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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

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