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Summit Technology Group


The Summit Technology Group (STG) Design Engineer is responsible for working with different design team members (Owners, Contractors, Architects, Designers and other MEP) to take conceptual plans and implement our disciplines seamlessly into the project. He / She shall have working knowledge of all aspects of electrical projects, from the sales process through project completion in such a way as to optimize profitability, promote customer satisfaction, and maintain the company’s favorable reputation.

The Designer Engineer is ultimately responsible for the design integrity of the project during the design phase. He / She shall minimize the risk for the company and building strong relationships with our clients.

The Designer Engineer will be held accountable for the profitability of His / Her work. Though this number may change slightly depending on market conditions is expected to manage a portfolio of work that generates design revenues for the company.

This will involve a variety of skills, tools and processes used to varying degrees depending on the project.  Some of the essential duties and responsibilities are described below:

Other duties may be assigned.


Design Responsibilities:

1.     Design Development: This is the starting point for both the customer relationship and creating a successful project. He /She shall import the CAD backgrounds into our templates to create the first impression of our abilities for the client. He /She shall perform all calculations to allow the creation of a complete design of the project. These shall include but not limited to, load calculations, generator sizing, renewable sizing and lighting calculation. He / She shall create a list of items needed to move the plans to the next phase. These shall include but not limited to the following:

·         Detail Plans

·         Site Plans showing all distribution facilities as needed for the project, i.e. High-Voltage, Low-Voltage, Data, AV and Renewable energy.

·         Power Plans

·         Lighting Plans

·         One-Lines and Panel Schedules

·         Low-Voltage

·         Renewable Energy

2.     Progress and or Permit Plans: This phase is done after the initial review of the Design Development Plans and enough direction has been given.

3.     Pricing Plans: These plans must have enough information for the complete pricing to take place.

4.     Construction plans: These must have enough information to allow for the complete installation of the project.

5.     As-Built Plans:

Estimating & Project Support Responsibilities:

1.     Estimating:  This is critical point for both the customer relationship and for generation of profit for the company. There is no single other process that can have as much impact on gross profit as the estimating process.  Some of the aspects of this process include:

·         Coordinating plans and design intent with estimating to make sure that estimating understand all aspects of the project.

2.     Job set up

·         Review project details with Project Managers so no details are overlooked.

·         Support the Project Manager to make sure the projections are setup.

·         Support field crews.

3.     Submittals & RFI’s

·         Provide all necessary information to the Assistance Project manager (APM) for submittal process

4.     Change Orders:  These are a regular part of the job for the typical work that Summit Technology Group does.  How changes are managed has a significant impact on customer satisfaction, cash flow and gross profitability.

·         Preform design changes as needed to show value.

5.     Field personnel

·         Collaborate with Summit’s Field personnel as needed to ensure an efficient project.

·         Continuously review the job progress and problems with field crew as needed to improve our designs.

6.     Equipment & materials

·         When needed support and review all major material and equipment review the submittals for accuracy.

·         Recommend the appropriate suppliers to the purchasing agent for the project.

7.     Documentation

·         Ensure the timely completion and delivery of project documents necessary to  communicate to field personnel, clients and others the intended of our design, layout, scope of work.

8.     Relationship management

·         Maintain proper communications between the company and all parties involved in the assigned projects throughout to include the client, general contractor, and other trades.

·         Manage the expectations of clients, general contractors, other trades, designers, consultants and other subcontractors to ensure that they remain realistic and attainable.

·         Attend job progress meetings as requested with members of the construction team if required.

9.     Support and promote STG’s customer-focused culture, which encourages collaboration, innovation, accountability, and professional development of all team members.

10.  Financial Management:  The Designer Engineer is responsible for not only the key processes as described above but, most importantly for doing these processes AND financially managing the job well.  Combined with relationship management the effective financial management of the project is ultimately what performance is based on.

·         Do financial and schedule projections monthly on the projection worksheet for all jobs

·         Review job cost reports and provide feedback at PM meetings about variances in the budget both positive and negative so that everyone can learn and improve

·         Work with all parties to make sure that budgets and proposal are accurate


No direct supervisory responsibilities


·         Advanced knowledge of CAD.

·         Knowledge of electrical/construction trade.

·         Ability to read and interpret technical specifications and electrical blueprints.


High school diploma required.  College level courses in electrical engineering and/or construction management required.

A minimum of 5 years in construction project management, electrical project management or electrical contracting is a plus. Must demonstrate past experience performing design build projects. Must demonstrate past experience working on high end residential, winery and commercial projects


Speak, read and write in English




Requires ability to perform calculations, analyze reports, and engage in strategic and creative problem solving.


Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD BIM (Building Information Modeling) a plus but not necessary


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Walking, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting, and bending.  Carrying up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   The duties of the job will at times bring associate into work areas where electrical work is performed and where the noise level reaches high decibels.

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