Jr. Solar Design Engineer- Safari Energy ( A PPL Company)
PPL Corporation
New York, NY
Position Summary

Safari is looking for a collaborative, high-energy and results-driven professional to join our team! As an important contributor within a fast-paced, rapidly growing company environment, this hands-on position requires a high attention to detail, superior communication skills and the ability to work within a cross-functional team of professionals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an entrepreneurial passion for renewable energy development and a desire to work with clients to transform the way they procure energy.

As a member of the Engineering team, the junior Solar Design Engineer will be reporting to the VP, Engineering. He or she will be responsible for designing medium to large scale commercial solar PV Systems (between 250 kW to 5 MW) using AutoCAD and other custom tools. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and as a team member, as well as the desire and innovative mind set to operate as an important contributor within a fast-pace, early stage company.
This will be an hourly position ( 40 hrs/week).

Primary Responsibilities

Conducting site visits with the project engineer and assisting with building measurements and solar trajectory, shading, and power output calculations
Designing PV Systems with AutoCAD including PV Module, Racking, Electrical infrastructure and Monitoring System components
Learning to use solar engineering equipment including solar pathfinder technologies
Helping analyze solar and building data and assessing project feasibility
Aiding in the drafting of electrical one-line diagrams and panel system designs
Understanding the key electrical components
Provide lead generation for the business development team for solar opportunities with new and existing clientele
Prioritize and manage time efficiently to split the focus between business development and design

Basic Qualifications

Near Term Goals and Objectives - Measures of Success
Quickly come up to speed on existing projects and current pipeline
Develop, build and manage internal and external relationship
Foster an environment of cohesive teamwork that delivers best-in-class service and superior results to client

Basic Qualifications:
Must be passionate about the renewable energy business, hardworking and thrive in the fast pace of an early stage company with tremendous growth potential. In addition, the Solar Design Engineer must possess:

In depth experience with AutoCAD, manual drafting, and electrical line drawing
Outstanding organizational and people skills
Understanding of engineering and renewable energy systems
Desire to play a key role building a high growth company
Ability to rapidly learn and assimilate new information and techniques
Strong math skills, especially in geometry and spatial planning
Excellent organizational skills: proficient with spreadsheets and data management
An excitement for project development - a desire to create something new from plan sets
Ability to interpret site drawings and communicate effectively about them
Familiar with electrical components and electrical engineering
Understanding of solar photovoltaic systems
Background in mechanical and structural engineering
Knowledge of sales tactics including identifying opportunities and managing leads effectively

Additional Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from top-tier school

Preferred Qualifications

Collaborative and engaging person who partners well with others
Highly energetic and results-driven, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
Executive presence, outgoing with strong communication and presentation skills
Builds trust by demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity
Quick learner
Analytical problem solver who views obstacles as challenges
Creative thinker who generates new and different ideas
Self-motivated, self starter who can work independently when necessary

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Expires13-Jun-2020