Solar Engineer Job Description

Solar Engineer Job Description

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Solar engineer provides support and technical input to solar PV and other renewable energy projects in Asia.

Solar Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective solar engineer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included solar engineer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Technical support and management of internal business development programs and initiatives
Create and maintain company quality documentation, such as quality manuals, quality procedures
Develop specifications for any purchased components working together with SC Purchasing
Ensure timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventive actions
American solar market research, including the market analysis, solar industry trends, PV technologies trends, opportunities, and customer pain points, and
Planning the new products for American market
High level technical support for the American sales team
Technical advisory services to clients
Owner's engineering (construction supervision and design review)
Lender's engineering (technical due diligence)

Solar Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Solar Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PE, NABCEP, IEC, OSHA, CEM, PV, OGPV, GCPV, SEDA, PLM

Education for Solar Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the solar engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Science, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Construction Management, Architecture, Technical, Physics, Education

Skills for Solar Engineer

Desired skills for solar engineer include:

Codes and standards
Solar PV related regulations
Electrical Code
OSHA Construction Safety Standards
PV-related sections
Wind renewable energy will be an advantage
Russian would be a strong asset
BoP
Centralized solar PV projects
Disciplines

Desired experience for solar engineer includes:

Excellent organizational skills to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
Ability to delegate and prioritize work of drafters, technicians, and interns
Proven ability to successfully procure, monitor, and assess subcontracted consultants
Ongoing professional development is expected
Construction experience in the solar PV industry
Familiarity with construction costs, schedules, and WBS project accounting

Solar Engineer Examples

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Solar Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of solar engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for solar engineer
  • Reviewing and preparing technical and non technical reports to a high standard including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts
  • Actively assisting with business development and client management
  • Attending client and site visits as required (UK and overseas)
  • Carrying out technical assessments
  • Provides key project monitoring decisions
  • Assist the sales staff to screen and qualify the feasibility of energy efficiency and Solar PV opportunities
  • Develop, define and dimension technically and economically feasible applications by performing preliminary engineering/design, project metering and measurements of critical parameters
  • Conduct feasibility studies for both ground mounted and roof mounted solar PV projects
  • Possess knowledge on rebate application process NYSERDA
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for part production and quality
Qualifications for solar engineer
  • 2+ years of commercial PV system design, permitting, construction, commissioning and O&M
  • Experience in providing technical support energy-related projects with accountability for project performance and design
  • Strong knowledge of photovoltaic system design and optimizing system components for energy production
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and structural design components and manufacturers
  • Experience in value engineering of photovoltaic or other constructions projects
  • Good working knowledge of standard utility process for interconnection approval and design requirements
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Solar Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a solar engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for solar engineer
  • Define overall quality management system and indicators
  • Define incoming procedures
  • Monitor indicators and efficiency
  • Defines how to document and store data and interfaces Baroda
  • Owns and creates control plans
  • Local vendor issue mitigation
  • Production issue mitigation
  • May perform basic order management, profile management and quotation activities
  • Be responsible for understanding and implementation of technical regulations and standards for the industry and various regions (IEC, IEEE, UL)
  • Develop and document processes used in the assembly of low-cost solar panels for space applications
Qualifications for solar engineer
  • Experience with medium voltage power electronics
  • Requires a Bachelor´s degree in Electrical Engineering or Business Administration combined with a keen affinity for technical products
  • Represents a combination of a customer-oriented sales professional and an engineer
  • 5 years of working experience with both direct and indirect selling through technical products, ideally in an internationally-oriented company
  • Willing to travel to events, customer sites
  • Past experience in sales involving local clients is an advantage
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Solar Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a solar engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for solar engineer
  • Work intimately with solder and weld processes for conductor interconnection
  • Write, revise, and maintain manufacturing documentation
  • Prepare specifications for low and high-volume manufacturing automation equipment
  • Evaluate candidate processes using tools like PFMEA and Six Sigma
  • Conduct root cause investigations in the case of process issues
  • Characterize photovoltaic devices (LIV, DIV, EL, IR) and interpret results
  • Support the training of manufacturing technicians
  • Design and manufacture test fixtures
  • Specify and source custom test equipment
  • Coordinate ongoing hardware testing
Qualifications for solar engineer
  • Minimum industry 3 years’ experience in DC power optimizer designs and 5 years industry experience in solar inverter designswith a proven ability in designing high performance and cost effective optimizer products for medium to high volume manufacturing
  • 5+ years of experience in solar system and product engineering, permitting, commissioning and O&M, past solar inverter experience in sales involving clients is an advantage
  • Requires a Bachelor´s degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, Automatic Control Engineering
  • Prefer Bilingual - Chinese / Mandarin
  • Working in dynamic and fast-pace environment
  • University degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering
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Solar Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of solar engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for solar engineer
  • Summarize and present reliability testing results
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for production quality from definition to operational stages
  • Design test fixtures and implement product and system tests
  • Efficiently obtaining measurable and predictable results
  • Create and present test reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Planning, procuring, organizing and maintaining test equipment and materials
  • Collaborate with product development team to incorporate test results
  • Coordinate with manufacturing partners for product testing
  • Set and communicate reliability requirements and targets for components, subsystems
  • Participate on cross-functional product teams as lead or supporting design engineer
Qualifications for solar engineer
  • Working knowledge of PV specific modeling, standard electrical calculations, basic structural & mechanical calculation
  • Solar Power Plant knowledge is preferred
  • PV plant design, PV panel and Solar inverter knowledge will be plus
  • University degree in Electrical, Electrical & Electronics, Energy Engineering
  • 2-3 years of sales experience in Power Electronics (solar inverters, solar system components, UPS), or Power Protection (MV Switchgear and rectifiers) or automation products sales
  • Responsible for understanding and implementation of technical regulations and standards for the industry and various regions (IEC, IEEE, API)
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Solar Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of solar engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for solar engineer
  • Provide feedback on Design-for-Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Reliability (DFR) to engineering and participate in reviews
  • Lead/perform product containment activities and arrange for disposition
  • Negotiate and influence design with all teams to ensure Design-for-Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Reliability (DFR), and ensure that quality principles are designed into new products
  • Collaborate across groups to perform FMEAs and PFMEAs on new products
  • Provide input into critical dimensions or aspects on prints, Inspection check sheet preparation, measuring system plans, First Article Inspection (FAI) process instructions and completion, MSA, Pre-production plan, production ramp up plan and sample inspections
  • Verify proper certification and testing completion, prior to each phase of production
  • Create technical Supplier and product Quality/Reliability Requirement Plans (SQR’s) and develop follow-up plans after implementation for overall product quality and reliability
  • Prepare the development plan of the mechanism or Solar Array Product
  • Prepare the Engineering Management plan of the engineering development activities
  • Manage the engineering team in charge of the development and qualification of the product, according to cost and schedule objectives
Qualifications for solar engineer
  • Five years or more experience in detailed design, and implementation of solar projects
  • Experienced in performing solar modeling is necessary
  • CEM Certification or equivalent necessary
  • Demonstrated subject matter expert (SME) in solar power is necessary
  • Fully competent in analysis and assessment of complete solar system
  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results, and focus on the customer & acts ethically

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