Design Engineer, Solar

  • Houston, TX
  • Solar

Job Description

The Design Engineer performs all duties associated with the detailed design of utility scale solar projects with integrated battery energy storage. In this role, you will ensure that engineering is complete, accurate and constructible for all elements of a project's scope. You will oversee contractor's engineering performance and coordinates all contractor and owner's engineering interfaces in addition to ensuring projects are completed according to project construction drawings and in accordance with project specifications, quality and performance requirements.


  • Establish conceptual design for new PV solar and energy storage utility scale projects
  • Solar PV system energy production modeling
  • Research, evaluate, and select system components including panels, inverters, racking, batteries, battery management systems, and grid interconnection
  • Prepare system one line diagrams
  • Prepare conceptual site layout drawings
  • PV system and battery storage system cost estimation
  • Maintain scope book template for renewable and energy storage RFPs
  • Contribute to the development of project deliverables as necessary during each step of project development, from creation to commercial operation
  • Participate in contractor/vendor selection process with a specific goal of assessing engineering experience, competencies, and capability
  • Coordinate with the project manager and project team to ensure that the contract requirements are applied during construction to achieve a 'fit for purpose' outcome and to ensure that design is executed in accordance with codes, specifications, the project schedule, and good engineering practice
  • Review all vendor drawings and documents received during the execution of the project for conformance to the contract
  • Assist project team, contractor, and vendors during design and construction to resolve technical queries, and interface issues, including RFI resolution
  • Supports project team, construction, and start-up on as needed basis
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, chemical, industrial, or mechanical engineering
  • 4-5 Years of Professional experience preferably in an Engineering discipline; other relevant, desired, experience includes solar and/or energy storage 
  • Experience with construction and execution of solar projects
  • Experience with construction and execution of battery storage projects
  • CAD profiency
  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design of electrical power generating facilities
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of PV solar power facilities
  • Knowledge of the design and operation of lithium-ion battery storage systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and IEEE Standards
  • Proficient with PVSyst, PVcase, and Helioscope or similar software packages
  • Knowledge of SCADA and DAS systems
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred