Solar Design Specialist 

  • Green Job Crawler
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 25 Mar, 2020

Job Description

Solar Design Specialist About the Organization PosiGen was founded in 2011 in New Orleans, LA, with the mission of making a positive financial impact on the lives of homeowners. PosiGen pairs energy efficiency retrofits and solar power systems to reduce household energy consumption. We are dedicated to increasing energy independence and ensuring the financial security of the communities we serve. Since our humble beginnings, PosiGen has expanded its solar energy and energy efficiency mission across Louisiana, New York, Connecticut and Florida. PosiGen's Vision is to be the world's most amazing energy enterprise dedicated to delivering freedom, power and pure positive energy to all. We are expanding quickly, and constantly challenging ourselves to think outside the box to promote solar energy and customer savings. Join PosiGen, and help us make a difference. EOE Statement PosiGen is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources. Category Operations Description + Obtain prospective customer information including names and addresses from Sales Support team and other internal sources. + Make recommendations to address concerns and eliminate obstacles for solar viability + Conduct an accurate PV feasibility assessment and corresponding analysis based on information obtained from customer about their site + Designs a PV system that meets the energy needs of the homeowner and viability for the rebate program + Conduct site specific PV array and design change orders + Once qualified, communicate feasibility to the sales administration + Provide support in managing and tracking feasibility projects and re-assessments + Complete electrical and structural designs for photovoltaic projects in AutoCAD and custom software tools + Create computer generated assessments + Update Site Assessment to match -as built' (if required) + Process Design Change Orders (if required) + Create Electrical 3-Line Diagrams and Equipment Plans for specific PV site installs + Maintain BoM / specification within Brightpath + Research, document and comply with local and national code requirements in project jurisdictions + Coordinate with Site Assessors, Project Management, and Sales teams to complete designs meeting the customers' expectations with strict deadlines + Create project bills of material + Assist in documenting and developing industry best practices, standards and guidelines + Delegate project completion tasks to other engineering team members + Utilize software systems to record progress of various tasks Position Requirements Competencies + Excellent written and verbal communication skills required + Ability to communicate with Operations in a professional manner + Able to work independently and prioritize work load + Ability to adapt in a fast paced, changing environment + Ability to communicate effectively over the phone and email + Team player attitude a MUST! + Ability to follow management direction and take constructive feedback Education/Experience + Bachelor’s degree in an engineering related field required OR Bachelor’s degree in non-engineering field and 1 year of solar industry experience required; OR Associate’s degree in design related field and 1 year of solar design (or 3 years of solar industry) experience preferred + OR NABCEP (PV Installation Professional) certification and 3 years of solar industry experience preferred + Demonstrated strong conflict resolution experience + Basic knowledge of the National Electric Code preferred + Basic knowledge of residential construction techniques is a plus + Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) + Proficiency in AutoCAD preferred + Knowledge of solar power energy field is preferred + Construction industry knowledge preferred + CAD, Vizio design software experience is a preferred + Salesforce experience is a plus + Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) + Installation or site assessment on roof experience is a plus Physical Demands + The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. + While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. + The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Shift Days Relocation Assistance Salary Requirements Position Solar Design Specialist Number of Openings 1 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt Location New Orleans, LA This position is currently accepting applications.