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Solar Project Electrical Engineer

Solar Project Electrical Engineer

Solar Energy Electrical Engineer

Location: Remote(Must work on EST)

Salary: 70k+(wide range, depending on experience)

Our client is currently hiring for a talented Solar Electrical Engineer to assist in their engineering department. As an EPC, our client develops PV farms and BESS for utilities, commercial and industrial companies, IPPs, and Electrical Membership Cooperatives.

They are a licensed multi-state general and electrical contractor with a majority of their team members certified by the NABCEP. Ideal candidates of this role should bring a sense of enthusiasm for solar energy and engineering as well as a desire to be intimately involved with the business operation of start to finish projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering is required

  • 3+ years of experience in solar design, electrical engineering, or similar field.

  • Must have

    direct experience with single access tracker racking.

  • Experience with equipment selection and procurement.

  • Organize critical path items from project inception through to commercial operation.

  • Experience deciphering technical instructions.

  • Must be

    detail oriented.

  • Software: PVSyst, CAD, Sketch Up, and associated programs

  • Preferred

    Master's Degree

  • Preferred

    experience with field engineering

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary engineering activities as needed for photovoltaic facility design including civil, low voltage electrical, medium voltage electrical, battery storage and structural engineering on assigned projects.

  • Activities include contracting, schedule management, design set review and implementation with third party engineers.

  • Create preliminary site layouts including racking structures, equipment locations and single line diagrams.

  • Create energy production models including shading scenes that account for topography.

  • Ensure plan sets are compliant with permitting officials, utility interconnection plans and jurisdictional requirements

  • Conduct preliminary site assessment visits –

    drone piloting and mapping skills are a plus.

  • Visit projects during active construction to ensure installation conforms to design standards and update IFC sets with as built details.

  • Procurement management, including equipment selection in accordance with electrical design parameters, vendor negotiation, and preliminary logistics management.

  • Work closely with customers to ensure system design and project delivery meets expectations.

  • Assist with managing project financials to ensure budget attainment

  • Support project management and development staff as needed.

  • Review prime contracts, requests for proposals and development opportunities.