Senior Electrical Engineer – Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain, a global leader in sustainable building solutions, is seeking a collaborative and experienced electrical engineer to develop a new solar roofing product.  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!

As part of the innovation team, Senior Electrical Engineer has primary responsibility for:

  • Cable layout and management and connector selection,
  • Power conversion component selection,
  • Electrical system sizing, layout and installation documentation,
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineering team for mounting and harnessing,
  • NEC code compliance and UL certification for all electrical components,
  • Bench and developmental scale prototyping and test development.

Some travel would be required to job sites, factories, and to other Saint-Gobain sites.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, in lieu of a formal degree relevant years of industry experience may be considered 
  • 3+ years experience with DC/DC and DC/AC power conversion
  • 3+ years new product development
  • 3+ years experience with cable management and wire harnessing
  • 3+ years experience with CAD and electrical system drafting
  • UL certification experience
  • Familiarity with NEC as relates to wiring and grounding for DC systems >50V
  • Familiarity with NEC standards for photovoltaics preferred
  • Working knowledge of solar system power management preferred
  • Professional engineer license preferred

Company Summary

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 Electrical Engineer – Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 06/16/2022

Job Code: USA02616

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