Administrative Assistant

Summit Engineering, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated, energetic individual to join our office as an Administrative Assistant. This full-time position will be responsible for administrative and contract support for the office including the processing of complex, technical Word documents and maintaining the organization of multiple electronic project files. The ideal candidate for this position can focus on the details as well as see the big picture. They are curious, eager to learn, and have a “can-do” attitude.

Typical job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage Summit Front Office inbox requests; complete work orders as requested
  • Shared reception duties, such as answering phones, greeting visitors, processing mail, filing, etc.
  • Word Processing and template maintenance, creation, and troubleshooting (ESA, SA, SOW, SSOW, Letters, Technical specifications, Field Reports, Manuals, etc.)
  • Maintain office supplies and supply orders
  • Contract administration including proofreading and tracking
  • Update/maintain contacts in Newforma, Outlook, and HubSpot
  • Run and distribute monthly contract reports and active project reports; follow up as needed
  • Electronic Filing
  • Project administration including archiving projects, setting up/maintaining information in project software (Newforma), and assisting project managers as needed.

Requirements:

  • Ideally 3-5 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant with increasing responsibility
  • Very detail-oriented; able to complete work with accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Ideally, additional experience with Newforma Project Center and Deltek Vision software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow-through
  • Understanding of basic contract terms

Summit Engineering is a leading provider of consulting engineering services for winery and other design engineering projects throughout California. We have been in business since 1978 and are consistently voted one of The Best Places to Work in the North Bay. Summit Engineering is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. We offer competitive pay rates and an alternative work week schedule with every other Friday off.

Please include a cover letter with your resume, letting us know why you think this is the right job for you!

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Civil Engineers

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 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 always looking for talented engineers who possess a PE or EIT. One our upcoming needs will be for an additional civil engineering staff engineer. We are looking for someone who is interested in sustainable site design, and enjoys design work in the areas of grading, drainage, and utility design.  We like people who are quick learners, excellent communicators, have integrity, as well as strong time management and organization skills.

As a Civil Staff Engineer at Summit, you are 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.

Our Culture:

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 proud to be a Certified California Green Business. We are 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).

 

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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.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 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 is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. We are 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.

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Structural Engineering Project Engineer

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.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 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:

Summit Engineering is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. We have been selected as one “Top Companies to Work For” in the North Bay for the last sixteen 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).

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.

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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 Culture:

Summit Engineering is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. We have been selected as one “Top Companies to Work For” in the North Bay for the last sixteen 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).

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.

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Structural Engineering Staff Engineer

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.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 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.

Our Culture:

Summit Engineering is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. Summit 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.

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Water/Wastewater Engineers

Make a splash in our Water/Wastewater Engineering Division! Summit Engineering is always looking for 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.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or other related technical discipline.
  • Previous work and/or intern experience in wastewater treatment.
  • 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.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and /or Civil 3D.
  • Ability to create P&ID drawings, understand controls integration, and write control narratives.
  • An E.I.T., California Professional Engineering license (P.E.), or in the process of obtaining.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Our Culture:

Summit Engineering is proud to be a Certified California Green Business. At Summit, 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” sixteen 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.

 

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Paid Summer Interns

Summer Internship Program for Civil, Structural, Water/Wastewater, and Electrical Engineers, as well as Planning Majors

Summit invests in our future talent through a dedicated, paid summer internship program. The internship program is geared for college level students in the fields of Civil, Structural, Water/Wastewater, and Electrical Engineering, as well as Planning and Permitting. Our team will welcome your collaboration and involvement, and will provide you with a continual learning environment, competitive salary, high-quality support, and opportunities to further grow your career.

Our 9-week internship program includes a Monday through Thursday schedule with curriculum and activities curated by practicing engineers. You will be immersed within the division of your focus, working side-by-side engineers to learn and gain knowledge that can only be obtained with hands-on experience. You will also have the opportunity to learn about other disciplines and how they relate to each other on a project-level basis. Our training objectives include hard and soft skills unique to engineering professionals, preparing you to step confidently into an engineering profession after you graduate.

Schedule: June 19 – August 17, 2023

  • Introduction / Summer program outline
  • Planning / Contracts
  • Civil Engineering / Building Codes
  • Water/Wastewater Engineering / Technical Writing / Client Communication
  • Structural Engineering / Standard of Care
  • Electrical Engineering / CA Process
  • The Business of Engineering

To be successful on this role, you will be a self-starter who can work both collaboratively and independently, have excellent communication skills, and take pride in a job well done. Above all, we are looking for a high level of self-motivation, energy and confidence.  We will provide you with a professional, friendly, and inclusive culture based on our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respectful Relationships, Client Service, Personal and Professional Growth, Optimism, Teamwork, and Innovation.

To apply, submit your resume through this website. For more information, contact Summit Human Resources at recruiting@summit-sr.com.

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