Our client is a global Fortune 500, multi-national solar technology manufacturer, who is beginning a new Solar EPC Division to handle the vast amount of construction work that they have in their pipeline. Their mission is to be a world class designer and installer of large-scale PV and ESS systems throughout the US. They are currently seeking a talented Sr. Civil Engineer, to join their team as one of the earliest hires of this division that is projected to grow 10x over the next 5 years.

The Sr. Civil Engineer will lead site development engineering and due diligence for PV and BESS power plants. The Sr. Civil Engineer will work with internal design team and external consultants to navigate projects from site plan approval through final project closeout.

This position reports to the Sr. Engineering Manager. The office is in Midtown and the role will be a hybrid position with 60% of time in the office.


  • Lead initial due diligence efforts for early-stage development engineering
  • Review approved civil site plans and SWPPP documents for previously developed projects to identify potential challenges for constructability
  • Manage external consultants and engineers as required to produce permitting and construction level plans
  • Review all owner furnished information for consistency and completeness. Ensure all approved site plan documentation complies with local, state, and national codes and regulations.
  • Develop detailed scope of work and specification documents for all civil and structural aspects of ground mounted and carport systems
  • Value engineer previously developed site to optimize grading, constructability, and system performance
  • Perform cost estimation for civil construction and develop civil cost calculator
  • Perform site visits and inspections to verify existing conditions and compliance with engineered plans


  • Civil Engineering degree
  • 5 years of experience in civil site design or related field
  • Strong knowledge of civil and storm water design as it pertains to ground mounted solar systems
  • Experience with wetlands delineation, construction setback requirements, and variances for construction in wetlands
  • Strong understanding of civil construction best practices and methodology
  • Experience with hydrology and storm drainage modeling programs
  • Experience with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Organized, detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Experience estimating civil construction costs and familiarity with reviewing and leveling quotes from subcontractors
  • Excellent ability to communicate among construction, technical and non-technical personnel, both internally and outside the company
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment.


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • PE License
  • Experience with managing large site development projects
  • Experience reviewing construction contracts and terms and conditions

If you are interested in learning more, please send your resume to Ben@ZSGtalent.com

New York
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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