Job Description

Job Title: Project Engineer
Job ID: 776773
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Department: Construction Management
Location: 3708 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Responsible for managing all aspects of assigned construction and maintenance projects, including both new construction and renovation, to achieve timely completion, within the established budget and at the highest level of quality possible. Is directly responsible for total project management of all phases of construction and maintenance projects from their inception through completion. Will manage multiple projects concurrently, with the number of concurrent projects managed being a function of the size and complexity of each project.

  • Ability to read and understand construction documents for the projects by reviewing the drawings, specifications, and other documents with the architects, engineers, and design consultants.
  • Acquire User approval of this list and establish a budget for the items to be purchased utilizing input from the Purchasing Department and the project Interior Designer.
  • Monitor the construction activities to assure that they are completed in compliance with design documents at highest possible level of quality.
  • Must be able to communicate with Architect, Engineers and a diverse list of vendors/contractors to facilitate the smooth and timely design, construction and occupancy on assigned projects.
  • Obtain Department of Health (DOH) Life Safety approval of the plans prior to the start of work and DOH approval of the completed facility prior to occupancy.
  • Prepare project closeout report indicating all cost incurred in the performance of the work.
  • Arrange contractors schedules to achieve sequential completion of project activities.
  • Arrange for asbestos abatement (as necessary) through the Hospital's designated abatement coordinator or contractor.
  • Computer aptitude necessary to operate standard office software applications and also other standard office equipment.
  • Conduct job progress meetings or attend those conducted by the Construction Manager for the purpose of coordinating construction activities and reviewing construction problems and maintaining flow of information.
  • Coordinate necessary shutdowns and other work items, which affect the existing facility with the Maintenance Departments.
  • Coordinate the preparation of a preliminary listing of all required furnishing and equipment items.
  • Coordinate the activities of hospital contractors and contractor access to construction areas with applicable department heads.
  • Coordination of the purchasing of furnishings and equipment.
  • Develop a list of recommended contractors or review contractors recommended by the Construction Manger. Submit these recommendations for approval to the Director of Facilities and Construction.
  • Develop budgets for each project.
  • Develop project budgets for various alternative solutions in close collaboration with the other team members.
  • Establish a general time model (schedule) indicating the duration of all major phases of the project.
  • Establish required-on-the-job delivery dates of all items to maintain the job progress per the construction schedule.
  • Establish schedules of each project.
  • Estimate the cost of construction and repair work on small projects.
  • Evaluate each project's impact on the operation of the existing facility during its implementation and develop actions to minimize this impact.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and cooperate with hospital staff members of all levels and positions.
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Facilities Management to approve or reject each application for payment.
  • Monitor and help develop the computerized maintenance software packages currently being used within the department.
  • Monitor construction activity to ensure work is in compliance with the construction documents and is being performed at the highest level of quality.
  • Monitor each project budget to assure that project costs do not exceed approved budgets.
  • Monitor the programming and schematic design activities being performed by the consultants and oversee their interaction with the Hospital Users to verify that the programming/design process is progressing in a timely fashion. Attend User Group meetings as necessary to monitor and control the project design.
  • Monitor the progress of design and construction activities to assure that projects are completed on time.
  • Monitor the schematic design progress for adherence to this time model and report deviation to the Director of Facilities Management.
  • Notify the appropriate design consultants in writing, of any problems or concerns, which are identified during this review process.
  • Obtain permits from the City of Pittsburgh and other regulatory agencies before the start of work and obtain final approval of the completed facility prior to occupancy.
  • Resolve construction problems that result from unknown conditions or minor changes necessary due to conflicts and interference.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Review contractors pay applications and verify the monies requested are reflective of the work in place.
  • Seek input from members of the project team when necessary and keep team informed of decisions made which effect the finished project or function of the space.
  • Upon completion of a project, coordinate the punch list issuance and follow up for its completion.
  • Verify that project documents are submitted by the design team to all necessary regulatory agencies (i.e. Department of Health, City of Pittsburgh, etc.)


  • Knowledge of Construction and Engineering techniques normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Architecture OR level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of High School with additional Vocational School and Advanced Technical School.  
  • Knowledge of blue print reading, business writing skills, basic understanding of construction cost estimating and understanding of accounting and budgeting. 
  • This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. 
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the departments policy and procedures.  
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.22 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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