Project Management and Engineering

Project Engineer

This position will work in our PME team and focus on the execution of solar and energy storage system designs, to include energy assessments and advancing early-stage designs through final EPC design and construction.


Adapture Renewables, Inc. is on a mission to be a leader in this new era of sustainable energy. Drawing upon an extensive knowledge base, we develop, finance, engineer, build, own, and operate high quality utility-scale photovoltaic systems and battery energy storage systems. Our Project Management and Engineering (PME) team is looking for a talented Project Engineer to help support the efforts of our fast-growing company. Adapture Renewables is owned by KIRKBI – the private holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen family founded to build a sustainable future for the LEGO® brand through generations.


This position will work in our PME team and focus on the execution of solar and energy storage system designs, to include energy assessments and advancing early-stage designs through final EPC design and construction. This position also provides support for our Development and M&A teams with engineering, permitting, and due diligence activities. The candidate will ideally be based near our Bay Area home office. This will primarily be an office-based role with some travel and time spent on development sites, construction sites, and meeting with project stakeholders and vendors.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work with the Design Engineering team that supports Engineering and Development teams in greenfield site assessments to perform plant optimizations to maximize energy production and revenue
  • Work with the Design Engineering team to optimize PV plants within the project site areas using internal and industry software such as AutoCAD, PV Case and PV Syst and other standard industry software tools integrating an LCOE approach to racking, modules, inverters, equipment locations and battery storage
  • Assist with the design, preparation, and modification of preliminary plant designs and layouts with the use of industry standard software while applying engineering principles and assessment methodologies
  • Assist with development and evaluation of constraint maps for project sites Work across teams to ensure completion of engineering tasks (Development, Finance, Engineering, Construction, Asset Management)
  • Support the project teams working on design iterations up to 30% designs and assist project engineering with addressing use permit requirements and permitting process generally
  • Collaborate with project teams with owner supplied equipment, specifications, EPC design review (60%, 90%, IFP and IFC sets), and RFI and Submittal review
  • Support Project Management through project permitting, IFP and IFC plan sets, and construction
  • Manage RFI, Submittal, and Design review throughout project execution
  • Work with company departments to develop improved engineering and task tracking processes
  • Perform tasks independently and with minimal guidance from senior management, applying professional judgment based on one’s experience and training
  • Perform additional duties as assigned and/or directed

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in photovoltaics in the Core Responsibilities with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis for candidates with alternate experience levels
  • Relevant experience working in an engineering management role as an owner representative or in an EPC role within the solar PV industry
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience using solar energy modeling programs such as PVsyst, SAM, PlantPredict, Helioscope
  • Experience with design software such as AutoCAD and PVCase
  • High level of expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Highly motivated, creative, self-starter, and good team player and leader
  • Possesses a knack for problem solving and deriving engineering solutions independently
  • Work in a fun and open office setting at least 2-3 days a week and occasionally on development or construction sites
  • Must be comfortable with and successful in a fast-paced, high energy environment
  • Must have proven organizational skills with the ability to handle and lead multiple concurrent projects, track progress, and provide updates as necessary
  • Must be committed to continuous learning, staying up to date with the latest industry trends and methods
  • Job duties will require travel throughout United States less than 5% of the time

Benefits Package

  • 401(k) plan with company matching contribution
  • Competitive health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Attractive personal time off and company holiday package
  • Work-from-home policy
  • Salary commensurate with experience


Qualified candidates only. No search firms. Adapture Renewables, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity.

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to No phone calls.

Our contact details

Adapture Renewables, Inc.
1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1630, Oakland, CA 94612