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Solar Design Engineer

Location: Seattle, WA, United States
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Description

Competitive Pay Range + Full-Time Remote Opportunity
***Residential Solar***

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Design Engineer is a mid-level role on the Construction Engineering team. After a Site Survey is complete, the Design Engineer is responsible for creating a buildable solar design that meets all municipality, utility, and financing requirements while ensuring Sales preferences are considered. This role is a ruthless problem solver, acting swiftly and decisively to resolve issues and blockers to provide the best possible experience to our customers.
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 are 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, revisions 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

High Priority
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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