PV System Designer

Solar Systems Designer, Solar Design Engineer


Analyze site for commercial or utility scale solar projects. Design solar / photovoltaic (PV) systems. Recommend engineering or manufacturing changes based on project objectives and in response to project issues. Develop project specifications and procedures for safe installation of systems and successful solar power system start-up and operation. Using computer design software, develop diagrams for solar systems. Develop methodologies and specifications that allow for optimum efficiency and system performance. Provide technical direction and support to construction / installation teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, and performance monitoring.

Position Requirements


System design, Mathematics and science, Proficiency in advanced computer design software, Managing people and projects, Equipment selection, sizing and configuring. Systems evaluation, operation, and monitoring. Current evolving solar technology markets.


Minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or science field required. Masters degree preferred.


5+ years' experience in the solar industry

Career Path

Position Reports To

PV Design Specialist or PV Installation Professional certification (NABCEP) may be desired. Also "Renewable Energy Professional" from Association of Energy Engineers (aeecenter.org)

Career path moves from this role

Project Developer, Other Engineering role or supervisory role

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