Posted: Dec 18

Position:       Solar Designer (Commercial PV)


Supervisor:  Engineering Manager


Classification:  Full-time, salaried exempt (Professional Exemption)


Summary Description:

The Solar Designer is responsible for taking commercial projects from closed sales to installation, focus on accuracy of design, attention to detail and overall efficiency of the commercial construction process.  This individual will be an integral part of an engineering design group, working alongside our engineering manager, architects, and project managers in performing technical design and specification.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare final permit-ready construction documents for sold systems
  • Work with procurement department to order equipment and materials
  • Assist project developers with pre-sale and post-sale support as necessary
  • Participate in pre-construction meetings
  • Stay current on the Solar industry
  • Attend pre-sale site visits as needed
  • Meet or exceed established design deadlines
  • Meet at least a 95% initial permit approval rate based on design
  • Create fully permit-ready construction documents for submittal to various AHJs
  • Design functional sketches with minimal changes from project sales and development
  • Meet or exceed established design deadlines as agreed to with the team.
  • Act as liaison between project management team and installers, as necessary.
  • Ensure job is completed per design and applicable codes
  • Prepare post-construction closing packages for customers
  • Builds and maintains customer relationships
  • Works collaboratively with Directors
  • Works collaboratively with team of engineers & project managers
  • Cooperates with installation crews, as needed
  • Cooperates with sales staff


Require Skills and Abilities

  • 2+ years’ in Solar PV Design experience preferred
  • Highly proficient with AutoCAD
  • NEC Code knowledge
  • NABCEP Certificate of Knowledge preferred
  • Solar installation experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills – ability to manage multiple projects
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Accountable
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Not afraid of heights
  • Able to climb on top of roofs
  • Able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Able to pass background check