Solar PV Technical Design Engineer

  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Remote
  • £55k to £71k
Location – home-based with regular UK travel

Due to rapid growth in the energy sector, our client has an exciting opportunity for a multi-skilled Solar PV Technical Design Engineer to join our B2B Solutions team. Here you’ll undertake the design function for the whole lifecycle of PV projects, from spatially coordinated design through to full design & specification and commissioning of PV installations. Working with various areas of the business including Sales, Development & Design Engineers, Supply Chain, Project Management and Installation teams, you’ll deliver system designs for commercial and industrial Solar PV installations. Utilising your strong PV experience with a pro-active working style, you’ll have the ability to manage your own workload, maintaining strong attention to detail.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to take the next step in their career and make a huge difference to one of the world’s foremost energy suppliers.

Key responsibilities include

  • Reviewing and approving Solar PV Designs and recommending technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality or performance.
  • Taking the lead on designs including shading analysis, 3D modelling, electrical single-line diagrams, panel schedules and connection diagrams, using AutoCAD software.
  • Using engineering judgement to identify parts and components to be used in PV projects, working closely with the E.ON supply chain.
  • Communicating effectively with clients to ensure design and system proposals are fully understood.
  • Working cross-functionally with Sales, project support and installation teams to ensure clients’ needs and internal deadlines are met.
  • Performing computer simulation of solar PV generation system performance or energy production to optimise efficiency.
  • Adhering to standard operating procedures and quality / safety standards for solar installation work and developing new processes where necessary.

What we need from you

  • Engineering / design skills and experience with a proven track record on a variety of PV schemes; both roof mount and ground mount.
  • Strong familiarity with PV manufacturers and components.
  • Substantial knowledge of current relevant legislation with regards to HSSE, construction and services installation.
  • Design experience in small wiring, containment, as built drawings, scaffolding and fall arrest / work restraint.
  • Working knowledge of standard and more advanced PC software tools (such as MS Office suite, AutoCAD, PV*SOL, modelling software, etc.) with the ability and willingness to learn new software tools.
  • Thorough understanding, detailed experience and formal training in CDM responsibilities.
  • Experience in planning G99 Applications.
  • Full UK/EU driving licence.

It would be great if you had

  • An engineering qualification e.g., Degree/HNC or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of LV and HV electrical works associated with PV projects.
  • A strong understanding of the commercial impact of activities.

Here’s what you need to know

  • The salary for this role is £55,501 – £71,634.
  • This is a home-based role with regular UK travel.
  • This role comes with a company car / car allowance.
  • This is a permanent role.
  • Our market-leading benefits package includes 26 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022!
  • As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our 2022/23 ranking is 15th) we’ve proven that we’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.
  • As a Disability Confident Employer, we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
  • Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.