Civil Engineer
SolarCity - Marlborough, MA

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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.

  • Appropriate liscensure 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required