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Position:  Project Engineer
Location:  Denver, CO
Job Id:  138
# of Openings:  1

Job Title: Project Engineer
 
Location: Denver, CO
 
Rooted in the Rocky Mountain region since 1947, HPE is a woman owned, 5th generation full service Mechanical Contractor. We are recognized for our timeless values of integrity, commitment, collaboration, and excellence.
 
HPE is advanced in the development, prefabrication, installation and post-project service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, sheet metal and architectural sheet metal designs. We are also sought after for our plumbing, pipe fitting, process piping, high purity piping systems & refrigeration systems expertise. Boasting an exemplary field force, creating relationships that last, and fulfill the “start-to-finish philosophy”, we strive to be adaptable, reliable and pioneers of solutions with the highest level of skill and capacity.
 
We promise to have passion for what we do, do what we say, and work together to create the “perfect” environment everyday! Humble in our approach, HPE has always put the customer first. HONEST. PERFORMANCE. EVERYDAY.
 
SUMMARY: 
Is a key team player who assists the PM in maintaining schedules, ensuring productivity and overall project profitability.  Is a dedicated and diligent learner who applies construction, mechanical, and project management theory, and HPE’s processes and policies.  Creates a reputation with customer’s, field foreman, and other internal and external constituents as someone who is responsible, supportive, accountable, collaborative and results-oriented.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
Prepare and process documents by:
  • Assisting, preparing, processing and entering , Purchase Orders, Subcontracts, and Change Order Requests
  • Preparing, processing and logging ASIs and RFIs, managing responses through resolution and distributing to the HPE team, Vendors and Subs
  • Assisting in preparing the monthly project review with Project Managers for the senior management
  •  Preparing agendas, taking minutes and managing action items for all project and on site meetings
  • Maintaining Project Management or GC applications for ASIs, RFIs, submittals, combined drawing sets, procurement logs, and other shared documentation
  • Creating and assembling submittal documentation meeting project specifications and managing responses through approval and distribution to the HPE team, Vendors and Subs
  • Leading efforts with Project Coordinator in listing and compiling Startup, Commissioning and Warranty lists and documents required for HPE’s Service department’s support for the project
  • Responsible with Project Coordinator to obtain and assemble all required O & M Manuals
 
Plan, Coordinate, and Maintain Project Schedule by:
  • Assisting Project Manager/Superintendent in preparing and adhering to project schedule
  • Working with vendors to provide project management and the field foreman room schedules for equipment (airside equipment, p/p equip, fixtures, med gas equip, etc.)
  • Responding timely and accurately to CAD information requests
  • Tracking and communicating RFI’s, submittals, change proposal/change orders, equipment deliveries and all other relevant documents to Field, CAD and PM

·         Taking meeting minutes and distributing to appropriate persons

 
Monitor Job Costs/Achieve Financial Objectives by:
  • Creating and tracking labor with Foreman through Man Power Loaded Schedules (MLS)
  • Managing purchase order line item releases, reviewing invoices and reconciling differences
  • Assisting PM in evaluating/reviewing subcontractor payments
 
Fulfill Contract Requirements by:
  • Understanding and delivering contractually required documentation on time
  • Assisting PM/Foreman in tracking and completing the Punch List
  • Assisting PM/Foreman with coordinating project close-out and owner training activities
 
Actively participate, create, and maintain a safe work environment by:
  • Working safely following HPE’s and GC’s site safety programs
  • Watching out for fellow employees by immediately addressing unsafe conditions with them
  • Reporting unsafe conditions or employee behavior to site management or the Safety Mgr
  • Attending Safety Training as required and scheduled
  • Taking ownership for creating a safety culture by modeling it and instilling it in others
 
Generate Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty by:
  • Identifying and resolving customer feedback or concerns in a professional and timely manner
  • Being a resource to job site team to address customer requests or issues promptly
  • Meeting with appropriate team(s) to provide project status as scheduled and as needed
  • Developing rapport and relationships with internal and external customers
 
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
  • Working with manager to determine developmental needs that relate to HPE and their developmental goals
  • Attending appropriate educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks
  • Demonstrating the application of skills learned including improvement of HPE’s capabilities
 
Creates and maintains positive image of Contract Administration Department by:
  • Taking ownership for completing new and different requests; exploring new opportunities to add value; enhancing job knowledge; and improving project results
  • Participating in the identification and implementation of process improvements
  • Regularly evaluating methods, looking for ways to improve productivity and efficiency
 
Contributes to team effort by:
  • Working with, training and coordinating the activities of lesser skilled personnel
  • Seeking out ways to help others accomplish related job results as and where needed
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the PM or Executive Team
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
  • Basic business process and procedures
  • Construction industry, policies, and practices
  • Basic contract law
  • Contract Administration department functions and objectives
  • Project Management processes, practices, and procedures (such as project start up, equipment specifications, project scope, construction schedules, labor tracking, risk management) 
  • Intermediate mathematics
  • Construction project accounting (job costing)
  • Construction documents related to mechanical systems installation (drawings, dimensions, technical specifications)
  • Professional communication techniques
  • A basic understanding of the subcontractor’s work on each project
 
Skilled in:
  • Logical problem solving
  • Reading and interpreting data from various resources (scope of work, master schedule/critical path, drawings, submittals, change orders) and applying them to project
  • Checking drawings and other documents to contract documents in order to identify appropriate action (i.e. change order, RFI, etc.)
  • Interacting effectively and building relationships with all levels of HPE associates and external customers
  • Communication (written, oral, email; tact, diplomacy, and influence)
  • Ability to write correspondence and present information in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Able to be issue focused and not person focused; ability to consider differing opinions or points of view
  • Negotiating
  • Project Management software applications, accounting system, E-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases at an intermediate level
 
Ability to:
  • Interpret contract law to HPE’s contract requirements with GC’s, vendors, and subcontractors (e.g. Scope of Work)
  • Have and create a sense of urgency with others to get work accomplished  on time, within budget, safely, and with quality
  • Problem solve
  • Produce quality work with minimal errors
  • Draw reasonable conclusions based on several factors
  • Organize and attend to details
  • Prioritize, coordinate, and follow up with other information providers to meet deadlines
  • Reconcile
  • Be a self starter who is able to work independently
  • Learn and apply new technology as needed
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
  • Engineering, Construction Management or relevant Bachelor’s Degree; or 3-5 years Foreman experience; or 2 year relevant technical degree (CAD or Mechanical Technology/Engineering) with advancement in related field and administrative roles

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

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This description is intended to be sufficient to identify the job level and to be illustrative of the duties that may be required.  It shall not be interpreted to describe all the duties the incumbent may be required to perform.
 
 
Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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