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Sunrun Associate Civil Engineer 1 in Topeka, Kansas

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


The Associate Civil Engineer is responsible for reviewing photovoltaic solar system designs for structural integrity and code-compliance, and providing structural analysis for a high volume of residential solar projects. Additionally, the Associate Civil Engineer will design and analyze repairs/structural upgrades as needed. This position requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to work across many departments from sales to installation.


  • Review and analyze structural integrity of residential rooftop solar designs.

  • Required to consistently handle high production volumes efficiently while maintaining quality.

  • Research engineering requirements for potential new markets.

  • Provide Structural Engineering support for Site Technicians, Designers, Permit Coordinators, and Installers.

  • Provide onsite field inspections and Structural Observations Reports when requested.

  • Works with PE Team in taking direction and executing on special projects as needed (Engineering SOP, New Product Research, etc.).

  • Additional responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Civil/Structural Engineering); equivalent combination of comparable engineering degree plus Experience

  • Minimum 1 year of PV Design and structural review experience considered.

  • Civil/Structural FE/EIT certification preferred.

  • Experience with structural code references IBC, IRC, IEBC, NDS, Etc.

  • AutoCAD and drafting experience.

  • Experience with PV Design preferred.

  • Can quickly learn business and how the Internal PE Team functions

  • Eager to learn and open to change.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Professional interaction in team environments.

  • Strong computer skills (Google Suite, Salesforce, etc.)

  • Software programming/coding skills are a huge plus.

  • Knows when to seek oversight.

  • A team mentality is a must!


Lisa Chillura (lisa.chillura@sunrun.com)

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

Starting salary/wage for this opportunity:

$50,076.00 to $62,595.00

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards. Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at candidateaccomodations@sunrun.com .

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (https://careers.sunrun.com/us/en/diversityandinclusion) drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.