Civil Engineer I

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Borrego Solar
San Diego, CA, United States

Phone: 9785132638
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Civil Engineer I


Latham, NY 



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Job Description:

Borrego is seeking a Civil Engineer I to join our growing team in Latham, NY. We offer a hybrid work environment, allowing you to work remotely 2-3 days a week and from the office 2-3 days a week. The Civil Engineer will work with a team of Professional Civil Engineers, design engineers, project managers, and engineering consultants to review and design prospective commercial and utility solar PV projects, ranging in size from 1MW to 20MW. 

About the Role

Primary duties include the creation of plan sets, applications, and due diligence associated with the permitting and entitlement of ground mounted solar systems. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Balance due diligence efforts with project risks for continued development of solar projects for Borrego
  • Prepare Site Use Permit (Site Plan Review, Special Permit/Variance/Notices of Intent) for submission to local boards in multiple states
  • Prepare SWPPP documentation (plans and narrative), submit eNOI’s and be responsible for civil site SWPPP inspections
  • Analyze and prepare Storm Water Management Reports in support of solar projects using Hydro cad
  • Work with the Resources Group assisting in the development of standard details, notes, and specifications, and review design drawings prepared by in-house designers
  • Coordinate the proposal and work of our survey partners
  • Coordinate wetlands, cultural and historical specialists, arborists etc.
  • Manage the planning board and zoning board process for multiple projects in multiple states
  • Attend meetings with local planning/zoning boards, as well as meetings with state agencies and other entities
  • Present to Borrego’s executive and investment groups regarding pipeline projects and status
  • Implement Quality Control for the civil component of our projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Desired Skills and Experience:

While no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes. If you’re unsure of whether you meet enough of the qualifications below but believe that your experience and skill set is a good match for this position, we invite you to apply!

  • A.A.S or B.S. Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering program or equivalent
  • 1 to 2 years full-time experience in the drafting and preparation of development and permitting documents and plans, including some experience with relevant codes and the entitlement process
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with project managers, clients, consulting engineers, design, and technical personnel as well as manufacturing partners
  • Must be open minded, creative, and possess the ability to modify and expand theories to find creative solutions within the confines of the code
  • Must be confident; must possess the ability to substantiate code interpretations and mathematically prove design concepts
  • The successful candidate must be a high energy, resourceful and organized engineering professional. The ability to manage multiple projects is a must
  • Solid written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Ability to effectively communicate design concepts and participate in meetings between clients, project engineers, code officials and third-party consultants
  • Computer proficiency – AutoCAD Civil 3D, Hydro cad, MS Office a must. Salesforce experience a plus
  • Experience with cost estimation of designs Experience developing projects at the local, State and Federal level
  • Excitement about growing along with a fast-paced, dynamic company; comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to build, experiment, and iterate when the path forward is undefined
  • A passion for renewable energy, addressing the climate crisis, and accelerating the clean energy transformation