FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Engineering Analyst #904981
Job Description:
If you're looking for a career that will provide a challenging work environment and many opportunities to learn, our company is the place for you.  Join our team and become part of a company full of exciting opportunities. We help employees achieve their personal best by offering many opportunities that develop and enhance their skills for career advancement.
This position is within the Statewide Circuit Planning group for Low Voltage Distribution (LVD). This group is responsible for the planning responsibilities for the electric distribution facilities. This position includes remote responsibilities for the evaluation of Category 1 and 2 DER (Distributed Energy Resource) applications. This encompasses electric planning skills, project management, and customer inquiries.
  • The type of work performed would be of a complex level of tasks of a technical/scientific nature, without direct supervision, as well as responding to customer inquiries (via email or via phone).
  • The DER reviewer’s responsibilities are comprised of two main areas of
     1) DER Application Review performance solutions and
     2) Customer Advocacy.
  • Tasks include evaluating residential and small commercial based distributed energy resource customer applications, reviewing inverter datasheets to confirm proper certifications, verifying customer one-line and site plan drawings are satisfactory, following a checklist to ensure customers submit all required pictures and materials, updating customers on the status of reviews/responding to various other customer review inquiries, and re-sending documents for customer signature via email.
  • The selected candidate will distill multiple sources of technical and policy information and make decisions on the merits of a DER application.
  • The selected candidate generally follows standardized practices and procedures without guidance from higher-level employees.
  • However, this position is expected to adapt and resolve issues utilizing creative thinking, investigation, and ingenuity beyond the normal practices and procedures.
  • The selected candidate will interact with internal and external clients.
  • Candidate needs to be able to convey engineering review instructions to small-scale DER customers/installers to resolve application issues, exhibit timeliness, and to be willing to learn and adapt to dynamic Michigan Public Service Commission DER review rules.
  • This position will be largely focused on the evaluation and approval of applications to interconnect distributed energy resources (DER) to the low-voltage distribution system across the entire service territory, requiring understanding and application of the Michigan Electric Utility Generator Interconnection Requirements.
  • The ability to read and comprehend electrical circuit diagrams
  • Strong analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills and customer relations skills
  • Ability to work well with others both inside and outside their own work group
  • Must be willing and able to follow instructions, assist in the training of co-workers
  • Ability and initiative to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Previous knowledge of DER’s and Interconnections preferred
  • Previous engineering technology experience preferred
  • Must have a webcam to be able to participate in virtual meetings
  • Previous customer experience preferred
Bachelor's degree in a scientific/technical field with less than 1 year of experience. (OR) Associate's degree in a scientific/technical field with 2 years of experience in the specific field. (OR) Extensive Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance
Additional Info:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
To view all of our open positions go to:
Follow us on Twitter:
Follow us on Instagram:
Find us on LinkedIn:
You can become a fan of FastTek on Facebook: