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Civil Engineering Manager
Renewable Energy
Direct Hire

Job Description

Per Sé Group has an immediate need for a Civil Engineering Manager to work on both wind and solar construction projects. The Civil Engineering Manager will oversee, guide, and manage the work of third-party consultants. They will also promote environmental stewardship and a health- and safety-focused culture within the Civil Engineering group in addition to providing support to operating facilities as needed.


Daily Responsibilities

  • Manage, expedite, and support consultants’ document submittals, budgets, and schedules
  • Serve as a liaison between the Engineering group and internal clients including Construction, Operations, Development, Environmental, Estimating, Energy Assessment, Health & Safety, Procurement, Legal, and Central Technical Direction to facilitate interdepartmental relations
  • Assist with the development of new civil engineering guidelines and improve existing guidelines by implementing industry and company best practices consistent with the Central Technical Direction initiative
  • Ensure that the civil portion of the estimated Balance of Plant cost is optimized by providing accurate project layouts and road plans with constructability and operability needs reflected in order to maximize Power Purchase Agreement award potential
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding some civil engineering activities such as surveying, aerial mapping, geotechnical investigations, wind turbine foundation design, solar panel pile / foundation, road design, and O&M facility
  • Prepare civil-related scope documents, exhibits, budgets, specifications, schedules, and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Participate in engineering, design, and construction review processes
  • Review civil discipline calculations and equations pertaining to foundations, roads, and geotechnical studies and surveys
  • Direct work performed by civil engineering consultants including aerial mapping, surveying, geotechnical investigation, foundation design, and public and private road design, and O&M facility
  • Ensure that health and safety needs are incorporated into all designs
  • Provide overall site assessments including existing road evaluation, identification of potential wetlands, and proposed collection system layouts
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work related to civil design including wind turbine micro-siting, solar project siting, and access road locations
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work performed by Electrical Engineering Managers related to civil engineering design including high-voltage substation locations, generator lead lines, and medium-voltage collection systems routing
  • Attend monthly project construction meetings to maintain current knowledge of project status and to provide support and direction to achieve on-time project completion
  • Lead or assist with investigations of civil-related issues at operational wind and solar farms including root cause analysis

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5 – 10 years of design and engineering experience
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure
  • Comprehensive 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), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of land surveying methods and practices, aerial photography and mapping (including UTM and NAD coordinate systems), and geospatial references
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, and other discipline-relevant software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera preferred