Project Engineer (Solar & Storage)

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 4 months ago

NextWave’s client is a market leading conventional utility who is actively entering into the renewables space with the goal to redefine the way utilities are operated. They are seeking a Project Engineer (Solar & Storage) who will supervise the design, construction, and completion of various clean energy power projects. Projects typically involve utility-scale ground mounts and commercial roof-top solar photovoltaic systems but may also include energy storage or electric vehicle components.


  • Produce basic PV layout and single-line electrical drawings
  • Review and provide comments for electrical design and vendor drawings
  • Review and provide comments for electrical calculations including short circuit, cable and conduit sizing, grounding, voltage drop, incident energy and relay coordination
  • Assist in the construction management of commercial solar projects to ensure that projects are installed in accordance with the contract, design drawings and company standards
  • Conduct field inspections, which require the interpretation and implementation of contract specifications and drawings; note any deficiencies and follow up with contractors on remediation activities
  • Develop electrical equipment and installation specifications
  • Attend factory witness testing for electrical equipment
  • Oversee the commissioning and testing program for new commercial solar projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required; electrical engineering preferred
  • 4-7 years of experience working with an engineering design firm or construction management firm with an emphasis in electrical power system design
  • Solar array design experience and experience in commercial solar projects is preferred
  • Experience with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and electrical standards
  • Experience in the design and procurement of electrical equipment, including, medium voltage switchgear, generators, inverters and step-up transformers
  • At least two years of AutoCAD experience required
  • PVSyst software experience preferred

Reaching Out 

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