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POWER Engineers Overview

Hailey, ID
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets.

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Mission: As a responsive, flexible, and progressive consulting services and engineering firm, we learn from our experience to create innovative solutions for fun and challenging and safe projects.

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Company Updates

  • POWER ranks among nation’s top design firms Leading industry magazine Engineering News-Record has ranked POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) among the top 100 engineering design firms in the country for the 15th year in a row. Each year, ENR ranks the top 500 design firms in the United States based on annual revenues. This year, POWER was named the number 3 firm in the power sector, 20th in pure design and 34th in the overall design category. POWER also broke into two new categories this year, placing 11th in manufacturing design and 46th in international markets. The company has ranked among the top 100 design firms since 2005, among the top 50 pure design firms since the category was created in 2016 and within the top 25 in the power sector since 2000. The full ENR rankings are available here at

    HAILEY, Idaho (May 6, 2020) ‒ Leading industry magazine Engineering News-Record has ranked POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) among the top 100 engineering design firms in the country for the 15 th year in a row. Each year, ENR ranks the top 500 design firms in the United States based on annual revenues.

    HAILEY, Idaho (May 6, 2020) ‒ Leading industry magazine Engineering News-Record has ranked POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) among the top 100 engineering design firms in the country for the 15 th year in a row. Each year, ENR ranks the top 500 design firms in the United States based on annual revenues.

  • Sub-grids that can be isolated from the bulk electric system are a promising tool for recovery of power assets after a catastrophe. But these systems can’t be implemented on-demand in an emergency situation. Careful planning and modeling, as well as concerted system investment is required to prepare those assets to perform that role. POWER’s Vice President of Field Services, John Kumm, illustrates some of the key planning and investment activities to consider in this article at T&D World. The good news? These investments pay off in the everyday operation of the grid, not just in catastrophic situations.

    Are we taking a flawed approach to improving system resilience? Recent major weather events have motivated us to improve electric system resilience, but are we doing that as well as we could?

    Are we taking a flawed approach to improving system resilience? Recent major weather events have motivated us to improve electric system resilience, but are we doing that as well as we could?

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POWER Engineers – Why Work With Us?

Since POWER Engineers began in 1976, we have grown into a 100% employee-owned, flexible and progressive consulting services and engineering firm. As innovators, we encourage new ideas and fresh approaches. As trusted advisors, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits, combined with deep technical skill, account for the mutual success of our clients, employees and shareholders.

Our vision is to be our clients’ first choice for consulting services and engineering design in energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. We believe that the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on what our clients want. When clients tell us they’ve received exactly what they were looking for, that is our real measure of client satisfaction.

Building Trust, One Client at a Time

We find that building trust is an effective way to do business. We can tell when clients have worked with consultants they couldn’t trust. When a business relationship is based on trust, projects run more smoothly with a better final outcome.

Earning our clients’ trust involves teamwork. We work closely with our clients to meet their engineering needs. Because we are a team, we only succeed when our clients succeed.

A Higher Standard for the Bottom Line

At POWER Engineers, we believe that the growth that counts doesn’t always include the bottom line. Our employees are provided opportunities to grow, personally and professionally. With those opportunities, we empower the person, the team, and, ultimately, the company. When that happens, POWER Engineers’ vision becomes a reality.

As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and drive us to succeed.

Do What You Love

We believe that if you enjoy what you are doing, you’ll do good work. If you do good work, then you’ll make money. And if you’re making money, it’s much easier to enjoy what you are doing, so you can do good work…and so the cycle continues.

Our employees work hard. Sometimes that means long hours, but mostly it means using our heads to produce a quality result. We find that we are at our best when we are solving our clients’ challenges, relying on our resourcefulness and perseverance.

POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.


There are a lot of reasons to join the POWER team. Here are a few of our favorites.

Excitement and Innovation
We work on interesting and challenging projects around the world from designing one of the longest transmission line crossings to designing the largest cheese plant in North America. We have implemented an ITS signalization connecting 43 intersections in a busy downtown metropolis and designed innovative power plant upgrades at the world’s largest geothermal production resource field.

Come As You Are
Our employees are simply the best. They are fun, team players and come in all types: cowboys, musicians, race car drivers, cyclists, surfers, mountain climbers, etc. Whatever your talent or background, you’ll definitely fit in.

Laid Back Atmosphere
Our firm is employee-owned with a casual work environment. Some take casual to mean no tie and jacket, and others come to work in their good flip-flops.

Impressive Peers
You will be impressed with the technical competence of peers, mentors, and managers. For example, our T&D Division Manager was one of the first contributors to Byte magazine, an early, influential microcomputer magazine. Most of us find that impressive.

Good Morale
We work hard to continually improve our employee morale program, which includes company-sponsored annual social events like the Burnout and POWER Outage (which often includes adventurous water activities). And to boost morale and to make sure we stay healthy, we keep our benefits competitive.

Meaningful Work
Our team appreciates and encourages quality work. We want our team members to take pride in the company and the work they do. You can even show your pride by wearing your free, employee-designed Outage t-shirt out and about.

Dependable Management
We have a stable company that has diversified services to position ourselves well for the road ahead. Our management team is approachable and makes decisions based on hands-on involvement throughout the company.

Recognition and Merit
We believe in performance-based merit and advancement; hard work and dedication are valued. We are large enough to provide lots of opportunities for our team members, but small enough that we know each other by name. Plus, if you come in to work on Saturday, there may be left-over snacks from our Friday festivities.

Flexible Philosophies
Our team uses a flexible management philosophy, providing guidelines and principles and not just policies. Some universal rules and common sense still apply: no running with scissors and no singing loudly to your iPod at your desk, please.

An Industry Leader
We are highly respected by our clients and a leader in our industries. We work on cool projects and do what is best for our clients.

Today, more and more women are choosing a career in the professional engineering and consulting services industry. It’s an exciting trend that POWER fully supports.

POWER Women’s Network (PWN) focuses on helping women succeed—at work, at home and in their communities. And while the emphasis is on the challenges that women face, PWN seeks opportunities and improvements that benefit all employees at POWER.

Our Vision

  • Foster a workplace that provides professional development and mentoring opportunities for career advancement
  • Share information, resources and ideas to improve work-life balance and overall employee retention
  • Promote science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) for young people, and young women in particular

People Helping People

The goal of supporting women in their careers is shared by both women and men at POWER. So, PWN is for all POWER employees.

Members will enjoy:

  • Learning how to further their professional and personal development
  • Creating more connections with colleagues across POWER
  • Promoting STEM with young people in their communities
  • Helping others realize their goals

Develop your Career Here:

At POWER, you’re not hired for a job. You’re hired for a career. Your professional development is important to us. After all, we sell professional services, so we’re motivated to helping you be the very best you can be. Your success is great for our clients and it’s great for your future.

Plotting Your Path

POWER understands that your professional development doesn’t just happen by accident. It starts when you sit down with your manager and design a plan for your training and development needs.

You’ll also discuss goal setting (2X per year), performance reviews (2X per year) and what you’ll need to advance. Once you have your training plan, you’re ready to begin your development.

POWER University

POWER University is POWER’s in-house resource for training and career development. You can find us wherever our classes are delivered—online, in a classroom, at a conference, on-the-job, or through a 3rdparty provider. Learn from experienced POWER professionals on a range of disciplines.

Plus, we’re an authorized IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) provider, so you’ll earn CEU credits for attending qualified training programs.

You’re in Charge

POWER’s learning management system, POWER Learning Center, is an online tool that gives you the ability to manage your professional development. Enroll in classes or drop classes, look at your transcripts, print certificates and, as a supervisor, track the progress of your team. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

Come Grow with Us

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, POWER offers you the opportunity to learn new skills, develop the more practical side of your profession, and advance your career.

POWER Engineers provides a generous collection of benefits to our employees.


POWER Engineers observes ten paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Spring Holiday, Friday before Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Vacation and Personal / Sick Leave

Vacation and personal/sick leave apply to full-time and part-time employees. Hours are accrued according to length of service. Personal/sick leave is also accrued annually.

Group Insurance Plan

Includes medical and dental coverage. Enrollment in the medical plan also includes:

  • Term life insurance (employee only)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Long term disability (employee only)
  • Vision plan

Flexible Spending Account / Section 125

Allows employees to voluntarily pay insurance premiums from salary on a pre-tax basis. Also permits reimbursement for all IRS allowable medical and/or dependent care expenses.

401(k) Retirement Plan

POWER Engineers offers enrollment in its qualified 401(k) plan to all eligible employees.

Wellness Program

POWER Engineers offers various activities to help employees seek ways to improve and/or maintain good health. A few popular events to promote wellness are:

  • Annual blood analysis and body composition testing
  • Monthly blood pressure clinics
  • Fresh fruit delivered weekly

Training and Education Opportunities

At POWER Engineers, we encourage an attitude of life-long learning and forward thinking. Training and education opportunities include:

  • Continuing education
  • Professional development via seminars, classes and workshops
  • Routine and varied in-house training classes
  • Professional registration studies
  • Technical and professional organization participation
  • Technical paper publication

So come and learn with POWER Engineers. Good minds are at the core of our business.

“We have an incredible team at POWER, I’m energized, excited, and more than a little humbled to be part of this great organization.”

Bret Moffett joined POWER in 2000 as a software engineer and project manager and applied his expertise to a wide range of projects across multiple POWER divisions. He was asked to lead POWER’s back-office operations in 2006. In that role, Bret has successfully helped POWER better serve the needs of its clients, shareholders and employees through organic growth and 15 acquisitions.

Bret earned his B.S. in Computer Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, his MBA from Boise State University, and is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

POWER Engineers Reviews

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    "Great long term company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at POWER Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)


    Company is employee owned and thus nice and steady. Yes, they are conservative, but its for the long-term benefits of those who stick around. Very relaxed environment and getting more flexible with time.

    They've adapted well to COVID (got sent to WFH early and not planning to return for quite a while) in part because they were already updating systems to allow more remote work before this all happened. Offices has remained available for essential activities, even if "essential" involves getting away from family for a bit.

    Miss seeing my coworkers while stuck at home, but still interact regularly online and looking forward to getting back.


    Salaries are based on performance, so sometimes start a bit low. Bonuses and promotions make up for that with high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be flexible even after COVID ends. From the weekly CEO update videos it sounds like you're looking at that, but want to encourage it to continue. Obviously we can't all WFH all the time (too hard on new hires to get the mentoring they need), but some sort of mix would be great.

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POWER Engineers Photos

POWER Engineers photo of: The Enginerds, plus 1. The gentleman in the red shirt recently retired from POWER, and was the Grand Marshal of the parade. He and his wife contribute a lot of time to make the community better.
POWER Engineers photo of: We're engineers, and proud of it! (Well, the guy up front is our Chief HR Officer.) For the 1st time in over a decade The Enginerds were in the 4th of July parade in Hailey, Idaho, our corporate HQ.
POWER Engineers photo of: I wanna be just like dad!
POWER Engineers photo of: Our company logo is a Bighorn Sheep Ram, affectionately named "Bucky". We couldn't find a ram for the parade, so Jen had her horse stand in.
POWER Engineers photo of: Our two offices in the Kansas City area combine to compete in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Here’s part of the group prior to the 5k run.
POWER Engineers photo of: Both our men's and women's volleyball teams placed 5th out of 28.
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POWER Engineers Interviews



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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at POWER Engineers (San Diego, CA) in October 2019.


    There were 3 rounds of interviews. The first was on the phone with the recruiter. The second round was on the phone with the hiring manager and department lead. The third was on-site with the hiring manager and department lead. The interview process moved quickly (3 weeks total) as they were looking to hire soon. Overall, I had a good experience and thought the interviews felt very natural/laid-back.

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POWER Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2015
  • Best of the Best, Engineering News Record, 2019
  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), 2019
  • Award of Merit Energy/Industrial, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2018
  • New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects Award, New Jersey Alliance for Action, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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