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Solar Sr. Design Engineer

Location: San Antonio, TX, United States
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Competitive Pay Range + Full-Time Remote Opportunity   
  
***Residential Solar***  
  
POSITION SUMMARY:   
  
   
  
The Senior Design Engineer is a senior-level role on the Construction Engineering team. After a project is sold, the Senior Design Engineer confirms that the Scope of Work is accurate and inclusive of all project adders, readying it for subsequent contractual and Engineering steps. This is a crucial role within the project lifecycle, and requires an acute eye for detail spanning Design, Electrical, and Structural disciplines, and includes Ground Mount, EV Charging, and Battery projects in addition to Solar-Only.   
  
   
  
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   
  
   
  
  • Create the most aesthetically beautiful solar designs while factoring in Customer preferences and Jurisdictional restrictions & requirements   
  • Determine optimal point of interconnection based on existing electrical infrastructure and conditions, with an eye for ease of construction   
  • Collaborate with Project Management on the best course of action when unique red flags arise, including the need for structural upgrades, main panel upgrades, tree trimming, and/or trench   
  • Collaborate with Account Management to generate a sales facing scope of work, inclusive of construction adders   
  • Attack problems head-on, with a solution-oriented mindset   
  • Ability to complete electrical load calculations to confidently determine feasibility of various electrical scopes of work   
  • Ability to conduct structural member analyses of residential buildings utilizing algorithms powered by in-house tools   
  • Execute flawless project scoping for Installation when existing conditions are present, including multiple PV systems and Generators   
  • Complete all job duties for projects including EV Chargers and Ground Mounts   
  • Complete all job duties for projects including Batteries and Shade Structures, and light Commercial buildings   
  • Participate in new product pilots to establish Engineering best practices and create SOPs   
  • Perform other duties as assigned   
  
  
   
  
   
  
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN THIS ROLE   
  
  • Zero projects, including rework, aging greater than 24hrs at any given time   
  • Maintain 95% team quality or greater of completed work   
  • Maintain team quota or greater of completed work   
  
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:   
  
   
  
Education & Certifications:   
  
   
  
  • High School Graduate or GED   
  
   
  
Experience:   
  
   
  
  • At least 3 years of Solar Design experience, or equivalent in a related field such as Installation with deep understanding of Design principles   
  
   
  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:   
  
   
  
  • Ability to design Ground Mount PV Systems, including an understanding of the property & topographic considerations required for installation   
  • Ability to design with multiple types and configurations of Batteries   
  
  
  • Ruthless problem solver; acting with decisiveness and confidence   
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to concisely describe problems, solutions, and needs   
  • Proficiency in Aurora, or similar Solar Design software/tools   
  • Familiarity of basic AutoCAD functionality and tool suite   
  • Deep understanding of relevant Electrical concepts, including tie-in methods, red flags, and relevant chapters in the NEC   
  • Basic understanding of Structural concepts, including red flags and roof attachment assemblies   
  • Familiarity of various roof attachment and racking assemblies, including factors influencing and limiting product choice   
  • Must be a team player, focused on achieving team and Company goals ahead of their own   
  • Must work well unsupervised and be self-motivated   
  
  
  
Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.    
     
Employees of Freedom Forever must submit to a criminal history check. 
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