PV Design Engineer

PV Design Engineer:  CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. seeks PV Design Engineer. Job site is located at 10546 Hathaway Dr, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. The position requires a Bachelor of Science or Foreign Equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or another closely related Engineering degree and 12 months experience in Job offered or related occupation.

Special Skills: Experience with MS Office Suite, AutoCAD 2D, BlueBeam, PVSyst or any other web-based software applications

Job Duties: Analysis of solar energy projects involves working across a range of responsibilities, including Meteorological data evaluation; Review of RFP engineering exhibits as they relate to PV & BESS production and design; Define site constraints and buildable areas for solar PV array; Development of PV models and application of modeling techniques; Perform finance-grade solar energy resource assessment (SERA); Independent engineering report writing, evaluation; PV module analysis and recommendation; Inverter topology and recommendation; Assist with PV tracker topology, technology analysis and recommendations; Plant design package reviews; Support estimating/preconstruction and business development; Reviews of commercial agreements including Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Interconnection Agreements, Service Contracts, Facility Studies; Work alongside Business Development, Estimating, and Engineering teams to create preliminary site layouts and single line drawings (DC and AC) for project proposals; Provide engineering support for proposals, estimating, procurement and construction; Provide technical support to personnel/cross functional teams supporting the assigned project by performing moderate level engineering tasks, calculations, data analysis, and studies as needed to develop preliminary detailed scopes of work on large and small projects; Assess the solar resources and expected energy output of proposed solar projects to optimize the solar field size and output; Review, validation, and analysis of meteorological data for solar resource assessments; Estimation of plant losses and calculation of assessment uncertainties; Assist with design and optimization of solar PV systems to meet project requirements, minimize cost and propose value; Convey results and findings by means of discussions, graphic-based presentations, and project documentation; Demonstrate familiarity with various equipment (modules, racking, inverters, disconnects, combiners, etc.) used for proper design and installation of solar projects; Understand manufacturer’s installation guidelines by creating site plans and single line drawings; Review and approve equipment vendor drawings on major equipment from manufacturers; Conducts project detailed design and QA/QC reviews for completeness and accuracy of internal and external design documents that align with our customer requirements and CSI’s best practice standards; Perform site visits as needed to verify that construction is in agreement with engineering design drawings, including preparatory meetings, and QA/QC; Prioritize, multitask, and follow through on assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision.


CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Rachel Negrete
Human Resources Manager