Lead Engineer, Interconnection

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Borrego Solar
San Diego, CA, United States

Phone: 9785132638
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Lead Engineer, Interconnection


Lowell, MA 

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Job Description:

Borrego seeks a Lead Engineer, DER Interconnection to advance the development of our solar and energy storage systems nationwide. Reporting to the Director of Grid Integration, this leadership role requires a unique blend of power systems experience; creativity; and strong interpersonal, persuasion, advocacy, and problem-solving skills. This position can be based out of any of our office locations or remotely. 

About the Role:

This is a unique position with an important history at our company, and it requires a rare combination of skills.  You must be a great engineer, but this position will also demand that you communicate extremely well and clearly, understand or learn a diverse set of disciplines in our business, and navigate the politics of a utility commission as comfortably as the details of an engineering huddle.  Strong candidates for this role will be in position to exert tremendous leverage on our climate mission.

This position is both internally- and externally-facing.  Internally, you will work closely with stakeholders from the Interconnection, Policy, Project Development, Finance, and Engineering teams to identify optimal Distributed Energy Resource (DER) project locations, inform regulatory policy, and provide engineering guidance for optimal project integration with the utility system. Externally, you will represent Borrego’s interests in collaborating and negotiating with utilities and other industry stakeholders, participate in multiple industry level technical working groups, and work to build industry consensus in order to enable the timely and streamlined interconnection of renewable energy to the electric grid in all of Borrego’s US markets. 

Position responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 


  • Evaluate and provide actionable feedback on Distribution and ISO level utility impact studies regarding accuracy, required system upgrades, project design changes and cost reasonability
  • Assist project developers in the evaluation of potential PV and energy storage sites and provide estimates for interconnection costs
  • Develop a strong understanding - and drive continuous improvement - of Borrego’s design philosophy, engineering standards and their financial impact to projects
  • Provide training and guidance to internal engineering and project teams
  • Participate in and lead internal process improvement initiatives
  • Organize and manage external consultants where necessary and appropriate


  • Take on leadership roles in state and industry level technical policy working groups advocating for policies and standards that facilitate integration of renewables into the electricity system, and that continue to build Borrego’s leadership role on technical matters in our industry.
  • Serve as technical lead for project- and portfolio-level utility engagement, including both collaborative problem-solving and disputes

Desired Skills and Experience

While no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes. If you’re unsure of whether you meet enough of the qualifications below but believe that your experience and skill set is a good match for this position, we invite you to apply!

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or relevant area of study is required
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering and technical policy experience including renewable energy design and interconnection tariff structures
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills and the ability to provide concrete examples of said skills
  • Well organized self-starter with a genuine drive for success and executing on both short- and longer-term strategic goals
  • Ability to lead advocacy and technical negotiations to facilitate advancement of Borrego's projects
  • Strong understanding of distribution system impacts associated with the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Utility system planning experience and insight
  • Strong Familiarity with 480V - 46kV equipment 
  • Strong understanding of various technical standards that relate to the interconnection of DERs including but not limited to: IEEE 1547, ANSI C84.1, etc.

About Borrego

At Borrego, we don’t accept the status quo. We are driven by a culture of teamwork, fearless thinking, and adaptability as we pursue our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. With more than 850 MW already installed, we’re excited about the “Gigawatt Revolution” happening across our company as we shift from megawatts to gigawatts of clean energy in the coming years.

After 40 years in business, Borrego is a trusted name in the solar industry. We combine the stability and wisdom gained by decades in business with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our employees are driven and animated by the Borrego System of Excellence, an operating framework detailing our mission, vision, strategy, and cultural principles and working systems. In addition to a collaborative and progressive company culture, we offer a hybrid work environment, allowing you to work remotely 2-3 days a week and from the office 2-3 days a week.