Solar Energy Systems Engineers


Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.
Also called: Energy Systems Laboratory Director, Engineering Vice President, Renewable Energy Division Manager, Solar Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • come up with lots of ideas
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SolTrace
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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