Civil Engineer (site design – Solar/Wind) USA

US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-WA-Seattle | US-TX-Katy
Requisition ID
2017-9831
Business Area
Energy
Category/Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

Brief Team and Position Summary:

The candidate will be responsible for a wide range of solar layout design and optimization civil engineering duties in support of the DNV GL Civil Engineering Team, Project Development, Owners Engineering Independent Engineering and Due Diligence Group, and other areas as the need may arise, including independent engineering reports and due diligence assessments of utility scale wind and solar power generation projects. DNV GL’s clients are often financial companies relying upon the report as part of their investment decision making process, project owners and contractors as an initial assessment as well as evaluation of life cycle constraints, as well as forensic evaluation and root cause analyses of civil engineering infrastructure failures.

 

Tasks May Include: (Essential roles, responsibilities and activities a candidate may expect)

  • Conduct conceptual and detailed design studies for site layout, including access roads, PV module layout, turbine layout, and project civil infrastructure;
  • Evaluate site access and transportation capabilities for renewable energy projects for locations worldwide;
  • Design and review drainage plans for solar and wind energy facilities;
  • Conduct preliminary studies and constraints studies for civil engineering aspects of solar and wind energy projects;
  • Conduct detailed technical review and independent assessment of civil construction documentation including:
    • Plans and specifications;
    • Design calculations and studies;
    • Construction submittals;
    • Test documentation;
    • Construction QA/QC documentation;
  • Develop conceptual designs and technical specifications, manage and review tenders, and support contract negotiations on behalf of clients;
  • Conduct construction monitoring inspections of projects to verify compliance with:
    • Construction plans and specifications;
    • Applicable code requirements and standards and good construction practice;
  • Support Construction Management activities through monitoring/management of costs, progress, contract interface, and quality programs, and facilitation of construction problem resolution;
  • Conduct detailed technical review and independent assessment of civil construction documentation including:
    • Plans and specifications;
    • Design calculations and studies;
    • Construction submittals;
    • Test documentation;
    • Construction job books and QA/QC documentation;
  • Conduct construction monitoring inspections of projects to verify compliance with:
    • Construction plans and specifications;
    • Applicable code requirements and standards and good construction practice;
  • Provide regulatory and permitting consulting to clients;
  • Write detailed reports of reviews and inspections;

Position Qualifications

Requirements:  (Mandatory qualifications for this position)

  • Education – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Years of related experience: 3 to 7 years
  • Professional Licensing: EIT and ability to obtain professional license within 2 years
  • Technical competencies: Fluent in AutoCad and Civil 3D, Calculation tools such as MathCad and Excel
  • Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behavior-based safety mentality
  • Able to work independently, and make independent decisions when called for.
  • Able to work with a geographically diverse team, within North America and internationally.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule and be able to keep in contact with international offices.
  • Up to 25 percent domestic travel (US and Canada), and must also be able to travel internationally.
  • Must be able to use common construction personal protective equipment, walk over uneven terrain, climb ladders.
  • Suitable MVR
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

 

Preferred Skills (Not Required):

  • Sc. in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer Registration (P.E. or P.Eng. in one or more jurisdictions)
  • Detailed understanding of typical construction methods for Wind and Solar Energy.
  • Prior experience in utility scale and rooftop solar site design
  • Experience with common solar analysis tools (PVSYST, Helioscope, etc.)
  • Second Language

 

Opportunities Beyond Business

 

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. 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward 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.   

 

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

 

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers 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.

 

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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