PV Design Engineer

TRC Companies, Inc. Published: September 23, 2020
Boston, MA
Job Type
Design & Construction / Energy / Engineering /
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~ TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, is a national engineering consulting and construction management firm that provides multi-disciplinary services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. ~

TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept through permitting, construction and operation. 

Position Overview

The Solar PV Design Engineer will work directly with TRC Lead Engineers in a consulting environment to support commercial, and utility scale Solar PV systems. Position will include performing calculations, working with engineering programs, design/drafting in AutoCAD, leading site visits, coordinating project teams.

Additional Locations:

  • Raleigh, NC - RAL
  • San Francisco, CA - Sansome St - SFO
  • Arlington, VA



  • Specification development for Solar PV design packages including solar array layouts, electrical one-lines, and equipment mounting details using AutoCAD for residential, commercial, and utility scale Solar PV systems.
  • Takes engineering lead on solar-specific projects to include contract review, progress tracking, and interdepartmental communications.
  • Drafts and reviews energy yield calculations using tools such as PVSYST.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets and calculations to size Solar PV systems and put together detailed material lists.
  • Lead site visits to gather notes and take pictures of existing conditions to aid in design.
  • Review site visit details to determine interconnection requirements and PV system potential issues.
  • Work with project teams to provide technical assistance and design services for proposals including putting together Solar PV module layouts using AutoCAD showing module location, shading buffer, fencing, etc.
  • Put together Zoning Site Plans showing module locations, fencing, site access, buffer plans, etc. using AutoCAD.
  • Track actual costs for each project and project estimated final cost to build.
  • Lead permitting process and Interconnection process.



  • BSEE or related engineering field.
  • 5+ years' experience using AutoCAD, PV Syst, or similar tools.

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