Construction Engineer

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Title: Construction Engineer
Department: SP Construction
Location: Irvine, CA
Supervisor: Project Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Status: Permanent, Full-Time

Work Status (Remote/Hybrid/In-Office): Hybrid

Construction Engineer

Hanwha Qcells USA Corp (Qcells USA), headquartered in Irvine, CA, specializes in providing utility-scale modules, solar photovoltaic (PV), and battery energy storage systems (BESS) project development, along with Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services for solar and BESS projects nationwide. Qcells USA delivers comprehensive turnkey solutions encompassing the entire utility-scale project lifecycle. By choosing Qcells USA for turnkey solutions, customers can reduce uncertainty and risk, leading to enhanced investment returns and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Qcells USA’s complete turnkey solutions seamlessly integrate the expertise of our Module, Development, and EPC teams, while ensuring close coordination with other vital internal groups such as Project Finance, Systems Integration, and Legal. This collaborative approach ensures that Qcells USA projects deliver exceptional value and performance. With several multi-billion-dollar investments, Qcells is pioneering the establishment of the only complete module supply chain in the U.S., including the expansion of our Georgia module manufacturing facility, which stands as the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

As an integral part of the global Qcells brand, Qcells USA benefits from a legacy of excellence in photovoltaic manufacturing. Qcells is renowned worldwide for its high-performance, superior-quality solar cells and modules. With dual headquarters in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), Qcells operates under the umbrella of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 company and one of the top 8 business conglomerates in South Korea.


The Construction Engineer position is a managerial role that is crucial to the successful planning, execution, and completion of solar construction projects. This role involves overseeing up to four Field Engineers and ensuring that all project-related tasks meet the company's standards of excellence. The Construction Engineer will have a range of responsibilities including project coordination, material procurement, permit management, and quality control, in addition to providing direct support to project-based staff and trades. They will also be responsible for fostering a culture of safety and environmental stewardship on-site, while maintaining clear and effective communication with all stakeholders. The Construction Engineer is expected to lead by example, upholding high standards in safety, quality, and professional development of their team.

This position reports to the Project Manager, or another management personnel that the project management lead may designate. This position is a project-based assignment opportunity and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm local time. Overtime and weekend working hours will be required as needed. This position is expected to travel up to 100%.


  • Oversee and manage the execution of project deliverables and ensure compliance with project timelines and standards.
  • Lead procurement processes and coordinate engineering solutions in collaboration with project personnel.
  • Acquire and sustain all necessary permits and ensure rigorous adherence to project specifications.
  • Enhance team collaboration and communication across all project stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Supervise the generation and organization of project reports and technical documents and maintain strict control over project documentation.
  • Provide operational support to superintendents, including timekeeping, resource allocation, and quality management.
  • Demonstrate leadership in safety, initiating job hazard analyses, and advocating for safe work practices throughout the project duration.
  • Enforce environmental policies by overseeing appropriate field staff training and certifications.
  • Champion professional development of Field Engineers by designing and executing development plan training and certifications.
  • Cultivate professional relationships with third parties and meet client expectations with high standards of communication.
  • Regular attendance, in accordance with company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned by Management


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, project management, or another related field, and 2 years construction experience, or;
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in related field.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must have experience with construction scheduling, CPM logic, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting projects: development, planning, installation, and execution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel full-time.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced working environment.


The anticipated starting pay range of this position, which is to be located in Irvine, Ca is $ 130,000 - $ 150,000 base salary per year.

The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.


  • Body Position: frequently remains standing and moving up to 90% of the time in a 8-10 hour work day
  • if operating equipment, be able to enter and exit equipment up to 90% of the time in a 8-10 hour work day
  • Move/Traverse: frequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
  • Carry Weight: frequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
  • Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office/equipment/trenches upper and lower
  • Travel: up to 100% as needed


  • Regular professional, construction site setting
  • Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office trailer setting)
  • Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
  • Flexibility to work night shifts

Hanwha Qcells is proud to be an at-will Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 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.

It is important to note that the job descriptions provided by Qcells USA Corp are not intended to be comprehensive lists of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the positions. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice, reflecting our dynamic and evolving work environment.

We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Hanwha Qcells will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at

Nothing in this statement shall imply implicitly or explicitly a guarantee of employment outside our at-will employment opportunity.