California Commercial Solar Inc

PV System Esimator/Designer

General Information
Employee Type  Full-Time
Required Degree  4 Year Degree

Responsible for evaluating and specifying the electrical components of preliminary solar photovoltaic (PV) designs and for the preparation of preliminary solar PV estimates for PV projects in various stages from inception to construction. This position conducts equipment research and evaluation, performs system design and evaluations, runs cost/benefit analyses, and provides written recommendations or reports. 

Essential Functions

  1. Review, evaluate and execute preliminary solar PV designs that adhere to relevant code and permitting requirements.
  2. Research and evaluate the operating characteristics of PV system components and make design and equipment recommendations.
  3. Develop, modify, and refine designs using working models to improve cost effectiveness while conforming with client specifications or changes in design requirements.
  4. Organize and combine project specifications, designs, and pricing into estimates.
  5. Help develop project cost estimates and maintain material and equipment pricing.
  6. Perform construction take-offs and request bids and pricing for necessary equipment and services.
  7. Coordinate with management team to develop complete proposal packages.
  8. Work cross-functionally with Sales, Project Management, Engineering, and Construction teams to ensure Clients’ needs and internal deadlines are met.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Project Management, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Understanding of pricing and cost estimation
  • Knowledge of electrical design concepts and electrical codes and standards
  • Excellent proficiency in current versions of Word, Excel, and cloud computing platforms.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience with data management, spreadsheet development and databases.


  • 1 year of experience in dedicated electrical engineering on solar projects, or equivalent PV education or certification
  • Experience working with remote offices and remote teams
  • A quality-based mindset and demonstrated attention to detail