Design Engineer – PV Solar – مهندس تصميم – طاقة شمسية

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Yellow Door Energy is looking for a Design Engineer to join our team and support the company’s strategic growth. The ideal candidate will be excited about bringing clean energy solutions to businesses in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She/he will report to the VP Technical Design (UAE) & Regional Development Manager (UAE) and will work closely with the team across the organization.

The Design Engineer will be mainly responsible for:

1. Completing all the assigned design drawings and CAD work:

– Solar PV Plant Layouts;

– Electrical Design – Single Line Diagrams (SLD);

– Mechanical and Civil Layouts (Mounting Structures, Inverter mounting, cable trays, etc.);

2. Working with the Technical Design team to produce detailed engineering drawings, technical descriptions and calculations for the engineering signoffs, construction drawings, drawings for projects licensing, and Executive Designs.

3. PV plant equipment technical review, validation and specifications including the PV modules, inverters, LV/MV/HV equipment (switchgear, transformers, cables, protection equipment), tracking PV systems and monitoring systems.

4. Reviewing the design shared by third parties (Contractors or Sub-Contractors) and checking the compliance with YDE regulations, international and local standards, and good engineering practices.

5. Perform contractual negotiations with EPC’s regarding engineering, equipment specifications, and performance/testing schedules.

What we are looking for …

· Understand completely the Electrical Networks, Grid Code, Earthing Systems, and integration of PV systems with the local grid, manage grid connection applications and agreements.

· Perform site visits and if necessary, measure up sites where the drawings are not available. Capable of performing desktop analysis and preparing the preliminary site layouts and performance estimates for remote sites.

· Design and size PV systems on complex terrains and rooftops and prepare Executive Designs.

· Perform Energy Yield Assessments for complex terrains and rooftops using simulation software as PVSyst, following the rules and guidelines defined by the Engineering Manager.

· Prepare Single Line Diagrams – SLD, ensuring that drawings are prepared in accordance with company approved local and international standards, symbols, and methodology.

· Maintain a good contact with suppliers for technical discussions on existing and/or alternative solutions.


· Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical/Electrotechnical Engineering.


· 3+ years’ experience in Solar PV/Industrial projects (with experience in GCC preferred).

· Have an exceptionally good understanding of the performance guarantees, performance parameters and monitoring systems.

· Have an experience of PV systems performance analysis and detailed operational assessment, Knowledge on P90 processes and uncertainties calculation.

· Have an experience in PV plant design optimization targeting the lowest LCOE.

· Have an experience in construction of ground mounted, car parks and rooftop PV plants, utility scale preferred.

· Are strong using PVsyst software including the shading simulations.

· Have an on-site experience during PV plants project construction, operation, and construction monitoring.

· Are strong on the preparation of bill of materials/quantities, from the Detailed Design.

· Have a strong understanding of local authority requirements/regulations and other local grid operators in respective YDE markets.

· Are qualified for the local Grid Operator/Distribution Company contracting license.

· Have an experience in MS Office, AutoCAD, PVsyst, Sketchup and PV design software.

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