Solar Designer

Job Title

Solar Designer

Supervisor Title

General Manager


Based on experience



Position:       Solar Designer

Supervisor:  General Manager

Classification:  Full-time, hourly non-exempt

Summary Description:

 The Solar Designer is responsible for creating preliminary designs for residential solar projects based on signed sales contract, performing a site assessment to ensure viability of preliminary design and identify potential construction issues, and completing a formal solar design for residential projects.

 Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Mechanical and electrical solar designs for residential solar projects
  • Communicating any potential issues or changes to the design to the solar consultant and project manager as appropriate
  • Walk customer through the critical aspects of their design and obtain their approval for the design to be built as drawn
  • Responsible for submitting the documentation necessary for an interconnection application, zoning application and permit applications as necessary.
  • Required to update solar designs with changes required in the field and submit paperwork revisions to the appropriate authorities.
  • Stay current in the jurisdictional and utility requirements for residential solar projects
  • Maintain a positive relationship with local jurisdictions and the utility to help ensure a good reputation for Affordable Solar in the community.
  • Provide excellent customer service


Require Skills and Abilities

  • Solar experience required
  • Solar installation experience preferred
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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