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Black & Veatch Solar Performance Lead in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Solar Performance Lead

Date: Apr 18, 2024



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Mgmt Consulting

Req Id : 100876

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will contribute to technical due diligence engagements for multiple types of assets, including solar and battery energy storage renewable energy projects on behalf of lenders and investors; serving in a supporting role to a multi-disciplinary team of Independent Engineering and Technical Due Diligence consultants. This is a key role on a team of engineers, consultants, and financial analysts, with the expectation to provide subject matter expertise in solar production estimating methodology. Consultants in this practice generally work on multiple concurrent projects at a given time. This position will report to the transaction solution team within Black & Veatch Global Advisory.

The Team

Building a World of Difference …it’s more than just a tag line, it is  the passion  that fuels Black & Veatch’s global success.  

As the leading employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction company we have an unparalleled committed to our clients and the communities they serve.  Black & Veatch is seeking an exceptional professional to join our Global Advisory organization as a Consultant, Transactions . The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and that change increases the demand for innovation and efficiency to deliver solutions and services across the world’s utility infrastructure.  Join Black & Veatch Global Advisory and use your talent and expertise to impact the world.

Join one of the best brands in the solar PV industry with unparalleled capabilities in solar PV engineering, construction and financial due diligence and become part of the leadership of our solar performance team. 

Key Responsibilities

*Consulting Capability: *

  • Communicate with stakeholders in solar PV project financial transactions ranging from developers to financial institutions

  • Possess and maintain a deep understanding of solar production estimating industry practices and assumptions to ensure tools and processes reflect best in class offering

  • Review and or execute solar resource and yield simulation of PV power plants using PVsyst.

  • Provide quality reviews on production estimates to produce reports suitable for commercial and contractual use.

  • Review operating data from operating solar PV power plants

  • Periodically fine tune our assumptions by using actual historical operating data

  • Present data in meaningful formats to be used by project teams

  • Supports project teams to discuss results with clients

  • Conduct data analysis and translate into written reports and presentation

  • Contributes to quality review of our deliverables 

  • Ascertains and meets client expectations within scope of engagement role 

  • Develops applicable knowledge bases by using best practices to redefine tools and techniques.

  • Outlines specific performance measures, targets, and goals to articulate the business case for realized efficiencies or added value 

*Industry Knowledge Capability: *

  • Leverages experience with plant engineering and design, inspections, outage assessment, plant and portfolio budget processes, equipment condition assessment, capital project assessments, reliability/availability assessments, conducting field observations, performance assessments, and/or financial analysis and models. 

  • Utilizes specialized knowledge to produce moderately complex work products and solutions across many phases of an engagement or one phase of a more complex engagement 

  • Applies appropriate methods or recognized equivalent to identified client needs 

  • Anticipates and resolves technical problems with occasional technical assistance from others 

  • Develops, presents, and defends conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plans 

  • Analyzes and applies best practices knowledge of the relevant industries 

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • An engineering degree or other technical degree are preferred, though financial, economic, or MBA degrees will be considered if accompanied by supporting relevant experience and qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with solar production estimating tools and methodologies

  • Understanding of solar resource variability and its impact on energy estimates

  • Understanding of solar Measure Corelate and Predict analysis

  • General knowledge of a complete transaction engagement and due diligence lifecycle a plus

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Python a plus

  • Building business development capability

  • Solid working knowledge of renewable energy technologies, such as solar PV and battery energy storage

  • Advanced knowledge in one or more aspects of consulting processes

  • Human relations skills including collaboration and team functions

  • Ability to operate multiple software packages

  • Advanced PC literacy

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience

  • 4+ years experience in a business/consulting environment

  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Certifications related to area of expertise, where applicable preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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