Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Renewable Energy


Our client is a leading player in the renewable energy sector, committed to delivering sustainable and innovative solutions for a cleaner future. As they continue to expand their operations, they are searching for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their dynamic team based in Charlottesville, VA. This individual will play a crucial role in the development and execution of geotechnical projects related to renewable energy initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Geotechnical Site Assessments:
    • Conduct thorough geotechnical investigations and site assessments for renewable energy projects, including solar and wind farms.
    • Evaluate soil and foundation conditions to ensure suitability for the installation of renewable energy infrastructure.
  2. Design and Analysis:
    • Lead the geotechnical design process for foundations of solar and wind structures, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
    • Perform geotechnical analysis and calculations to optimize foundation designs, considering factors such as soil stability, settlement, and seismic considerations.
  3. Project Management:
    • Manage and oversee geotechnical aspects of renewable energy projects from conception to completion.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including environmental engineers, project managers, and construction teams, to ensure seamless project execution.
  4. Technical Expertise:
    • Stay abreast of industry advancements and emerging technologies in geotechnical engineering, and incorporate innovative solutions into project designs.
    • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineering staff.
  5. Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
    • Identify and assess geotechnical risks associated with renewable energy projects, and develop effective mitigation strategies.
    • Work closely with project stakeholders to communicate risk factors and propose solutions to ensure project success.
  6. Regulatory Compliance:
    • Ensure that all geotechnical designs and activities comply with relevant local, state, and federal regulations.
    • Prepare documentation for permit applications and support regulatory approval processes.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required.
  • Minimum of [X] years of experience in geotechnical engineering, with a focus on renewable energy projects.
  • Strong understanding of geotechnical software and analytical tools.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Generous vacation and leave policies

If you are a passionate and experienced Geotechnical Engineer with a background in renewable energy projects, we invite you to join our team and contribute to the growth of sustainable energy solutions. Apply today by submitting your resume and cover letter to Brandon McGill at or Text/call at 208-563-6005 for more information

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