Project Engineer


At Sun Tribe Solar, we are building a team of the brightest and most passionate individuals and giving them an environment to freely think, create, grow and thrive, resulting in innovative and forward-thinking approaches to solar. As a Project Engineer at Sun Tribe, you will be responsible for PV site analysis and layout, system engineering design, equipment selection, production analysis and engineering plans for commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar PV and Energy Storage projects.

Candidates must demonstrate keen interest and knowledge of the solar PV industry and a proven ability to efficiently and effectively multi- task in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. The Project Engineer reports directly to the Senior Engineering Manager.


  • Demonstrate technical ownership of responsible projects post-award through construction
  • Evaluate site constraint plans for technical and economic feasibility
  • Develop PV system layouts using civil, environmental, permitting, and interconnection
  • Evaluate and select equipment to optimize system economics, functionality, reliability, and safety
  • Create accurate system performance models in PVsyst and Helioscope
  • Create project drawings including site plans, system layout, one lines, cable management, and equipment installation details
  • Compile engineering submittals for proposals, permits and construction
  • Bid and manage outside environmental and engineering consultants through the project lifecycle
  • Review and comment on engineering submittals
  • Create project and equipment specifications and Bills of Material
  • Provide field support when necessary to solve technical problems, communicate design details, and perform quality control walk- throughs
  • Review QA/QC documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • Assist the O&M team to resolve issues
  • Continually seek new equipment and design methodologies for PV systems
  • Develop and update design tools and guides
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical)
  • Years of demonstrated experience in Solar PV System Design:
    • Project Engineer 1: 0+ years
    • Project Engineer 2: 1+ years
    • Project Engineer 3: 3+ years
    • Project Engineer 4: 5+ years
  • Understanding of the NEC, IBC, IFC, and other relevant electrical & building codes as they pertain to solar PV design Strong understanding of physical, electrical, and structural construction plans
  • PV system performance modeling in PVsyst or Helioscope
  • Software experience: Google SketchUp, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS (or similar)
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong Planning, organization and prioritization skills
  • Valid state driver’s license, clean DMV driving record


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Project Engineer’

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Sun Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

Sun Tribe Solar is a drug-free workplace