Country/Region:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and currently operates in more than 25 markets. With eight offices and several sites, at EDP Renewables North America, we are experienced developers and operators of renewable energy. Our portfolio includes wind farms, solar parks, energy storage projects, and green hydrogen solutions throughout the continent. We are ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. in operational renewable energy capacity.

Our company is part of EDP, a global energy group present in around 30 markets with a particular emphasis on renewable energies. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been consolidating a relevant presence on the world energy scene based on the commitment to be all-green by 2030, leading the energy transition. With more than 13,000 employees around the world, we are committed to using our energy and heart to drive a better tomorrow.


What you will do

Role Overview:

The Senior Development Civil Engineering Project Engineer is involved in all aspects of civil design for utility scale solar photovoltaic, battery energy storage, and wind projects. The role includes a wide variety of diverse assignments such as due diligence, sitings, feasibility studies, new technology evaluations, conceptual designs, and cost estimates. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist with engineering quantity estimations and provide permitting support 
  • Maintain and improve existing scope of works, guidelines, specifications, schedule, and budget templates 
  • Oversee, guide, and manage the work of third-party consultants  
  • Conduct preliminary hydrology and hydraulic designs and calculations 
  • Provide comprehensive support for all departments in matters pertaining to Hydrology and Hydraulics 
  • Preliminary Grading Analysis/design using Civil 3D 
  • Ensure that the civil portion of the estimated balance of plant cost is optimized by providing accurate project layouts and major quantity takeoffs 
  • Participate in value-added engineering studies of alternative design approaches 
  • Additional duties as required 

Employment type

Full Time

Work site

Hybrid- Houston, TX

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited university 
  • 0-3 years of experience in civil site design 
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred, in any state, but not required 
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products 
  • Proficient with HydroCAD, HEC-HMS or other similar hydrology modeling software 
  • Proficient in hydraulic design software (HEC-RAS, Flo2D, CulvertMaster, FlowMaster, etc) 
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D design and ArcGIS 
  • Knowledgeable with applicable industry standards and codes including Uniform Building Code (UBC), International Building Code (IBC), American Concrete Institute (ACI)


Up to 15% 

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong technical, analytical, and quantitative skills 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills 
  • Strong level of initiative and ability to work with limited supervision 
  • Strong organizational commitment and high attention to detail 
  • Strong leadership and time-management skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support on multiple concurrent projects 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, track, and monitor project progress 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills 
  • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching while on project sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment 
  • Speech/Reading:  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds  
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary 
  • Walking: Ability to walk several miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on project sites 

Equal opportunities for all
Our vision is that each person combines their unique characteristics and experiences to fulfill our mission of creating new energy for the planet. We are an inclusive employer, ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for each person who is part of the EDP group.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For further information, please review this notice from the Department of Labor: EEO is the Law poster ( You may have additional rights pursuant to recent amendments to federal labor laws. Please review these protections from the EEO is the Law Supplement (

Need more reasons to apply?
As a top employer we:

  • Empower our employees through a positive and innovative work environment that promotes collaboration and agile decision-making;
  • Respect and value each person, providing a flexible, healthy, and inclusive workplace with a range of attractive benefits;
  • Provide a meaningful work experience and prepare our people for future challenges through different opportunities for development and internal mobility;

Our efforts have resulted in several distinctions over time, highlighting the EDP group's strong positioning and its dedication and commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent:

  • Top employer certification by Top Employers Institute
  • Part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Global certification as a family-responsible company by Fundación Másfamília
  • Top 100 Workplaces by Houston Chronicle

Discover our tips to enhance your performance during the recruitment process and apply until May 16th, 2024, if you think you are the right fit for this opportunity.

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