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System Designer

Location: Kailua, O'ahu, Hawaii

SummaryThe System Designer is responsible for providing engineering deliverables that meet contractual, schedule, and budget requirements for PV projects typically grouped regionally. This individual will work with Project Administrators, Project Managers, Operations Managers and local engineering subcontractors. The primary role of the System Designer is to produce drafted PV system design documents that support the Sales and Operations organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Draft preliminary designs and renderings to support sales proposals and contracts using SketchUp and AutoCAD software

  • Use site information collected by local Site Survey Technicians to design residential and small commercial solar electric systems including roof mounts, fixed ground mounts, pole mounts and custom installations

  • Draft construction plans and other design exhibits using SketchUp and AutoCAD software

  • Select optimal equipment for site and customer-specific requirements and provide material take-offs for BOM entry

  • Track design progress using workflow management platform

  • Maintain open communications with multiple departments on project requirements and changes

  • Coordinate with external structural, geotechnical and/or electrical professional engineers to ensure deliverables meet project requirements

  • Provide technical support during feasibility, site evaluation, construction and system commissioning phases

  • Track region-specific design requirements, install practices or preferred equipment in central database

  • Other tasks as assigned

  • Associates degree in related field required

  • 0-4+ years’ experience in a related field

  • Experience with CAD software is required, experience with AutoCAD is preferred

  • Experience with Sketch Up required

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite is required

  • Solar PV design and installation experience highly desirable

  • Knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC), International Building Code (IBC) and American Society of Civil Engineers Standards (ASCE) highly desirable

  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management software is preferred, experience highly desirable

  • Construction experience desirable

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Detail oriented, with high standard of quality for deliverables

Sunetric/RGS Energy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. RGS Energy complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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