Project Engineer

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Peterson Power Systems has an immediate need for an experienced Project Engineer that can be based out of our San Leandro, CA or our Hillsboro, OR location.  


About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.





Reporting to Senior Project Manager, the Project Engineer provides essential documentation for new equipment sales of Caterpillar power generation products.  Provide technical support and drawings to our external and internal customers.

  • Act as technical liaison between Sales/Project Managers and Customers.
  • Work with contractors/customers to answer application and installation questions.
  • Preparation of detailed Engineering Submittals for complete standby power systems, industrial engine, and marine projects as assigned.
  • Interface with Caterpillar factory and other outside vendors to gather required documentation.
  • Generate official correspondence and responses to submittal review comments from consulting engineers and contractors.
  • Preparation of Operation and Maintenance Manuals and other close-out documentation as may be required.
  • Maintain and revise the Peterson Power Drawings Database.
  • Maintain and update the CAT Drawings Database.
  • Work in concert with Project Managers on assigned projects.
  • Occasional attendance at factory witness testing of equipment
  • Customer meeting attendance with sales and/or project manager
  • Information research, produce drawings for other departments



Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Electrical or Mechanical engineering from four-year college or university; and two (2) to three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong Autocad, and technical writing skills.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and schematics, create wiring diagrams and Autocad drawings.
  • Technical writing is required in submittal preparation and responding to engineering driven inquiries.
  • Has advanced specialized computer skills that require mastery of applicable software in such fields as technical writing, statistics and web based training. 
  • Autocad and other engineering oriented program knowledge is required; must be adept with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Up to 10% travel to customers and vendor meetings, and jobsites out of our territory.


Peterson Power Systems is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.


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