Civil Engineer
SolarCity 316 reviews - San Mateo, CA

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Job Description:

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 licensure 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.

Desirable but not necessary:
•Experience with light commercial structural engineering.
•Experience with trusses preferred.
•NCEES record preferred.

SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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316 reviews
SolarCity sells, installs, finances, and monitors turnkey solar energy systems that convert sunlight into electricity. Its systems, either...