Solar Project Engineer

Posted 19 November 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameHannah Waters

Job description

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Utility Scale Solar Project Engineer to join our team at a site equipped with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). In this role, you will play a critical part in the development and execution of large-scale solar projects, leveraging cutting-edge BESS technology to enhance energy efficiency and grid reliability.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Development:

  • Collaborate with the project development team to assess the feasibility of solar installations in coordination with BESS.

  • Contribute to site selection, permitting, and environmental impact assessments.

Design and Engineering:

  • Develop and review technical designs, specifications, and engineering drawings for utility-scale solar arrays and BESS systems.

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, codes, and safety regulations.

Procurement and Vendor Management:

  • Manage the procurement process, including sourcing of solar panels, inverters, battery storage systems, and related components.

  • Oversee vendor selection, negotiations, and contracts.

Construction and Installation:

  • Supervise the construction and installation of solar arrays and BESS, ensuring adherence to project timelines and quality standards.

  • Coordinate with contractors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.

Testing and Commissioning:

  • Lead the commissioning process, including system testing and performance evaluation for both solar and BESS components.

  • Identify and address any operational issues or inefficiencies.

Operations and Maintenance:

  • Develop and implement maintenance plans for ongoing system operation, including routine inspections and troubleshooting.

  • Monitor system performance, optimizing energy production and BESS utilization.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure that all safety protocols and environmental regulations are strictly adhered to throughout the project's lifecycle.

  • Prepare and maintain documentation related to permits and compliance.

Project Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed project records, reports, and documentation for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provide regular updates on project progress and performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, or related field).

  • Proven experience in utility-scale solar project engineering and BESS integration

  • Strong knowledge of solar PV systems, energy storage technologies, and grid connection.

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.

  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations.

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • Professional engineering licensure or certification is preferred.