Project Engineer

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BoxPower provides plug-and-play solar microgrids for fast, clean, reliable, and affordable energy. We have worked in locations from Alaska to Puerto Rico and everywhere in between, serving a range of clients — disaster relief, rural electrification, investor-owned utilities, remote agriculture, off-grid commercial, and more.

Our team and pipeline of projects are both growing rapidly — we need support in project engineering and development. We’re looking for a young project engineer to support a range of technical and logistical project development tasks. Join us in bringing affordable, reliable renewable energy to low-income, disaster-stricken, and underserved communities around the world.

Project Engineer

BoxPower is seeking a motivated project engineer, early in their career and eager to delve into the technical world of microgrid design and installation.

Experience & Skills

  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Familiar with PV Syst & HOMER, or equivalent experience with PV/Microgrid modeling software (e.g. Aurora).
  • Experience with microgrid / solar design & document creation (e.g. site plans, site layouts, single line diagrams, elevation views).
  • Experience working with AHJs and building codes.
  • Baseline electrical knowledge as it relates to solar PV, batteries, inverters, generators, single phase, three phase, benefits & drawbacks of AC vs. DC coupled microgrids.
  • Ability to orient design ideas based on limited site information (e.g. photos & coordinates)
  • Knowledge about UL listings, regulatory and permitting compliance for generation & energy storage projects
  • Familiar with high voltage battery designs (a plus)
  • Knowledge about EV Charging standards (a plus)
  • Flexibility and capability to undertake project management tasks (e.g. building project timeline triggers with MS Project)


  • Create technical drawings for projects and AHJs
  • Workshop design ideas with BoxPower engineering team
  • Support technical project development

You must be

  • Highly driven and independently motivated
  • A team player
  • Flexible and scrappy in a rapidly changing start-up environment
  • Passionate about renewable energy


  • 4-year degree in related field (Preferred)


  • Grass Valley, CA


  • Healthcare Reimbursement Agreement: $350 per month in flexible medical spending – anything from gym memberships to massages to insurance payments.
  • Incentive Stock Options: Ownership stake in a frontrunner in a fast-growing field.


  • Advancement and ownership: We’re a team of less than 20. You will get to explore many sides of project development & execution, and will have the opportunity for rapid advancement in rank & salary.
  • Experience on the cutting edge of the microgrid industry: BoxPower built the first utility-owned microgrid in the USA.
  • Gateway to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevadas: BoxPower is a young and energetic company situated in the mountains of Eastern California. BoxPower’s home in Grass Valley is beloved by our team. Less than an hour from Lake Tahoe and a focal point of the 1970’s Back-to-the-Land movement, the region attracts a diversity of hippies, ski-bums, organic farmers and outdoorsy folk. Some describe Nevada City as if 1950’s Santa Cruz was set in a historic 1850’s goldmining town.
  • Do some good!


Email resume to [email protected]