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Civil Engineering - Project Engineer

At Summit Engineering we care.  We are looking for a candidate who wants to join a team that is built upon trust and a commitment to respectful relationships.  We believe that by putting clients’ needs at the forefront of our firm decision making, and delivering excellence in our work, our team will flourish.  We are seeking someone who is optimistic, committed to personal and professional growth and has the utmost integrity.  If that is you, please read on. 

The Job

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA.)  Our Civil, Wastewater, Structural and Electrical/Lighting and Planning Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our Civil Engineering division is currently are recruiting for Project Engineer with strong technical skills and site development experience. 

This Civil Project Engineer is responsible for preparing all aspects of a construction document package and capable of independently making design decisions. The Project Engineer prepares engineering analysis, design, and calculation. They work with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, winemakers, and facility managers. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D is critical.  Areas of design work include sustainable site design, stormwater mitigation measures, grading, utility layout, pavement design, roadway geometry as well as hydraulic, hydrologic and earthwork calculations.

 

Requirements

  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • 4-8 years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • California P.E. (or in process of obtaining with a completed EIT).
  • Technical expertise in site development, grading, drainage and utilities.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  The candidate should be skilled with the capabilities and operations of Civil 3D for building surfaces, performing grading, laying out utilities, building corridors and cutting profiles and sections.
  • Experience using hydrology and hydraulic design software such as Hydroflow, Storm and Sanitary Analysis, and HEC-RAS.
  • QSD/QSP certification and QISP certifications ideal.
  • Knowledge of sustainable site design practices.
  • Proficient with the use of spreadsheets, word processing, and engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a project team, and to solve problems, complete assigned tasks efficiently, and exercise sound engineering judgment.

Summit Engineering is consistently voted as one of the "Top Companies to Work For" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. We'd love to hear from you!  Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified for this position!

Controller

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm in Santa Rosa, CA. Our Civil, Structural, Water/Wastewater, Electrical and Planning Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, high-end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. We have received the “Best Places to Work” award 13 times. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, FUN committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more.  Plus - we work a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

 

THE JOB:

Summit’s Controller is responsible for the overall finance, accounting, and front office functions of the company including cash management. Duties include monitoring and maintenance of financial systems, procedures, and accounting software. The Controller is responsible for the development and preparation of timely and accurate reports for use by management to keep informed of firm and individual performance as compared to pre-determined objectives and goals. He/she is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and interpreting the company budget. The Controller supervises Summit’s bookkeeper and two front office staff and acts as a liaison between management, front office, and general staff. This position reports to the Managing Principal of the firm, and has potential to grow into other firm leadership roles and responsibilities.

 

REPRESENTATIVE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Works with management to establish profitability and metrics goals and incentives; Directs company’s accounting and financial operations to attain goals.
  • Monitors firm’s daily cash position, including LOC or necessary transfers.
  • Reports regularly to management on financial status and projections.
  • Reconciles all General Ledger accounts on monthly basis, prepares adjusting journal entries.
  • Provides timely monthly Financial Statements and accompanying reports to Principals. 
  • Supervises Summit’s full-time bookkeeper, managing that person’s workload, training needs and activities, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of work.
  • Oversees payroll functions ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and accordance with labor laws.
  • Reviews payroll set-ups, adjustments, and deductions. 
  • Reviews quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns, prepares W-2’s.
  • Works with CPA’s on all year-end activities including analysis and preparation to meet year-end tax goals.
  • Complies with all local, federal, and state government reporting requirements and tax filings (i.e. Sales tax, Property tax, etc.).
  • Develops, updates, and maintains annual company Budget; Prepares quarterly analysis of Budget to Actual and reports to management.
  • Monitors overhead expenses in terms of Budget and makes suggestions to reduce expenses.
  • Maintains accounting software program re: training, updates, and upgrades.
  • Provides reports for Project Managers to use in monitoring their projects.
  • Creates additional reports as needed for all levels of management to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Provides analysis, additional detail and/or training to managers and principals as needed regarding interpretation of reports, statements, billing, etc.
  • Calculates and makes quarterly employer contributions to 401k plan; work with plan administrators regarding year-end testing.
  • Tracks and maintains company asset inventory regarding acquisitions and disposals; notifies CPA of quarterly activity.
  • Tracks leases and loans and accompanying amortization/depreciation schedules. 
  • Maintains favorable relationships and communications with company’s employees, accountants, vendors, clients, and bankers. 
  • Maintains company’s insurance coverage for professional liability, workers’ compensation, general, auto, health, life, and disability policies; Reviews policies during renewals, prepares quarterly audits when required. 
  • Performs special projects as required, such as ones related to Shareholder transactions and documents.

 

ADDITIONAL FRONT OFFICE SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises front office staff, monitors progress and workflow.
  • Establishes and enforces procedures for front office operations, oversees that tasks are completed correctly and in a timely manner, coordinates word-processing and/or delivery deadlines with engineers. 
  • Backs up front office administrative duties as needed, i.e. document preparation, phones, mail, front office in-box requests, etc. 
  • Establish objectives and goals with front office staff through regular check-ins and performance reviews.
  • Helps coordinate professional development of administrative support staff.
  • Monitors and develops processes for best practices and efficiency. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • CPA firm experience helpful.
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in supervisory accounting position, ideally in an engineering or service-oriented business.
  • Previous experience with complex accounting software such as Deltek Vision, Sage, or Agera.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Windows, especially Excel.
  • Comprehensive and well-rounded GAAP and financial reporting skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and cycles, and how to apply accounting principles.
  • First-hand experience processing Payroll Tax Filings (941, 940, DE9, DE9C), Property Tax filings, and Sales & Use Tax filings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND FIT:

  • Able to manage specialized work efficiently, with confidence and competence.
  • The position requires above average attention to detail, concern for the exact correctness of work, and strong commitment to tasks completed on time.
  • This individual will take work seriously, have a strong sense of duty, and is disciplined.
  • A somewhat faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position.
  • Detailed, specialized work is the major focus.
  • The position will generally be task-oriented, requiring someone with a conservative, careful, and cautious approach to work, and yet friendly and outgoing as they supervise the front office staff and interact with general staff and management.
  • Must have an outstanding work ethic and integrity
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to establish and administer systems and make decisions based on the best welfare of the firm.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage time independently and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter with your resume through our website, or email to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Electrical Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is looking for talented electrical and lighting design engineers. Various levels of experience will be considered.

  • Collaborate with architects and clients on the design of the lighting and power distribution aspects of building projects such as wineries, commercial, health care, and high end residential.
  • Create design and specifications of the following (but not limited to) systems: power distribution, emergency power systems, alternate power energy systems (PV, battery storage), lighting design, lighting controls, and low voltage signal systems (telecom/AV/security systems/fire alarm). 
  • Coordination with power and telecom utility companies.
  • Prepare electrical construction documents and technical specifications.
  • Perform construction phase assistance including site visits and field reports. Respond to requests for information (RFI’s) and review equipment submittals and shop drawings.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experienced in the design of electrical and lighting systems in the building types and market sectors similar to those we serve.
  • Understanding of design components such as electrical distribution diagrams, short circuit, electrical room layouts, voltage drop calculates, lighting fixture design/layout, fixture schedules, control diagrams, and local and state building energy codes.
  • Proficiency with lighting design software programs (AGI, Visual or similar), AutoCAD and REVIT, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of building and electrical codes including California Title 24 Energy Standards.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, train and mentor staff, and act as a firm representative to our clients.
  • B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power distribution, lighting design and electrical building systems.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or FE with ability to pursue PE.
  • Must be eligible to work it the US without sponsorship.


Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. is an award winning multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA).  We’re about an hour north of San Francisco. Summit’s Electrical/Lighting, Civil, Wastewater, and Structural Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, commercial office, and municipal clients. Our collaborative environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

Our Culture
Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently on the “Best Places to Work” award list. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, Health & Wellness and Fun Committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more. Plus we work on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another, and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com

Electrical Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi‐discipline engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, California. We are a leading provider of consulting engineering services for winery and other projects throughout California. We currently have an outstanding an opportunity for a staff engineer in the field of electrical engineering and lighting design.

As a staff engineer, you will utilize your education and gain experience working on the lighting design and power distribution aspects of building projects. Project types include wineries, custom residential, and commercial office, municipal and healthcare facilities.  The individual we’re seeking comes with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Client service and quality design engineering is paramount to what Summit Engineering is about. This is a full-time position, with benefits that include a 401(K).

Qualifications / Skills:

  • B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in lighting design and /or power distribution and electrical building systems
  • Previous related internship experience preferred
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification (or in the process of obtaining)
  • Ability to pursue and obtain a California P.E.
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD and/or Revit
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with lighting design software programs (AGI, Visual or similar)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well on a project team
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Valid driver’s license

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this opportunity to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Structural Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County. We provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

The Job

As a Project Engineer in our Structural Division, you will be responsible for executing engineering and design tasks with a high degree of independence, and collaborating with staff engineers as needed to complete their work. Engineers in this position develop construction documents, calculations, specifications, and technical engineering reports. 

The job requires an emphasis in low rise, high complexity buildings that involve common construction material such as steel, concrete, wood, and masonry, and uncommon materials such as aluminum, and stainless steel. Design and drafting using AutoCAD and Revit will be a responsibility of this position.

The selected applicant will gain experience in permitting within the North Coast and beyond.  They will also have opportunities to take on increasing responsibility and independence commensurate with their abilities and initiative. 

The Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural.
  • CA Professional Engineering license (P.E.).
  • 3 to 5 years of experience showing successively increasing responsibility.
  • Experience in the design of wood-framed, concrete and steel-framed structures, including commercial and high-end residential projects.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and/or Revit. 
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to focus on the details of a project while understanding the big picture from the project team perspective.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a project team, with demonstrated time management skills.
  • Company Description

Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently voted as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off.

At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this position to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Structural Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA).  Our Structural, Civil, Wastewater, and Electrical Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

The Job
This position involves performing engineering calculations and design using technical skills, experience and engineering judgment to transform concept designs into Construction Drawings and Technical Specifications. You will prepare plans and details in AutoCAD or Revit for incorporation into the Construction Drawings and Technical Specifications. You will perform analysis using computer software and verify with supporting calculations. You will also work collaboratively on projects with your colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Job Requirements

  • Beginning to intermediate skill with REVIT software.
  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural and E.I.T. Certification highly preferred.
  • Experience with wood design desired.
  • Ability and drive to pursue and obtain a California P.E. license.
  • Competency in working with at least one other structural software program such as RAM, STAAD, ETAB, or RISA.
  • Ability to prepare AutoCAD structural plans and details with minimal supervision.
  • Experience on a construction site, either through internship or work experience, highly preferred.
  • One to three years of experience in a similar role highly preferred.
  • Ability to resolve issues and complete work per deadlines efficiently.
  • Ability to work well on a project team.

Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently voted as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off.

At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another, and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this position to recruiting@summit-sr.com. 

There's more!

We welcome resumes from interested and qualified candidates with all levels of experience, even if we don’t currently have a position posted. If you have a background in one of the following disciplines and a passion for what you do, we want to hear from you!

  • Civil Engineering
  • Water/Wastewater Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Planning

Summit Engineering provides innovative design engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and commercial clients. Our projects are interesting and original, and our work is award winning.  Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing  variety and potential for growth.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Wastewater Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA is seeking an experienced project engineer with process engineering experience for our Water/Wastewater Division. The department provides engineering design for many diverse wastewater processes such as waste to energy, high rate wastewater treatment including membrane bioreactors, anaerobic digestion, and nutrient control and recovery, as well as water treatment processes including filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water /energy usage and pollutant discharges. Our expertise consists of work in waste to energy facilities, wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, residential, commercial, educational, and healthcare institutions.

The wastewater project engineer position offers professional growth, including an opportunity to develop into project management if desired. Successful candidates will have an enthusiastic and positive attitude, ambition for professional growth, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. The project engineer will be responsible for specific engineering and design tasks on project teams, utilizing your education, training, and experience to solve engineering problems. You will work with the project manager to accomplish multiple tasks associated with various projects.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or other technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience showing successively increased responsibility
  • Ability to understand and determine appropriate process design components needed to address water and wastewater treatment goals
  • Operations/system start-up experience is a plus
  • Strong process and mechanical engineering design experience, including:
    • Thorough understanding of water/wastewater treatment processes including biological treatment
    • Equipment design experience including pumps, blowers, compressors, aeration equipment, boilers/hot water heaters, HVAC systems, and heat exchangers
    • Ability to perform heating and cooling requirements calculations for wastewater treatment processes is desired
  • Aptitude/experience with fundamentals of micro-biological processes, kinetics, and water-wastewater chemistry
  • Experience using AutoCAD and /or Civil 3D
  • Ability to create P&ID drawings, understand controls integration, and write control narratives
  • A California Professional Engineering license (P.E.), or in the process of obtaining
  • Strong math/modeling skills to perform to mass balances
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without OPT or visa; and possess a valid Driver’s License

Our Company and our Culture:
Summit Engineering is an award-winning provider of consulting engineering services and is known for excellent long-term client relationships and an unwavering commitment to quality in our work. We have been selected as one of the “Best Companies to Work For in the North Bay” twelve times. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. 
At Summit Engineering we are a close network of committed professionals. We work hard. We have fun. We have high expectations of ourselves and one another and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don't whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Job Openings

Civil Engineering - Project Engineer

Civil Engineering - Project Engineer

At Summit Engineering we care.  We are looking for a candidate who wants to join a team that is built upon trust and a commitment to respectful relationships.  We believe that by putting clients’ needs at the forefront of our firm decision making, and delivering excellence in our work, our team will flourish.  We are seeking someone who is optimistic, committed to personal and professional growth and has the utmost integrity.  If that is you, please read on. 

The Job

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA.)  Our Civil, Wastewater, Structural and Electrical/Lighting and Planning Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our Civil Engineering division is currently are recruiting for Project Engineer with strong technical skills and site development experience. 

This Civil Project Engineer is responsible for preparing all aspects of a construction document package and capable of independently making design decisions. The Project Engineer prepares engineering analysis, design, and calculation. They work with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, winemakers, and facility managers. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D is critical.  Areas of design work include sustainable site design, stormwater mitigation measures, grading, utility layout, pavement design, roadway geometry as well as hydraulic, hydrologic and earthwork calculations.

 

Requirements

  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • 4-8 years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • California P.E. (or in process of obtaining with a completed EIT).
  • Technical expertise in site development, grading, drainage and utilities.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  The candidate should be skilled with the capabilities and operations of Civil 3D for building surfaces, performing grading, laying out utilities, building corridors and cutting profiles and sections.
  • Experience using hydrology and hydraulic design software such as Hydroflow, Storm and Sanitary Analysis, and HEC-RAS.
  • QSD/QSP certification and QISP certifications ideal.
  • Knowledge of sustainable site design practices.
  • Proficient with the use of spreadsheets, word processing, and engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a project team, and to solve problems, complete assigned tasks efficiently, and exercise sound engineering judgment.

Summit Engineering is consistently voted as one of the "Top Companies to Work For" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. We'd love to hear from you!  Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified for this position!

Controller

Controller

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm in Santa Rosa, CA. Our Civil, Structural, Water/Wastewater, Electrical and Planning Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, high-end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. We have received the “Best Places to Work” award 13 times. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, FUN committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more.  Plus - we work a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

 

THE JOB:

Summit’s Controller is responsible for the overall finance, accounting, and front office functions of the company including cash management. Duties include monitoring and maintenance of financial systems, procedures, and accounting software. The Controller is responsible for the development and preparation of timely and accurate reports for use by management to keep informed of firm and individual performance as compared to pre-determined objectives and goals. He/she is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and interpreting the company budget. The Controller supervises Summit’s bookkeeper and two front office staff and acts as a liaison between management, front office, and general staff. This position reports to the Managing Principal of the firm, and has potential to grow into other firm leadership roles and responsibilities.

 

REPRESENTATIVE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Works with management to establish profitability and metrics goals and incentives; Directs company’s accounting and financial operations to attain goals.
  • Monitors firm’s daily cash position, including LOC or necessary transfers.
  • Reports regularly to management on financial status and projections.
  • Reconciles all General Ledger accounts on monthly basis, prepares adjusting journal entries.
  • Provides timely monthly Financial Statements and accompanying reports to Principals. 
  • Supervises Summit’s full-time bookkeeper, managing that person’s workload, training needs and activities, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of work.
  • Oversees payroll functions ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and accordance with labor laws.
  • Reviews payroll set-ups, adjustments, and deductions. 
  • Reviews quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns, prepares W-2’s.
  • Works with CPA’s on all year-end activities including analysis and preparation to meet year-end tax goals.
  • Complies with all local, federal, and state government reporting requirements and tax filings (i.e. Sales tax, Property tax, etc.).
  • Develops, updates, and maintains annual company Budget; Prepares quarterly analysis of Budget to Actual and reports to management.
  • Monitors overhead expenses in terms of Budget and makes suggestions to reduce expenses.
  • Maintains accounting software program re: training, updates, and upgrades.
  • Provides reports for Project Managers to use in monitoring their projects.
  • Creates additional reports as needed for all levels of management to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Provides analysis, additional detail and/or training to managers and principals as needed regarding interpretation of reports, statements, billing, etc.
  • Calculates and makes quarterly employer contributions to 401k plan; work with plan administrators regarding year-end testing.
  • Tracks and maintains company asset inventory regarding acquisitions and disposals; notifies CPA of quarterly activity.
  • Tracks leases and loans and accompanying amortization/depreciation schedules. 
  • Maintains favorable relationships and communications with company’s employees, accountants, vendors, clients, and bankers. 
  • Maintains company’s insurance coverage for professional liability, workers’ compensation, general, auto, health, life, and disability policies; Reviews policies during renewals, prepares quarterly audits when required. 
  • Performs special projects as required, such as ones related to Shareholder transactions and documents.

 

ADDITIONAL FRONT OFFICE SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises front office staff, monitors progress and workflow.
  • Establishes and enforces procedures for front office operations, oversees that tasks are completed correctly and in a timely manner, coordinates word-processing and/or delivery deadlines with engineers. 
  • Backs up front office administrative duties as needed, i.e. document preparation, phones, mail, front office in-box requests, etc. 
  • Establish objectives and goals with front office staff through regular check-ins and performance reviews.
  • Helps coordinate professional development of administrative support staff.
  • Monitors and develops processes for best practices and efficiency. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • CPA firm experience helpful.
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in supervisory accounting position, ideally in an engineering or service-oriented business.
  • Previous experience with complex accounting software such as Deltek Vision, Sage, or Agera.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Windows, especially Excel.
  • Comprehensive and well-rounded GAAP and financial reporting skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and cycles, and how to apply accounting principles.
  • First-hand experience processing Payroll Tax Filings (941, 940, DE9, DE9C), Property Tax filings, and Sales & Use Tax filings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND FIT:

  • Able to manage specialized work efficiently, with confidence and competence.
  • The position requires above average attention to detail, concern for the exact correctness of work, and strong commitment to tasks completed on time.
  • This individual will take work seriously, have a strong sense of duty, and is disciplined.
  • A somewhat faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position.
  • Detailed, specialized work is the major focus.
  • The position will generally be task-oriented, requiring someone with a conservative, careful, and cautious approach to work, and yet friendly and outgoing as they supervise the front office staff and interact with general staff and management.
  • Must have an outstanding work ethic and integrity
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to establish and administer systems and make decisions based on the best welfare of the firm.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage time independently and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter with your resume through our website, or email to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Electrical Engineering - Project Engineer

Electrical Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is looking for talented electrical and lighting design engineers. Various levels of experience will be considered.

  • Collaborate with architects and clients on the design of the lighting and power distribution aspects of building projects such as wineries, commercial, health care, and high end residential.
  • Create design and specifications of the following (but not limited to) systems: power distribution, emergency power systems, alternate power energy systems (PV, battery storage), lighting design, lighting controls, and low voltage signal systems (telecom/AV/security systems/fire alarm). 
  • Coordination with power and telecom utility companies.
  • Prepare electrical construction documents and technical specifications.
  • Perform construction phase assistance including site visits and field reports. Respond to requests for information (RFI’s) and review equipment submittals and shop drawings.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experienced in the design of electrical and lighting systems in the building types and market sectors similar to those we serve.
  • Understanding of design components such as electrical distribution diagrams, short circuit, electrical room layouts, voltage drop calculates, lighting fixture design/layout, fixture schedules, control diagrams, and local and state building energy codes.
  • Proficiency with lighting design software programs (AGI, Visual or similar), AutoCAD and REVIT, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of building and electrical codes including California Title 24 Energy Standards.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, train and mentor staff, and act as a firm representative to our clients.
  • B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power distribution, lighting design and electrical building systems.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or FE with ability to pursue PE.
  • Must be eligible to work it the US without sponsorship.


Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. is an award winning multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA).  We’re about an hour north of San Francisco. Summit’s Electrical/Lighting, Civil, Wastewater, and Structural Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, commercial office, and municipal clients. Our collaborative environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

Our Culture
Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently on the “Best Places to Work” award list. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, Health & Wellness and Fun Committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more. Plus we work on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another, and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com

Electrical Engineering - Staff Engineer

Electrical Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi‐discipline engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, California. We are a leading provider of consulting engineering services for winery and other projects throughout California. We currently have an outstanding an opportunity for a staff engineer in the field of electrical engineering and lighting design.

As a staff engineer, you will utilize your education and gain experience working on the lighting design and power distribution aspects of building projects. Project types include wineries, custom residential, and commercial office, municipal and healthcare facilities.  The individual we’re seeking comes with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Client service and quality design engineering is paramount to what Summit Engineering is about. This is a full-time position, with benefits that include a 401(K).

Qualifications / Skills:

  • B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in lighting design and /or power distribution and electrical building systems
  • Previous related internship experience preferred
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification (or in the process of obtaining)
  • Ability to pursue and obtain a California P.E.
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD and/or Revit
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with lighting design software programs (AGI, Visual or similar)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well on a project team
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Valid driver’s license

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this opportunity to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Structural Engineering - Project Engineer

Structural Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County. We provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

The Job

As a Project Engineer in our Structural Division, you will be responsible for executing engineering and design tasks with a high degree of independence, and collaborating with staff engineers as needed to complete their work. Engineers in this position develop construction documents, calculations, specifications, and technical engineering reports. 

The job requires an emphasis in low rise, high complexity buildings that involve common construction material such as steel, concrete, wood, and masonry, and uncommon materials such as aluminum, and stainless steel. Design and drafting using AutoCAD and Revit will be a responsibility of this position.

The selected applicant will gain experience in permitting within the North Coast and beyond.  They will also have opportunities to take on increasing responsibility and independence commensurate with their abilities and initiative. 

The Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural.
  • CA Professional Engineering license (P.E.).
  • 3 to 5 years of experience showing successively increasing responsibility.
  • Experience in the design of wood-framed, concrete and steel-framed structures, including commercial and high-end residential projects.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and/or Revit. 
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to focus on the details of a project while understanding the big picture from the project team perspective.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a project team, with demonstrated time management skills.
  • Company Description

Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently voted as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off.

At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this position to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Structural Engineering - Staff Engineer

Structural Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA).  Our Structural, Civil, Wastewater, and Electrical Divisions provide consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth.

The Job
This position involves performing engineering calculations and design using technical skills, experience and engineering judgment to transform concept designs into Construction Drawings and Technical Specifications. You will prepare plans and details in AutoCAD or Revit for incorporation into the Construction Drawings and Technical Specifications. You will perform analysis using computer software and verify with supporting calculations. You will also work collaboratively on projects with your colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Job Requirements

  • Beginning to intermediate skill with REVIT software.
  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural and E.I.T. Certification highly preferred.
  • Experience with wood design desired.
  • Ability and drive to pursue and obtain a California P.E. license.
  • Competency in working with at least one other structural software program such as RAM, STAAD, ETAB, or RISA.
  • Ability to prepare AutoCAD structural plans and details with minimal supervision.
  • Experience on a construction site, either through internship or work experience, highly preferred.
  • One to three years of experience in a similar role highly preferred.
  • Ability to resolve issues and complete work per deadlines efficiently.
  • Ability to work well on a project team.

Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. is consistently voted as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the North Bay. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off.

At Summit, we work hard; we have fun; we have high expectations of ourselves and one another, and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your reason for interest in this position to recruiting@summit-sr.com. 

There's more!

There's more!

We welcome resumes from interested and qualified candidates with all levels of experience, even if we don’t currently have a position posted. If you have a background in one of the following disciplines and a passion for what you do, we want to hear from you!

  • Civil Engineering
  • Water/Wastewater Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Planning

Summit Engineering provides innovative design engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and commercial clients. Our projects are interesting and original, and our work is award winning.  Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing  variety and potential for growth.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Wastewater Engineering - Project Engineer

Wastewater Engineering - Project Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA is seeking an experienced project engineer with process engineering experience for our Water/Wastewater Division. The department provides engineering design for many diverse wastewater processes such as waste to energy, high rate wastewater treatment including membrane bioreactors, anaerobic digestion, and nutrient control and recovery, as well as water treatment processes including filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water /energy usage and pollutant discharges. Our expertise consists of work in waste to energy facilities, wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, residential, commercial, educational, and healthcare institutions.

The wastewater project engineer position offers professional growth, including an opportunity to develop into project management if desired. Successful candidates will have an enthusiastic and positive attitude, ambition for professional growth, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. The project engineer will be responsible for specific engineering and design tasks on project teams, utilizing your education, training, and experience to solve engineering problems. You will work with the project manager to accomplish multiple tasks associated with various projects.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or other technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience showing successively increased responsibility
  • Ability to understand and determine appropriate process design components needed to address water and wastewater treatment goals
  • Operations/system start-up experience is a plus
  • Strong process and mechanical engineering design experience, including:
    • Thorough understanding of water/wastewater treatment processes including biological treatment
    • Equipment design experience including pumps, blowers, compressors, aeration equipment, boilers/hot water heaters, HVAC systems, and heat exchangers
    • Ability to perform heating and cooling requirements calculations for wastewater treatment processes is desired
  • Aptitude/experience with fundamentals of micro-biological processes, kinetics, and water-wastewater chemistry
  • Experience using AutoCAD and /or Civil 3D
  • Ability to create P&ID drawings, understand controls integration, and write control narratives
  • A California Professional Engineering license (P.E.), or in the process of obtaining
  • Strong math/modeling skills to perform to mass balances
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without OPT or visa; and possess a valid Driver’s License

Our Company and our Culture:
Summit Engineering is an award-winning provider of consulting engineering services and is known for excellent long-term client relationships and an unwavering commitment to quality in our work. We have been selected as one of the “Best Companies to Work For in the North Bay” twelve times. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. 
At Summit Engineering we are a close network of committed professionals. We work hard. We have fun. We have high expectations of ourselves and one another and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don't whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com.

Summit Engineering is a close network of committed professionals. We work hard. We have fun. We have high expectations of ourselves and one another, and help each other to achieve those expectations. We enjoy our work and we like our clients. We dress casually. We treat each other with respect. We have a sense of humor. We are on time. We understand people have full lives. We trust one another. We don’t whine, but we do wine. We think this is an awesome place to work.

 

We are a multi-discipline engineering firm located in the heart of Sonoma County's wine country, about 60 miles north of San Francisco, CA. We have divisions in Civil, Structural, Electrical/Lighting Design, and Water/Wastewater engineering. Our firm is the leading provider of consulting engineering services for winery projects throughout California, and has been in business for over 38 years. Additional markets include brewery, resort, custom residential, commercial, and municipalities. Summit is known for excellent long-term client relationships and an unwavering commitment to quality in our work.

 

Summit Engineering has been voted one of The Best Places to Work in the North Bay thirteen times. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits including a company paid 401K, support for continuing education, and an alternative work week schedule with every other Friday off.

 

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