1st Light Energy

Residential PV Designer

Req No.
Regular Full-Time


The Residential PV Designer will be responsible for aiding the pre-install survey process by providing the field technician with an accurate project site map – including roof dimensions and possible module obstructions, as well as a proposed module layout based on the system size sold and the best usable mounting planes.


  1. Use computer software to create 2D and 3D models of the project site to include accurate roof dimensions and accurate locations of roof obstructions.
  2. Provide a module layout to reflect: 1) system size sold and 2) appropriate mounting surfaces based on tilt/azimuth and shading
  3. Develop and maintain a good understanding of the types of equipment used by procurement to include, but not limited to the types of inverters and other AC equipment as well as types of solar modules and other DC equipment.
  4. Create each individual project survey information gathering page utilizing a web based app. Each project will need basic site info entered, (Name, Address, etc.), as well as the models attached to the app.
  5. Work with the other survey office techs, the field survey techs and the Design team to maintain efficient and accurate models.



Performs other duties and projects as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability and desire to mentor less experience team members
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering and design software packages.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess exemplary standards of honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, and productivity.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and analyze situations.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in managing multi-disciplinary tasks.
  • Be familiar with the quality assurance requirements necessary in an electrical installation environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Autonomous: take initiative and organize work in an independent manner.
  • Team management, team player, stress-resistant; frequent project related travel is expected.


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