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Solar Design Engineer - Boulder, CO

Title: Solar System Design Engineer

Location: Lee Hill Office, Boulder CO

Division/Department: Engineering

Reports to: Operations Manager

Company Overview

Since 1996, Independent Power Systems (IPS) has been designing and constructing solar based power systems for residences, businesses and military applications. Our primary scope of services is providing grid-interactive and completely off-grid solar and battery-based systems. We operate out of Boulder, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana with a company staff of thirty five.

Job Description

The Solar Design Engineer position is responsible for designing solar and battery-based power systems and producing drawing sets for operations and jurisdictions.

Responsibilities, Duties, Tasks

  • Selection and integration of components for a complete power system that meets performance and code requirements.
  • Layout design using AutoCAD
  • Performing electrical design calculations
  • Performing limited structural design calculations via software applications
  • Creating full permit plan sets

Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively with project managers, clients, consulting engineers, designers, and technical personnel, as well as manufacturing partners
  • Willingness to learn and master relevant design applications
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Perform to a very high degree of accuracy

Desired Experience and certifications

  • Experience as a solar PV designer
  • Experience designing to NEC and building codes
  • NABCEP PV Design Specialist Certification

Other Information

  • Full-time: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday in Boulder, CO office.
  • Remote working possible

Employment Type & Benefits

  • Full time
  • Health care
  • 401k plan
  • 6 holidays
  • Vacation plan


  • $60k - $85k depending on experience

How to Apply

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Why Choose IPS?

  • We Strive to Be the Best

    Because the owner of Independent Power Systems is a Master Electrician and Engineer, delivering high-quality products with superior design is a founding principle of our company.

  • Free No-Pressure Estimate

    We don't believe in pressuring our customers to commit. We want what is best for you, your wallet, and our environment and we are happy to be your partner through the process.

  • Premium Products & Equipment

    We are a SunPower Elite Dealer and one of the only local companies offering the SunVault Battery. We are also the only Blue Ion and Humless dealer in all of Colorado!

  • Established Reputation

    IPS is one of the oldest solar companies in both Colorado and Montana. We focus on quality workmanship and will provide you with options to fit your budget and your need!

  • Wide Range of Battery Options

    We have the widest range of battery options in the state of Colorado! From AGM to SunPower and Blue Ion and more! We offer safe, long-lasting options that get the job done!

  • We Don't Do "Cookie Cutter" Systems

    We will work with you to build a custom system that will give you the most value and offer the most savings for your own personal situation.

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