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Cupertino Electric Project Engineer-Renewable Energy (Traveling) in Palo, Iowa

Posting Title: Project Engineer

Location: Palo, Iowa

Salary Range: $68,000 to $93,000

Final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, education and experience. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed on this specific job description. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets.


For nearly 70 years, Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) has been powered by people who’ve built a reputation for delivering high-profile, complex projects. Real, tangible things that alter the landscape and improve lives. But even more than that, we’ve built a reputation for integrity. We’re problem solvers and innovation seekers. We’re team players and safety fanatics. And we always—always—do the right thing. Even when no one is looking. Because what we do here is important, but how we do it is everything.


Cupertino Electric has quickly become one of the largest EPC solar companies in California, working with commercial, utility and municipal customers of all shapes and sizes. For decades, CEI has also been the preferred electrical design and construction partner of corporations, institutions and utility companies.


We’re seeking a Project Engineer ready to be on the front lines of a project--giving daily support to the field, project management, and customer teams. Our Project Engineers (PE) are vital in keeping our processes moving along and assists in the execution of project plans. This role will be responsible for specific activities such as coordinating material onsite delivery dates, maintaining RFI, submittals, and change order logs, and will serve as a key point of contact for internal customers.


You are willing and excited to learn—with a continuous focus on cultivating a growth mindset. You bring a wide range of skills from being organized to communicating through various channels and collaborating with your team members. You are comfortable taking initiative and ownership of your work. You are not afraid to throw on a pair of boots and your protective personal equipment (PPE)—safety first!


At Cupertino Electric you’ll be on a career development path to project management. You’ll work directly for a project manager or project executive on a team that partners with field, engineering, and design teams. It’s ok if you don’t have a deep understanding of electrical construction, just be ready to learn and get fired up. You'll have the opportunity to soak up knowledge from everyone you work with – from the journeyman and general foreman to the project team assigning daily tasks. In addition to on-the-job experience and mentoring from your peers, you’ll attend vendor off sites, training classes, and other learning opportunities.


Any combination of education and experience that, in the sole judgment and discretion of Company, would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications may qualify.

Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, or similar preferred.

Licensure/Certifications: None required.

Experience: Zero (0) years of construction or related experience required. Two (2) years of construction or related experience preferred.

Driving Record: Valid state-issued driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is not eligible for sponsorship.


Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.