Ampirical is hiring a

Project Engineer

San Ramon, United States

Ampirical is an electrical transmission and distribution engineering company that provides comprehensive customer support, from project conception to design engineering, project management, and construction. 

Ampirical is seeking a Project Engineer

The Substation Project Engineer will be responsible for the engineering of EPC project designs, material, equipment, and construction specification development for high voltage substation projects. This Project Engineer will be accountable for ensuring adherence to Ampirical’s QA/QC guidelines and reviews the work of peers and Junior Engineers/Sub-Contractors to ensure timely project delivery and quality. 


  • Manage relationships with alliance clients.
  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of high to EHV utility substations including one-line diagrams, wiring diagrams, SCADA, communications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, substation physical layouts, selection of substation equipment, writing of substation equipment specifications, and construction cost estimates, general arrangement, equipment and electrical layout, grounding, outdoor bus design, protection and controls.
  • Conduct internal and external client, manufacturer and contractor meetings.
  • Perform quality reviews of engineering work for both internal assets/sub-contractors on assigned projects.
  • Prepare construction drawing packages.
  • Manage/development of project proposals, bid preparation, project schedules, bill of materials, etc. for assigned Substation projects.
  • Travel to client sites/field/vendor facilities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the engineering/design of electrical systems within the Utilities or Energy Industries.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing projects, the delegation of work, directing others, and planning of substation projects. 
  • Experience with ETAP, WinIGS, IEEE 88/998.
  • Active California PE or the ability to acquire a California PE within one year of employment is highly preferred.


Ampirical offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision; STD, LTD, 401K; life insurance, gym stipend, tuition reimbursement, 10 paid holidays; two weeks’ vacation; flexible work schedule (to possibly include every other Friday off) and more. This is an opportunity to join Ampirical on the ground floor of its California division. Great opportunity for advancement; outstanding opportunity for career growth.

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