Civil Installations Engineer

at Bloom Energy
Location Newark, Delaware
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Bloom Energy, an innovative solid oxide fuel cell company, with the mission to make clean, reliable energy affordable for all, is looking for an Installation Design Civil Engineer to join its world class team. This individual should be a dynamic professional who is looking for a rewarding future in one of today's most exciting technologies.

As the Installation Design Civil Engineer at Bloom Energy, you will lead Civil Engineering designs for Bloom Energy fuel cell installation projects. You will be part of a highly creative and efficient design team tasked with solving problems and challenging the status quo. You will have a direct impact on the design of sites, provide technical design guidance and vendor oversight, solve large-scale implementation issues, and build a strong understanding of Bloom Energy program requirements. The Installation Design Civil Engineer must bring a strong understanding of a broad set of engineering and construction solutions and have the ability to manage the internal design and external customer process. This position will interface with a larger site installation design team: multi-discipline engineers, utility specialists, permitting specialists, project managers, and construction supervisors.

Bloom Energy's fuel cells are industry leading examples of innovation. Bloom Energy continues to grow and is looking for motivated team members that can support our time to power, raise the bar, and have a desire to think outside the box.

Role and Responsibilities:

Prepare a design plan set and specifications, including but not limited to, grading, drainage, and foundations for the installation of Bloom Energy fuel cell systems to be used for application submission for Utility, Building Department/AHJ review and permitting and ultimately Construction.

Work closely with other Mechanical and Electrical engineers within team to optimize designs, develop and maintain design standards and template specifications, and perform engineering design tasks and calculations.

Evaluate existing site conditions based on record drawings, surveys, field notes and photos, and other related information provided by others to incorporate Bloom Energy installation improvements for commercial land development projects and prepare design project schedule, budget, deliverables, etc. as needed.

Think outside the box to find innovative solutions to reduce product and installation costs without negative impacts on quality and reliability.

Manage external partners and consultants through the design and construction process.

Manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously while foreseeing and managing internal Project Manager's expectation regarding project-specific deliverables and schedule variables.

Evaluate civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction documents for quality control and accuracy.

Ensure resulting civil and structural drawings and documents meet all Building and Construction code requirements and conforms to internal specifications required for the implementation of Bloom Energy fuel cell systems.

Understanding of structural calculations and their influence on site designs, as related to equipment foundations, parcel grading, and building interior conduit routing.

Participate in project meetings to provide status updates on design deliverables and present design plan sets to customers, internal cross-functional teams, and others as needed.

Coordinate with drafting team to incorporate civil, mechanical, and structural details into the Construction Documents.

Coordinate with other team members and Project Manager to create detailed Scope of Work documents for construction RFPs, respond to pre-bid RFI's, and value engineer designs for improvements to cost estimates and schedules.

Provide Permitting support during Planning Board Meetings / Public Hearings and assist Project Planner with technical responses to AHJ questions.

Provide Construction Administration support by responding to construction submittals and RFIs.

Travel for site assessments, internal design meetings, and interfacing with authorities having jurisdiction. Anticipated travel is approximately 10%.

Skills Required:

Working with a design team and individually on projects to prepare complex utility site layouts, detailed construction drawings and details, quantity take-offs, and verifying the accuracy of drawings.

Must have experience in development of storm water management, erosion/sediment control, grading, and drainage plans from concept design through permitting & approvals and construction completion.

Knowledge of codes related to construction projects (i.e. IBC, NFPA, NEC, ASCE, AWWA)

Substantive experience with permitting agencies and developing a permit drawing set.

Proficient in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Professional and collaborative - comfortable working closely with a team of multi-discipline engineers and cross-functional teams.

Self-starter, proactive and persistent with well-developed analytical skills and the ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.

Demonstrated ability to evaluate and optimize the design and constructability of site designs. Detail oriented with the ability to drive complex tasks to closure.

Ability to utilize scheduling software to analyze project schedules and critical path dependency activities is a plus.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills that include a minimum of the following:
Ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear, concise manner for a non-technical audience.

Ability to interact with engineers of different disciplines

Ability to confidently and clearly define engineering requirements. Self-starter that shows the ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.

Ability to make decisions on key technical issues in a demanding, fast paced environment

Education and Experience:

Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

FE Engineering Certificate required

PE license preferred, or planned within 18 months of hire

3+ years of site-civil engineering experience, including site development, grading, paving, storm water, and utility design.

Structural experience preferred

Construction and/or facility maintenance experience is a plus.

Experience in the energy sector is preferred, as the Installation Design Civil Engineer must have experience working broader design disciplines - electrical, mechanical, electro-chemical - to create construction drawings. An understanding of electrical equipment (e.g. diesel generators, UPS systems, transfer switches) and other relevant components, and the code requirements associated with installing these components is preferred.

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