The successful candidate will be responsible for performing technical evaluations of solar PV modules. These reviews may be initiated by product manufactuers who seek approval from a qualified third-party engineering firm, or initiated by project investors who seek confirmation that the equipment selected for a project will perform as expected over the project’s anticipated operational life. The deliverables for most client engagements will be technical reports that the customer will rely upon for investment decisions.
Performing technical reviews will require candidates who can assess detailed aspects of PV module design including cell processing methods, cell interconnection approaches, encapsulants, and environmental protection. Candidates should possess a solid fundamental understanding of the manufacturing processes for both crystalline and thin-film products, and be able to model device performance. The technical review will include evaluation with respect to relevant codes and standards, so the candidate should be familiar with UL 1703, IEC 61730, IEC 61646, IEC 61215 and the National Electrical Code (NEC).
The successful candidate should be familiar with the major suppliers of PV modules and with the primary technical differences between products and market segments. It is expected that the successful candidate will have at least 4 years experience in a role involved in the design, testing or modelling of PV modules and at least 8 years of related engineering experience.
Tasks for this position may include:
This role is expected to comprise 60-70% technical reviews, 10-20% business development and 10-20% other technical activities. Other technical activities include preparing technical papers/presentations for conferences, participation in codes/standards committees, and activities related to the continuous improvement of DNV GL services.
Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
As the primary deliverable for most client engagements is a technical report, the candidate is expected to have considerable experience writing technical papers, whether for internal or external consumption. The candidate will be expected to provide examples of technical writing.
This is a US-based position; applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S.
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