The Project Engineer will have 2-5 years in a PV design & build engineering role for commercial and/or utility scale solar PV projects. They will be responsible for assisting all project engineering activities of several concurrent projects from client commitment, through construction and commissioning, and finally to handoff to O&M/Asset Management  


Essential Responsibilities 

  • The Project Engineer assists in creating and maintaining all engineering deliverables (Drawings, Reports, Calculations, etcfor their projects. 

  • Responsible for creation of Interconnection drawings.  Working with an engineering subcontractor to create Issued for Permit (IFP), and Issued for Construction (IFC) drawing sets for permitting, specifying and quoting equipment, assisting the supervision of construction activities and resolving any issues that arise 

  • Updating the energy model throughout the iterations of the design 

  • Specification of all project equipment along with timely management of submittals and requests for information (RFIs) during construction 

  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects in various stages of construction at the same time 

  • Understanding how to economically and efficiently solve design and construction issues in the field  

  • Identifying potential issues as early as possible in the process  


Required Qualifications 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills 

  • Familiar with the National Electric Code and standard construction practices as they relate to the solar PV industry in the commercial and utility scale markets 

  • Knowledge of the solar industry design and installation standards roof-top, ground-mount and carport solar PV projects 

  • Familiarity with the solar project lifecycle 

  • Experience designing C&I PV projects in various utility territories and permitting jurisdictions 

  • Knowledge of low and medium voltage electrical equipment typical for commercial and utility PV systems 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (power systems focus desired) or equivalent 

  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Office SuitePVSyst 


Desired Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of arc-flash, arc-fault and coordination studies using ETAP or SKM 

  • Relay protection design and programming (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories) 

  • Experience specifying, installing and configuring PV monitoring systems 

  • Engineer in Training Licensure 

  • NABCEP PV Installer Certification 

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  • About Us 

    Distributed Solar Development (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD creates significant value for our commercial, industrial and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE with a 120+ year legacy of innovation, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own and maintain. To learn more, visit Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Distributed Solar Development is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law