Senior PV Engineer (Photovoltaic Solar Design Engineer)

Joule is seeking a seasoned, highly skilled engineer to help design photovoltaic (PV) solar systems! Engineers have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the way our communities obtain and use energy for years to come! 

Job Purpose: 
The Senior PV Engineer will design and engineer photovoltaic (PV) systems, along with storage and microgrid systems. Systems will range from 8kW to 200 MW in size, primarily in the 1-20 MW range. Senior PV Engineer will be responsible for assessing procurement choices, asset management systems, production and performance, construction efficiencies, and communication of needs to client. 

Role & Responsibilities: 
  • Design PV systems
  • Evaluate system performance components including voltage drop, power loss, circuit length
  • Work with Director of Supply Chain to ensure timely procurement of required supply to proper specification
  • Create engineering details, elevations, single line diagrams and other engineering and construction support documents. 
  • Assess, evaluate, and report on proposals for design efficiencies.
  • Communicate engineering questions and decisions to vendors, investors, and prime contractors. 
  • Coordinate with Lead Engineer and Lead Designer on interdepartmental responsibilities

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Masters in Engineering preferred
  • 5-7 years in design of photovoltaic systems
  • Demonstrated ability to design systems larger than 200 kW
  • Experience in designing medium voltage (MV) electrical systems
  • Licensed electrical engineer in at least one state (Preferred)
  • NABCEP Certification
  • Expert in AutoCAD or similar drafting software 
  • Database Management
  • Scripting in Google Sheets or Excel
  • Some experience as PV installer preferred
  • Naturally collaborative
  • Attention to detail 
  • Drive for process improvement
  • Flexible and responsive to changing needs

Specific Terms: 
Working Conditions - Must be willing to travel to remote project sites for inspection (within U.S.) approximately 10-20% of time. 

Physical Requirements -Must be able to climb stairs, carry 40 lbs, sit and stand in office environment for full workday.  

Joule offers a workplace that is casual, upbeat and hard working. You will receive hands on experience in solar design in a meaningful way to Joule. We operate with a “triple bottom line” philosophy, meaning you don’t have to check your conscience at the door.
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Volunteer community service opportunities
  • On-the- job training
  • Learning focused environment
  • Professional development

Willing to consider licensed electrical engineers with minimal solar experience if the candidate is otherwise a good fit. 

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