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Alternate Energy Inc. Scholarship Winner to be Announced Friday, August 15th, 2014

Alternate Energy Inc. would like to announce the postponement of its Scholarship Award Date to this Friday, August 15, 2014.

We are still reviewing all applications and will come to a final decision on the Alternate Energy Inc. Scholarship awardee by the end of the week. Stay posted on any further updates and we thank you for your patience. For any questions, please contact Shannon at shannon@alternateenergyhawaii.com.


Mahalo,

Shannon Nagaoka
Marketing Coordinator
Alternate Energy Inc.
803 Ahua Street, Honolulu, HI 96819

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