Senior Civil/Structural Engineer (Wind and Solar)

Location US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Katy | US-CA-Oakland | US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Seattle | US-MA-Medford
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This position could be based in any of our following offices: Oakland, CA; San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Katy, TX; Medford, MA

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL – Energy is seeking a Senior Civil/Structural Engineer. As part of the global Civil Engineering team, the Civil/Structural Engineer will be engaged in design review, construction observation, and analysis of structural failures of wind and solar energy systems. This position could be based in any of the following offices Oakland, CA; San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Katy, TX; Medford, MA.

At DNV GL, we here for more than just the engineering. What makes us different?

  • Foundation values and funding, in the private sector. With no shareholders to pay out annually, our profits are recycled into employee profit sharing and innovation. A portion of our revenue every year are invested in research and development that are accessible to our staff to fund their cutting-edge ideas.
  • Technical rigor and independence. Our customers and the industry at large rely on DNV GL’s impartial insights to navigate current and future technology. At DNV GL, our quality is never compromised by profits or commercial pressures.
  • Flexibility and autonomy. Our team consistently identifies technical autonomy and personal work hour flexibility as key drivers that keep our retention rates and employee satisfaction high. As our team grows, so do the opportunities to support each other’s work and family life.
  • Progressive values. Our leadership proactively drives our family- and community-centric culture. Among other annual benefits, every employee is encouraged to utilize a paid volunteer day every year, improving and supporting our communities.
Tasks May Include 
  • Review of design drawings and calculations for wind and solar energy foundations structural support systems to support project financing (independent engineering) or project development (owner’s engineering)
  • Communicating complex structural engineering concepts and design review findings to financial lenders and other non-technical stakeholders, as responsible engineer in charge in support of due diligence design reviews
  • Evaluation of pre-market design concepts for wind and solar energy structural support systems
  • Growing existing and developing new civil engineering services for the renewable energy industry
  • Evaluation and root cause analyses of wind and solar energy system structural failures
  • Observation and documentation of wind and solar energy construction

Position Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering required
  • At least 6 years of structural engineering design experience of foundations and structural support systems required
  • Proficiency in analysis for fatigue in reinforced concrete (Eurocode, CEB FIP MC 2010, DNV OS C502) required
  • P.E. or P.Eng. license required
  • Proficiency in IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI, NBCC, EuroCode and/or other common structural design codes preferred
  • Proficiency in SAP, STAAD, and/or other common structural analysis programs required
  • Proficiency in Python and/or MATLAB coding for structural engineering applications required
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time both domestic and international
    • Willingness and ability to use common construction personal protective equipment, walk over uneven terrain, and climb ladders during site visits
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening
Opportunities Beyond Business
Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.
DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:
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Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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