Sr. Design Engineer

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Latham, NY
  • 27 Apr, 2020

Job Description


Who We Are: Borrego Solar’s mission is “to solve the world’s energy problems by accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.” To date we have installed more than 600 MW of solar while maintaining a reputation for quality, deep staff expertise, and a focus on building long-term relationships based on trust and transparency. But being the largest private commercial solar and energy storage company in the U.S. is not enough. Solving the world’s energy problems means moving from MWs to GWs across each of our three core businesses: project development, EPC, and O&M. And that is what we are going to do. Our 5-year goal is to be the leading solar and energy storage provider in the United States. Borrego’s past and future success is driven from our culture of teamwork, integrity, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Be a Part of Our Mission. Join the GW Revolution.

Summary of Position: This senior level Design Engineer is central for the engineering project work at Borrego. In this role, the individual will manage all technical aspects of the project from feasibility documents through construction drawings and construction administration. This individual will work together with the construction PM, finance, the client, as well as other stakeholders.

We are looking for someone with leadership skills that can provide different perspectives on issues and support the needs of a successful project. This individual would also be supported by the internal engineering staff, including design drafters and other civil, structural, and electrical engineers.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead Design Engineer on one or more commercial or utility scale solar projects

Act as the “Job Captain” on each project, leading the coordination of Civil, Structural, Electrical professional engineers to achieve project scheduling milestones and meet/exceed client expectations

Design projects according to Borrego Design Standards and understand/improve the functionality of company design tools

Creation and coordination of detailed, high quality construction documents

Complete the review process for each job through Permit and Construction Drawings, including management and release of DWF plan sets

Review the plans for jobs with approved products and work with manufacturers to vet and design non-approved products appropriately

Manage outside sub-contractor resources

Construction administration, as needed, as questions arise on site

Work with and advise the PMs regarding design considerations

Work in a mentorship role with less experienced team members

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar

4-5 years of experience as an Electrical Design Engineer, or similar position, working with and leading Solar PV projects

Extensive knowledge of the NEC with an emphasis on Art. 690

Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel, MS Office, MS Project

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

NABCEP Certification preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Project management experience

Product development experience

AutoCAD experience


Borrego Solar’s approach to compensating our employees is unique and progressive. We offer a casual community-based workplace that is upbeat and hard working. We strive for quality workmanship and place a large emphasis on customer satisfaction. We promote from within and are looking for career minded individuals, looking to advance in the growing photovoltaic industry. We offer pay commensurate with experience along with excellent benefits including:

Competitive base salary

Potential for bonuses

Comprehensive benefits package including dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance

Self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies

401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting

Continuing education and professional development assistance

Borrego Solar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Borrego complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.