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Lead Engineer

Posted over 1 year ago

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Lead Solar Design engineer.  This individual will lead activities for program development and facilitate the technical design and evaluation of utility-scale solar projects from the owner’s perspective.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Manage detailed layout design 

  • Evaluate project siting constraints, solar module, inverter, and racking technologies, BOP (balance of plant) considerations, and solar resource data to maximize project value.

  • Utilize performance modeling software to prepare energy production estimates and other production profile deliverable 

  • Review technology and feasibility studies

  • Be a technical expert for project management team for all engineered solutions, and a resource to construction team.

  • Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value

  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts.

  • Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings

  • Spearhead multiple team initiatives to support the continued growth of the project engineering team.

  • Mentor and train junior team members.

  • Assist the development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts

  • Support the development and origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals

  • Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations.

  • Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.

  • Work with the project electrical engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance efforts Required Skills

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • 3-5+ years experience in the solar energy industry, preferably working with the design of new solar

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables for multiple projects at a time

  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds Preferred Skills


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