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Design Engineer

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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SOLAR DESIGN ENGINEER: Competitive Hourly Pay Range $62,000 to $70,000 based on experience + Bonuses + Benefits
Are you passionate about renewable energy and making a positive impact on the environment? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced industry? Look no further! Freedom Forever, a leading residential solar company, is seeking talented and motivated Solar Design Engineers to join our team.
As a Design Engineer you will be a mid-level role on the Construction Engineering team. After a Site Survey is complete, you are responsible for creating a buildable solar design that meets all municipality, utility, and financing requirements while ensuring Sales preferences are considered. In this role you are a ruthless problem solver, acting swiftly and decisively to resolve issues and blockers to provide the best possible experience to our customers.
We offer an extensive benefits package which includes:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Insurance
  • 401K
  • Medical Reimbursement Accounts (HSA & FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time-Off
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Produce a rooftop or ground-mount photovoltaic layout using Aurora, BrightPath, and/or Everbright while taking into consideration external requirements and preference
  • Identify any factors that may affect the scope of work including project cost, installation complexity and feasibility
  • Create and maintain Construction plans using AutoCAD and internal design tools that re compliant with Municipality and Utility requirements
  • Determine the optimal point of interconnection based on existing electrical infrastructure and conditions, with an eye for ease of installation
  • Complete electrical load calculations to determine the feasibility of various electrical scopes of work
  • Manage a regional pipeline of Construction Engineering tasks, including new projects, previsions to existing projects, and tickets
  • Work closely with Regional Branches to establish rapport and a direct lone of communication between Engineering and Field Operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    What Success Looks Like in This Role
    • All assigned designs, rework and tickets completed within 24 hours
    • Achieve 95% quality within a rolling 30-day period
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Certifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) or similar degree
    Experience:
    • Minimum of 3 years of professional design experience in the solar industry
    • Experience with AutoCAD (or equivalent)
    • Previous experience managing projects from initial design to installation, preferred
    • Experience with permitting processes with local authorities having jurisdiction, preferred
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    • Ability to design Roof-Mount and Ground-Mount photovoltaic systems
    • Understanding of relevant Electrical concepts to Solar, including tie-in methods, red flags, and relevant chapters in the NEC
    • Competency in basic Structural concepts including residential roof framing types and components
    • Familiarity of various roof attachment and racking assemblies, including factors influencing and limiting product choice
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to concisely describe problems, solutions, and needs
    • Must be a team player, focused on achieving team and Company goals ahead of their own
    • Must work well unsupervised and be self-motivated
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ABILITIES
      • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
      • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly
      • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a computer
      • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects
      • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
      • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand
      • Regularly understand the speech of another person
      • Frequently work on projects that require deadlines
      • Frequently bend to file and maintain files
      • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds
        HIGH PRIORITY
        TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.)If required to travel, must have a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites.
        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, MVR check and a 9-panel drug screen that includes the following: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene.

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