Development Engineer – United States (Solar C&I)

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Silas Mähner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 17 days ago

NextWave Partners is currently engaged with a C&I Solar Developer that is growing at a rapid pace and looking for a Development Engineer to join the team and help advance their growth.


  • Demonstrate technical ownership of responsible projects in development
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Company’s technical design standards and methodologies
  • Perform project feasibility studies
  • Identify technical constraints associated with proposals
  • Effectively represent company while performing technical site visits
  • Create accurate and timely system performance models in PVsyst and Helioscope
  • Evaluate and select equipment to optimize system economics, functionality, reliability, and safety
  • Create preliminary drawings including system layouts, site plans and one lines in AutoCAD
  • Compile engineering submittals for proposals
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis of design and technology variants to optimize economic and performance outcomes
  • Bid and manage outside engineering consultants
  • Develop site constraint plans using civil, environmental, & interconnection considerations
  • Continually seek new equipment and design methodologies for PV systems
  • Develop and update design tools and guides


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical)
  • Proven working experience as a project, sales or development engineer for 4 or more years in the solar PV industry
  • Understanding of the NEC, IBC, IFC, and other relevant electrical & building codes as they pertain to solar PV design
  • Strong understanding of physical, electrical, and structural construction plans
  • PV system performance modeling in PVsyst or Helioscope
  • Software experience: Google SketchUp, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS (or similar)
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong Planning, organization and prioritization skills
  • Currently holds or is in the process of obtaining NABCEP Certification

Reaching Out 

For a confidential discussion on this or any other opportunities available in the market, please contact Silas Mähner at or +1 (929) 295-6707 (Direct Line)