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Civil Engineering Project Engineer

Are you an engineer looking for a fast-paced dynamic firm where you have direct input to the highest level in the organization, get to work on exciting projects and have the opportunity and encouragement to grow both personally and professionally?

If so, we would like you on our Team.

We are a specialized engineering and planning firm with a team of highly capable and passionate people.  We come to work excited about the next challenge, supporting each other so that we are all successful together.

We work with award winning architects and landscape architects to create iconic spaces that we are proud to visit and share when construction is complete.

We are looking for a project engineer for our Civil Engineering team. A candidate who is licensed, interested in sustainable site design, and capable of being in responsible charge for their design work in the areas of grading, drainage, and utility design.  We are looking for an individual who is a quick learner, excellent communicator, with integrity , as well as strong time management and organization skills.

We are primarily in the business of customer service and therefore our team is made up of people who are excited to help make our client’s priorities a reality. If you are interested to learn more, please read on and contact us to talk further.

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 engineering and Planning Divisions provide consulting services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our Civil Engineering division is currently recruiting for Project Engineer position with strong technical skills and site development experience.

This Civil Project Engineer is responsible for preparing all aspects of civil design documents 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, 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, water/wastewater and planning 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. In addition, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after 90 days).

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com, or through this website portal.

 

Electrical Engineers

Summit Engineering, Inc. is looking for talented electrical and lighting design engineers. Various levels of experience will be considered. We are an award winning multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA). Summit’s Electrical/Lighting division provides consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, commercial office, and other clients.

  • 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.

Note: We are  interested in entry level Staff Engineer candidates, mid-level Project Engineers, and more experienced Project Managers. Send us your resume!

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, community service/volunteer opportunities, 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. In addition, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after an initial 90-day orientation period).

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, letting us know why you are interested and qualified!

Staff Accountant

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a vibrant, multi-discipline engineering firm with divisions in planning and permitting, civil, structural, water/wastewater, and electrical engineering. We have been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for 14 years and running. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

We are currently searching for a qualified Staff Accountant. This position will report to the Controller, and work closely with engineering staff and management throughout the firm. Those applying for this position should have exceptionally strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and be comfortable working in a high-volume, dynamic environment. We’re looking for someone who is able to get their work done both quickly and with a high level of accuracy. 

 

The Staff Accountant Position:

Your day will be fast-paced and full of variety.

  • Accounting Responsibilities
    • Share responsibility for management of our billing cycle for 275+ projects electronically each month
    • Serve as administrator for client compliance portals/requirements
    • Complete month-end close cycle and prepare reports for Controller review, including preparing monthly journal entries, completing balance sheet account reconciliations, and reviewing GL activity for accuracy and comparison to budget expectations
    • Prepare various weekly and monthly reports including:
      • Cash Monitor
      • Time Analysis
      • Monthly financial reporting package
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
    • Assist with sending out client statements and conducting AR collections efforts monthly
    • Assist staff with creation of project reports in accounting software (Deltek)
    • Monitor/respond to accounting email inbox requests throughout the day
    • Serve as a backup as needed to the Accounting Specialist position, including:
      • Maintain, run and file Accounts Payable, including processing employee expense reports
      • Prepare cash receipts for deposits
      • Reconcile credit card statements monthly, and monitor charges throughout month
  • Payroll Responsibilities
    • Process bi-weekly, in-house payroll, including making tax payments and submitting 401(k) deferrals
    • Prepare quarterly and annual State and Federal payroll filings
    • Review weekly timesheets of ~40 Employees for compliance with State and Federal labor laws
    • Reconcile benefits deductions/expenses each month
    • Prepare quarterly 401(k) contribution calculation
    • Assist with preparation of annual W-2’s

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • AA degree in Accounting or equivalent experience a plus
  • Previous experience in accounting and payroll, ideally in an engineering, professional service, or other dynamic company environment
  • High degree of accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
  • Previous experience with complex accounting software (Deltek Vision strongly preferred but not required)
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills using Excel; Good knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to problem solve effectively and multi-task efficiently

 

Please send your resume and a cover letter 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, 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. We have been selected as one “Top Companies to Work For” in the North Bay for the last fifteen years. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. Also, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after a 90-day intro period).

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, 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.

Note: We are also interested in entry level staff engineer and more experienced project manager candidates. All levels are welcome to apply.

Our Culture

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. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a weekly breakfast, monthly Wine Downs, community service/volunteer opportunities, and Fun Committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more.

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

 

Structural Engineering Project Manager

Summit Engineering is looking for a professionally licensed structural engineer with proven project management and leadership skills, or a project engineer on track to project manager. This position is responsible for managing engineering projects in the structural engineering discipline or across multiple disciplines.  At Summit, Project Managers lead design teams to execute the design of complex projects, organize the efforts of project teams, prepare project proposals, and lead design engineering in their discipline of expertise, manage schedules and budgets, as well as perform business development and generate new work for the firm.  

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.

This unique individual comes with a passion for what they do, an enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work efficiently with a team while managing many tasks in a fast-paced environment.  This experienced person will utilize their professional background to provide project management and hands-on design engineering on winery, brewery, custom residential, resort, commercial, and water/wastewater treatment projects. Communication with clients and providing them with quality and creative design solutions are paramount to the success of our firm. The position is located in Santa Rosa, CA, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural.
  • California Professional Engineering License (P.E.).
  • QSD/QSP and LEED AP certifications preferred.
  • 5+ years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • 2+ years project management experience, including proposal preparation, project staffing, scheduling, monitoring scope and budgets, and construction document preparation.  An exceptional candidate who does not have previous project management experience may spend some time in a project engineer role to become familiar with the Summit procedures and projects before being moved into a project management role.
  • 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.

Note: We are also looking for entry level staff engineers and mid-level project engineers. We'd love to see your resume!

Our Company and our Culture:

At Summit Engineering we highly value our staff, and our staff love clocking into work every day! Our firm has been voted in the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” fourteen years and counting by our staff. We operate on a 9/80 schedule allowing every other Friday off as well as a work from home schedule of one day a week. With a stocked kitchen, weekly breakfasts, monthly “Wine Down” staff meetings, and a commitment to high quality work and long-term client relationships, Summit Engineering is the pinnacle of playing hard and working hard.

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, submit a cover letter with your resume  to recruiting@summit-sr.com, or through this website portal.

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

Work in a collaborative, fast paced environment, helping design wineries, breweries, high end residential and other interesting projects. 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, and work collaboratively on multiple 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. Employees also have the option to work from home one day per week (after 90 days).

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, or through this website portal.

Wastewater Project Engineer

Make a splash in our Water/Wastewater Engineering Division! Summit Engineering is seeking experienced engineers with a passion for wastewater and an education in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, or other related technical engineering disciplines.

In the heart of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, CA, our firm works primarily with wineries, breweries, food and beverage facilities, resorts, municipal systems, residences, and commercial projects. Our Water/Wastewater division 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 including filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water /energy usage and pollutant discharges.

The wastewater project engineer position offers professional growth, including an opportunity to develop into project management if desired. 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.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or other related technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience showing successively increased responsibility.
  • Aptitude/experience with fundamentals of micro-biological processes, kinetics, and water-wastewater chemistry.
  • Equipment design experience including pumps, blowers, compressors, and aeration equipment.
  • Operations/system start-up experience is a plus.
  • Strong math/modeling skills to perform to mass balances.
  • 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.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Our Company and our Culture:

At Summit Engineering we highly value our staff, and our staff love clocking into work every day! Our firm has been voted in the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” fifteen times. We operate on a 9/80 schedule allowing every other Friday off Employees also have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after an initial 90 day orientation period). We provide weekly breakfasts, monthly “Wine Downs”, community service opportunities and a commitment to high quality work and long-term client relationships, Summit Engineering is the pinnacle of playing hard and working hard.

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 Staff Engineer

The Position

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Staff Engineer in our Water / Wastewater Division. You will join a team of engineers who focus on water treatment and delivery, and wastewater treatment and disposal or reuse. The Water/Wastewater Division provides engineering design for many diverse wastewater processes such as waste to energy, facultative ponds, package wastewater treatment systems including roughing filters, membrane bioreactors, and anaerobic digestion,  as well as water treatment systems such as oxidation, filtration, disinfection, and reverse osmosis..

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, and a high sense of urgency.
  • Valid drivers’ 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 14 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 planning, civil, structural, water/wastewater, planning, and electrical engineering. Our Water / Wastewater expertise consists of work in wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, and residential. 

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! And, staff have the opportunity to work from home one day a week (after intro period.)

Job Openings

Civil Engineering Project Engineer

Civil Engineering Project Engineer

Are you an engineer looking for a fast-paced dynamic firm where you have direct input to the highest level in the organization, get to work on exciting projects and have the opportunity and encouragement to grow both personally and professionally?

If so, we would like you on our Team.

We are a specialized engineering and planning firm with a team of highly capable and passionate people.  We come to work excited about the next challenge, supporting each other so that we are all successful together.

We work with award winning architects and landscape architects to create iconic spaces that we are proud to visit and share when construction is complete.

We are looking for a project engineer for our Civil Engineering team. A candidate who is licensed, interested in sustainable site design, and capable of being in responsible charge for their design work in the areas of grading, drainage, and utility design.  We are looking for an individual who is a quick learner, excellent communicator, with integrity , as well as strong time management and organization skills.

We are primarily in the business of customer service and therefore our team is made up of people who are excited to help make our client’s priorities a reality. If you are interested to learn more, please read on and contact us to talk further.

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 engineering and Planning Divisions provide consulting services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, and other commercial projects. Our Civil Engineering division is currently recruiting for Project Engineer position with strong technical skills and site development experience.

This Civil Project Engineer is responsible for preparing all aspects of civil design documents 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, 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, water/wastewater and planning 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. In addition, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after 90 days).

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to recruiting@summit-sr.com, or through this website portal.

 

Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Summit Engineering, Inc. is looking for talented electrical and lighting design engineers. Various levels of experience will be considered. We are an award winning multi-disciplined design engineering firm located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA). Summit’s Electrical/Lighting division provides consulting engineering services for winery, brewery, high end residential, resort, commercial office, and other clients.

  • 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.

Note: We are  interested in entry level Staff Engineer candidates, mid-level Project Engineers, and more experienced Project Managers. Send us your resume!

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, community service/volunteer opportunities, 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. In addition, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after an initial 90-day orientation period).

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, letting us know why you are interested and qualified!

Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Summit Engineering, Inc. is a vibrant, multi-discipline engineering firm with divisions in planning and permitting, civil, structural, water/wastewater, and electrical engineering. We have been selected as one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” for 14 years and running. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule, which means you have every other Friday off!

We are currently searching for a qualified Staff Accountant. This position will report to the Controller, and work closely with engineering staff and management throughout the firm. Those applying for this position should have exceptionally strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and be comfortable working in a high-volume, dynamic environment. We’re looking for someone who is able to get their work done both quickly and with a high level of accuracy. 

 

The Staff Accountant Position:

Your day will be fast-paced and full of variety.

  • Accounting Responsibilities
    • Share responsibility for management of our billing cycle for 275+ projects electronically each month
    • Serve as administrator for client compliance portals/requirements
    • Complete month-end close cycle and prepare reports for Controller review, including preparing monthly journal entries, completing balance sheet account reconciliations, and reviewing GL activity for accuracy and comparison to budget expectations
    • Prepare various weekly and monthly reports including:
      • Cash Monitor
      • Time Analysis
      • Monthly financial reporting package
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
    • Assist with sending out client statements and conducting AR collections efforts monthly
    • Assist staff with creation of project reports in accounting software (Deltek)
    • Monitor/respond to accounting email inbox requests throughout the day
    • Serve as a backup as needed to the Accounting Specialist position, including:
      • Maintain, run and file Accounts Payable, including processing employee expense reports
      • Prepare cash receipts for deposits
      • Reconcile credit card statements monthly, and monitor charges throughout month
  • Payroll Responsibilities
    • Process bi-weekly, in-house payroll, including making tax payments and submitting 401(k) deferrals
    • Prepare quarterly and annual State and Federal payroll filings
    • Review weekly timesheets of ~40 Employees for compliance with State and Federal labor laws
    • Reconcile benefits deductions/expenses each month
    • Prepare quarterly 401(k) contribution calculation
    • Assist with preparation of annual W-2’s

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • AA degree in Accounting or equivalent experience a plus
  • Previous experience in accounting and payroll, ideally in an engineering, professional service, or other dynamic company environment
  • High degree of accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
  • Previous experience with complex accounting software (Deltek Vision strongly preferred but not required)
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills using Excel; Good knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to problem solve effectively and multi-task efficiently

 

Please send your resume and a cover letter 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, 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. We have been selected as one “Top Companies to Work For” in the North Bay for the last fifteen years. We operate on a 9/80 schedule, which means you have every other Friday off. Also, employees have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after a 90-day intro period).

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, 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.

Note: We are also interested in entry level staff engineer and more experienced project manager candidates. All levels are welcome to apply.

Our Culture

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. Besides regular benefits, our employees enjoy things like a weekly breakfast, monthly Wine Downs, community service/volunteer opportunities, and Fun Committee activities throughout the year, continued education, and more.

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

 

Structural Engineering Project Manager

Structural Engineering Project Manager

Summit Engineering is looking for a professionally licensed structural engineer with proven project management and leadership skills, or a project engineer on track to project manager. This position is responsible for managing engineering projects in the structural engineering discipline or across multiple disciplines.  At Summit, Project Managers lead design teams to execute the design of complex projects, organize the efforts of project teams, prepare project proposals, and lead design engineering in their discipline of expertise, manage schedules and budgets, as well as perform business development and generate new work for the firm.  

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.

This unique individual comes with a passion for what they do, an enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work efficiently with a team while managing many tasks in a fast-paced environment.  This experienced person will utilize their professional background to provide project management and hands-on design engineering on winery, brewery, custom residential, resort, commercial, and water/wastewater treatment projects. Communication with clients and providing them with quality and creative design solutions are paramount to the success of our firm. The position is located in Santa Rosa, CA, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural.
  • California Professional Engineering License (P.E.).
  • QSD/QSP and LEED AP certifications preferred.
  • 5+ years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • 2+ years project management experience, including proposal preparation, project staffing, scheduling, monitoring scope and budgets, and construction document preparation.  An exceptional candidate who does not have previous project management experience may spend some time in a project engineer role to become familiar with the Summit procedures and projects before being moved into a project management role.
  • 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.

Note: We are also looking for entry level staff engineers and mid-level project engineers. We'd love to see your resume!

Our Company and our Culture:

At Summit Engineering we highly value our staff, and our staff love clocking into work every day! Our firm has been voted in the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” fourteen years and counting by our staff. We operate on a 9/80 schedule allowing every other Friday off as well as a work from home schedule of one day a week. With a stocked kitchen, weekly breakfasts, monthly “Wine Down” staff meetings, and a commitment to high quality work and long-term client relationships, Summit Engineering is the pinnacle of playing hard and working hard.

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, submit a cover letter with your resume  to recruiting@summit-sr.com, or through this website portal.

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

Work in a collaborative, fast paced environment, helping design wineries, breweries, high end residential and other interesting projects. 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, and work collaboratively on multiple 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. Employees also have the option to work from home one day per week (after 90 days).

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, or through this website portal.

Wastewater Project Engineer

Wastewater Project Engineer

Make a splash in our Water/Wastewater Engineering Division! Summit Engineering is seeking experienced engineers with a passion for wastewater and an education in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, or other related technical engineering disciplines.

In the heart of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, CA, our firm works primarily with wineries, breweries, food and beverage facilities, resorts, municipal systems, residences, and commercial projects. Our Water/Wastewater division 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 including filtration, disinfection, reverse osmosis, and resource recovery to reduce water /energy usage and pollutant discharges.

The wastewater project engineer position offers professional growth, including an opportunity to develop into project management if desired. 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.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or other related technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience showing successively increased responsibility.
  • Aptitude/experience with fundamentals of micro-biological processes, kinetics, and water-wastewater chemistry.
  • Equipment design experience including pumps, blowers, compressors, and aeration equipment.
  • Operations/system start-up experience is a plus.
  • Strong math/modeling skills to perform to mass balances.
  • 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.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Our Company and our Culture:

At Summit Engineering we highly value our staff, and our staff love clocking into work every day! Our firm has been voted in the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” fifteen times. We operate on a 9/80 schedule allowing every other Friday off Employees also have the flexibility to work from home one day a week (after an initial 90 day orientation period). We provide weekly breakfasts, monthly “Wine Downs”, community service opportunities and a commitment to high quality work and long-term client relationships, Summit Engineering is the pinnacle of playing hard and working hard.

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 Staff Engineer

Water / Wastewater Staff Engineer

The Position

Summit Engineering, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Staff Engineer in our Water / Wastewater Division. You will join a team of engineers who focus on water treatment and delivery, and wastewater treatment and disposal or reuse. The Water/Wastewater Division provides engineering design for many diverse wastewater processes such as waste to energy, facultative ponds, package wastewater treatment systems including roughing filters, membrane bioreactors, and anaerobic digestion,  as well as water treatment systems such as oxidation, filtration, disinfection, and reverse osmosis..

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, and a high sense of urgency.
  • Valid drivers’ 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 14 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 planning, civil, structural, water/wastewater, planning, and electrical engineering. Our Water / Wastewater expertise consists of work in wineries, breweries, food and beverage industry, municipal systems, and residential. 

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! And, staff have the opportunity to work from home one day a week (after intro period.)