Renewables Civil Engineering Technician

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka
ID 2023-4399
Civil Engineering
Position Type


Civil Engineering Technician - Minneapolis, MN 

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Civil Enginering Technician to join our renewable energy team in our Minneapolis, MN office. Qualified candidates will have experience with civil design and drafting using Autodesk Civil 3D. The position will assist project managers and engineers with the drafting, design and plan preparation of utility-scale wind and solar projects. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist engineers in civil-related design and drafting of roads, mass grading with earthwork quantities, erosion control, drainage studies, and other CAD design and drafting duties.
  • Will assist project managers and engineers with the drafting, design and plan preparation of wind access roads and graded turbine pads as well as greenfield solar layout and grading.
  • Design will be primarily in AutoCAD Civil 3D with emphasis on drafting of roads, mass grading, earthwork takeoffs, erosion control and plan setup.

Required Experience

  • Working knowledge/experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D design and drafting.
  • Understanding of survey coordinates systems and how they are used to spatially orient CAD drawings.
  • High school diploma and associate degree in architectural or engineering drafting or civil engineering technology.
  • Ability to apply standard engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, word, excel, notepad, etc.
  • Good communication skills.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2021, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at # 4 and #21 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood also ranked consistently higher four years in a row on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list as a leading design firm in the country. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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