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Civil Engineer

Chicago, IL 60603

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Renewable Energy Job Number: 21745

Job Description

We have an immediate opening for a Civil Engineer with our client in downtown Chicago in the Solar industry. Someone with  cost estimating experience and design experience  specifically  with Solar PV is a  big plus.  This individual will eventually be responsible for  Creation of conceptual design and details of the different projects in the different technologies and modelling of these in simulation tools. Conducting of studies for projects in progress or in bidding phase.  Preparation of bids by valuation and cost analysis will be very important initially so a background  in Cost Estimating will be ideal.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a very stable and growing company that also offers a  very competitive  relocation package for this role.

Job Description
  • Assist in the management of civil and structural engineering contractors assigned to work on the design of renewable energy facilities, including definition of requirements and specifications, review of engineering drawings and RFI management.
  • Optimize design to maximize ROI.
  • Provide engineering consulting support to project managers in the preliminary design and engineering of roads and foundations.
  • Develop and maintain civil specifications and requirements to define Client standards to contractors. Ensure consistency with Client Corporate specifications.
  • Oversee the civil and structural tests performed by Construction Team on site. Support the QA/QC team on site.
  • Using internal estimates, accurately forecast the scope, cost and duration of future projects in early development stages.
  • Support the Construction Team in the review and preparation of RFPs to be submitted to contractors. Review and evaluate estimates.
  • Maintain and calibrate the construction estimating tool. Track the market and follow market trends (commodity and labor pricing) and upload and refine the tool with the information provided by the Construction Team.
  • Follow Company’ s processes and procedures to safely and effectively design and test clients renewable generating facilities for “ Best in Class Performance”.
  • Maintain a current understanding of civil engineering techniques by participating in various training opportunities and reading client and industry documents and publications as well as participating in other professional development activities.
  • Create the weekly and monthly reporting requirements for our internal and external customers, as well as KPI reporting.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies
  • 4 year Civil or Structural Engineering degree required, EIT certification a plus.
  • 5 years of experience in major infrastructure design preferred
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to provide training on complex operations
  • Knowledge of civil and structural theory and concepts
  • Experience in renewable energy construction and design.
  • Experience in heavy bid or similar software
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and AutoCAD.
  • Ability to communicate detailed information accurately to internal / external customers
  • Ability to professionally represent the company when dealing with external organizations
  • Able to work in an indoor or outdoor environment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Valerie Schiavon

Val came to Per Se with a background in sales and customer service, allowing her to build lasting relationships with her candidates and quickly proving she has always been a “people person.” Her warm and outgoing personality provides for the best possible experience for her candidates, ensuring they always feel comfortable in their new roles. She is best known for being a trusted confidant to job seekers and helping them find the right job opportunity they are looking for. 

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