Engineer I or II

Hybrid | Full-Time

Location: Hybrid
Type: Full-Time
Posted: November 10, 2022

This is an exciting time to join Charge because we are growing rapidly, providing our employees ample opportunity for challenging projects and career development. We have earned our reputation as a leading provider of design, procurement, and construction services for the underground utility industry. We pride ourselves on our company culture, which emphasizes collaboration and an enthusiasm to solve our customers’ most challenging problems.


We currently have an Engineer I or II position available in our Concord/Sacramento location. It is a remote or hybrid role. We are currently seeking an Electrical Designer with past Utility experience to join their Engineering and Design Team. This individual should have a background in Electrical Design / Estimation with specific experience designing distributed electrical solutions. This person will need to be comfortable managing multiple estimation / design projects at one time and working with both internal employees and 3rd parties to complete their duties.

About the position:

The Engineer 1 is an entry level engineering position.  The responsibility of the Engineer 1 can varies from an apprentice of any engineering discipline to a very specialized task.  The Engineer 1 position reports to another engineer, the Division Lead if one is present or the Engineering Program Manager in their absence.

The Engineer 2 is responsible for all the design aspects of an engineering project.  This includes but is not limited to contact with the customer, site walks, preparing the engineering package, monitoring the budget and schedule, delegating tasks to other teammates, coordinating design between all disciplines involved (gas, electric and PM), and reviewing the final package.  There are currently two disciplines for an Engineer 2: gas and electric.  The expectation of the Engineer 2 is to be competent in the discipline that they have chosen to work, while at the same time have enough of an understanding of the counterpart discipline to create an efficient design. An Engineer 2 should be able to handle 3 or 4 projects simultaneously.  The Engineer 2 position reports to the Division Lead if one is present or the engineering program manager in their absence.


  • Manage 5 to 15 estimate/design projects at any time.
  • Manage projects with strict customer requirements (schedule, quality, standards).
  • Daily utilization of industry standard design tools (ACAD & Ocalc)
  • Perform site walks with customer and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure project design decisions are made within the broader context of safety adherence and financial stewardship, and the need to meet customer and quality requirements.
  • Provide support for the construction crews with respect to technical requirements.
  • Provide client management, communication, and support.
  • Conduct discussions with the client to ensure goals of project are understood.

Skills & Experience required:

  • 1+ years’ experience as an Estimating Engineer, or equivalent, in the electric utility industry.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A bias to action; attacks problems head on with enthusiasm, seeing the opportunity behind every challenge.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and in all formats
  • Ability to think creatively and be solution focused.
  • Proven organizational tools and methods for ensuring all commitments are met.
  • Experience working with PG&E or other large Electric Utility Companies
  • Must be able to work on W2


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Project Management, Business or similar.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) – highly preferred
  • Familiar with Northern California electric utility standards.
  • Familiar with Northern California Joint Pole Association (NCJPA) rules.
  • Experience designing projects according to CPUC rules and orders (GO95)
  • Experience with Blue Beam for PDF editing







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Why Choose Charge


Education assistance, profit sharing 401k, incentive programs, floating holidays, flexible schedules, health coverage, and weekly payroll – these are just a few ways we keep our team healthy, happy, and invested. Join Charge and become a part of our family.


We work hard to be the most trusted provider of design, procurement, and construction services for the utility industry. Just as important, is the positive reputation we’ve earned as an employer that cares about its workforce and strives to employ only the best.


As builders of the grid, we understand the importance of safe and scalable energy distribution to the communities in which we live. We believe everyone should have reliable access to the energy that Charges their lives.


It is our core value to train, equip, and qualify our people to work safely, and design and build systems with the highest regard for the well-being of all. Our industry-leading safety rating stems from a significant investment in safety and quality programs.