Solar PV Designer

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  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • 18 Jan, 2019

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Solar PV DesignerJOB STATUS: Full Time SALARY RANGE: $45,000-$55,000 Annual Salary + Annual BonusEMPLOYER: Hannah Solar Government Services LLCPLACE OF WORK: 217 Cember Way STE C, Summerville, SC 29483GENERAL:Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) is an engineering and construction company committed to reshaping tomorrows power grid and leading the way in Americas energy security. HSGS specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of large-scale solar PV and battery storage microgrid systems for government, commercial, and utility clients. All solar PV systems are designed by an in-house engineering team. HSGS is a fast-growing company and seeks to expand its staff. Our work is throughout the United States as well as overseas. JOB SUMMARY:U.S. Citizenship Required.Design Solar PV systems, and microgrid systems using engineering calculations, spreadsheets, and other programs including AutoCAD. Prepare Proposals for potential work by putting together preliminary designs, estimating material, researching materials, and putting together professional proposal documents. Take Solar PV technical training classes and other technical training to further knowledge and obtain NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification.JOB LOCATION:The incredible area of Charleston, SC which has been repeatedly designated as one of the best places to visit and live in the US.WORK DAYS/HOURS: Typical office work schedule is 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday Friday. Occasional work and or travel on weekend. Position requires some travel throughout the US and overseas which may be up to 10% of the time or more. Job hours may exceed 40 hours per week.JOB DUTIES:Learn and use engineering calculations, spreadsheets, AutoCAD and other programs to design Solar PV systems, microgrid systems, and battery back-up systems.Size and create panelboard, conduit, wiring, and equipment schedules.Design array layouts, equipment plans, electrical line diagrams, and routing plans for array interconnection.Prepare preliminary layouts, using AutoCAD, Google Earth, and Helioscope/PVSyst, of Solar PV systems on tops of buildings, in open fields, and other locations.Maintain familiarity with project specific AHJ, utility, state, and local codes to ensure code compliancy.Attend site visits with Sales Reps as the technical expert to answer technical questions, take pictures, and take detailed field notes.Prepare preliminary layouts and electrical designs for Government and Commercial proposals. Study blueprints, schematics, specifications, and all other documentation and determine methods, materials, and equipment needed to provide a full turn-key installation.Work with estimating department to provide technical assistance, design services, and RFQ support for proposals.Contact manufacturers and suppliers to obtain current pricing on materials and store information in an organized manner for others to use.Take continuing education classes to further knowledge in Solar PV Design, EV Charging Stations, Generators, National Electric Code, and others.May assist in training lower-level apprentice technicians, general laborers, designers, and others.Perform related work and other job-related duties as assigned.Attend project installations and help to complete installation by providing hands-on work, supervision, safety oversight, etc. as needed and for personal development.EDUCATION AND TRAINING:Requires high school diploma or GED as well as a minimum of a 2-year technical degree in a related field, with training or classes in AutoCAD design software. BENEFITS:Paid vacation, IRA matching savings plan, up to $300 monthly medical insurance reimbursementEXPERIENCE:Military experience (Veteran) is highly desirable but not required.REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and OTHER:The basic ability to understand documents, define problems, and draw valid conclusions is required. The ability to perform math computations needed in trade, read blueprints, understand basic building code k