Senior Lead Civil Engineer
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on project development and strategic financings throughout the United States. It currently manages 750MW of operational assets, with more than 10GW in active development and has raised over $2 billion in project capital to date. The company’s Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple non-profit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Pine Gate Renewables was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2021, awarded the gold medal in the energy category for Inc.’s Best in Business 2020 list and ranked #6 on Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest Growing Energy Companies” in 2018. Pine Gate Renewables works every day to achieve its mission to “Get Solar Done.” For more information, visit

Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a Senior Lead Civil Engineer to assist PGR’s civil engineering department. The Senior Lead Civil Engineer will impact the overall company growth strategies, advance design engineering principles, practices, and concepts. The candidate must have a distinguished record of project management and success.  Must have relevant industry experience for consideration.

 What You’ll Do

  • Investigate local, state, and federal regulatory requirements to ensure project compliancy
  • Manage all aspects of civil site development including due diligence, design, permitting, and construction site visits when relevant
  • Preparing site design, supporting calculations, and permitting applications packages
  • Creating engineering tools and templates
  • Performing deliverables review of Issued for Permit and Issued for Construction
  • Coordinate/Interface with engineering, finance, and construction to ensure effective development of solar projects
  • Manage budgets, milestones, schedules, and deliverables for development projects
  • Provide QA/QC oversight for internal and third-party civil construction plans
  • Work with the development team to problem solve around various development issues
  • Identify high-level key project constraints


  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working as civil design engineer and/or manager
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D software
  • In-depth knowledge of site design principles, grading, erosion control, and stormwater management
  • Project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, evolving environment
  • Availability to perform construction site visits when relevant
  • Strong ability to build and maintain good relationships and work within a team environment in a friendly, professional, and collaborative manner
  • Highly resourceful in an organizational environment with proven ability to timely achieve goals that require substantial coordination with internal and external team members
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage competing deadlines
  • A desire to work in a project-oriented environment where workflow and tight deadlines are often dictated by project opportunities and risks
  • Self-starter and tenacious
  • Proven ability to thrive with minimal oversight while timely reporting on progress and completing tasks without prompting
  • Exceptional personal organizational skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and personal responsibility for work
  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative, and research skills
  • Exceptional ability to solve multi-factor problems with various unknowns applying a rigorous, data-driven analytical framework
  • Solid written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to distill complex, multi-factor problems into clear, actionable deliverables
  • Exceptional proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback to make corrective changes
  • PE Certification


  • Proficient with Salesforce
  • Proficient with ProCore
  • Proficient with Teams
  • Experience with energy project development
  • 2D HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling experience

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other related technology degree.

Working Environment and Physical Demand

  • Some travel may be required (construction site visits)

Application Form

Format (555)555-5555