PV Design Engineer /Designer
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a PV Design Engineer (or Designer) to perform engineering and project support tasks for distributed generation and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Candidate will work with a team of 2-4 other Engineers/Designers and CAD Drafters.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and results-oriented.  This position will report to the Lead PV Design Engineer.

What You’ll Do

  • Create conceptual design layouts for PV power plants utilizing AutoCAD, PVCAD, and PV design software.
  • Create electrical site plans, array 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, overcurrent protection, grounding, and other design elements.
  • Review and analyze utility pre-screen reports, system impact studies, and interconnection service agreements.
  • Coordinate responses to construction RFIs and equipment Submittals from vendors, sub-contractors and independent engineers.
  • 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.
  • Performs basic functions of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, AutoCAD, PVsyst, and PV design software.
  • Must interface well with employees at all levels.
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or directed.


  • 2+ years of PV Design Engineering experience.
  • AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Knowledge of AC and DC electrical principles.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and other standards relevant to the industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.


  • PVSYST and PV design software proficiency preferred.
  • Knowledge of medium voltage distribution and protection systems preferred.
  • NABCEP certification or equivalent preferred.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent Technology program.

Working Environment and Physical Demand

  • Some travel may be required

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