1+ months

Senior Civil Solar Engineer

Orange, CA 92868

Do you want to work with your fellow owners?  Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 6,000 people.  We are EMPLOYEE OWNED - For 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communications installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company.


The Senior Civil Solar Engineer is responsible for managing all aspects of the design as it relates to civil and structural engineering, specifically for renewables projects. This position will interface with the preconstruction/estimating and project execution teams to ensure that the civil designs meet all applicable codes and standards, and client requirements.


  1. Work with preconstruction designer to develop preliminary site layouts
  2. Help define site constraints and define buildable area for solar PV array
  3. Assist Estimating group to help approximate civil quantities for pricing exercises
  4. Solicit requests for proposals to various civil and structural engineering firms for potential projects and pursuits
  5. Develop civil and structural engineering scope of work for pursuits based on EPC contract requirements
  6. Refinement of EPC contracts with clients during pre-construction phase
  7. Interface with appropriate project management and field supervision team to provide civil engineering input and knowledge for possible projects Rosendin is pursuing
  8. Vet out civil engineering subconsultants
  9. Review (QA/QC) civil and structural engineering drawing packages and calculations from contracted firms for solar PV projects
  10. Interface with project management team, field/operations team and other engineering disciplines to ensure all civil and structural aspects of the design are met to Rosendin standards and consider constructability and value engineering
  11. Attend project meetings (on-site as necessary or remotely)
  12. Provide alternative engineering methods related to civil and structural engineering that may offer cost savings to the project
  13. Interface directly with civil and structural engineering subcontractors to ensure the most cost effective and code compliant design is being considered and implemented
  14. Provide civil and structural engineering construction support as the project progresses, including design revisions required from unforeseen conditions, RFI review, coordination with field teams, and reporting to clients and senior management
  15. The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the position’s role within the business unit.


  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree from an accredited university or college in civil engineering, structural engineering, or environmental engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in utility-scale photovoltaic solar (strongly preferred) or large-scale land development
  • Minimum 10 years of general civil or structural engineering experience
  • Track record of successfully leading utility-scale (100 MW+) photovoltaic solar civil and structural designs from early project development through to construction completion
  • Can be a combination of education, training and relevant experience


  • Demonstrate an understanding of PV solar, substation, and battery storage system (BESS) basic functionality with an understanding of civil design requirements and industry/local standards for such components
  • Strong background in applicable structural engineering principles (tracker post foundations, equipment pad foundations, etc.)
  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, Teams etc.)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Familiarity with local permitting requirements and expected timelines (stormwater, land development, etc.) in locations with high concentrations of solar development (CA, AZ, NV, TX, OH, IN, PA, VA, MD, NY, etc.)
  • Experience with PV development software such as SunDAT and PVcase a plus
  • A registration as a US-based Professional Engineer (P.E.) is required for this position
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary
  • Ability to work with other engineering disciplines (electrical, geotechnical, etc.)
  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as required for the position
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, both management and staff alike, vendors, clients, and others


  • 25%-40%%


  • General work environment - sitting for long periods, standing, walking, typing, carrying, pushing, bending. Work is conducted primarily indoors with varying environmental conditions such as fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
  • Noise level is usually low to medium
  • Occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs.


Rosendin is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.




Posted: 2021-11-18 Expires: 2022-02-19

Success is shared.  Since our founding, Rosendin has been driven to positively impact the communities where we live and work. Through a culture motivated by performance, competence and shared ownership, our teams understand their value and execute through responsibility, accountability, and pride. Our success is propelled by a “whatever it takes” mindset, which, in turn, ensures customer success.

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Senior Civil Solar Engineer

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Orange, CA 92868

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