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Sr. Design Analyst

  • Current & GE Lighting
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2018 2:53:49 PM
  • 3047812
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Current & Lighting Current Powered by GE
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady, New York City


About Us:

Current, powered by GE, is a first-of-its-kind energy company that integrates GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Charging businesses. Adding GE’s Predix cloud-based platform and financing support allows Current to deliver cost-effective, efficient energy solutions for customers, today and in the future.

Current meets the unique needs of a wide range of Commercial & Industrial, municipal and utility customers, and provides them with the hardware, software and sensors they need to be more reliable, efficient and profitable. Learn more at ww.currentbyge.com.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As Sr. Design Analyst, you will provide critical, front line support to the Sales & Project Execution teams. You will have primary responsibility for assessing and creating initial solar designs for customer (using Helioscope, AutoCAD, etc.), running energy rate analysis, creating solar energy production models, and coordinating much of the analysis done in the early stages of the sales cycle.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :


  • Conduct initial portfolio analysis
  • Review and analyze portfolios for large customers: 10 to 100+ sites
  • Conduct Helioscope reviews for early and budgetary stage projects— system sizing, AEP
  • Help prepare presentations, specifically layout and graphs
  • Create 3D layouts and / or videos for customer presentations
  • Run financial models as needed: excel modeling, payback periods
  • Run cost estimates for early and budgetary stage projects, working with Engineering as needed
  • Serve as technical expert for early and budgetary stage sales pitch
  • Conduct energy rate and solar offset analysis: analyze utility bills, run energy rate analysis utilizing Excel as well as online software tools, conduct net metering analysis
  • Assist with Interconnection Applications and interaction with the Utility when needed
  • Run AEP analysis in PVsyst for late stage opportunities, projects in construction, and fully operational systems
  • Help Engineering team with CAD drawings on occasion and when needed
  • Run desktop performance testing analysis for project close-out
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other functional teams including:
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Project Development
    • Engineering
    • Operations
    • Project Management
    • and Procurement


  • Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the Solar Industry (Including a minimum of 2 yrs in engineering and technical specifications of Solar Photovoltaic Systems)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using AutoCAD, Helioscope, PV Syst, Solmetric SunEye and PV Analyzer or similar technology

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Passionate about the solar and renewable energy business with a strong commitment to working hard in a fast paced environment with limited daily supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers and internal stakeholders
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with all MS Office products
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Technically self - sufficient and highly motivated
  • Strong technical writing ability

    GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.



    Locations: United States; New York; Schenectady, New York City

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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