Associate Solar PV System Designer

  • Sunrun
  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Jan 27, 2021

Job Description


The Associate PV Designer is responsible for learning and refining their process of designing code-compliant residential solar photovoltaic systems following engineering department policy. Developing an understanding of structural and electrical engineering concepts and calculations is a necessity for this position. This is an entry level position focussed on developing individuals to become qualified PV Designers. This is a fast paced yet detail oriented position.


  • Create, review and modify pv system drawing sets in AutoCAD and custom software tools
  • Adhere to pv system design criteria including structural, electrical, equipment, and installation parameters
  • Comply with local and national code requirements in project jurisdictions
  • Create project bills of material
  • Meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with high fluctuations in work volume during the end of the month or specific days of the month
  • Advance toward a promotional path of "PV Designer" by gaining efficiencies in PV Design Processes, completing more complex designs, and participating in customer huddles


Minimum Requirements:


  • Degree or Certificate from a Technical College or field experience in a relevant trade;
  • Knowledge of residential or commercial construction process;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineering, construction, and customer facing teams;
  • Proficiency in drafting using AutoCAD, Sketchup, or related software;
  • Excellent computing skills;
  • Must be able to work shift of Sunday- Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday due to the business and team needs
  • Strong desire to Create a Planet Run by the Sun!

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with designing and/or constructing solar electric systems;
  • Strong working knowledge of residential framing, roofing, and electrical;
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code and local building codes;
  • Experience with AutoCad and Salesforce;
  • Experience in creating material takeoffs;

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Drawdown solutions

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics