Design Engineer - Systems Protection - Rancho Cordova, California, United States; Remote, California, United States

The Opportunity

Ulteig is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Design Engineer in the Automation, Integration, and System Protection (AISP) Department. The Design Engineer will perform routine engineering for electrical design and commissioning tasks; create drawings, calculations, and support field commissioning activities under the supervision of a lead engineer. This position will require travel throughout the state of California primarily working in substations and hydroelectric facilities. An ideal candidate for this hybrid position would be located in the greater Sacramento area.

What You'll Do

Assist in the design, development, and implementation of protective relay replacement projects, including: electrical design, design calculations, relay setting development, development of relay test plans, and/or SCADA/HMI design. Additionally, the engineer will support field commissioning and testing activities and similar technical work within the power/renewable market.

What We Expect from You

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required. ABET accredited program or equivalent required.
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the engineering industry.
  • Applies current, standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to complete engineering tasks.
  • Develops plans, specifications, and observation reports to see that these items are complete, accurate, and in accordance with sound engineering practice.
  • Practices efficiency engineering as it pertains to design selection.
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality.
  • Works closely with engineering technicians and experienced electrical engineers.
  • Performs detailed engineering design and evaluations within specialty.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence concerning the direction of assigned projects.
  • May participate in marketing, sales and business development activities within assigned market.
  • Demonstrates a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with clients to ensure we are meeting their needs.
  • Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline. 
  • Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access).
  • Ability to work in a high-paced team environment.
  • Willing to travel 30-50% of the time.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet company driving standards.
  • Must have permanent authorization to work in the US.

As you consider applying for a position at Ulteig, we encourage you to think outside the box – because we do! You might not meet 100% of the skills listed in a description, but we are committed to hiring people with exceptional talent, ability and potential, and then creating an environment where they can become the best versions of themselves. We don’t want to miss out on the possibility of speaking with the next outstanding Ulteig team member, so please apply if you think this role is a great match for your unique skills and strengths. And, yes, relevant military experience is absolutely considered for transitioning service members.

What You Can Expect from Ulteig

Ulteig is a purpose driven organization that has built a culture focused on people – both our clients and our employees for over 75 years. Working at Ulteig is more than a job, it means you will have the opportunity to make a difference by creating and solving for a sustainable future. We realize that a huge part of our success has relied heavily on the dedication and focus of our workforce; this is why we make investing in our employees a top priority. Being 100% employee-owned means, we take our own success and the success of our clients personally.

We offer our team members:

  • Flexible Workplace
  • Employee Ownership
  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Innovative Culture

Our vision is to be the most trusted partners transforming our world’s critical infrastructure. Ulteig connects people and resources to develop compelling, integrated solutions across multiple Lifeline Sectors®, including power, renewables, transportation and water. Ulteig's footprint spans the country and leverages its expertise with a wide range of public and private clients. 

At Ulteig, we deeply care and listen to the needs of our team to ensure they are comfortable and have the necessary tools to be productive whether they choose to work remotely, hybrid or in office. We strive to allow a balance and separation between home and work life and provide support and a flexible working schedule so that employees are able to focus on what's important to them. Our offices are currently open, and employees have the option of accessing them to work. We will continue to monitor and respond to COVID-19 proactively to ensure the safety of our valued employees.

If you would like to be a part of a company that empowers their employees, apply today! 

Ulteig is a Drug Free Workplace


Additional Opportunity Details:
Compensation Range is Generally +/- 15% of Position Mid-Point of $113,300*
* The salary displayed represents the middle of a range. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary include your job specific skills, education, training, job location, number of years of experience related to this role and comparison to other employees already in this role

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Collaborative environment Competitive pay Comprehensive benefits package Employee Ownership Flexible Workplace Innovative Culture


Business Development Electrical design Electrical Engineering Microsoft Software Applications SCADA/HMI design

  • Assist in protective relay replacement projects
  • Participate in marketing and business development activities
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Support field commissioning and testing activities
  • Work in a high-paced team environment

2 years


ABET accredited program Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam


Must have permanent authorization to work in the US Travel required (30-50% of the time)


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