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Sunrun Multifamily PV Designer in Topeka, Kansas

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


The Multifamily PV Designer completes solar photovoltaic (PV) system designs for multi family residential buildings. Performs system energy production estimates and optimizes PV system design for profitability, customer sat

isfaction, and system performance.


  • Creates and designs multifamily/commercial PV systems that maximize production, reduce installation cost, and optimize PV system size to meet customer goals based on electricity use patterns and utility charges

  • Based on optimized system cost, size and energy production, creates one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, roofing plans, site maps, and other documents as required for building permits and interconnection applications

  • Autonomously manage third party consultants, subcontractors, and independent engineers; coordinates with engineering and interconnection groups at utilities to manage and facilitate new virtual net metering tariffs

  • Collaborates with other teams throughout the entire project life cycle, including support for site survey, permitting, pre-construction prep, construction request for information support, authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)/utility inspection, commissioning, and ongoing operations and maintenance support

  • Works with Sales, Project Management, and Installation teams to find creative solutions to competing interests and to meet customer, company, code, and utility requirements and resolve issues

  • Collaborates with Project Management to develop strategies for prioritizing work to speed the deployment of megawatt, reduction of costs, and ensure customer satisfaction

  • Ensures that design packages are complete and ready to submit for permits so installation can proceed as scheduled

  • Coordinates with engineering to obtain approvals and stamped drawings as required

  • Completes the bill of materials listing all equipment; ensures equipment lists are complete and correct so that materials can be procured for the project

  • Completes installation notes to provide Installers with all required information

  • Assist in mentoring and developing team members both technically and professionally

  • Value engineer projects to bring down costs while ensuring high value design

  • Analyze project constraints to optimize the design so that projects come in on time and under budget including decisions on system size, layout configuration, equipment selection, constructability, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 2 years residential PV design experience, including 1 years of commercial PV Design experience

  • NABCEP certification preferred.

  • Superior knowledge of AutoCAD, National Electrical Code (NEC), International Building Code (IBC), and applicable fire codes

  • In depth understanding of main panel upgrades and utility variance protocols for both commercial solar, Rule 21, line side taps, and energy storage interconnection policy

  • Superior knowledge of residential and commercial PV construction

  • Superior knowledge of electrical and mechanical design theory and concepts; ability to breakdown complex engineering ideas for customers new to PV and/or storage

  • In depth understanding of different interconnection methods and viability

  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Extreme attention to detail and consistency

  • Ability to work within a team and independently

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a team environment

  • Ability to execute multiple projects and tasks and manage competing priorities

  • Ability to support the development of processes and tools in a growing department

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgement to translate designs to installation

  • Proven record of good judgment and analytical skills, with attention to detail and consistency

  • Ability to prioritize, execute and follow up on initiatives

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed below. Similar positions located outside of these locations will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

The hourly range for this opportunity is $55,000 - $68,900. Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards. Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.


Cornelius Gilleylen (cornelius.gilleylen@sunrun.com)

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at candidateaccomodations@sunrun.com .

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (https://careers.sunrun.com/us/en/diversityandinclusion) drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.