The Solar Project Designer is responsible for designing and drafting Solar PV projects under the guidance of Electrical Engineers/Project Managers. This includes: solar array layouts, system wiring, and power distribution. As part of a multi-disciplined firm, he/she will be coordinating with Site/Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Architects and Construction Project Managers. He/she will be responsible for the production of electrical engineering construction documents while adhering to client requirements, code requirements and site adjustments.
Assist with design tasks and reports under the direction of senior staff.
Creation of solar array layouts for rooftop, ground mount, and parking canopy systems.
Perform module stringing, locate solar equipment and conduit runs.
Determine conductor and conduit requirements.
Use and maintain spreadsheets and other design tools.
Perform site survey visits to gather information necessary to complete the detailed system design such as roof measurements and electrical service existing conditions.
Assist in maintaining task budgets and project timelines.
Coordinate and assist with addendums, RFIs, and change orders.
Assist in coordinating the work of a multi-disciplined team throughout the design development and contract document phases of a project.
Assist senior staff with the project approval process.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize and maintain project files.
Participate in customer meetings.
Maintain documentation for billable hours.
Demonstrate an understanding of basis of design.
Demonstrate an understanding of building and electrical codes especially NEC Articles 690 and 705.
Experience: 2-5 years of experience with electrical design for commercial-scale solar systems.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
Licenses: E.I.T. preferred, P.E. a plus
Travel: Up to 20%
Software: AutoCAD and MS Office required; Revit a plus
About Core States Group
Core States Group is an integrated engineering, architecture, project management, development services and construction firm specializing in the retail, restaurant, banking, petroleum and fuel cell industries. We stand out among our competitors with our ability to service our clients from "concept-to-keys" and we are able to do it on a national level. Because of this, Core States Group has become the go-to consulting firm for many prominent Fortune 500 companies. As we continue to grow, we are looking for strong candidates with the dedication and drive to lead us to even greater successes.