Project Engineer I

Santa Fe, NM

Job Description

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.

Summary of Role:

A project engineer manages the technical communication and quality of community development. This position will follow up on requests for T24 compliance, missing construction information, and building code research while working with individual builder needs. Knowledge of technical communication and relentless task tracking are essential for success.

A successful engineer in this role will understand all aspects of the community projects to coordinate clearly and maximize efficiency, work hard to track open items, and follow up with the appropriate party to deliver correct information on time. The position also requires strong interpersonal skills and impeccable task management.

This is intended to be an entry-level position in the solar industry and mid-size residential construction. The position involves learning solar construction management and solar design engineering as you advance in your role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively during daily interactions with clients to interpret their requirements and needs
  • Maintain quality control and reviewing plan sets for correctness and compliance
  • Communicate effectively with the account managers, operation managers, and other team members to aid and provide technical support
  • Generate process maps and related documentation
  • Creative, optimistic, and a team player
  • Create and maintain metrics and reports in various formats
  • Supports drafting by researching AHJ requirements
  • Updating and following up with T24 compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or other related discipline
  • Basic proficiency in AutoCAD
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in residential construction or the solar industry
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite of tools, exposure to schedule software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EIT in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Salesforce reporting and data analysis proficiency
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or other related discipline
  • Familiarity with home battery or microgrid applications
  • Understanding of the NEC and State Building Codes

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for working hours
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable method
  • Able to position and move objects up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to learn solar through installation boot camps and training on platforms or roofs
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency
  • The position requires travel with the potential of overnight stays between assigned facilities and various locations within the community (less than or equal to 30% travel)

Day-to-day work is completed in the office or remotely at a personal computer Monday - Friday, first shift hours

Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted. The base pay for this position ranges from $63,400/year to $114,100/year. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Dependent on the position offered, other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package including annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more. For more information, please visit our benefits site at .

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation

SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: [email protected]. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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