Solar Engineer

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EmPower Solar
Island Park, NY, United States

Phone: 5168373459
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Solar Engineer


Island Park, NY 



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Job Description:

EmPower Solar seeks an experienced, personable, motivated and organized individual to perform duties as Designer & Engineer to support and grow the company.

EmPower Solar seeks a Solar Designer / Engineer to assist in generating solar photovoltaic system designs for residential and commercial rooftops.  The position is fast-paced and challenging requiring exceptional AutoCAD and Excel capabilities including basic solar / construction experience.  This is an entry level Solar Engineer position with growth opportunities into rigorous electrical / mechanical / data and/or architectural disciplines.

  • 5 day or less turnaround for designs and design revisions completed within 2 days.
  • 5 to 6 Sales designs to be completed daily, depending on the queue.
  • Complete 5-6 permit set to be submitted to permitting.
  • Complete final construction drawings for clients 2 week prior to install.
  • Provide daily support to Project Management, Warehouse, Operations and Sales professionals.
General Responsibilities-
  • Residential PV system design and drafting, enabling effective and efficient turnaround of "Sales Designs" in order to drive sales, ensuring strong customer feedback.
  • Interfacing both Engineering and Sales departments.
  • Identify key issues and considerations as part of the proposal (pre-sale) process.
  • Maintain intimate familiarity with best design practices and new products used in the industry through continuous renewal of manuals, improved design techniques, etc.
Specific Tasks-
  • Translate roof layouts taken via roof measurements or Google Earth / Bing, to AutoCAD
  • Propose one or several system configurations weighing pitch, orientation, racking type, inverter selection and production and costs.
  • Prepare initial sales mechanical and/or electrical schematics.
  • Estimate system production using on-line estimating tools and EmPower developed Excel tools.
  • Evaluate preliminary electrical interconnection method.
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  • 2- or 4-year degree in Drafting, Technology or Engineering
  • High proficiency and interest/capability to become AutoCAD expert 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform spreadsheet analysis using Excel, showing high attention to detail, converting raw data accurate and useful conclusions.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and specifications.
  • Capability of navigating, interpreting and applying code requirements when necessary
  • Ability to perform work dependably and reliably according to work schedules and assignments including occasional overtime, weekend and overnight travel requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic construction experience including familiarity with structural or mechanical systems.
  • Direct prior experience designing and installing solar systems.
  • NABCEP Certification and/or completion of other solar training / certification programs.
  • Familiarity with computer networking, system administration, web development and database management.
The company culture is defined by the EmPowering Way, which results in consistent 5-star customer service reviews. The company is now leveraging its extensive expertise to drive new growth by delivering significantly more value to its customers. EmPower’s purpose-driven culture paired with our deep expertise and capabilities position our employees to success professionally and thrive personally.