Civil Engineer - Energy

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Regular Full-Time
Career Stage Type
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VHB’s is looking to add a Civil Engineer with solar, substation, and transmission line access experience to join our growing Energy engineering practice. The position would be part of an integrated team supporting solar, substation, and transmission project design, permitting, and delivery.  The position can be based anywhere in VHB’s footprint but must be within a reasonable driving distance to one of our offices to engage in our hybrid work environment.  Significant work is expected to support ground mounted solar and battery storage projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.



  • Oversee the development of civil design permitting plans, construction documents, and specifications for commercial and utility scale solar PV and battery storage systems.
  • Oversee the develop of civil design permitting plans, construction documents, and specifications for Substation projects, including rebuilds, new, and expansions.
  • Oversee the development of civil design permitting plans, construction documents, specifications, and quantity estimates for electrical transmission line access road projects, including pull pads and work pads.
  • Coordinate activities between clients, utilities, permit agencies, contractors, and other engineering disciplines as needed.
  • Lead site assessments and analysis via on-site data collection and network tools.
  • Oversee site specific production analysis of PV arrays using models such as PVsyst and evaluate tree shading impacts on output.
  • Provide mentorship and training to entry level and junior engineering personnel relative to grading, drainage, and the utilization of AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and model-based design.
  • Assist in build-out of design team to support the design and delivery of a multitude of projects in the renewable and investor-owned utility markets.

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong civil site design and modeling skills
  • Strong project and client management skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to think critically.


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 8-10 years of professional experience designing grading, drainage, and erosion controls for solar, substation, and transmission access projects
  • Professional Engineering License in Southeast and/or Mid-Atlantic state(s).
  • Proficiency with Autocad Civil3D
  • Investor-Owned Utility experience a plus

Job Description Banner (June 2023)

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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