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Residential PV Designer

GAF San Francisco Full-Time
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GAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate Energy From Every Roof TM. As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy works in partnership with North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF, offering affordable, integrated and aesthetic rooftop solar options to residential and commercial customers. For more information about GAF Energy, visit URL blocked - click to apply.

What part will you play?

  • GAF Energy is seeking a Residential PV Designer to help us grow our system design team
  • This exciting role will report to the Vice President of Product, and work within a cross-functional team at GAF Energy. The ideal candidate must have strong CAD skills, working knowledge of the NEC and a thorough understanding of the permit, design, and installation of PV systems
  • This person will be responsible for designing, permitting, and the creation of installation plan sets for all residential PV systems

What will you be doing?

  • Develop and implement the design, permit, and installation plan sets for residential PV systems including Site plan and electrical line diagram
  • Produce and manage the bill of materials needed for projects
  • Create design templates to streamline the creation of designs
  • Accountable for training others on the use of templates and designs
  • Enhance GAF Energy’s ability to rapidly utilize new designs and plan sets for residential PV systems
  • Establish metrics to identify and develop opportunities for cost reduction and performance improvement
  • Create and develop innovative solutions from concept to installation of residential PV systems

What do we require from you?

  • 2-5 years of previous experience in a related market
  • Strong working knowledge of CAD platforms, namely AutoCAD
  • Ability to develop templates and tools to streamline plan set creation
  • Excellent understanding of residential electrical systems and integration with PV and storage
  • A knack for automating processes with digital tools
  • Strong project management capabilities, while successfully delivering new ideas from concept all the way through to installation plan set
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills with proven experience and application of resident PV systems
  • Ability to work across multiple departments to form cross-functional teams as needed for individual projects
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter, and self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and with diverse teams
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written

Skills required

Computer Aided Design
3d Modeling
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Structural Engineering


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Residential PV Designer
Estimated Salary: $110K
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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.

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