Senior Electrical Engineer


At Sun Tribe Solar, we are building a team of the brightest and most passionate individuals. We give them an environment to freely think, create, grow and thrive, resulting in innovative and forward-thinking approaches to solar. As a Senior Electrical Engineer at Sun Tribe, you will be responsible for leading the AC and DC system design of commercial, industrial and utility scale PV and energy storage projects. The engineering team is integral to project success from design through construction and operation.

The Senior Electrical Engineer reports directly to the Vice President of Engineering.


  • Create accurate system performance models in PVsyst and Helioscope
  • Perform electrical calculations for sizing wire, conduit, electrical panel, and BOS equipment
  • Create project one-line, three-line and SCADA drawings
  • Evaluate and select equipment to optimize system economics, functionality, reliability, and safety
  • Develop specifications for major plant equipment including transformers, switchgear, inverters, battery systems, and SCADA equipment
  • Work with equipment suppliers and integrators to develop custom equipment solutions
  • Review contractor scopes of work
  • Oversee and review internal and external electrical design work performed by others
  • Perform system load-flow and short circuit studies
  • Perform arc-flash risk assessments on AC and DC equipment
  • Develop protective relay settings
  • Review and provide constructive feedback on project designs
  • Provide field support when necessary to solve technical problems, communicate design details, and perform quality control walk-throughs
  • Support the interconnection request process and provide cost estimates including substation, overhead line, and switchgear costs. Maintain and update interconnection pricing models
  • Assist the O&M team to resolve issues
  • Gain a strong understanding of and advance Sun Tribe’s design concepts and standards
  • Continually seek new equipment and design methodologies for PV and energy storage systems


  • Bachelors or Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years of demonstrated experience in large-scale PV system design
  • Currently holds or is in the process of obtaining a Professional Engineering license in the state of Virginia
  • Experience in energy storage systems preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Sketchup, or CAD/CAM programs
  • Experience with power system analysis tools such as SKM, ETAP, Cyme, CDEGs, or WinIGS
  • Experience with the National Electric Code as it pertains to solar PV system design
  • Experience in PV system performance modeling in PVsyst or Helioscope
  • Experience performing arc-flash risk assessments
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong Planning, organization, and prioritization skills


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Senior Electrical 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