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NOW HIRING: Engineering Intern (Paid Internship) (Honolulu, HI)

Job Title: Engineer Intern (Entry Level, Full-Time or Part-Time)
Dept.: Operations -- Engineering
Location: Honolulu, HI

Grade Level: Graduate or Undergraduate
Field of Study: Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred)
Internship Type: Paid Position (Depending on experience)
Start Date: Immediate

Summary of Position:
Candidate will be responsible for working with design and administration teams to design commercial and residential photovoltaic (PV) systems. Candidate must be a strong communicator, disciplined and detail oriented, with a strong knowledge basis in electrical theory and multiple power distribution voltages. Candidate must also be a confident support resource for other team members in technical matters.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in preparation of requirements documents, design verification and validation as well as technical design reviews for PV systems
  • Site survey and analysis
  • Existing electrical load and energy consumption analysis and utility rate structure analysis
  • Accurate system performance calculations
  • System proposal design and calculations
  • Synthesis of all necessary information to develop cost effective and readily deployable PV designs
  • Design of monitoring systems
  • Preparation of complete electrical, mechanical and structural design
  • Ability to coordinate with other designers and consultants
  • Preparation of detailed construction drawings, documentation and submittals per Code compliance
  • Execute permitting requirements
  • Execute utility connection requirements
  • Generating system specifications and preparing bid documents
  • Building detailed bills of materials
  • Analyzing construction methodologies and cost structures
  • Interacting with and overseeing the work of subcontractors
  • Troubleshoot design and construction issues in the field
  • Working knowledge of wide range of industry products and technologies


    Required Qualifications:
  • Auto-CAD and MS Office proficiency is required
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Engineering

    • Preferred:
    • BSEE or other professional engineering degree is desired
    • Familiarity with NEC and other building codes is preferred
    • Other construction/electrical engineering design experience may be considered


    If interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to careers@alternateenergyhawaii.com or call (808) 842-5853.

    Apply Now



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    About the Company:
    Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI), founded in 1993, is a locally owned and operated residential and commercial solar energy company specializing in Mitsubishi PV solar systems and solar water heating systems. AEI focuses on the design and installation of PV systems, solar water heating systems, HVAC, solar attic fans, electrical contracting and electric vehicle charging. AEI, a HECO Approved Contractor (Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program) since 1999, is NABCEP certified and continues to be Hawaii's one-stop source for the ultimate energy-efficient home or business.

NOW HIRING: Project Engineer (Full-Time, Entry Level) (Honolulu, HI)

Job Title: Project Engineer (Entry Level)
Dept.: Operations – Engineering
Location: Honolulu, HI

Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Employment Type: Full-Time
Benefits: 100% Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Paid Vacation
Reports to: Dir. Of Operations

Summary of Position:
Candidate will be responsible for working with design and administration teams to design commercial and residential photovoltaic (PV) systems. Candidate must be a strong communicator, disciplined and detail oriented, with a strong knowledge basis in electrical theory and multiple power distribution voltages. Candidate must also be a confident support resource for other team members in technical matters.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in preparation of requirements documents, design verification and validation as well as technical design reviews for PV systems
  • Site survey and analysis
  • Existing electrical load and energy consumption analysis and utility rate structure analysis
  • Accurate system performance calculations
  • System proposal design and calculations
  • 3D proposal design and modeling
  • Synthesis of all necessary information to develop cost effective and readily deployable PV designs
  • Design of monitoring systems
  • Preparation of complete electrical, mechanical and structural design
  • Ability to coordinate with other designers and consultants
  • Preparation of detailed construction drawings, documentation and submittals per Code compliance
  • Execute permitting requirements
  • Execute utility connection requirements
  • Generating system specifications and preparing bid documents
  • Building detailed bills of materials
  • Analyzing construction methodologies and cost structures
  • Interacting with and overseeing the work of subcontractors
  • Troubleshoot design and construction issues in the field
  • Working knowledge of wide range of industry products and technologies


    Required Qualifications:
  • Min. one (1) year experience in the design or installation of solar PV systems
  • Auto-CAD, Sketch Up, Revit and MS Office proficiency is required
  • Familiarity with NEC and other building codes
  • PVWATT or PVSYST familiarity


    Preferred:
  • BSEE or other professional engineering degree is desired
  • PE license and/or NABCEP certification is preferred but not required
  • Other construction/electrical engineering design experience may be considered


If interested in this opportunity, please send us your resume at careers@alternateenergyhawaii.com or call (808) 842-5853.

Apply Now

PRESS RELEASE: Alternate Energy Inc. Offers $1,000 College Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Shannon Nagaoka
(808) 842-5853

ALTERNATE ENERGY INC. OFFERS $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Top Hawai‘i photovoltaic solar provider launches scholarship program to assist Hawai‘i college students

HONOLULU, HI, May 9, 2014 – Applications are now available for the Alternate Energy Inc.’s $1,000 Hawai'i Student Scholarship. The scholarship is available to Hawai‘i students in all fields of study attending an accredited university for the Fall 2014 semester. Hawai‘i residents studying in the state of Hawai‘i and within the continental U.S. are both eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship submission deadline is July 27, 2014. The winning student will be notified by August 11, 2014.

Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) has been a longtime supporter of Hawai‘i’s public schools and education, donating up to $28,000 in 2013, but this marks the first year that the solar company takes its efforts to the classroom with its first annual scholarship prize. “We are very excited to be launching this program to support our local students in their pursuit of higher education,” said Bruce Ekimura, founder at AEI. “As a local company we believe in giving back to our community and this scholarship is just one way we intend to demonstrate that commitment,” adds Ekimura.

The prize will be awarded to a Hawai‘i student who answers one of two short essay questions about the state of solar energy in Hawai‘i along with a short survey.

For more information and additional eligibility requirements, visit AEI’s website at http://www.alternateenergyhawaii.com/scholarship. Questions can be directed to scholarship@alternateenergyhawaii.com.



About Alternate Energy Inc.
Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) is a family-owned and operated business. Founded in 1993, owner Bruce Ekimura, a plumber by trade, envisioned to help families lower their rising electric bills through alternative energy resources. Today, AEI is one of the state’s largest photovoltaic (PV) solar contractors, and remains committed to being Hawai‘i’s one stop source for the ultimate energy-efficient home. AEI’s variety of energy-efficient services sets it apart from other solar companies, including sales and installation for solar PV; solar water heating; heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC); electrical contracting; solar attic fans; and electric vehicle charging. For more information, visit www.alternateenergyhawaii.com or contact Shannon Nagaoka at 808-842-5853.

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