Civil & Mechanical Engineer



Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Engineering · Multiple locations · Hybrid Remote

Civil & Mechanical Engineer

Are you a Civil Engineer with experience in structural and mechanical engineering, eager to use your skills to accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy sources?

Fantastic, welcome to Alight! We're an entrepreneurial scale-up driven by a strong purpose: to kick carbon off the grid by helping businesses save money with solar from day 1. As one of the leading developers of solar projects, our civil and mechanical engineering endeavors are pivotal to our success.

As a Civil & Mechanical Engineer, you become our inhouse technical advisor and participate in the technical discussions and negotiations with external and internal stakeholders. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a significant impact, shaping the future of renewable energy infrastructure.

Your impact

In this role as our Civil & Mechanical Engineer, you'll be responsible for civil design and calculations and will be our expert to discuss issues with lenders’ technical advisors. You’re expected to work independently (with guidance limited to unusual or complex projects or issues), identify problems, develop solutions and take action to resolve them.

In this role you can work remote-first from anywhere in Europe! However, you must be able and willing to travel to e.g. internal meetings at our Stockholm office, external meetings with customers, suppliers or other third-party stakeholders or sites for site visits when needed.

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  • Ensure that all civil, mechanical, and structural engineering designs, technical specifications, and works on assigned projects performed by third parties are carried out in accordance with all applicable norms, regulations, the requirements of the Owner’s Requirements of the standard EPC contract, as well as all applicable permits and other project-specific requirements. Be prepared to perform all necessary calculations. This includes support structures for PV modules, foundations, roads, trenching, fencing, earthworks, drainage systems, buildings, etc.
  • Keep all civil, mechanical, and structural engineering design requirements and specifications included in the Owner’s Requirements of the standard EPC contract up to date.
  • Prepare requirements for rooftop structural assessments, topographical, geotechnical, soil investigations, hydrological and hydraulic studies, as well as pull-in-and-out tests to be performed by third parties.
  • Analyze building structural assessments, topographic studies of implantation and viability, review and interpret geotechnical, soil investigation, hydrological and hydraulic reports, as well as structural calculations, civil calculations, pull-in-and-out tests, and other civil design documentation provided by third parties, and translate those results into design requirements.
  • Utilise AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or other PV design software such as PVCase, PV Design, etc., to develop conceptual and/or detailed drawings and Bill of Quantities (BoQ) for utility photovoltaic systems to be used for RFP packages.
  • Prepare technical specifications for components, works, and designs related to civil, mechanical, and structural matters and coordinate with the rest of the Engineering team in defining the PV design.
  • Act as the company's subject matter expert in discussions and negotiations related to civil, mechanical, and structural topics with external stakeholders such as financial institutions, technical advisors, EPC contractors, etc., as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Support GC Development Engineers throughout the project development process and during the acquisition stages of any PV project portfolio when needed, by reviewing the civil designs and structural solutions provided.
  • Support BtM Development Engineers throughout the sales process until FID and during construction until COD, by reviewing rooftop structural assessments, civil designs, and structural solutions provided by third parties.
  • Support the Procurement Team in analyzing the different technical solutions provided by various structure manufacturers and civil works contractors.
  • Coordinate with civil specialist consultants appointed as on-site Owner’s Engineer to support the construction and address site queries during construction and commissioning stages.
  • Stay updated on developments in the civil and structural engineering field.
  • Utilize knowledge of photovoltaics, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  • Maintain an organized and clearly documented set of project-specific technical deliverables.
  • Provide support for solar PV design optimization initiatives for cost reduction and performance improvement.
  • The position will also involve exposure to different photovoltaic technologies such as floating, rooftop, carports, etc., and other renewable technologies in hybrid plants such as storage, wind, etc.

    We’re looking for you

    To be a good fit for this role, we believe that you are an experienced civil or structural engineer who has worked with mechanical engineering and thrives in working independently with a broad set of responsibilities. You are self-motivated, customer oriented, and have the ability to balance multiple projects where attention to detail might be needed while working under tight deadlines. Most likely, you have worked in a fast-paced international organization before and have experience working with Utility Solar Power Plants.

    Since you will be our technical advisor working together with both external and internal stakeholders, it's important that you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and a commercial mindset.


    • More than 5 years of experience on Utility Solar Power Plants. Other experience in different energy markets such as Oil & Gas, Wind, Storage, etc. will be valued.
    • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from either a recognized and accredited program.
    • Familiarized with the international standards which apply to PV Solar Projects, IEC / IEEE / EN / UNE / UL.
    • Management of Google Earth or similar GIS tools.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Other languages, such as Spanish, Swedish, Polish, French, or Italian will be valued positively.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to our project sites in Europe when needed.

    In addition to the above, On-site work, experience with hybrids projects and understanding of energy project finance will be valued significantly.

      Sounds like a fit? Apply today!

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      What's in it for you?

      • At Alight, you’ll make a real, tangible impact on a global scale by accelerating the transition to a fossil fuel-free world. Your work will be more than a job; it will be a meaningful contribution to ensuring the sustainability of our planet.

      • We’re proud to have a flat and autonomous organizational culture where everyone takes accountability for their own work. You'll have the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in Europe, or you can decide to work hybrid/fully onsite at one of our offices in Stockholm, Madrid, Gothenburg, Paris or Malmö. We’ll support your home office setup, including subsidies for equipment like adjustable desks and office chairs.

      • To ensure we attract the best talent out there, we don't limit ourselves to a specific location. Alighters are based across Europe and our diverse backgrounds and skills complement each other well.

        We know that having a diverse team drives better collective decisions and superior business performance. Today our gender split is 44/56, with 15 nationalities and employees in 6 countries.

      • At Alight, you’ll be a part of an entrepreneurial culture in which you’re encouraged to “think like an owner,” which means that we trust you to call the shots and excel in your role. Many Alighters are also shareholders, and we believe in giving our employees incentives to create the best possible impact.

        Historically we’ve regularly had warrant/option programs that give our employees the option to own a part of Alight. We also give our employees the option to buy shares when the opportunity arises (e.g. when any of our owners sells shares, we're not a listed company).

      • As an Alighter, you’ll have 30 days of paid vacation and the option to exchange public holiday days for other days off. We also offer market-leading insurance programs for all our employees, together with an annual wellness allowance of €500 (5000 SEK).

        At our HQ in Stockholm, we also have weekly activities like lunch runs and Thursday yoga sessions.

      • While we take our role in driving the green transition seriously, we know how to have fun. We believe that a positive team spirit enhances our collective impact. Some examples of planned activities are Friday breakfast every second week, Guest lecturers with dinner, team dinners, and sports activities. But there are also a lot of spontaneous activities driven by our employees!

        Each quarter we also have "Alight Next," our company-wide meetup, a two-day strategy day with workshops, lectures, and team building in which we focus on the next quarter. We also always have some fun activities planned during those meetup days, examples being ski trips, sailing, dinners, and parties

      • We’re committed to helping you grow and embrace new areas of responsibility, whether vertically or horizontally.

        It’s common for our team members to be promoted to leadership roles or transition into entirely new domains. We have structured career coaching, internal training programs, performance reviews, and goal-setting frameworks to help you develop your career.

      About Alight

      At Alight, we’re on a mission to kick carbon off the grid by helping energy-intensive businesses switch to solar. We develop, own, and operate onsite and offsite solar projects across Europe and sell clean energy to businesses at a low, fixed cost backed by a power purchase agreement (PPA), always independent of government funding or subsidies. By 2030, we aim to have an installed capacity of at least 5 GW, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

      Join us fully remote or from our offices!

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