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Solar Systems Engineer

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Posted: 03/16/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84239

Job Description

Purpose and Scope:
The Solar Systems Engineer is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of solar PV systems.

Job Requirements

  • Conducts site walks to assess feasibility of solar and energy storage installation.
  • Collects structural, electrical, and related site information for use in the design.
  • Designs or coordinates development of technical design specs for photovoltaic (PV) or solar systems remaining conscious of materials, site conditions, functional or contractual requirements, design parameters, and other variables.
  • Creates checklists for review or inspection of completed solar installation projects.
  • Creates electrical single-line diagrams, panel schedules, or connection diagrams using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Creates plans for solar energy system development, monitoring, and evaluation activities.
  • Analyzes system efficiency through computer simulations.
  • Provides technical direction or support to installation teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, or performance monitoring.
  • Develops standard operating procedures and quality or safety standards for solar installation work.
  • All other duties as required.

Skills / Other:
  • Leadership skills.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Problem-solver.
  • Analytical and critical thinker.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Education/ Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of CAD programs.
  • Familiarity with NEC and related codes.
  • Holds or obtains any required licenses.

  • 2+ Years of experience involving engineering design of renewable energy (solar).
  • 1+ Year supervising a team.

Pay: $65k - 85k/year

Motive Energy Storage Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law Motive Energy Storage Systems  complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Motive Energy Storage Systems expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected categories.
The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

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