Associate Civil Engineer 1

Employment typeFull-Time

What's your preference?

Apply with job updates
  • Job Description

      Req#: R24360

      Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


      The Associate Civil Engineer is responsible for reviewing photovoltaic solar system designs for structural integrity and code-compliance, and providing structural analysis for a high volume of residential solar projects. Additionally, the Associate Civil Engineer will design and analyze repairs/structural upgrades as needed. This position requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to work across many departments from sales to installation.


      • Review and analyze structural integrity of residential rooftop solar designs.

      • Required to consistently handle high production volumes efficiently while maintaining quality.

      • Research engineering requirements for potential new markets.

      • Provide Structural Engineering support for Site Technicians, Designers, Permit Coordinators, and Installers.

      • Provide onsite field inspections and Structural Observations Reports when requested.

      • Works with PE Team in taking direction and executing on special projects as needed (Engineering SOP, New Product Research, etc.).

      • Additional responsibilities as needed.


      • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Civil/Structural Engineering); equivalent combination of comparable engineering degree plus Experience

      • Minimum 1 year of PV Design and structural review experience considered.

      • Civil/Structural FE/EIT certification preferred.

      • Experience with structural code references IBC, IRC, IEBC, NDS, Etc.

      • AutoCAD and drafting experience.

      • Experience with PV Design preferred.

      • Can quickly learn business and how the Internal PE Team functions

      • Eager to learn and open to change.

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

      • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

      • Professional interaction in team environments.

      • Strong computer skills (Google Suite, Salesforce, etc.)

      • Software programming/coding skills are a huge plus.

      • Knows when to seek oversight.

      • A team mentality is a must!


      Lisa Chillura (

      This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at .

  • About the company

      Sunrun is the leading home solar panel and battery storage company. Go solar for little to $0 down, lock in low energy rates. Get a quote today.