Civil Engineer - Land Development (Renewable Energy)

Job Locations US-MI-Southfield
Job ID 2021-1469
# of Openings
Engineering - Civil

Position Snap Shot

Solar has become one of the fastest growing renewable power sources over the last five years. With the costs of solar projects falling due to technology improvements, solar developers need nimble, responsive, and experienced consultants and engineers to support them in a cost-effective manner. Atwell has built a team of experienced planners, ecologists, permitting specialists, land development, power engineering, and construction professionals who combine the agility and responsiveness necessary to meet aggressive deadlines with a dedication to risk management, public safety and quality results.

Our clients range from independent power producers, engineer, procure, construct (EPC) contractors, investor-owned utilities, local rural cooperatives to distributed generation clients. No matter the size or focus, their goal is the same: to develop responsible projects cost effectively while considering potential impacts to the environment. Our team combines land services, permitting services, engineering and full service consulting and construction management resources to deliver results for your critical initiatives.


- Perform engineering duties associated with the development of Renewable Energy Projects inclding solar, wind, and battery storage.
- Develop permit-level site plans, stormwater management plans, provide hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), and stormwater drainage reports
- Prepare proposals and estimates for various projects
- Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
- Assist with project management including budgets, schedules, and client relations
- Interface with local planning boards and state agencies in many states. 
- Serve as Engineer of Record for projects with solar, wind and battery storage scope of work.  

Day to Day

- Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred
- 5 or more years of civil engineering experience (preferably in Renewable with Land Development focus)
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience in site development, grading, stormwater design, erosion & sediment control
- Experience in Civil 3D 
- Experience in AutoCAD Storm and Sanitary Analysis and/or HydroCAD is plus


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