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Solar PV Designer

Santa Fe NM

Position Overview

The Designer is responsible for designing code-compliant solar photovoltaic systems for Positive Energy Solar. The position requires the designer to have strong grasp of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering concepts and calculations. Successful candidates will have skills in AutoCAD and a focus on customer satisfaction and state of the art PV design. The ability to be detail-oriented as well as see the bigger picture is a must. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent focus and teamwork. This is an in-house position, in the Santa Fe office.


Job Responsibilities

Design residential and small commercial PV systems to meet all customer, company, code and utility requirements and resolve issues.

Optimize PV system size to meet customer goals based on electricity use patterns and utility charges.

Work with Sales, Project Management, and Installation teams to meet all customer, company, code and utility requirements and resolve issues

Participate in design site visits, when necessary, to ensure that the system quoted to the customer can be installed and identify any additional work required to complete the installation (i.e. electrical service upgrades, etc.).

Understand the interconnection requirements for each utility.

Use AutoCAD to create one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, roofing plans, site maps and other documents as required for building permits and interconnection applications.

Work with project managers to prioritize work and ensure that design packages are complete and ready to submit for permits so that installation can proceed as scheduled.

Coordinate with structural and electrical engineers and other professionals to obtain approvals and stamped drawings as required.

Complete the bill of materials listing all equipment, labor, subcontractor costs and markups. Ensure equipment lists are complete and correct so that materials can be procured for the project.

Update project management software with design and project progress information.

Perform system energy production estimates and optimize PV system design for profitability, customer satisfaction and system performance.

Participate in the creation of sales proposals. In special cases, develop estimates for the sales process.

Complete installation notes to provide installers with all information they require

File electronic and project documents appropriately according to Pos E document repository standards.

Perform additional duties as assigned and/or directed.



Bachelor’s degree; prefer Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering. Architects also considered

Excellent skills in AutoCAD (Experts in other CAD software considered)

Knowledge of and experience with National Electric Code and PV System Design

Knowledge of residential and commercial construction

Knowledge of electrical and mechanical design theory and concepts

A reliable and passionate attention to detail and quality

Experience with Netsuite a plus

NABCEP certification a plus

Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Great attitude


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to walk, bend, squat, and lift 40 pounds.

Ability to climb ladders carrying equipment and bend and squat as required to evaluate solar sites.

Must be able to sit or stand at a desk and use a computer for 8+ hours per day.

Have personal vehicle for work use and be able to legally and safely operate motor vehicles.


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Posted February 4, 2020

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