| May 23, 2024

Associate, Engineering in Renewable Energy – Impact Jobs in Madison, WI

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Website OneEnergy Renewables

OneEnergy’s mission is to make clean energy the #1 source of electricity for consumers and utilities. We develop solar energy projects across the United States in community solar, distributed generation, and large utility scale project segments. Our diverse project pipeline, multiple locations across the US, and unique multidisciplined team sets us apart.


Summary Description or Position Objective:

The Associate, Engineering participates in and leads utility-scale photovoltaic power plant designs. The position is part of a fast-paced and multidisciplinary team requiring excellent entry level engineering knowledge, AutoCAD drafting skills, and experience/coordination with land development. The position collaborates closely with our Engineering and Development teams on a diverse selection of solar projects. Our Associate, Engineering has advanced AutoCAD skills and brings technical skills and efficiency to our dynamic team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Downloading and compiling GIS layers into an AutoCAD base map.
  • Interpreting USGS maps, FEMA maps, NRCS soil survey, National wetlands inventory, ALTA surveys, maps, and other information to identify site constraints and feasibility for solar.
  • Applying GIS experience working with ESRI or AutoCAD products to incorporate geolocation into scaled layout drawings.
  • Utilizing GIS or AutoCAD Civil 3D to analyze terrain and identify suitable slopes.
  • Formatting drawing plots and maintain AutoCAD template files and standards for company.
  • Collaborate with senior engineers to create, and optimize, preliminary layout design of PV systems.
  • Generating shape files and KMZ files.
  • Working closely with project development teams to modify plans as site constraints evolve during project development.
  • Designing and drafting electrical single line diagrams, including conductor sizing and overcurrent protection sizing.
  • Preparing civil, mechanical or electrical details as required with support from engineering.
  • Preparing Pvsyst energy production reports consistent with design assumptions
  • Participating in interconnection study review and incorporate utility feedback to project design
  • Working with senior engineers to practice coordinating directly with outside civil, electrical, and geotechnical engineering consultants.
  • Developing a specialty knowledge or skill set to complement the existing team’s capabilities.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing and drafting in AutoCAD with experience utilizing layers, blocks, coordinate systems, dimensioning and industry standards.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D or AutoCAD Map 3D a plus.
  • Experience with Google Earth or other mapping/GIS tools, as well as use of online and public resources such as federal/state/county databases (e.g., to review land records and environmental factors that may affect project development) a plus.
  • A recent history of successfully building trust and respect in a symbiotic relationship.
  • Must possess strong quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of integrity and organizational capacity to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong track record of successful collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take ownership, initiative, and accountability.
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Office/365 is a ‘must’, project management, and CRM software such as Salesforce a plus.
  • Must have a “roll up your sleeves and let’s get the job done right” type attitude.
  • Demonstrated qualities of integrity, credibility, and professional responsibility.
  • A willingness to contribute to our culture which thrives on building trust and holding one another accountable.
  • Ability to contribute to an amicable working environment with other associates and employees.
    OneEnergy’s compensation packages are dependent on an array of factors including, but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, geographic location, and other organizational needs. We provide generous Paid Time Off (six weeks/year) and an impactful Volunteer Time Off Program. We also offer robust employee benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, 401(k) matching retirement plan, life insurance, wellness incentives, and more.

We recognize an equitable energy transition requires the participation of diverse communities, groups, and institutions. OneEnergy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.




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