Senior Civil Engineer, Chile


Mainstream Renewable Power has a large wind and solar development pipeline in Chile and has its’ first wind farm project currently at the start of construction phase and two more projects in the pre-construction phase. As a Civil Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting the projects during late stage development, pre-construction & construction phases to final handover of projects to the Operations team.


  • Conceptual Design for Civil Part of Renewable Energy Power Plants
  • Preparation of technical elements of Employer’s Requirements for EPC and Consultant contracts
  • Procurement of front end civil engineering (e.g. Geotechnical investigation, flood studies, topographical studies, foundation designs)
  • Assessment of constructability of green-field sites
  • Assisting with technical design reviews of Contractor’s detailed designs
  • Assist the Construction team on civil engineering issues
  • Reporting on compliance with relevant design code and contractual obligations including seismic requirements
  • Auditing quality of the product during the construction phase
  • Technical meetings during the construction period
  • Interfacing with and managing external consultants and contractors
  • Assist in preparation of Civil Design Policy
  • Producing technical reports for management
  • Ensuring civil engineering activities are carried out to the highest quality standards and in accordance with the relevant health and safety standards


  • A degree in Civil Engineering
  • At least 5 years experience in a large scale construction projects environment
  • Be flexible in terms of working arrangements, national travel and some international travel may be required as part of the job
  • Have excellent communication and people skills
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

Ideally the successful candidate will also have;

  • Experience working for an EPC contractor or consultant in the renewable industry
  • Knowledge of wind farm/solar farm civil design and construction methods
  • Knowledge of substation and overhead line design and construction methods
  • Preparation of technical specifications and other engineering documents
  • Preparation of preliminary civil designs for renewable plants
  • Input into contract documents & programmes for EPC contracts, turbine supply agreements and consulting engineer agreements
  • Experience in tender/bid evaluation
  • Comfortable conducting technical & commercial negotiations with EPC contractors
  • Knowledge of engineering software (AutoCAD, GIS, civil design software)

To apply for this role please submit your up to date CV and cover letter using our online application form.

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