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Solar Designer

Job description

Renovus Solar is searching for a PV Designer to join our team! The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment and looking to work for a company that is innovative and on the cutting edge of solar in New York State. To learn more about our company, poke around our website and check us out on Facebook.

The PV Designer reports to the VP of Engineering, Procurement and Construction. A quality applicant needs to have demonstrated experience working on solar PV projects and have a strong interest in supporting the rapid expansion of solar in our region.


  • Complete initial preliminary engineering in coordination with our project development team for solar projects entering full development phase including initial electrical designs for utility interconnection applications and permitting packages
  • Collaborate with our team in interfacing with the utility on utility interconnection technical feasibility reports and screening criteria
  • Complete system designs for solar projects including: site plans, mechanical racking and attachment plans, three-line electrical drawings, specification of BOS location and interconnection details, and labeling
  • Provide technical design information for the projects described above to the permitting and interconnection admin teams as needed
  • Interface with and provide streamlined project information to the procurement and construction managers
  • Understand the optimal design applications and design limitations of our standard products and lead the evaluation of alternate products as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university in engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years experience designing/engineering PV systems both residential and commercial
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification, or completion during employment.
  • Possesses working knowledge of current National Electrical Code.
  • Proficient using PVSYST
  • Experience with AutoCAD required.

Why Renovus?

  • We build durable solar systems that save money and provide reliable performance for decades in Central New York.
  • We’ve been growing solar for 10 years and we’re not slowing down. We’ve installed hundreds of systems across Ithaca, the Finger Lakes region, central New York, and northern Pennsylvania.
  • We stand by our systems. We evaluate all the equipment options and make the best recommendations for our customers based on performance, quality, reliability, availability, and cost.
  • We offer great employee benefits including; paid time off, health insurance, health reimbursement account, dental insurance, wellness reimbursement, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Renovus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to age, race, color, sex, religious beliefs, national origin, veteran status, disability or other legally protected status. Please notify the Human Resources Department if you need reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process.

To apply, email or mail your resume and cover letter to:

Renovus Solar

Attn: HR

1520 Trumansburg Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

Job Type: Full-time