Design Engineer

Our Engineering Department is seeking a Design Engineer to design and develop site plans and electrical drawings for solar PV projects. This is an in-person role located at our headquarters in Jackson, Michigan. The salary range is $52,000.00 to $80,000.00 commensurate with related knowledge, skills and experience.

The Design Engineer takes the initial system concept from the sales team and translate them into fully detailed construction ready designs.

Major Responsibilities of Position

· Calculations & design for PV systems – mainly dealing with physical racking layouts (roof and ground), AC/DC electrical design, DC stringing, NEC code compliance, fire / building code compliance, and project requirements

· Accurate BOM preparation of electrical and racking components

· Overseeing project execution from design phase to job completion

· Utilization of custom software tools to design PV ground mounted and roof top systems (Aurora, PVCad)

· Perform accurate system sizing calculations

· Create electrical single/three-line diagrams, panel schedules, or connection diagrams for solar electric systems, using computer-aided design (AutoCAD experience preferred)

· Run production (PVWatts, PVSyst, etc.) reports for system production estimates

· Develop optimal designs with SLD, PML, conduit and wire scheduling, routing and equipment plans

· Execute designs that adhere to grid compliance and permitting requirements

· Coordinate with Sales team to develop complete proposal packages

· Work across functionally with sales, project management, and installation teams to ensure clients’ needs and internal deadlines are met.

If you believe in energy independence and a sustainable future and have an associate degree in engineering, math or physics, along with two years of professional experience, send your cover letter and resume to HR@harvestsolar.com