Manager, PV Codes and Standards Engineer

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Sunnova (NYSE: NOVA) is an industry-leading adaptive energy services company focused on making clean energy more accessible, reliable, and affordable for homeowners and businesses.

 

At Sunnova, we embrace diverse perspectives, vibrant creativity and forward-thinkers who share our zeal for a sustainable future. A career with us means pushing beyond traditional limits, exploring new horizons, collaborating with like-minded peers, and transforming the energy industry for the better.

 

If you're excited about being a part of the fastest-growing segment of the energy industry, we encourage you to apply!


Sunnova Energy is searching for a Manager of PV Codes and Standards Engineer for our PV Codes and Standards team. This position primarily supports the Engineers and Project Coordinator activities, ensuring dealers meet the Company's quality standards and any applicable codes on their installations by providing design, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting support for solar and solar storage systems. Additionally, the manager is responsible for the continuous innovation of the design and installation of our dealers to ensure the best customers experience and low cost of ownership under Sunnova’s warranty terms. A keen knowledge of Sunnova’s business model and an awareness of its impacts on various departmental stakeholders is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team of PV Codes and Standards Engineers and Project Coordinator to complete daily reviews of electrical and mechanical designs applied to the NEC, local jurisdictional requirements, manufacturer guidelines, and Company standards, as well as daily reviews of finished installations within companies established by SLA.
  • Conducts daily reviews of electrical and mechanical designs for smaller companies (~5% volume) within the Dealer Network or when needed by the team.
  • Collaborate with cross-departmental groups such as Technical Operations, Products or Operations and Maintenance to ensure the needs are met on any initiatives and programs.
  • Provide solutions for unresolved or complex issues, including administrative problem-solving support to internal operations staff and Dealers, and collaborating closely with dealers, internal technical teams, and manufacturers to resolve technical issues in a timely manner.
  • Works with the Dealer Sales Manager and assists in remedying escalated issues within our Dealer network.
  • Acts as an advisor to staff members to drive cost, schedule, and technical performance of engineering and quality control work to resolve technical, operational, and installation quality control challenges.
  • Encourages individual professional growth and development by meeting mandatory project deadlines, displaying skills competency, and supporting department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as a mentor.
  • Acts as a key decision maker for complex engineering issues; potential larger-scale business implication issues shall be reviewed and approved by management or our Technical Operations group.
  • Stays up to date on changes to electrical codes, standards, and best practices on behalf of the Engineering Department; tracks applicable requirements, codes, standards, and guidelines related to system designs.
  • Manage assigned staff, including establishing workloads, prioritizing work assignments, evaluating employee performance, interpreting, and enforcing policies and procedures, resolving staff issues, making hiring and termination decisions or recommendations, and administering disciplinary action as required.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement and quality Accountability through ownership of discipline productivity and quality measures, process training, and process rigor.
  • Answers inbound customer and contractor calls and emails; handles customer service on technical-related issues (on the phone or in person during site visits).
  • Completes other necessary duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • 5 years of experience in the Solar Industry.
  • 5 years of experience as a Project Manager or Project Engineer in the design/build of electrical and/or construction projects, EPC, or energy sector.
  • 2 years of experience leading medium-sized multidisciplinary engineering teams.
  • Experience resolving complex customer service issues and diagnosing or troubleshooting PV, PV Storage systems, and its electrical components for proper system performance.
  • Must be certified on each technology relevant to installations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual, English and Spanish.
  • Master’s degree in electrical, solar photovoltaic, renewable energy, or related subject.
  • 7+ years of experience with residential construction and electrical projects.
  • 7+ years of experience in PV (photovoltaics) and battery storage projects.
  • 6+ years of experience as an Electrical Engineer
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • 4+ years in residential solar and field operations related to electrical, construction, or solar systems.
  • Experience or familiarity with computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Experience with PV shade analysis software.
  • Salesforce experience.
  • PMP certification.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of mechanical design, electrical design, and theory.
  • Familiarity with current residential PV electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Ability to identify solutions to resolve technical problems.
  • Keen understanding of technology integration of existing electrical systems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make reports based upon findings.
  • Ability to create strategies based on goals and initiatives.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents, including drafted plans, sections, elevations, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
  • Strong organization skills and communication, both verbal and written. 

Working Conditions

  • Open office environment with the ability to work remotely as required.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular hours as required to address the business needs of strategic partners.
  • 25% estimated domestic travel.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

We appreciate the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), and we are looking to hire real people. If you use AI for any part of the job application process, we highly encourage that you review any AI generated content to ensure your personality and unique capabilities are highlighted. We reserve the right to disqualify candidates that we reasonably believe solely relied on AI generated content in the application process.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

More Information on Sunnova Energy
Sunnova Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Sunnova Energy was founded in 2012. It has 600 total employees. To see all 20 open jobs at Sunnova Energy, click here.
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