PV Designer II

Cupertino Electric
May 11, 2022
San Jose, CA
Job Type


Position Title:             PV Designer II

Reports to:                 Supervising Electrical Engineer

Position Summary:

Engineer Level 2: A designer with functional knowledge in designing small- and large-scale solar PV/BESS power systems ranging from 1 to 500+ MW. Evaluates and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments may include work that is typical of a higher level. Receives close supervision, instruction and assistance on assignments, complex features, and possible solutions. Work is reviewed for correctness and application of the QAQC Process and professional judgment

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May be responsible for the direction of administrative assistants or CAD drafters

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform design and drafting tasks assigned by Designers or Engineers
  • Perform design of construction drawings including but not limited to equipment layouts, electrical site plans, and electrical diagrams
  • Prepare supporting calculations of the PV field DC and AC collection electrical infra-structure design including but not limited to equipment, conductor, conduit, and OCPD sizing, and voltage drop/power loss
  • Assemble design drawings and documents and provide or coordinate delivery
  • Provide engineering support through design and construction phases
  • Follow QAQC processes through design and construction phases

Other Functions:

  • Attend site visits as needed
  • Build rapport with co-workers
  • Maintain professional and technical development goals to acquire EIT certification

Other Responsibilities:

  • Develop understanding of the engineering department's design and CAD workflows
  • Develop understanding of various state and national codes governing our work
  • Develop understanding of CEI's business inter-department functions
  • Proficient use of AutoCAD and file management
  • Provide conformance to the standards and processes outlined by the CAD Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering or similar Bachelor of Science degree
  • 1-2 years working for an electrical design firm or design build electrical contractor
  • Solar electrical systems background
  • AutoCAD proficiency
  • Microsoft Office Applications (advanced proficiency)
  • Possess meticulous work habits including close attention to detail, superior organizational skills, ability to effectively communicate and present technical information verbally and in writing via Microsoft Office applications (mainly Excel and Word)
  • Excellent time management and people skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Engineer-in-Training Certification (EIT) preferred

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.  This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for 60 years. Its Renewables Division designs, constructs and manages innovative solar and alternative energy solutions. For more information, visit www.cei.com.

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