Field Civil Engineer

Westwood Professional Services
Westminster, CO
Added: January 18, 2024

Field Civil Engineer - Denver, CO

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Field Civil Engineer to support our renewable energy field services team. As a Field Civil Engineer, the individual will support the construction of solar, wind projects, and transmission line projects during the design phase and potentially during construction. This individual will assist project managers by supporting proposal preparation, data collection in the field, and reporting. The Field Civil Engineer will assist a variety of projects from supporting construction projects, collecting pile load testing data, documenting locations of utilities, reviewing as-built roads for conformance with the specifications, and reporting on data collected in the field.

Westwood’s Field Civil Engineer role is a fast paced, dynamic, and rewarding role that offers Engineers in Training (EITs) the opportunity to experience engineering and construction in action. Individuals that excel in this role are passionate about their work, enjoy complex problem solving, and enjoy interacting and learning from others. Working under the direction of Westwood’s professional engineering staff and field services management you will gain valuable engineering experience that counts towards their professional engineering (PE) licensure. In addition, the position offers an opportunity for higher compensation and increased access to travel when compared to Westwood’s office-based engineering roles.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Anticipated travel 50-75% for the first year of employment
  • Complete field work associated with tasks identified in the job summary
  • Observe and report on environmental issues on construction projects, work with project managers to identify solutions.
  • Support report preparation of data collected in the field.
  • Collaborate with engineering and construction personnel to develop and implement innovative and effective solutions
  • Communicate directly with clients, engineers, contractors, and third parties involved in Westwood’s projects
  • Work closely with construction teams to ensure that work has been completed or is completed in accordance with engineering details, specifications, and permits
  • Review construction documents and conditions in the field for conformance with engineering specifications and discuss discrepancies with the project team
  • Utilize iPads to collect data via a cloud-based data collection platform
  • Support data processing and reporting associated with project field work
  • Operate unmanned aerial systems (drones) to obtain aerial imagery and project data
  • Operate utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) in a safe manner while performing field work
  • Utilize advanced GPS equipment to locate and map objects and utilities in the field
  • Perform periodic inspection of equipment and components and review contractor or manufacture inspection
  • Documentation
  • Potential to pivot to an office based civil design role following the completion of construction projects

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering , Environmental Engineering, or Construction Management
  • Strong background in leading and promoting safe work environments
  • 2 –4 years of e xperience with wind and solar construction and/or engineering is preferred, but not required .
  • Valid driver’s license with a favorable driving record
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong aptitude in the use of technology
  • Positive and professional attitude with the ability to solve complex challenges as they arise
  • An interest and/or passion for energy related infrastructure, wind and solar generation
  • Willingness to work onsite in variable weather conditions for extended durations. Projects may be anywhere within the US and onsite durations extend through the entirety of the project . Food and lodging allowances to be provided. For extended duration projects, travel home to be provided in accordance with company policies.

Compensation Range Minimum

USD $28.00/Hr.

Compensation Range Maximum

USD $30.00/Hr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multi-discipline professional engineering firm that serves wind, solar, battery storage, EV, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from over 25 offices across the U.S.

In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.