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Top 43 PV Design Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a PV Design Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of PV Design Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.6% of PV Design Engineer resumes contained CAD as a skill. Let's find out what skills a PV Design Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a PV Design Engineer:

1. CAD

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  • Used AutoCAD to design the plan sets and have solid understanding of drafting techniques as well as engineering practices.
  • Worked with drafted programs such as AutoCAD, Aurora, Google Sunroof, and other company owned programs.
  • Hired to design roof sections/solar modules for Utah customers using the popular engineering software AutoCAD.
  • Generate complete sets of documents for permitting and construction using AutoCAD software.
  • Supervised personnel, provided technical support and training to users of AutoCAD.
  • Use AutoCad 2016 to created Residential PV systems and permits.
  • Developed and implemented design and CAD standards.
  • Design residential PV systems using AutoCAD.
  • Performed residential PV design using AutoCAD for systems in CA, OR, CO, HI, and AZ.
  • Designed solar systems using Autocad, performed site surveys, helped improve standardization and train staff.
  • Draft designs and construction plans for residential solar installation projects usingSketchUp and AutoCAD software.
  • Used AUTO-CAD 2015 to design large scale photovoltaic systems, average size of 1MW.
  • Utilized AutoCAD to create plansets for local municipalities, customers and installation crews.
  • Gained experience working with AutoCAD and Solarcity's proprietary design software.
  • Help maintain AutoCAD library Help maintain AHJ database current

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2. NEC

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Here's how NEC is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with electrical team for optimal interconnection methods.
  • Draw property site layout, roof layouts, electrical line diagrams, and connection method detail using CAD software.
  • Started as Designer, and took positions from Post Install Specialist, Team Lead, and Electrical Interconnection Specialist
  • Designed custom 3-line wiring diagram for all jobs and made sure electrical scheme complies with NEC 690.
  • Adhere to all codes and regulations such as the NEC, CRC, CFC, and more.
  • Review of electrical/mechanical designs applied to the NEC, local jurisdictional requirements and Sunnova Energy Corporation standards.
  • Analyze existing roof structure and specifyingupgrades when necessary.
  • Design the interconnection of a photovoltaic system into a building's existing electrical service utilizing current codes and standards.

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3. PV Systems

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4. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Collaborated with sales, project management, customer care, and installers to ensure clients' needs are met.

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5. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Design reviews of electrical systems for cost reductions and component life cycle analysis.
  • Designed photovoltaic electrical systems for residential power production.
  • Analyzed structures, electrical systems, irradiance and shading conditions to enhance solar array output while delivering most effective design.

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6. AHJ

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Here's how AHJ is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Completed structural and electrical calculations to ensure safety and compliance with national code and AHJ requirements.
  • Worked with AHJs and utilities to improve requirements.

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7. Ensure Clients Needs

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8. Custom Software Tools

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Here's how Custom Software Tools is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Utilized AutoCAD and custom software tools to design residential ground-mounted, flat roof and pitched roof solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Used AutoCAD 2D and custom software tools to design code-compliant solar photovoltaic systems for SolarCity's residential clients.

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9. Residential Solar

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Here's how Residential Solar is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Managed residential solar projects from design to installation utilizing various proprietary software programs.

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10. Design Solar Systems

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Here's how Design Solar Systems is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Design solar systems for residential property.

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11. Internal Deadlines

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Here's how Internal Deadlines is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Worked cross functionally with sales, project management and installation teams to ensure clients' needs and internal deadlines were met.
  • Work cross functionally with other departments to ensure clients needs and internal deadlines are met.

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12. PV

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Here's how PV is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Complete electrical analysis of main service panels to safely install PV electrical equipment.
  • Designed 313 residential solar projects in the first 3 months of employment - Consistent top performer among100+ PV Designers.
  • Design and drafting of solar module array layouts and corresponding TLD diagrams for roof and ground mounted PV systems.
  • Lead Design Engineer of grid-tied PV system design for Santa Rosa, Clovis, and Bakersfield Offices.
  • Design Engineer, Design code compliant plan sets for residential and commercial Solar PV systems.
  • Design and commission over 3 MW of residential and commercial grid tied solar PV systems.
  • Engineered, designed & drafted ground, roof mounted & tracker Solar PV sites.
  • Prepare bill of materials, EPBB reports, and PV Watts reports.
  • Created plans and drawings for PV system permitting.
  • Design PV systems for residential.
  • Engineered 4.7MW ground mount, 25KV PV site in Wareham Mass.

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13. Ground Mount Systems

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14. MW

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Here's how MW is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Ranked top residential MW producer of Engineering Team.
  • Designed over 700 residential roof, ground mount and small commercial solar projects totaling over 3.8 MW of solar photovoltaic systems.

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15. Technical Support

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16. Structural Analysis

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Here's how Structural Analysis is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Perform structural analysis of home structures for verification of additional weight support.

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17. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Provide sales design to support sales team and design and engineering plan sets with BOM to support installation team's requirements.
  • Customized drafting, design and BOM creation for hundreds of PV systems up to over 40KW in size.
  • Manage the BOM and control the revisions of engineering drawings for each PV design generated.

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18. Building Department

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Here's how Building Department is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Created thorough and effective plan sets for efficient submittal to building departments and utilities

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19. Code Requirements

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Here's how Code Requirements is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Make sure drawings are up to electrical and building code requirements.

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20. Residential Clients

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21. Electrical Calculations

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22. Suneye

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Here's how Suneye is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Provide shading analysis for California Solar Initiative using Solmetric SunEye program.

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23. Submit Plans

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Here's how Submit Plans is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Work with project managers to submit plans and drawings to building departments.
  • Work with project managers to submit plans and drawings to buildingdepartments, track permitting process through approval.

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24. IBC

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Here's how IBC is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Sized systems, wiring, and structures to comply with NEC, NFPA, and IBC code standards.

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25. Code Compliance

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26. PV Designer

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27. Design Process

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Here's how Design Process is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Create AutoCAD blocks, templates, and calculation coding to facilitate design process within the team.
  • Engrossed myself in job to gain mastery over design process as soon as possible.

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28. Structural Calculations

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Here's how Structural Calculations is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Completed electrical and structural calculations to optimize the complexity of the design.

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29. Solar Modules

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30. Jurisdiction Requirements

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31. Residential Homes

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Here's how Residential Homes is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Perform seismic and structural calculations for thousands of residential homes and commercial applications.

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32. Construction Plans

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Here's how Construction Plans is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Draft designs and construction plans for residential solar installation projects on new buildconstruction for a nationwide contractor.

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33. Nfpa

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34. Osha

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35. New Projects

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Here's how New Projects is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Communicated with sales team and installation team regarding new projects and current project and update the changes.

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36. Sales Representatives

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37. Structural Engineer

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Here's how Structural Engineer is used in PV Design Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with electrical and structural engineers as well as equipment vendors in order to finalize system designs.

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38. International Building

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39. Engineering Support

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40. High Volume

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41. BOS

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42. New Construction

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43. Residential Design

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20 Most Common Skills For A PV Design Engineer

CAD

21.2%

NEC

9.1%

PV Systems

8.8%

Project Management

5.9%

Electrical Systems

5.7%

AHJ

5.4%

Ensure Clients Needs

4.2%

Custom Software Tools

4.0%

Residential Solar

4.0%

Design Solar Systems

3.7%

Internal Deadlines

3.4%

PV

3.4%

Ground Mount Systems

3.1%

MW

2.8%

Technical Support

2.8%

Structural Analysis

2.8%

BOM

2.5%

Building Department

2.5%

Code Requirements

2.3%

Residential Clients

2.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A PV Design Engineer

Rank Skill
1 CAD 16.6%
2 NEC 7.1%
3 PV Systems 6.8%
4 Project Management 4.6%
5 Electrical Systems 4.4%
6 AHJ 4.2%
7 Ensure Clients Needs 3.3%
8 Custom Software Tools 3.1%
9 Residential Solar 3.1%
10 Design Solar Systems 2.9%
11 Internal Deadlines 2.6%
12 PV 2.6%
13 Ground Mount Systems 2.4%
14 MW 2.2%
15 Technical Support 2.2%
16 Structural Analysis 2.2%
17 BOM 2.0%
18 Building Department 2.0%
19 Code Requirements 1.8%
20 Residential Clients 1.8%
21 Electrical Calculations 1.8%
22 Suneye 1.5%
23 Submit Plans 1.5%
24 IBC 1.3%
25 Code Compliance 1.3%
26 PV Designer 1.3%
27 Design Process 1.1%
28 Structural Calculations 1.1%
29 Solar Modules 1.1%
30 Jurisdiction Requirements 0.9%
31 Residential Homes 0.9%
32 Construction Plans 0.9%
33 Nfpa 0.7%
34 Osha 0.7%
35 New Projects 0.7%
36 Sales Representatives 0.7%
37 Structural Engineer 0.7%
38 International Building 0.7%
39 Engineering Support 0.7%
40 High Volume 0.7%
41 BOS 0.7%
42 New Construction 0.7%
43 Residential Design 0.7%
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