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PV Development Engineer

at REC Solar, inc.

Posted: 9/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1289
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Title: PV Development Engineer
Reports to: Sr. Sales Engineer
Location: Remote/Work From Home Opportunity

REC Solar is a trusted provider of high-quality solar and energy-saving solutions to a wide range of commercial customers nationwide, including businesses, governments and non-profits. The company provides financed end-to-end service offerings to help its customers reduce energy costs, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate corporate sustainability. As a Duke Renewable Ventures portfolio company, REC has access to an unprecedented depth of expertise and partners that we can use to positively impact our customer’s energy strategies.

Our team has unmatched expertise in helping customers maximize their solar investments. Their skillsets, passion and commitment to our clients sets us apart. We are looking for team members that want to make a difference at REC Solar, for our customers and in the world.  



The PV Development Engineer reports to the Sr. Sales Engineer - and is responsible for supporting and managing the technical project qualification and proposal requirements, and performing technical diligence, for new commercial and utility scale solar projects during the development and Sales proposal stages. The Sales Engineer will identify the most appropriate technical solution, work with other members of the team with regards to regionally driven incentives, and optimize overall lifecycle project cost. Travel is expected and required as needed by project location and scope. The Sales Engineer is also responsible for supporting the contracting and booking phases of awarded projects, and transferring knowledge and information to other teams for implementation.

The PV Development Engineer functions as the primary technical expert and resource for projects under development for proposal to customers. This includes the vetting of project specifications and requirements, providing technical support to the Sales department and other teams, and developing design documents, drawings, and cost estimates. In addition to functions for specific project development, the Sales Engineer will also provide modeling and analyses in general support of improving REC Solar’s capabilities in optimization, quality, and expertise.

Our ideal PV Development Engineer will

•Perform conceptual engineering design of commercial systems;
•Estimate project costs, and develop project budgets;
•Perform technical due diligence for RFPs or similar as required;
•Advise the Sales team in understanding the engineering impacts of site specific or customer specific requirements and technical proposals;
•Provide technical information to support sales proposals including system layouts, single line diagrams, energy production modeling, and cost details;
•Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously with minimal review and oversight;
•Delegate and review project tasks to other team members;
•Develop engineering and estimating tools to continuously optimize cost and quality;
•Manage relationships and sales pipeline with both internal and external partners;
•Stay current on codes, standards, new solar technologies, jurisdictional/utility requirements, and installation best practices;
•Mentor other team members to develop their individual skills;
•Attend site visits, team meetings with internal & external partners, and customer calls & meetings;
•Provide hand-off of developed project to project execution teams;
•Demonstrate ethics and professionalism at all times.

What you’ll need in order to succeed

•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction related field;
•3 years of engineering experience;
•2 years of Solar Industry experience;
•National Electrical Code (NEC) knowledge;
•Ability to adapt to changes in a growing industry;
•Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals, while representing REC with professionalism.
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, deliverables, and schedules in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
•Innovative and proactive. Ability to independently think critically and solve problems.
•Strong computer skills required; MS Outlook, Word, Excel, AutoCAD, PVSyst, and other engineering software
•Knowledge of construction techniques and estimating.
•Ability to interpret construction documents and technical specifications.
•Willingness to travel as required.
•Clean driving record, as evidenced on DMV report
•Professional appearance and client interaction.
•Good judgment and analytical skills.
•Strong organizational skills.
•Customer service skills.
•Valid state Driver’s license with clean MVR;
•Must have clean background check and drug test

Earn & save for your future

We offer a very competitive compensation/benefits package designed for you to earn, save, and live well.

Industry competitive base salary
Medical, dental & vision coverage
401K savings plan
Flexible spending account
Casual work environment & dress code
Opportunity for career growth and advancement

Help us realize our vision

To build a sustainable energy future by providing our customers the power to choose solar and smart energy services to lower cost, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate corporate responsibility.

REC Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. REC Solar complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination in places where we operate.