Design Engineer - Solect

Job Locations US-MA-Hopkinton
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/3/2023 10:47 AM)
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Company Overview


Solect Energy, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the recognized leader in commercial-scale solar and energy storage. We develop smart, customized strategies based on a deep assessment of each customer’s energy needs and requirements, then deliver solar design and installation solutions, operations and maintenance services, and the most advanced energy storage systems. Solect offers proven expertise in development, technology, policy, and incentives, as well as individualized financial guidance. Our practical, systematic approach helps businesses and organizations reduce energy costs and optimize their solar investment. To date, Solect has installed over 130 megawatts of commercial PV systems, with a focus on commercial, industrial, public and institutional properties throughout New England. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.


Solect Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pattern Energy.



General Summary

The Design Engineer’s primary role is to work with other internal design and engineering staff to create ground mount, solar canopy, and energy storage designs in AutoCAD, producing construction document sets, and electrical single-line diagrams.


Key Functions

  • Create canopy, ground mount and new rooftop solar designs that conform to NEC codes and permitting requirements using AutoCAD and Helioscope.
  • Represent Solect as a technical resource on project coordination calls for new construction projects.
  • Work with Regulatory part of the team on utility revisions during interconnection process
  • Produce construction document sets that will be used during construction, including required details such as equipment pad design/layouts and switchgear elevations, as well as creating as built construction documents once project is complete.
  • Create site plans depicting equipment pads/locations, transformer pads, trench route and point of interconnection details.
  • Design energy storage systems into existing and new solar projects.
  • Create electrical single-line diagrams to be reviewed and stamped by PE.



  • Minimum 1 year experience in C&I Solar PV design and engineering required.
  • Energy Storage design experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in creating electrical single-line diagrams preferred.
  • Ability to complete point to point diagrams for storage and PV monitoring systems a plus.
  • NABCEP PV Design or Installation Certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Salesforce, Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Quality oriented with attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several project designs simultaneously.
  • Professional and personable demeanor and willingness to interact with clients and members of other teams.

Special Position Requirements

  • Travel is required fifteen (15%) of the time throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.


Solect Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition to a disease, lawful off-duty conduct or political activities, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited. Any employee who engages in such conduct is subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including immediate dismissal. Solect Energy encourages its employees to bring any perceived violation of this policy immediately to the Management who will investigate their concern in as discreet a manner as possible.


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