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Renewable Energy Project Engineer

Company: Metro Consulting Associates, LLC
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description
The Renewables Project Engineer is responsible for performing civil engineering design and/or CAD tasks on various projects as directed. Work will include the design and applicable permitting of site layouts, grading plans, utility systems, stormwater management, soil erosion and sedimentation control plans, and street improvements on a variety of project types including wind, solar, battery storage, micro-grid, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for private and public clients. Clients may include developers, contractors, utility companies, institutions, municipalities, and commercial & industrial firms. Work may also include grant and loan applications, rate studies, construction administration, traffic control, local, state, and federal compliance issues, reporting, and public relations/communication.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead mid to large-sized projects ensuring deadlines, technical aspects, and quality expectations of design intent is met
  • Produce drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D / drafting equipment and software, and/or modify drawings as necessary
  • Prepare reports using Microsoft Office or other similar software
  • Correspond with private and public agencies
  • Prepare permit applications to federal, state, and local agencies
  • Prepare capital improvement plans
  • Prepare quantities for construction estimates, project specifications and standard details
  • Prepare bid documents for private, public, and other governmental agency projects
  • Communicate with contractors and subcontractors on private and public projects
  • Prepare project specifications and standard details
  • Perform field inspections of existing pavement, utilities, and other infrastructure as necessary
  • Coordinate application approval process; follow up on requests for additional/missing information
  • Plot, organize and assemble project-related documents, permit applications, and cut sheets
  • Exercise judgment with adaptations of engineering alternatives while adhering to Company standards and methodologies
  • Perform QA/QC review on construction drawings, technical reports, and other project related documents
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • Achieve performance objectives and financial metrics (see Key Performance Indicator document)
  • Work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Lead small project teams and mentor junior staff
  • Work collaboratively in diverse teams of CAD technicians, ecologists, GIS analysts, surveyors, & non-technical personnel
  • Excellent written, presentation, interpersonal communication, and concentration skills
  • Work independently on private and/or public projects
  • All other duties as assigned
    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or related field and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
    • PE license required
    • Minimum six (6) years applicable experience
    • High proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office or similar software
    • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time in both urban and remote areas (-10% travel anticipated in the near term)
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to travel to client and project sites
    • Strong problem solving/analytical skills Desired Candidate Attributes
      • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
      • Ability to work independently on private and/or public projects
      • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
      • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
      • Desire to provide siting and civil design for renewables, distributed energy resources, and electrified transportation hubs
        Work Environment and Physical Demands
        • Office and field setting
        • Hybrid work schedule
        • Regularly required to sit or walk for long periods of time
        • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 20 pounds
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

Keywords: Metro Consulting Associates, LLC, Detroit , Renewable Energy Project Engineer, Engineering , Plymouth, Michigan

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