Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Broomfield


Design Phase Engineer

Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future.

RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance, and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.


Coordinate engineering effort with the RES Americas region engineering team and/or third-party engineering that provides designs of utility-scale wind/solar power plants

Specific duties

Bidding and Proposal

During the bidding and proposal phase of the project, the Design Phase Manager (DPM) will assist the project management team (PM) by:

- Coordinate and/or perform preliminary design activities for early-stage development projects (engineering and CAD)
- Determine schedule to support deliverables schedule (ex; roads need to be done well before the deadline to support electrical layout)
- Determine estimating group’s needs for engineering support (ex; indicative estimate, full quantities)
- Determine resources needed based on needed engineering support with Engineering Discipline Manager(s) and/or third-party engineering
- Create and distribute Engineering Services Scope of Work for third-party engineering proposals
- Perform review of designs provided by Owner/Internal/Third-Party
- Develop/manage engineering cost database
- Perform review of RFP documents, and contract exhibits
- Perform review and create bid tab for third-party engineering services proposals
- Identify deviations from Industry/RES design/construction standards and its cost impact during pricing
- Seek opportunities for value engineering and efficiencies in design
- Identify and quantify potential risks, contract clarifications, and exclusions
- Facilitate handovers to project teams when projects are won or transition to late-stage development design engineering/construction phase Project Setup

DPM will work with the PM and Engineering Department Managers:

- Identify the Technical Engineering Leads (TL) for the project
- Coordinate and host engineering kick-off meetings
- Assist PM with the decision for procurement of engineering services
- Negotiate with sub-consultants on service agreements
- Assist PM to establish Job codes / Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Project creation wizard (create the folder structure and work order) for design/construction phase
- Assist construction project coordinator to set-up document control system
- Host/lead design kickoff with client
- Ensure team reads and understands client requirements along with project scope, schedule, and budget
- Develop task-level schedule Engineering Project Tracker (EPT) and track progress during pre-construction and detailed design engineering phase, following the EPT work instruction
- Distribute team accountabilities with the communication plan Detailed Engineering

During the detailed engineering phase, DPM with work with TLs:

- Create design submittals (for RES internal engineering scope)
- Distribute design documentation to Owner and other engineering disciplines, following the RES standard document control processes
- Coordinate technical design reviews culminated with consolidated review comments, responses, and resolution
- Host/lead constructability review with PM, TLs, construction team, and construction sub-consultants
- Coordinate review of construction procedures and major material cut sheets or vendor drawings
- Track design schedule using the EPT for weekly distribution to the PM, following the EPT work instruction
- Upkeep design change log for periodic distribution to the PM Project Management Support

DPM will assist, to the extent the PM requires, in:

- Review/approval of invoicing from and payment to engineering sub-consultants
- Management and recommendation to PM on change requests from engineering sub-consultants
- Track and report progress and schedule of engineering design via the EPT, following the EPT work instruction
- Upkeep design change log for periodic distribution to the PM Construction Support

Once the on-site construction activities have begun and the Construction Project Engineering (CPE) has been established, the DPM will:

- Meet with the CPE and construction management team to review engineering design and construction documents
- Schedule or support organizing initial site visits for TLs during the start of construction activities
- Transition responsibilities for engineering subconsultant coordination to CPE over a period of 45 days (beginning at initial mobilization for each engineering discipline)
- During this transition period, DPM will assist the CPE with coordination of product and shop drawings submittals to the TLs and engineering subconsultants for approval and client acceptance
- Provide technical resources to the CPE, as needed, during the construction phase of the project that is not specifically the responsibility of the engineering subconsultants Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Expert level of knowledge in:

- Wind/Solar Power Plant Design
- Wind/Solar Power Plant Performance Analysis
- Advanced level of knowledge in:
- Communication, internally and externally
- General Civil, Structural, Electrical, SCADA, and Mechanical Design
- General Design for Constructability
- Familiarity with Industry Standards
- Personnel Management
- Client Management
- Organization
- Microsoft Excel (Advanced) Intermediate level of knowledge in:

- Project Scheduling Tools
- Detailed Design Software:
- Fundamental understanding of AutoCAD
- MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.) Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Master’s degree preferred)
- 10+ years of cumulative engineering experience with relevant wind/solar experience
- Must have a valid current driver's license, eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage.
- Must be able to obtain a valid current passport to travel outside the U.S. Physical requirements and environment

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites. Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.

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