The RequirementsTo be a strong fit for the Design Engineer opportunity, you will have:
- A bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering and a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
- 2+ years or experience as a Design Engineer or similar, ideally in the energy industry; we will also consider strong candidates with an MEP design background in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment.
- Strong computer skills, including:
- Outstanding AutoCAD skill required.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, with strong Excel skills to generate reports.
- CADWorx Plant, CADWorx P&ID, and AutoTURN experience desired.
- SKM Power Tools and/or AFT Arrow software is a plus.
- The ability to write reports and business correspondence, as well as read and interpret engineering reports, instructions and other documents.
- The confidence and skill to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external stakeholders.
- A passion for the work and a self-starter approach.
- The ability to perform complex work with minimal supervision.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to work effectively as a team member and as an individual contributor.
- Strong analytical skills and a positive attitude.
- The talent to excel in a fast-moving, deadline driven environment.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
The RoleOpportunity Snapshot
As Design Engineer, you will be an essential member of the Engineering & Construction Department. You will work on a small design team including yourself, two other engineers and the Engineering Supervisor, to whom you will report. The team performs design work for CNG fueling stations as requested by our customers, or by Clean Energy. Your mission will be to provide complete design support from initial inquiry through to the finished and accepted design.
The vast majority of your work will support CNG stations but you could also design an LNG fueling station over time. You could work on less complex CNG Fast Fill or Time Fill designs, but for the most part, you’ll focus on complex stations with an expanded scope, built to unique customer-owner specifications.
On an ongoing basis, you will provide engineering designs, calculations, controls, studies, and drawings for CNG fueling station projects. You will:
- Work with designers and project managers to ensure timely completion and high-quality workmanship.
- develop design drawings, including equipment plans, P&IDs, piping plans, electrical 1-line diagrams, load schedules and wiring schematics.
- Review drawings and designs prepared by other engineering consulting firms and company designers to ensure compliance with codes, engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements.
- The project is sold by the Business Development Team. You may help with a conceptual plan as part of the Sales process.
- Once the concept is accepted and a budget is agreed upon, there will be a kickoff meeting with the Project Manager and key stakeholders, including yourself.
- Approximately 3 weeks after the kick-off meeting, 30% design drawings will be submitted to your supervisor for review and then to the Project Manager and the Client.
- After the Project Manager accepts the 30% design, the 90% design will be created during the next 4 weeks and submitted through the same process.
- The 90% design drawings are submitted to the AHJ for review, comment or approval. Drawings are revised to address AHJ comments and obtain drawing approval
- Construction permits are granted after drawing approval, and the contractor mobilizes and commences work
- Providing engineering design support on specific phases or aspects of projects such as conceptual designs, preparation of specifications, development of basis of design documents, review of technical plans, review of studies and responses to change requests.
- Preparing design documents including P&IDs, electrical single lines, plans, details and control descriptions for CNG fueling stations, based on contract specifications, approved conceptual plans and Clean Energy standards.
- Reviewing design drawings and specifications for compliance with codes, equipment manuals, engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and other design considerations.
- Visiting project sites as required to inspect and evaluate construction work.
- Performing calculations to properly size compressor capacity, process piping, electrical conduits and conductors
- Using compressible pipe flow (AFT Arrow) and electrical power system (SKM Power Tools) modeling software to simulate fueling station performance.
- Participating in project kick-off and design review meetings.
- Providing technical assistance and writing assignments for certain technical purposes.
More Good ReasonsAutonomy and support
You'll enjoy the autonomy to take ownership of your projects and excel. At the same time, you'll have the support of the team and your supervisor when you need it. You'll know you're hitting the mark because your supervisor will review your work at the 30% submittal and 90% submittal points, and will mentor/guide you as needed. Since your work will be supervised by a licensed Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, it fulfills experience requirements for your licensing in either of these disciplines.
Stability and professional growth
You will enjoy the stability and resources of an industry leader. That stability will provide the foundation necessary to build a long and fulfilling career, while also providing opportunities to grow and refine your skills. For example, you'll learn as much about electrical power design as mechanical. This is a great place to polish and enhance your skill set.
The right solutions
Clean Energy is providing the right solutions at the right time. With an ongoing cultural shift toward green solutions in America, Clean Energy offers green fuel alternatives and the infrastructure to support it. We're building an infrastructure of commercial fueling stations, as well as building a portfolio of subsidiary, like-minded companies to drive success.
More and more organizations are exploring alternative fuel vehicles and Clean Energy is transforming exploration to a viable choice. For instance, in 2009 we opened the world's largest public LNG truck fueling station to serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as regional trucking (pictured at top). This facility helps transportation companies comply with the Port of Long Beach's Clean Air Action Plan.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with discretionary company match, paid time off and more.
Keys to SuccessFinding success in this role is two-fold -- one factor is talent-based and the other has to do with work style and attitude. Talent-based success will hinge on your skills and your ability to learn and acclimate to the CNG project work. It will take time to become comfortable, but you should begin climbing up the learning curve on day one. 30% and 90% reviews will help you on the small details.
We operate in a high-energy, high-expectations environment where you'll enjoy the autonomy to do your work with limited supervision, as long as you deliver quality work on time and keep communication lines open. To be successful in our culture, you'll be self-driven and self-motivated, have passion for your work, a pleasant, upbeat attitude, sense of urgency, and the desire to learn and contribute. Though you'll need to prove yourself and find a balance working with multiple stakeholders, you won't work in a silo. We believe you will find us to be a collaborative and helpful group, all dedicated to the benefits of clean energy fuel. If you have the proactive attitude, strong work ethic and drive, and the desire to make a difference, you'll fit right in.
Pictured: LNG fueling station in Houston, Texas.
About Clean EnergyTaking the Lead in Clean-air Transportation
Clean Energy has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets. We have the most experience in inventing and manufacturing today's natural gas technologies. We develop, manufacture, supply, install and service the equipment at natural gas stations across North America.
Clean Energy owns and operates LNG plants and renewable processing facilities, producing CNG, LNG and Redeem (RNG) fuels for our own stations and our clients' stations. Our network of over 550 LNG and CNG fueling stations ensures fleets are powered for both short routes across town and long hauls across North America. Our stations are fueling service vehicles at 37+ major airports, and our strategically located truck-friendly CNG and LNG fueling stations, the network we call America's Natural Gas Highway™, are designed to keep heavy duty fleets fueled up and on the road.
The Clean Energy vision extends beyond servicing the high fuel-use requirements of fleet operators. We are committed to helping businesses access the measurable advantages of clean-fuel solutions. Simultaneously, we are committed to protecting our environment as the leader in clean-air transportation. Clean Energy has proven that business and environmental goals can indeed find common ground, with mutually profitable results. Our vision and efforts have received recognition and awards from business and environmental organizations alike.