Renewable Energy Specialist Lead in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 7/14/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Renewable Energy Specialist Lead

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Assist the MEC Supervisor with pre-season planning of renewable energy equipment use by grantees and field camps.
  • Research and procure new renewable energy equipment and material for current and future projects
  • Assess suitability of equipment to grantee needs, design and implement modifications and custom fabrications as required.
  • Design, install, and maintain residential size off-grid power systems in the field, including integration with 120/240 volt power systems
  • Assign daily tasking, oversee work quality and quantity, and write performance review for Renewable Energy Assistant
  • Performs diagnosis and repair of renewable energy equipment and systems as required.
  • Provides training in operation and field maintenance to grantees and support personnel.
  • Performs on-site work to equipment in field as required.
  • Develops plans for future expansion of the renewable energy program in USAP field science.
  • Documents all work performed and maintains pertinent records.
  • Operates and maintains shop equipment including welders, compressors, presses, etc.
  • Coordinate with material personnel to maintain inventory of electrical material, balance of system componentry and tools and procures material as necessary.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work area.
  • Support the achievement of ASC metrics, whether they can be directly or indirectly effected by your activities.
  • Comply with ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Work to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Maintain a safe workplace program and ensure safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Deployment to Antarctica is required.
  • A minimum of four years experience in design, installation, maintenance and repair of off-grid battery storage photovoltaic and wind generator systems is required.
  • A minimum of one year of supervisory/lead experience is required.
  • Journeyman electrician license is required.
  • Technical school training in the renewable energy field is desired.
  • Experience with installing and programming Outback Power System products is desired
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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