Engineering Manager (Renewables)

Posted 22 June 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameLogan Heiser

Job description

​Join our team at a pioneering company at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution. We specialize in originating, developing, building, operating, and optimizing utility-scale solar and solar + storage projects across the United States. Guided by a leadership team with over a century of combined experience in the energy sector, we have successfully delivered multiple gigawatts of solar energy projects and managed significant power generation investments.

We seek an accomplished Engineering Manager to contribute to our dynamic and rapidly expanding team. The ideal candidate will possess a robust background in civil and/or electrical engineering, proficiency in CAD software, and extensive expertise in solar project design, engineering, and construction. As the Engineering Manager, you will be pivotal in overseeing the design and development of solar and battery energy storage projects, providing support for performance engineering, electrical engineering, and pre-construction engineering in collaboration with our in-house EPC management team. Your responsibilities will encompass various tasks including technical analysis, system design, interconnection strategy, process standardization, cost estimation and optimization, and product evaluation. This role demands a hands-on approach, excellent project management skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Development Design & Engineering:
  • Conduct desktop analysis of new greenfield sites and iterate capacity checks to identify buildable areas.

  • Utilize CAD software to draft and modify preliminary designs and detailed engineering drawings for solar and battery energy storage projects.

  • Analyze data to optimize designs for maximum energy output.

  • Collaborate with engineering vendors to develop plan sets optimized for civil, electrical, and structural disciplines.

  • Research and ensure compliance with regional-specific requirements, permits, codes, ordinances, and environmental constraints.

Performance Engineering:
  • Build, review, and optimize energy production models using industry-standard modeling solutions.

  • Review and approve performance modeling conducted by third parties for projects under construction.

Electrical Engineering:
  • Design AC and DC electrical single-line diagrams for utility-scale PV systems.

  • Ensure compliance with electrical codes, manufacturer requirements, and utility interconnection standards.

EPC Support:
  • Develop and manage company standard design specifications in collaboration with the EPC team.

  • Collaborate with the Construction Engineering team to optimize designs for constructability and bid-level submissions.

  • Support procurement processes for project-specific equipment and long-lead items.

  • Conduct site visit inspections to ensure quality and safety.


  • Manage external engineering resources during project development and construction phases.

  • Create a detailed Basis of Design documents and develop Design Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Manage the entire project design lifecycle from conception to construction.

  • Coordinate with internal teams to align project designs with overall goals and timelines.

  • Foster communication and collaboration across departments.

  • Implement and maintain quality control processes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field.

  • 7+ years of combined industry-related experience.

  • Proven experience in solar project design and renewable energy projects.

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in production analysis tools.

  • Project management experience with a successful track record in solar utility-scale project delivery.

  • Familiarity with industry standards, regulations, and best practices.

  • Effective management of external engineering resources.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects through the development lifecycle.

  • Strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage competing deadlines.

  • Committed team player with the ability to develop productive work relationships.

  • Strong knowledge of NEC & NESC preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in AutoCAD, PVSyst, Smartsheet, and MS Office Suite applications.

  • Bonus eligibility.

  • Company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Company-sponsored long-term and short-term disability coverage.

  • Company-sponsored 401(k) with matching contributions.

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off.

  • Company Paid Holidays.

  • Other competitive benefits.