Senior Systems Engineer – Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain is seeking a collaborative and organized systems engineer to develop a new develop a new building integrated solar solution.  You will join a growing team with access to the expansive technical network of our global company, with a 350 year history of dedication to the well-being to people by improving the spaces where we live, work, play, move and heal.  Come help us continue this mission and achieve our 11th consecutive year ranking among the top 100 most innovative companies in the world!

The Senior Systems Engineer has primary responsibility for:

  • requirements definition and change management,
  • software selection/specification for layout, commissioning, and customer portal
  • interoperability of mechanical, electrical, and software components
  • external testing management,
  • system level UL certification,
  • manage development of product documentation including installation manuals,
  • material and prototype inventory management,
  • system cost and BOM management.

We are looking for the following qualities in a teammate:

  • Entrepreneurial: we feel true ownership over whether our projects result in the improvement our customers’ lives and the health of the planet and we don’t hesitate to jump and help at all levels
  • Open-Minded: our work includes making things, trying them (with customers), and using the knowledge about what failed to inform subsequent iterations. Knowing that innovation is an iterative process, you’ll need to stay open-minded, seeking to learn as much from what doesn’t work as from what does.
  • Maker Mentality: we make a lot of prototypes because they help us prove our ideas don’t work, freeing us to quickly move on to new ones. We work back-and-forth between 3D CAD and physical prototyping, so a willingness to build what you need to test a new product concept is key.
  • Collaborative: we’re comfortable asking for help and working with a diverse team both inside and outside of the company. We believe open innovation and diverse connections lead to better ideas and solutions.

The position is located in Northboro, MA, about 45mins outside of Boston.  Some domestic travel (up to 20%) expected. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in electrical, software, mechanical or other related discipline
  • 3+ years systems engineering of systems with multiple software and hardware components
  • 3+ years new product development experience
  • 3+ years hardware and software specification development, management and tracking
  • experience managing external software development contracts preferred
  • experience with solar system analysis and layout software preferred
  • knowledge of UL standards for photovoltaic systems preferred

Company Summary

Why you will like this role and this company:

This role combines the agile, close-to-customer, move-fast ethos of a startup with the resources and intellectual support structure of a large, established, and highly-respected company. You’ll be part of a small team that collaborates with experts from nearly every field of engineering, science, and design. Finally, Saint-Gobain is a company that demonstrably cares about and actively promotes the career development and well-being of its team. This position enables substantial growth opportunities.

Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain’s largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


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Senior Systems Engineer – Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 06/14/2022

Job Code: USA02611

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