Renewable Civil/Structural Engineer III/IV

KiloNewton LLC Published: January 11, 2021
Albuquerque, NM
Job Type
Energy / Engineering /

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KiloNewton LLC was formed in 2017 in Albuquerque, NM, by John Williamson to provide professional technical services for the renewables and manufacturing industries. 

  • KiloNewton is a dynamic technical consulting and software development company, focusing on engineering, renewable energy, manufacturing, and strategic business/technology decision management. 
  • An example of our work is how, commissioned by Agenda, LLC and RePower New Mexico, KiloNewton conducted a comparison of wind and solar energy costs to enable companies to make more informed location decisions based on renewable energy needs.

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates to fill the position of Renewable Cvil/Structural Engineer III/IVIf you are a self-motivated, crazy smart professional who is looking for a company that will allow you to be your best, while making the world a cleaner, better, happier place, then KiloNewton is for you! We are a small, growing firm, and so we are looking for someone to wear many hats.

KiloNewton is searching for an ambitious individual who is an experienced civil or structural engineering leader that enjoys working outside their comfort zone. The ideal candidate will leverage their professional skills, in analysis, design and leadership to prepare calculations, drawings, reports, etc. for project deliverables on renewable energy civil site layout and design, surveystructural analysis, and other projects.

The candidate will be skilled in using computer analysis and drafting software, including AutoCAD and AutoDesk analysis packages, ArcGIS software, Flo3D and/or other G&D/hydrology software. The ideal candidate will also have experience with steel driven foundation design, interpreting geotechnical reports, and hold a current valid PE license for stamping submittals. Designs/models must be created and analyzed with accurate detail that incorporates permitting ordinances, design inputs, sketches, field/customer notes, and must be able to comprehend, interpret, and render verbal inputs from the engineering supervisor and others as required.

We seek someone who has a passion for what they do and being part of something special. Our ideal candidate will be innovative and flexible, yet extremely process oriented. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to hard work, driven by excellence, and motivated to win!

Our Company Culture is:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

COVID-19 considerations:

  • We are adhering to the governors recommendations and are working remotely for the time being whenever possible. We are planning to return to the office as soon as it is safe.


Renewable Civil/Structural Engineer III/IV Job Description: 

  • Assess project and its requirements
  • Assess the impact and feasibility of site due diligence, preliminary layout and up to the final engineering design
  • Working with other technical staff to create, test, validate, and use innovative new automated processes for engineering design and analysis
  • Prepare drawings and schematic designs based on project requirements
  • Study and assess drawings, plans, specifications and other documents relating to construction projects
  • Create, review, and approve civil and structural plans, calculations, and permitting documents for submittals to customers, AHJs, and site owners
  • Experience with creation and review of typical civil submittals, such as SWPPP, and other state/federal permitting requirements
  • Determine budget, project schedules and scope of work and deploy appropriate staff
  • Preparing bids for prospective clients
  • Supervising project teams, including the direction, lead and support other engineering and skilled personnel in managing and executing multiple tasks and projects
  • Lead and direct onsite and offsite teams as necessary
  • Collaborate, manage, and interact with construction teams, surveyors, architects and outside project developers and consultants
  • Manage deliverables on time and within the budget
  • Initiate and ensure standard civil engineering discipline in drawings and plans including surveying, grading, geotechnical, wind, seismic, snow and hydrology analyses
  • Working closely on construction plans with clients, architects, and other professionals
  • Developing design ideas using CAD, FEA, and GIS software
  • Using computer simulations to predict how various site designs, and structures will react under different conditions
  • Making sure that projects meet legal guidelines, environmental directives, and health and safety requirements
  • Giving progress reports to clients and senior managers
  • Adhere to the best practices, standards and procedures of the company
  • Other duties as defined


Civil Engineer Skills and Requirements:

  • Expertise in field of study to independently design and analyze civil and/or structural projects
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods related to FEA/CAD
  • Working knowledge of GIS techniques such as map production, editing, and geocoding
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, MS Project
  • Proficiency in other civil/structural programs such as Flo3D, LPILE, and other related programs
  • Knowledge of solar design software and processes a plus
  • Demonstrated customer relationship and people skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communications skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline or related experience
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years experience in solar/renewable energy engineering highly preferred
  • The ideal candidate should have 5-10 years of experience in civil/structural engineering, in a variety of specializations


  • Salary is $70,000.00 - $100,500.00 per year
  • Benefits:
    • Dental insurance
    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume/CV, and a cover letter that outlines your job interest and includes with your contact information.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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