Senior Design Engineer

Company: Cal Solar Inc

Salary: $80,000 - $110,000 a year

Location: Hayward, CA 94545

Job Description:

Senior Design Engineer

About CalSolar, Inc:

Passionate About Renewable Energy? Then we’re looking for you!
For more than 10 years, California Solar Integrators, Inc. (Cal Solar Inc) has developed multi-
family and commercial solar projects throughout California. Our systems reliably deliver low-
cost solar energy to businesses and multi-family housing communities. We are revitalizing the
solar industry with the help of Utility Incentive Programs as well as supporting the state and
federal legislative push towards renewable energy. Our experienced sales and estimating
teams, engineers and installers, combined with our post-installation system support, provide
complete turn-key solutions for new construction and retrofit properties. Service streams
include Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Hot Water, EV Chargers, and Energy Storage.
We are always seeking talented individuals! Join a focused and motivated team. Cal Solar Inc is
an equal opportunity employer (EEO) committed to a culture based on respect and performance.


  • Competitive hourly and salary rates DOE
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible PTO and great work-life balance

Job Duties:

  • Follow company and department standard/ SOPs
  • Coordination with Client AOR/ Developer/ EEOR/ SEOR/ EOR’s
  • Perform Solar design intake, Coordination Markup Drawings, solar shop drawing deliverables
  • Lead Solar Drafters in providing complete and accurate code compliant Solar Plansets
  • Coordinate carport / & major structural drawings as required with mfg.
  • Review & QC solar plansets, obtain Shop Drawing Approvals
  • Coordinate EE & SE Review/ Calcs/ Stamp
  • Submit, Track, & follow-up on projects through AHJ plan-check via permit runner team/ online-
  • Coordinate with interconnection specialist on IX submittals
  • Assist in high level tracking of project metrics vs company production goals (Avg. 1 typical IFP
    set per design engineer, per week, weighted)
  • Ensure Project Engineers are well resourced, supported, & Motivated
  • Maintain sense of urgency and ensure deliver of plansets in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and help guide (be a resource to) 1-2 newly hired Design Engineers after 9 months
  • Occasionally Assist Dir. of Engineering in streamlining engineering processes through innovation
    and automation
  • Occasionally Assist Dir. of Engineering in improving SCOOP PM Platform & LOOXY dashboards

Required Skills:

  • Effective & Efficient Communication
  • Time Management- Sense of Urgency
  • Project Management
  • High Reading Comprehension
  • Resourcefulness
  • Electrical & Structural Competence in relation to Solar
  • Ability to Read/Understand Construction Plansets
  • Ability to read/draw SLD
  • Ability to produce Solar PV System construction Plansets
  • Ability to QC Solar PV System construction Plansets
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to learn and follow SOP
  • Team Player, Mindfulness, Contribute to a nurturing positive environment, Lead by example
  • Extensive Prior Solar Industry Experience

The starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $80,000 and $110,000. The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: location, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

CalSolarInc is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Job Type: Full-time

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