Civil Project Execution Engineer
Houston, TX 
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Job Description

Civil Project Engineer within Execution Engineering team supports Civil Engineering Project Manager(s) in managing engineering service agreements, engineering documentation, change orders, invoices, schedules, project design, and other work as necessary to support execution of wind, solar, and energy storage facilities. Manage deliverables for project(s) and upload to applicable systems as necessary to support design, ESA RFPs, BoP and/or EPC RFPs, construction, and turn over / support to Operations. Assist Civil Engineering Project Manager(s) to oversee, guide, and manage the work of third-party consultants. Promote environmental stewardship and a health and safety-focused culture within the Engineering group. Additional responsibilities include providing support to operating facilities as needed.

Main accountabilities:

  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work related to civil design including wind turbine micro-siting, solar project siting, access road locations, transportation planning, and electrical design related to routing
  • Assist Civil Engineering Project Manager(s) to manage civil engineering agreements including aerial survey, ALTA survey, geotechnical investigation, foundation design, public and private road design, road evaluation studies, hydrology & hydraulic studies, permitting support, Independent Engineering, and Operations & Maintenance building
  • Assist Civil Engineering Project Manager(s) to ensure timely and accurate production of quality civil engineering plans, studies, and specifications while maintaining compliance with department, project, company, and industry requirements and standards
  • Interpret, review and occasionally prepare plans, calculations, specifications, drawings, and documents related to engineering and construction pertaining to civil infrastructure of the project
  • Validate Bill of Quantities for a project deliverable
  • Conduct and Support value-engineering studies of alternative design approaches and maintain documentation
  • Lead or participate in project meetings and conference calls related to project engineering and construction
  • Attend monthly project construction meetings to maintain current knowledge of project status and to provide support to achieve on-time project completion
  • Monitor responses to Requests for Information and Submittals on projects under engineering and construction to ensure timely response
  • Ensure that final construction documentation (i.e., "As-Builts") accurately reflects the installed facility and is complete for all project work
  • Manage updates to engineering scope of works, exhibits, design guides, specification, schedule, budget, lessons learned, and other templates
  • Serve as an interface between the Engineering group and internal clients including Transmission Interconnection, Development, Construction, Operations, Environmental, Estimating, Energy Assessment, Health & Safety, Procurement, Legal, and Central Technical Direction, to facilitate interdepartmental relations
  • Upload design and other documents to applicable system to support engineering design, BoP / EPC RFPs, Construction, and turn over to Operations
  • Suppport tracking of contiuous effort, preliminary engineering, engineering design schedule, invoices, engineering services RFP, and BoP / EPC RFP
  • Manage Independent Engineering deliverables to support tax equity funding
  • Assist with investigations of civil-related issues at operational projects including root cause analysis as needed
  • Collaborate with Operations and Asset Management to ensure that designs capture operational experience and needs
  • Support engineering team in tracking previous agreements and as-built files
  • Prepare various reports for management on regular interval
  • Create and maintain databases as necessary to streamline internal processes
  • Maintain and foster contacts with consulting engineers
  • Occasionally participate in meetings with local permitting agency and guide a discussion on project behalf
  • Occasionally assist Development Engineering to ensure that the civil portion of the estimated Balance of Plant cost (CAPEX) is optimized
  • Occasionally provides the preliminary internal engineering needed to support the Development Engineering
  • Additional duties as required

Direct reports: None

Expenses: Project Civil Engineering CAPEX budget

Travel: Willingness and ability to travel as needed (up to 60% travel anticipated, with prior approval)

Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) is required
  • 3 - 5 years of design and engineering experience is required
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure is preferred, in any state
  • Renewable Energy experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards and codes including Uniform Building Code (UBC), International Building Code (IBC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), etc.
  • Knowledge of land surveying methods and practices, aerial photography and mapping (including UTM and NAD coordinate systems), and geospatial references
  • Knowledge of all applicable aspects of the civil engineering discipline
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, and other discipline-relevant software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera preferred
  • Familiarity with ProjectWise document controls systems/processes a plus
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred

Behavioral requirements:

  • Strong technical, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong level of initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational commitment and high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support on multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to plan, schedule, track, and monitor project progress and budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching while on project sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
  • Walking: Ability to walk several miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on project sites

Bachelors of Civil Engineering (required)

3 - 5 years: 3 - 5 years of design and engineering experience is required (required)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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