PV CAD Designer
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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

What You’ll Do

  • In conjunction with PV Design Engineer, 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.
  • Complete detailed drawings from sketches, plans, specifications, and written and verbal instructions using AutoCAD.
  • Work with department to develop CAD drawing standards.
  • Must be capable of self-checking routine assignments.
  • Performs basic functions of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, AutoCAD, and PV design software.
  • Must interface well with employees at all levels.
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or directed.


  • 3+ years of CAD or engineering technician experience with focus on PV industry preferred.
  • AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.


  • PV design software proficiency preferred.

Education and Certifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from technical college or university.

Working Environment and Physical Demand

  • Some travel may be required

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