Project Engineer – Solar/Renewable Energy Construction

McCarthy Building Companies

Sacramento, CA
  • Full-Time
  • McCarthy Building Companies

  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of America's premier commercial construction companies. Our reputation for tackling the toughest building challenges starts with our focus on building high-performing teams that collaborate with clients and industry partners starting in the earliest stages of design, throughout construction and beyond project completion. With offices and employees nationwide, we specialize in a wide range of project types including healthcare, education, renewable energy, marine, water/wastewater, commercial office and retail, hospitality/entertainment and airports. Originally founded as a family business in 1864, today we are proud to be 100 percent employee-owned.


    The Solar Project Engineer’s position establishes the fundamental principles for an individual’s growth and success within McCarthy. On a daily basis you will be responsible for the coordination between McCarthy employees, owners, subcontractors, architects and engineers. This role requires nationwide travel to solar jobsites.

    Key Responsibilities

    • General Contract and Subcontract administration
    • Monitor/document jobsite safety and accident prevention
    • Construction scheduling
    • Procurement and expediting of material and equipment
    • Mechanical, electrical and piping systems coordination
    • Shop drawing/submittal review and coordination
    • Project cost review, reporting, updating and accounting
    • Review of subcontractor applications for payment
    • Participation in/documentation of project coordination meetings
    • Supervision/coordination of subcontractors’ field installations
    • Review/negotiate change proposal pricing from subcontractors and prepare change proposal pricing for self-performed work
    • Change order documentation and associated cost reporting and maintenance
    • Research and suggest options on construction means, methods and equipment
    • Maintenance of As-Built plans
    • Quality control and project closeout
    • Implement all applicable safety and EEO/Affirmative Action programs on project

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree
    • Construction internship or other related construction work experience preferred
    • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
    • Must be willing/able to travel extensively to remote solar projects across the United States
    • Strong work ethic and desire to work in a team environment


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