Solar Design Engineer Internship (Summer 2021)

  • Nexamp
  • Boston, MA
  • Feb 11, 2021

Job Description

Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is making a difference in our environment excite you? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? If you’re excited about career growth, group volunteering, and the occasional ping pong after hours, then this is the job for you. Let’s make a difference together. Join our team! 



Nexamp is seeking a Solar Design Engineer Intern to perform design engineering tasks for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic systems.

Nexamp is a young, fast-growing company leading the transformation to the new energy economy. The Company's comprehensive capabilities span the entire solar project lifecycle - from project development, design and construction to financing and operations and maintenance. Nexamp's ability to provide integrated, best-in-class solutions makes solar energy simple and profitable for our clients and partners. 

Schedule: June 2021 - September 2021



  • Independently create and optimize conceptual design layouts and schematics for grid-tied photovoltaic power plants and battery storage systems
  • Design AC and DC electrical single-line diagrams for solar power plants utilizing AutoCAD
  • Create and optimize energy production models for solar power plants utilizing PVSYST, Helios 3D, and Helioscope software
  • Perform medium voltage design work in support utility interconnection and permitting application processes
  • Develop proficiency in NEC and other applicable state and local codes
  • Interface with a variety of professional engineering disciplines including civil, structural, and electrical.
  • Provide technical support to Nexamp development, engineering, procurement, construction, and O&M departments for the entire life cycle of a project including development, permitting, construction, and asset management phases.
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or directed.



  • Ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and customer and results-oriented.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, or a current student pursuing the same
  • AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic electrical principles preferred
  • PVSYST, Helioscope, and/or Helios 3D Solar Park Planning software familiarity is a plus
  • Knowledge of industry standard design codes such as National Electric Code, International Building Code, International Fire Code and other standards relevant to the industry preferred
  • MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks



Compensation for this position is hourly. Not only will you get to work and learn from a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also get access to a Fun, Collaborative, Downtown Office Environment! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, in-office yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!



Building the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible

Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team’s diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.



Drawdown Solutions

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

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