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Lead Engineer

madison, WI 53718

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Renewable Energy Job Number: 21765

Job Description

Lead Solar Design Engineer

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Lead Solar Design engineer.  This individual  will lead  activities for program development and facilitate the technical design and evaluation of utility-scale solar projects from the owner’ s perspective.

Daily Responsibilities:
  • Manage detailed layout design 
  • Evaluate project siting constraints, solar module, inverter, and racking technologies, BOP (balance of plant) considerations, and solar resource data to maximize project value.
  • Utilize performance modeling software to prepare energy production estimates and other production profile deliverable 
  • Review technology and feasibility studies
  • Be a technical expert for project management team for all engineered solutions, and a resource to construction team.
  • Optimize layouts in order to maximize project value
  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts.
  • Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings
  • Spearhead multiple team initiatives to support the continued growth of the project engineering team.
  • Mentor and train junior team members.
  • Assist the development team with federal, state, county, and local permitting efforts
  • Support the development and origination teams with the preparation of sales proposals
  • Interface with the Project Management and Operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations.
  • Ensure timely and complete transfer of technical responsibilities.
  • Work with the project electrical engineering team to support electrical system design and compliance efforts Required Skills
Desired Skills and Expertise:
  • 3-5+ years experience in the solar energy industry, preferably working with the design of new solar
  • Bachelor’ s or Master’ s degree in engineering
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deliverables  for multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment alongside people with multiple interests and backgrounds Preferred Skills


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Valerie Schiavon

Val came to Per Se with a background in sales and customer service, allowing her to build lasting relationships with her candidates and quickly proving she has always been a “people person.” Her warm and outgoing personality provides for the best possible experience for her candidates, ensuring they always feel comfortable in their new roles. She is best known for being a trusted confidant to job seekers and helping them find the right job opportunity they are looking for. 

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