Groundskeeper - River Ferry

Requisition ID:  13728

West Union, US, 62477

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


To work within the ENGIE US Operations Solar team as a Solar Groundskeeper means to protect and cultivate the site’s vegetation management processes. This position provides a key component in the maintenance and care of grounds, roads, land and foliage on large a utility scale solar sites with the highest regard for health, safety and environment compliance.


The River FerrySolar Project is located in West Union, IL.  A successful candidate must be willing to reside within an hour of the site.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed


What you’ll do:

  • Ensure site safety rules are communicated and adhered to through Site Specific Orientations, JSAs and Tailboard Meetings for all activities
  • Operate tractor and mowing equipment to maintain grounds to keep the vegetation from shading solar panels
  • Utilize hand trimming equipment as necessary to support these activities
  • Safe utilization of chemicals to facilitate weed removal and control
  • Manage contractors to support groundskeeping activities as necessary
  • Operate tractor and grading equipment to provide maintenance on roads and building areas
  • Provide preventative maintenance and small maintenance activities on groundskeeping equipment and vehicles to ensure site equipment is kept at the highest possible standard maximizing availability and reliability.
  • Perform equipment cleaning necessary to maintain in a clean and neat condition
  • Travel to other Engie solar and wind sites to perform groundskeeping tasks.  Utilize truck and trailer to transport this equipment to other sites. 
  • Become a point of contact for all landowners
  • Use computerized Work Order, Purchase Requisition and Receiving software
  • Work to support solar technicians as necessary
  • Required to be on call as deemed necessary by Supervisor
  • Carries out other duties as assigned


What you bring:

  • Minimum completion of High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in using tractors and mowing or related farming equipment
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintain various groundskeeping equipment including;  tractor, mower, box blades, grapples, weed removal equipment, sprayers
  • Capacity to attend training to support solar and wind operational activities
  • Must be able to personally respond to plant emergencies
  • The ability to travel to support other Engie renewable generation facilities; overnight stays if necessary
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements with the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally in English.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing, sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks, stacks and the like as required); stooping; squatting; crouching; crawling; kneeling; reaching; grasping; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50lbs); feeling; talking and hearing.
  • Capable of performing repetitive motions as required.
  • Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals.
  • Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to - fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses, arc-flash clothing, etc.
  • Must be able to operate a computer terminal (or have the capability of learning), calculator, etc. to enter work orders, document work histories and equipment maintenance
  • Able and willing to perform first aid and CPR


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be available to travel up to 15% of the time and with the need for some overnight trips
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record (will they drive a company or personal car)
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The position consists of 20% work indoors and 80% work outdoors, outdoor work may expose the employee to weather conditions
  • Could involve some lifting / up to 50 lbs
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and 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.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and 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: $42,845 – $68,685 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.  

Your talent acquisition partner can share more specific information regarding the salary for the position based on the work location. 


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Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
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

Nearest Major Market: Decatur