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Engineer, Civil

Engineer, Civil

Job Description

The Civil Engineer will report to the Professional Engineering Manager.  The Civil Engineer is responsible for preparing code-compliant structural calculations, specifications, and details to support the design and permitting of solar photovoltaic systems for SolarCity’s residential design team. Projects include qualifying buildings for roof-top PV systems and designing foundations for ground-mount systems. The position relies heavily on experience with residential roof framing systems, including structural engineering concepts and calculations as well as field experience. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented yet able to manage a large volume of work while meeting deadlines. Excellent communication is essential.


• Prepare wind and seismic calculations, and certify mounting hardware
• Prepare calculations to qualify existing or new buildings for roof-top PV systems, and design and specify upgrades when necessary
• Use AutoCAD 2D software and custom software tools to prepare structural details and specifications for residential framing upgrades and ground-mount foundations
• Direct and review the work of EITs, and sign and seal their finished work
• Work cross functionally with other teams within and outside the engineering department to ensure clients’ needs and internal deadlines are met
• Perform additional duties as assigned and/or directed


Job Requirements

• Appropriate licensure related to your region required as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering
• NCEES record
• Three (3) to five (5) years of experience with residential structural engineering; preferably in a small to mid-size firm
• Field experience with structural observation / special inspections
• At least one (1) year of AutoCAD experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Excellent customer service skills required
• Proficiency with wood, concrete, and steel, and associated material standards
• BS in civil engineering or architectural engineering, or other related discipline from a top-tier college or university
• Experience with light commercial structural engineering+
• Experience with trusses preferred+
• NCEES record preferred+


Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

• Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized
• Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power
• Full benefits package  including health, vision, dental insurance
• Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
• 401(k) savings plan
• Employee referral program
• Eligibility to receive equity in the company
• Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Solar City

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Sales, Engineering, Construction
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Sales - Marketing, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-3834
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Engineer, Civil

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