About CEG, Inc.

Critical Engineering Group (CEG) is a unique Project Management and Engineering Services firm that offers unsurpassed Critical Facility Infrastructure support. CEG has extensive experience in consulting, project and construction management for Mission Critical Communications and Data Center environments.

CEG was founded to deliver the best possible engineering services with an emphasis on reliability, quality and practical construction. CEG focuses on providing service that exceeds client expectations and our aim is to ensure our clients’ projects go smoothly, on time and within budget.

CEG’s partners each have over 20 years of experience in supporting clients’ Critical Facilities needs. CEG’s staff is comprised of dedicated professionals, encompassing all engineering disciplines, with specialized knowledge in Critical Facility requirements.

The CEG approach to each project is “hands on, get it done,” where we tailor our efforts to the specific needs of the client. Scope of service on individual projects can range from very involved, including overall project conception/design/management, to performing only the work required for a certain project element, such as peer review or commissioning agent.

James Underwood, P.E.

Principal / Sr. Electrical Engineer

James Underwood has 20 years experience in engineering design, project management, and project implementation, specializing in electrical and mechanical infrastructure systems for critical environment applications such as telecommunications facilities, data centers and hospitals. Mr. Underwood has extensive experience in the design and application of AC and DC Power systems, including main electrical services and distribution, primary and emergency generators, grounding, DC power plants, and facility alarm systems. He has spent over 10 years as a field engineer performing substation start up and commissioning services; evaluating, testing, and troubleshooting electrical systems and apparatus through the 115kV class.


B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University, Sacramento


Electrical – CA, AZ, NV, HI, WA, OR
NETA Systems Electrical Testing

James R. Rowland, P.E.

Principal / Sr. Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

Mr. Rowland has 20 years experience in engineering design, project management and company management as a consulting engineer. His technical expertise includes detailed mechanical and electrical system design and field construction management, as well as all aspects of value engineering, project scheduling and cost containment. He has detailed experience working on Power Plant Development; Mission Critical facilities, including Datacenters and Central Office Telecommunications facilities as well as other Industrial and Military facilities and utility projects.

His company management experience includes overall management of engineering services, personnel and production as COO, including growing the company into a major firm serving critical facilities clients. He has also led the Marketing and Sales group for engineering services.


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame; South Bend, Indiana
M.B.A., Finance, St. Mary’s College; Moraga, CA


20 States, including California and NCEES
Mechanical - CA
Electrical - CA