Central Civil Engineer

Lead the coordination of engineering activities for European renewable projects in Madrid, Spain. Master's in civil engineering required, 7+ years experience, knowledge of Wind and PV Plants, AutoCad, Spanish and English proficiency.

EDP Renewables
EDP Renewables
Madrid, Spain  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   19 days ago

About EDP Renewables

Company Overview

EDP Renewables (EDPR)

Madrid, Spain


Business Model

Renewable Energy

Development, management, and operation of renewable power plants, focusing primarily on wind and increasingly on solar energy.

Sales of electricity generated from renewable sources, government incentives for renewable energy production.

Locations & Geography

EDPR operates in three broad geographic areas: Europe, North America and South America. Specifically, in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States, Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Romania, Belgium and Greece.

Significant contributor to local economies through job creation and infrastructure development, particularly in regions transitioning towards renewable energy.

Company Culture

Committed to leading the energy transition to sustainability, focusing on innovation and respect for the environment.

Supports a collaborative and inclusive work environment, encourages innovation and offers opportunities for professional growth.

Invests in employee training and development to support both personal growth and the company's strategic goals.

Activities & Projects

Involved in large-scale wind and solar projects across various global markets, aiming to significantly increase its renewable capacity by 2030.

Pioneering projects in offshore wind and innovative solar technologies.

Strong focus on sustainability, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality and integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles into its operations.

Career Opportunities

Diverse opportunities across engineering, project management, and administrative functions, particularly in renewable energy sectors.

Offers competitive benefits, including health and wellness programs, to support the well-being of its employees.

Contact Information


EDP Renewables Careers

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world's third-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets, and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 17 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, US and Vietnam).

EDPR is committed to furthering social advances in terms of sustainability and integration. This is reflected by the inclusion of the company in the Bloomberg Gender Equality index and the fact that it has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania), both of which recognise its employee-driven policies.


Coordinate the transversal engineering activity to supervise the process of design and development of the European platform renewable projects.

Manage and collaborate actively in the development of engineering design in the different phases: pre-design, basic engineering design, permitting design, tender and executive project of the Wind and PV Plants at country level in coordination with local and corporate teams assuring the most optimized designs and the inclusion of the technical specifications in their most upgrade version to guarantee technical suitability and technical and economic efficiency and the transfer to the local teams.

Create and implement best practice engineering vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and to secure the implementation of EDPR technical standards in all new geographies.

Main Accountabilities

    • Development of engineering and design activities in the different project phases: initial permitting and basic engineering, advanced permitting and detailed engineering, tendering processes for construction for different European geographies. Supervise technical feasibility of those designs assuring EDPR technical standards and project specific conditions.
    • Ensure strong communication between local E&C teams and Corporate Areas to facilitate exchange of information and to implement change and improvements and best practices.
    • Support the elaboration of the specifications for basic and executive projects that the local engineering teams perform; supervise the technical adequacy of them, ensuring the compliance with EDPR standard and other specific project restraining in close coordination with Corporate areas.
    • Provide technical support in the tender processes and assists E&C local engineering teams and Purchasing Department in the adjudication negotiation to guarantee the best technical-economic conditions in the awarding.
    • Support the local teams along the engineering projects execution, and in particular of the civil infrastructures, coordinating with Operational Support and Technology the needed support.
  • SPECIALIZED STUDIES COORDINATION: Coordinate and validate with other Technical Support Units the execution of specific key studies (Topography, geotechnical study, foundation design, or others) for its integration in the engineering project, to minimize the risk associated to the construction process.
    • Collaborate with other Areas to perform Technical Due Diligences to acquire projects in different levels of Development, performing project evaluation, Capex estimations, basic engineering and needed studies.
  • PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT: Establish relationships with the main suppliers and providers for the whole value chain in order to include the most efficient technical and economical options to the engineering designs for each site.
    • Assure the application of the common standards in the studies and projects, supervising its adaptation to applicable local regulation, in order to avoid non justified deviations and maximize the investment efficiency with all the technical warranty needed. Engineering & Construction best practices definition and implementation.
    • Challenge Technical Standards applicability and verify and justify deviations from them, to assure the technical solvency and the technical-economic efficiency of the projects.
    • Initiate and develop creative and innovative engineering processes.
  • COMPANY POLICY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE: Understand and apply policies to prevent occupational hazards, environment and quality to ensure implementation and compliance on tasks under their responsibility.
  • EDPR INSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATION: Represent EDPR to agencies and institutions, public and private, in matters relating to its jurisdiction to enforce the interests of EDPR.

Required Profile

  • Qualification:
    • Master’s in civil engineering is required.
    • A postgraduate in Renewable Energies will be valued.
  • Experience:
    • At least 7 years’ experience in similar position, at least 4-years of them in Onshore Wind Farms.
    • PV Plants and HV infrastructure projects experience will be valued.
    • 5 years in planning, design and engineering experience is required.
    • Experience in managing and supervision of engineering projects.
    • Experience in coordination and planning in engineering teams and external engineering companies.
    • Experience in civil area: roads, drainage, foundations, and coordination in preliminary studies (geotechnical, topographical and hydrological).
    • Manage international projects will be valued.
    • Renewable Energy experience is required.
  • Specific requirements:
    • Knowledge of Wind Farms (Roads, platforms and foundation) is required.
    • Knowledge of PV Plants, High Voltages Lines and Electrical Substations projects is desired.
    • AutoCad, Civil 3D,ArcGIS, MSOffice
    • Knowledge of International technical normative
    • Languages: Spanish and English language (Portuguese and others is a plus)
  • Comments:
    • Ability to perform duties in a collaborative, multi-national working environment.
    • High attention to detail
    • Strong statistical and analytical skills
    • Solved-problems and open-minded attitude
    • Communicative and sociable
    • Proactive and resolutive skills
    • Available to travel

Among EDPR's principles we would like to highlight diversity and inclusion as a strength in our values and practices. Reinforcing these principles has a real impact on the satisfaction of commitment, increases talent and the quality of leadership of our professionals. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of EDPR.

What makes us proud as an employer:

  • TOP Employer Europe 2024 certification.
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
  • Top Workplaces US.
  • Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation;

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About the role

May 08, 2024

Full Time


Nov 07, 2024


Madrid, Spain



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