Civil Engineer
SolarCity - Westchester, NY

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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.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Excellent customer service skills required
• 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
• Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power and energy efficiency
• Great people committed to making the world a better place
• Full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance
• 401k plan and stock options
• Career path opportunities for top performers
DSA experience – Division of State Architect (used for Schools)
SolarCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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