Principal Solar Engineer

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The Principal Solar Engineer will provide technical due diligence and development support services for solar energy projects pre-and post-construction. In addition, the candidate shall possess a wide range of experience and understanding in the design, installation, operation, maintenance, & repair of commercial and utility-scale solar PV & energy storage systems.

During pre-construction, the Engineer is responsible for conducting technical due diligence, independent engineering reviews, creating PVSyst & energy models, performance analysis & reporting, on-site inspections & commissioning. In addition, they will review drawings, reports, & contracts; create reports of findings with photos, descriptions, severity, and recommendations; interface with project owners/stakeholders to assess technical and financial risk; assist in determining the financial impact on performance or cost to remedy.

Once projects move into construction, the Engineer will work with the installers/contractors to ensure they understand the problems and solutions; conduct on-site activities for technical due diligence; perform visual inspections for workmanship, code compliance, and best practices; commission, inspect and test equipment performance; conduct construction monitoring site visits, reporting on QC issues and overall progress of construction.

Requirements:

5+ years experience in Solar PV engineering or construction.
Engineering Degree  or journeyman/master electrician certification
NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certificate
​OSHA 30
Able to take highly technical issues and communicate them in a manner that non-technical clients can understand
Ability to travel out of state for short periods
Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
Be able to pass a background check and drug screen
Able to work outdoors in extreme environments

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