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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Field Engineer - Solar

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 19882BR
  • United States
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Job Description
FIELD ENGINEER - SOLAR

General Responsibilities:

Looking to join a team of engineering professionals that work on some of today’s most challenging projects? Want to join a company with a great culture that focuses hard on supporting one another and our clients? The join our growing team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa today as a Field Engineer! Terracon consistently ranks as a top 25 design firm by Engineering News-Record. The heart of Terracon is our people. Come explore with us!

In this role you will provide engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided.

You be responsible for reviewing drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications. In addition, you will prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes. Research and resolve design and construction problems. You will also assign, review, and evaluate laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports. Finally, you will apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams.

Services would typically be provided for existing or proposed projects in the solar energy sectors.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
• Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management
• Assist in research, data collection, field observation, inspection, and field and laboratory testing. Prepare associated reports or sections of larger reports.
• Conduct Pile Load Testing (PLT) or similar tests and evaluate mostly routine field data for inclusion in reports.
• May perform basic calculations and engineering analysis and maintain quality standards on all projects.
• Drafts routine proposals and assists in the preparation of more complex proposals.
• Help coordinate scheduling of subcontractors, install crews, and PLT tests.

Requirements:
• Associates degree in STEM field or prior experience in construction or solar energy industry required
• 1-3 years of relevant experience
• Willingness to travel.
• Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology or related field preferred
About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
COVID-19 Safety Response
Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!
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