PV Design Engineer

  • San Diego, CA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Review and validate technical documents, including electrical single-line drawings, wiring diagrams, schematics, electrical designs, structural designs, site plans and manuals.

Identify, prioritize and schedule project/design initiatives.

Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in engineering projects.

Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.

Develop detailed electrical and systems designs for commercial and utility scale PV systems including medium voltage or high voltage system interconnections, plant electrical collector systems and plant SCADA system.

Support construction activities managing RFIs, submittals and COs, performing construction inspections, liaison with AHJ and utilities, as built drawings etc.

Write technical sections of Project proposals, including technical descriptions of major equipment, work breakdowns, and sub-contractor scope-of-work.

Develop cost reduction strategies through innovation in system designs and engineering, applying value engineering, constructability and task analysis initiatives.

Define and organize a pool of external engineers and consultants, within different areas of expertise. And coordinate their activities with our in-house engineers. 

Support projects from proposal to commissioning, managing engineering resources and performing technical engineering work.

Implement standards and procedures needed to generate drawing sets for all project phases, and deliver "For Bid”, “For Proposal”, "For Permit", “For Construction", and “As Built” electrical drawing packages.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, preference for Electrical, and no less than 3-5 years of commercial PV system design and power electric engineering.  Preference for candidates who possess a PE license.

Experience in project management of photovoltaic (PV) systems

Ability to manage negotiation of contracts and subcontracts

Demonstrated experience leading and managing a team of highly skilled engineers.

Ability to develop electrical single-line diagrams, schematics, and system drawings using AutoCAD.

Strong desire to bring best practices to the team, share your knowledge and expertise and enable your team members' mutual success as the organization continues to grow.

Experience in construction and solar PV power plants or other renewable energy systems is a plus

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

Experience with federal government construction projects is a plus

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.