Director of Engineering

JOB DESCRIPTION

Harvest Solar is seeking a Director of Engineering who will take ownership of the company’s engineering department. Ideal candidate has a Bachelor(+) of Electrical Engineering, Professional Engineer status in the State of Michigan, and NABCEP certified. Qualified candidates will be experienced in solar, outgoing, team-focused, solutions-driven, capable of managing the department, and willing to travel for industry events, trainings, and current/future customer visits. This position will manage all aspects of in-house PV design, engineering & design safety/quality standard, product selection & research, and qualifying/outsourcing professional services outside the company’s scope.

HOURS

40-45 Hours/Week

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hands-on PV design duties
  • Responsible for detailed quotations of large-scale projects for new business development team
  • Manage existing engineering & design team
  • Product research & selection responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating cost savings in company design and installation methods
  • In charge of recommending and implementing engineering/design tools and necessary software subscriptions so the team can perform effectively and efficiently
  • Recommendation and implementation of company-wide further education initiatives regarding technical aspects of marketing, selling, designing, installing, and servicing solar products
  • Responsible for signoff on all company preliminary design, as-designed, and as-built record drawings
  • Proactive consideration & implementation of feedback from the electrician and construction crews for improvement of future PV designs
  • Customer visits for potential ag, commercial, industrial, and utility projects as support to the sales team
  • Professionally represent Harvest Solar as an ambassador to our vision, driving increased solar awareness
  • Travel up to 25%

BENEFITS

  • Salary position (pay competitive and commensurate with experience)
  • Friendly, fun, high-energy work culture
  • Family health insurance with option to add dental, and vision
  • Attractive paid time off and holiday pay
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Attractive up-side growth potential within the organization
  • Opportunity to work for a growing family business in an exciting industry
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (required)
  • Professional Engineer status in the State of Michigan preferred (preferred)

  • 10+ years of experience in an electrical design capacity
  • 5+ years of experience in PV design
  • 5+ years of experience in managing an engineering team
  • Team player
  • Results driven
  • Continuous improvement mentality
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, SolidWorks, PV design tools, email, MS Office, ERP software, and CRM tools
  • Self-starter, integrity, passionate, high energy, people skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Jackson, Michigan

Salary Based on Experience