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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 client’s 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 recruiting for a 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 calculations. 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+ years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • California P.E. (or in process of obtaining with a completed E.I.T/F.E).
  • 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.

Company Description
Summit has a 40-year legacy, and we look with enthusiasm to the future. You will work on some of the most interesting and complex projects, side-by-side some of the best people, clients and design consultants alike. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth. You will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplined teams with our structural, electrical and water/wastewater divisions.

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.

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

Civil Engineering - Staff Engineer

At Summit Engineering, Inc. 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 client’s 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. We currently are recruiting for a Staff Engineer for our Civil Engineering Division. This Civil Staff Engineer is responsible for specific engineering and design tasks as part of a project team in which you will utilize your education, training and experience to solve engineering problems, perform calculations, and transform concept designs into construction drawings and technical specifications. Technical 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.

Qualifications/Skills

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • California E.I.T. certification (or in the process of obtaining) and the ability to pursue and obtain a California Professional Engineering license (P.E.)
  • Internships, relevant work experience and advanced degrees are a plus.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  The candidate should be familiar with the capabilities and operations of Civil 3D for building surfaces, performing grading, laying out utilities, building corridors and cutting profiles and sections.
  • Experience in Hydraulics and Hydrology, and familiarity with Low Impact Development (LID) measures.
  • Ability to problem solve, complete assigned tasks efficiently and meet project deadlines.

Company Description
Summit has a 40-year legacy, and we look with enthusiasm to the future. You will work on some of the most interesting and complex projects, side-by-side some of the best people, clients and design consultants alike. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth. You will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplined teams with our structural, electrical and water/wastewater divisions.

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.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter 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.

Planning & Permitting - Senior Planner

Summit Engineering, Inc. is an award winning, multi-discipline design engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, CA (about 60 miles north of San Francisco).  Our Planning and Permitting Division supports a diverse range of projects including: winery, brewery, high end residential, commercial, and other projects throughout California and the northwest.  As a multidisciplinary firm, projects are generated from a variety of disciplines and the Planning team supports all divisions.  We are committed to client service and excellence in all that we do. We encourage individual professional development and drive overall project success.

The Senior Planner is an integral member of the project team responsible for the management, preparation, submittal and facilitation functions of various permits including:

  • Develop permitting strategy
  • Maintain and develop client relationships
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Prepare project descriptions, solicit proposals, and collect reports and studies in support of applications.
  • Work with various governmental agencies to facilitate plan review and approvals.
  • Assist internal and/or external team members with interpretation of applicable codes, regulations, and standards.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Exhibit an understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act as it relates to discretionary permits.
  • Understand code requirements and interpret their applicability.
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Be AICP certified.
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have strong organizational, analysis and problem-solving skills.

Must also have a valid driver’s license, and be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.

To apply: please send your resume and a cover letter to recruiting @summit-sr.com letting us know why you are interested in this position.

Summit has been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for eleven years.  We operate on a 9/80 work schedule, which means you have every other Friday off! 

 

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. 

Summer Intern - Electrical Engineering

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opportunity for an electrical engineering/lighting design intern for summer 2019. Candidates should be pursuing education in the field of architectural and/or electrical engineering.  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 our firm is about.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Currently pursuing a B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in electrical building systems and lighting design.
  • Coursework in lighting design and power distribution.
  • Exposure to or experience in AutoCAD or Revit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work well on a project team.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA; about 60 miles north of San Francisco). We provide innovative design engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other 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.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to recruiting@summit-sr.com. Candidates selected to proceed in the interview process may be requested to provide a faculty recommendation from their current educational institution.

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.

Water / Wastewater Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opening for a Staff Engineer for our Water / Wastewater Division. You will join a team of engineers who focus on water treatment and delivery, and wastewater treatment and reuse. 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 systems such as filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water/energy usage and pollutant discharges.

As a Water / Wastewater Staff Engineer you will be responsible for engineering and design tasks, and using your education, training and experience to solve complex engineering problems. You will have the opportunity to work directly with firm leaders and experienced engineers on a wide range of interesting projects. 

Job Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental, Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. (Master’s degree related to water or wastewater treatment preferred but not required.)
  • Coursework or job experience related to water and wastewater treatment processes is essential.
  • Understanding of hydraulics and fluid conveyance.
  • Exposure to soils investigations and percolation testing is a bonus.
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and hydraulic modeling software.
  • E.I.T. certification.
  • Ability and intent to pursue and obtain a California P.E.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills. Strong technical and professional writing skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a high sense of urgency.
  • Valid driver's license and eligible to work in the United States.

Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. has been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for twelve years. We are a vibrant, multi-discipline engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, CA in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County.  We have divisions in civil, structural, water/wastewater, planning, and electrical engineering.  Our Water / Wastewater expertise consists of work in waste-to-energy facilities, wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, residential, commerical, educational, and healthcare institutions.

Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, FUN Committee activities throughout the year, co-ed softball team, continued education, and more. Plus - we work on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the job 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 client’s 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 recruiting for a 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 calculations. 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+ years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • California P.E. (or in process of obtaining with a completed E.I.T/F.E).
  • 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.

Company Description
Summit has a 40-year legacy, and we look with enthusiasm to the future. You will work on some of the most interesting and complex projects, side-by-side some of the best people, clients and design consultants alike. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth. You will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplined teams with our structural, electrical and water/wastewater divisions.

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.

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

Civil Engineering - Staff Engineer

Civil Engineering - Staff Engineer

At Summit Engineering, Inc. 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 client’s 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. We currently are recruiting for a Staff Engineer for our Civil Engineering Division. This Civil Staff Engineer is responsible for specific engineering and design tasks as part of a project team in which you will utilize your education, training and experience to solve engineering problems, perform calculations, and transform concept designs into construction drawings and technical specifications. Technical 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.

Qualifications/Skills

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • California E.I.T. certification (or in the process of obtaining) and the ability to pursue and obtain a California Professional Engineering license (P.E.)
  • Internships, relevant work experience and advanced degrees are a plus.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  The candidate should be familiar with the capabilities and operations of Civil 3D for building surfaces, performing grading, laying out utilities, building corridors and cutting profiles and sections.
  • Experience in Hydraulics and Hydrology, and familiarity with Low Impact Development (LID) measures.
  • Ability to problem solve, complete assigned tasks efficiently and meet project deadlines.

Company Description
Summit has a 40-year legacy, and we look with enthusiasm to the future. You will work on some of the most interesting and complex projects, side-by-side some of the best people, clients and design consultants alike. Our collaborative but fast-paced environment will continually challenge your skills, while providing variety and the potential for growth. You will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplined teams with our structural, electrical and water/wastewater divisions.

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.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter 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.

Planning & Permitting - Senior Planner

Planning & Permitting - Senior Planner

Summit Engineering, Inc. is an award winning, multi-discipline design engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, CA (about 60 miles north of San Francisco).  Our Planning and Permitting Division supports a diverse range of projects including: winery, brewery, high end residential, commercial, and other projects throughout California and the northwest.  As a multidisciplinary firm, projects are generated from a variety of disciplines and the Planning team supports all divisions.  We are committed to client service and excellence in all that we do. We encourage individual professional development and drive overall project success.

The Senior Planner is an integral member of the project team responsible for the management, preparation, submittal and facilitation functions of various permits including:

  • Develop permitting strategy
  • Maintain and develop client relationships
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Prepare project descriptions, solicit proposals, and collect reports and studies in support of applications.
  • Work with various governmental agencies to facilitate plan review and approvals.
  • Assist internal and/or external team members with interpretation of applicable codes, regulations, and standards.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Exhibit an understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act as it relates to discretionary permits.
  • Understand code requirements and interpret their applicability.
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Be AICP certified.
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have strong organizational, analysis and problem-solving skills.

Must also have a valid driver’s license, and be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.

To apply: please send your resume and a cover letter to recruiting @summit-sr.com letting us know why you are interested in this position.

Summit has been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for eleven years.  We operate on a 9/80 work schedule, which means you have every other Friday off! 

 

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. 

Summer Intern - Electrical Engineering

Summer Intern - Electrical Engineering

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opportunity for an electrical engineering/lighting design intern for summer 2019. Candidates should be pursuing education in the field of architectural and/or electrical engineering.  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 our firm is about.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Currently pursuing a B.S. Degree in Architectural or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in electrical building systems and lighting design.
  • Coursework in lighting design and power distribution.
  • Exposure to or experience in AutoCAD or Revit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work well on a project team.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA; about 60 miles north of San Francisco). We provide innovative design engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other 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.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to recruiting@summit-sr.com. Candidates selected to proceed in the interview process may be requested to provide a faculty recommendation from their current educational institution.

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.

Water / Wastewater Engineering - Staff Engineer

Water / Wastewater Engineering - Staff Engineer

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opening for a Staff Engineer for our Water / Wastewater Division. You will join a team of engineers who focus on water treatment and delivery, and wastewater treatment and reuse. 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 systems such as filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water/energy usage and pollutant discharges.

As a Water / Wastewater Staff Engineer you will be responsible for engineering and design tasks, and using your education, training and experience to solve complex engineering problems. You will have the opportunity to work directly with firm leaders and experienced engineers on a wide range of interesting projects. 

Job Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental, Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. (Master’s degree related to water or wastewater treatment preferred but not required.)
  • Coursework or job experience related to water and wastewater treatment processes is essential.
  • Understanding of hydraulics and fluid conveyance.
  • Exposure to soils investigations and percolation testing is a bonus.
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and hydraulic modeling software.
  • E.I.T. certification.
  • Ability and intent to pursue and obtain a California P.E.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills. Strong technical and professional writing skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a high sense of urgency.
  • Valid driver's license and eligible to work in the United States.

Company Description
Summit Engineering, Inc. has been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for twelve years. We are a vibrant, multi-discipline engineering firm located in Santa Rosa, CA in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County.  We have divisions in civil, structural, water/wastewater, planning, and electrical engineering.  Our Water / Wastewater expertise consists of work in waste-to-energy facilities, wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, residential, commerical, educational, and healthcare institutions.

Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a Weekly Breakfast, Monthly Wine Downs, FUN Committee activities throughout the year, co-ed softball team, continued education, and more. Plus - we work on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the job 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 twelve 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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