Solar Director Of Engineering

Solar Director Of Engineering

  • Location

    Fort Lauderdale

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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    Tony Cello

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Tony Cello


Family-owned construction company with revenues exceeding $1.5B per year and growing. The solar division provides turnkey, self-perform EPC services to premiere utilities and developers in the US. With offices in Florida, Texas, and Hawaii.


The Director of Engineering will be responsible for leading Engineering teams that coordinate and manage the design and engineering of utility scale solar projects nationwide.



  • Lead and manage team of internal engineering managers and external engineering consultants to achieve reliable, quality, and safe designs for its Utility-Scale Solar, Solar + Storage, and Battery Storage projects. 
  • Assure projects are designed and constructed in compliance with all applicable codes and standards.
  • Leading and managing the engineering teams to perform drawing reviews of design packages to ensure designs meet project standards and Owner/Contractual specifications.
  • Seek and implement cutting edge solutions to add value to projects.
  • Research and implement design alternatives and value engineering concepts.
  • Support and influence project team and owners to make intelligent/informed decisions to keep the design and project budget on track.
  • Maintain good business relationships with clients, consultants, trade contractors, and vendors to assure the support and interest on the construction of solar projects.
  • Function as a subject matter expert on Utility-Scale Solar, Solar + Storage, and Battery Storage projects. 
  • Support preconstruction team and estimators on engineering initiatives associated with project pursuits.



  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, electrical engineering, or related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing projects and/or engineering in the utility-scale solar EPC industry.
  • Strong computer skills are a necessity, such as MS Office / Excel / PowerPoint / Word.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to interface directly with owners' representatives, the design team, building departments and other team members.
  • Electrical power engineering principles and familiarity with computer and analytical tools as relate to equipment sizing, load flow and power quality.
  • Proficient in reviewing standard PV plant engineering studies including PVSyst Reports/8760, AC loss calculations, hydrology studies, etc.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand plans proficiently is a requirement.
  • Ability to read PV plant specifications and understand the subject matter.
  • Understand contract management of engineering consultants.
  • Travel is required (25% or less expected).
  • -Must be based in the Ft. Lauderdale office