Sunrun Multifamily PV Designer in Topeka, Kansas
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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.
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