Civil Designer II

Requisition ID:  2824

Chicago, IL, US, 60654-4916

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


As a Civil Designer for ENGIE North America (ENA), you will work within the Distributed Solar and Storage Engineering & Delivery team and be responsible for designing and finalizing design layouts and production modeling of ground mount solar PV installations throughout the USA. You will collaborate with various departments on requests to develop, design, and optimize the projects.


This position can sit in Houston, TX or Chicago, IL. This position is open to a hybrid scheduled of both in-office and work-from-home days. 


What you’ll do:

  • Originate and review ground mount and carport PV layouts
  • Maintain drafting processes and support continuous improvement of drawing standards across Engineering team
  • Support development and origination team in RFP engineering work
  • Perform site assessment and land surveying for design development; including the use of drones for data capture
  • Apply building and fire codes to designs in a wide range of jurisdictions
  • Draft project layouts and details for assigned projects as directed by team leader
  • Must be comfortable reading and interpreting technical documentation
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and feasibility of designs and work with team to resolve conflicts


What you bring:

  • Associates Degree in technical/science field or
  • A minimum two (2) years of experience in solar PV industry
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using AutoCad
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or willingness to learn
  • Contributes to companywide strategy
  • Communicates effectively (written and verbal)
  • Capable of working on multiple projects while requiring limited supervision
  • Ability to acquire FAA drone pilot license and establish proficiency in the company drone program
  • Takes ownership of projects
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Travel required (up to 20%)
  • Preferred if you have:
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Experience with GIS
  • Ability to understand basic civil engineering concepts of grading and environmental layouts


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements and handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use company issued computer and travel to conduct site visits
  • Capable of using proper lifting procedures or equipment usage needed when involved in lifting up to 50 lbs



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer.  We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $44,455-$114,010 USD annually
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. 


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Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  High School Diploma/GED/A Levels