2021-2022 General Member Recruitment is Now Open!

Queen’s Solar Design Team is a multi-disciplinary team that provides an opportunity for all
members to explore their interests in sustainable housing design and social justice.
We encourage all Queen’s students to apply for any position, but please note that the design
sub-team positions are tailored towards engineering/environmental science/geography
students and the engineering sub-team positions are tailored towards civil/mechanical
engineering students.

We are looking for

Civil/Environmental 
Sub-Team Lead (1 position available)

The Civil/Environmental sub-team Lead will be present at all design sub-team meetings. The
selected candidate will be working on the Water Systems, Building Landscape, and Structural
components of the design for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Organization and Time
Management will be skills required for this position. This position is tailored towards upper-year
engineering students, preferably in their 3rd or 4th year. The expected time commitment is 1-4 hours
per week

Civil/Environmental Sub-Team Member (4-5 positions available)

The Civil/Environmental sub-team Member will be present at all design sub-team meetings. The
selected candidate will be working on the Water Systems, Building Landscape, and Structural
components of the design for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Organization and Time
Management will be skills required for this position. This position is tailored towards engineering,
environmental science, and geography students. The expected time commitment is 1-4 hours per
week

CAD Sub-Team Lead (1 position available)

The CAD sub-team Lead will be present at all design sub-team meetings. The selected candidate will
be working on CAD models for the design, for entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar
Decathlon. The ideal candidate will have a base knowledge of their preferred
design programs/schematics (e.g., REVIT, AutoCAD, etc.) and be comfortable teaching these skills to
others on the team. Organization and Time Management will be skills required for this position.  This
position is tailored towards upper-year engineering students, preferably in their 3rd or 4th year. The
expected time commitment is 1-4 hours per week.

CAD Sub-Team Member (4-5 positions available)

The CAD sub-team Member will be present at all design sub-team meetings. The selected candidate
will be working on CAD models of the design, for entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar
Decathlon. The ideal candidate will have a base knowledge on their preferred
design programs/schematics (e.g., REVIT, AutoCAD, etc.), or be willing to learn! Organization and
Time Management will be skills required for this position. This position is tailored towards
engineering, environmental science, and geography students. The expected time commitment is 1-4
hours per week.

Engineering Team General Member (8-10 positions available)

The engineering general member presents an excellent opportunity to gain experience and
connections for a variety of engineering fields. This year, the team will be working to design a
small, net-zero emissions housing unit for low-income families. As an engineering general
member, you would be expected to work in a team to research and generate solutions for
various problems encountered during this year’s project, such as how to create sustainable
water and electricity systems for the town. Once the project gets underway the team will be
divided into more specific sub-teams. This position is tailored towards civil/mechanical
engineering and science students. The expected time commitment is 1-4 hours per week.

Business Team General Member (3 positions available)

The Business Team General Member will assist the business manager with the various financial
aspects of the design process. The member’s tasks may include but are not limited to, financial
analysis of housing markets and materials, budget management, and sponsorship outreach.
Applicants from any field of study are welcome. Basic knowledge of house design is preferred, but
not necessary. The expected time commitment is 1-4 hours per week.

Public Relations - Graphics Designer (1 position available)

The Graphics Designer will be responsible for creating visuals and graphics for the team to use
in technical reports, social media, and branding. Familiarity with, and access to, Canva, Adobe
Photoshop and Lightroom or other editing software is ideal. The expected time commitment is 1-
5 hours per week

Are you...?

  • Interested in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, hands-on environment.

  • An open-minded innovator who enjoys hearing unconventional ideas and considering all possibilities before making their decision.

  • Curious about the emerging industry of green technology.

  • Eager to contribute to the growing sustainability of our economy and the conservation of the environment.

  • A self-directed learner who enjoys researching further into their industry.

  • A highly creative team member who likes to go above and beyond with a given task.

  • A dedicated team member who can contribute 3-5 hours weekly on an extra-curricular project.

  • A skilled communicator. Every team member will be expected to communicate with various industry professionals at various points in the project.

Important Dates

General Member Applications are now open until November 19th

If you have any questions about the team, the application process, or our upcoming project, please don't hesitate to ask us by reaching out through Facebook, email or Instagram!

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