Regional PV Designer

The Regional PV Designer will report to the Engineering Team Lead and is responsible for designing code-compliant solar photovoltaic systems for SolarCity’s residential clients.  The position relies heavily on structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering concepts and calculations, with a focus on efficiency and automation.  The ability to be detail-oriented as well as see the bigger picture is a must, and the ideal candidate will be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent communication.


•    Use AutoCAD 2D software and custom software tools to design residential photovoltaic ground mount and roof top systems.
•    Work with project managers to submit plans and drawings to building departments.
•    Track permitting process through approval.
•    Work cross functionally with sales, project management and installation teams to ensure clients’ needs and internal deadlines are met.
•    Perform additional duties as assigned and/or directed.


•    At least one (1) year of intense AutoCAD experience is absolutely necessary.
•    Minimum one (1) year of relevant work experience
•    Knowledge of mechanical design and beam theory.
•    Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts.
•    BS in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering, or other related discipline from a top-tier college or university.
•    Great attitude
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently.
•    Must have a clean driving record. (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)
•    Ability to successfully pass a pre-employment background and drug screen

Desirable but not necessary:
•    Knowledge of residential and commercial construction.
•    PV Industry certifications.

Additional Information
Bakersfield, CA
Berkeley, CA
Cranbury, NJ
Fontana, CA
Foster City, CA
Fresno, CA
Hartford, CT
Los Angeles, CA
Marlborough, MA
Mililani, HI
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix-North (Deer Valley), AZ
Prescott Valley, AZ
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
Santa Ana (Orange County), CA
Sherman Oaks, CA
Van Nuys, CA

SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy services. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.  Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We've revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.  The U.S. Department of Energy named SolarCity a Green Power Supplier of the Year in 2010, and Fast Company Magazine called it one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world in 2011. SolarCity serves customers in 14 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C.  

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SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the work place.