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Senior PV Design Engineer

Pine Gate Renewables in Asheville, NC, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Medical

Employment Type



Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a Senior PV Design Engineer to perform engineering and project support tasks for distributed generation and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and results-oriented.


  • Create conceptual design layouts for PV power plants utilizing AutoCAD, Helioscope, and Helios 3D design software.
  • Create energy models utilizing PVSYST and Helioscope software.
  • Create electrical site plans, construction details, and single line diagrams for utility Interconnection Applications, electrical permits, and construction documents.
  • Perform electrical calculations for AC and DC cable sizing, voltage drop, over-current protection, grounding, and other design elements.
  • Review and analyze utility pre-screen reports, system impact studies, and interconnection service agreements.
  • Coordinate responses to RFIs and Submittals from sub-contractors and independent engineers.
  • Manage and build third party engineering consultant partnerships
  • Provide technical support to Pine Gate Renewables’ development, procurement, construction, and O&M departments
  • Develop proficiency in NEC and other applicable state and local codes.
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or directed.


  • AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Knowledge of AC and DC electrical principles.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code, International Building Code, International Fire Code and other standards relevant to the industry.
  • PVSYST, Helioscope and/or Helios 3D design software proficiency preferred.
  • Knowledge of medium voltage distribution and protection systems preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.


  • May require lifting/carrying items up to 30 pounds.
  • Travel up to 25%.
  • Position works in an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit/stand at a desk and utilize a computer, for extended periods of time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent Technology program.
  • 2+ years of PV Design Engineering experience preferred.
  • NABCEP Entry Level certification or equivalent preferred.

Company address: 130 Roberts St., Asheville NC

Posted date: 12 days ago

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