Solar PV Design Engineer

Job Title: Solar PV Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England,
Salary: negociable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: HQ00019166
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Our Client is a world market leader in the development, engineering, financing, construction, operation & maintenance of large scale solar photovoltaic projects. They have installed and connected close to 1.5GWp of Solar Projects globally.

They are looking for a Solar PV design engineer- flexible travel South of England


  • Develop the design Solar PV installations using AutoCAD, focused on roof top installations
  • Able to provide project design, including equipment specification
  • Create designs including single line diagrams
  • Working knowledge of PV system components and sizing methods including their specifications, cost, efficiency, code compliance, performance, and reliability
  • Knowledge of safety features, grounding, disconnects, system testing, and troubleshooting
  • Ability to creatively consider cost reduction ideas and strategies
  • Able to trade efficiency, output, and costs to optimize system
  • Assist with preparing and submitting DNO applications
  • To provide support for commercial tenders and planning applications
  • Ensure quality of design meets Company standards
  • To provide support to Project Managers for both roof-top and ground-mounted projects when required To prepare planning application drawings when required
  • Site surveys to check project feasibility and take all relevant measurements and information in order to prepare the final ready to build designs
  • Setup the monitoring system of the commissioned installations or support the team doing this
  • Updating SalesForce


  • Must have experience of working within a similar technical design role in the renewable energy sector focused on roof top commercial size installations
  • Degree or an equivalent level of qualification in electrical engineering is essential
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of design regulations
  • Responsible for the delivery of design for commercial rooftop and some assistance with large scale ground mounted PV projects.
  • 17th edition qualification and ability to deliver designs and specify required equipment according to the regulations
  • Experience in PV system design of large scale commercial projects
  • Experience in designing DC & AC (HV and LV) systems
  • Electrical schematics, string configuration and layout drawings
  • Experience in Sunny Design, PVsyst, Meteonorm and AutoCAD design (AutoCAD Civil 3D would be a plus) Understanding of the different substructure options, requirements and limitations
  • Working on heights certificate and IPAF training would be desirable
  • Ability to interpret topographical drawings
  • Ability to communicate and interpret needs effectively
  • Attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
  • Advanced IT skills and be fully conversant with the Microsoft Office suite