technical standards that relate to the interconnection of DERs including but not limited to: IEEE 1547, ANSI C84.1, etc.
  • Demonstrated agility and flexibility as business needs and priorities shift
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve problems.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Office365 Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Travel as needed, anticipated 30% of the time

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Reactivate, a mission-driven renewable energy company, founded by Invenergy and Lafayette Square, develops, owns, and operates renewable energy projects to ...

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