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Project Engineer

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Project Engineer to support the Plant Maintenance department!

This position will work Monday through Friday daylight hours. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The Project Engineer is 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. They are directly responsible for total project management of all phases of construction and maintenance projects from their inception through completion. They will manage multiple projects concurrently, with the number of concurrent projects managed being a function of the size and complexity of each project.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish required-on-the-job delivery dates of all items to maintain the job progress per the construction schedule.
  • Review contractors pay applications and verify the monies requested are reflective of the work in place.
  • Computer aptitude necessary to operate standard office software applications and 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.
  • Coordinates the activities of hospital contractors and contractor access to construction areas with applicable department heads.
  • 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.
  • Arrange contractor’s schedules to achieve sequential completion of project activities.
  • 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.
  • Coordination of the purchasing of furnishings and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate necessary shutdowns and other work items, which affect the existing facility with the Maintenance Departments.
  • Establish schedules of each project.
  • Monitor and help develop the computerized maintenance software packages currently being used within the department.
  • Verify that project documents are submitted by the design team to all necessary regulatory agencies (i.e., Department of Health, City of Pittsburgh, etc.)
  • Arrange for asbestos abatement (as necessary) through the Hospital's designated abatement coordinator or contractor.
  • Notify the appropriate design consultants in writing, of any problems or concerns, which are identified during this review process.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and cooperate with hospital staff members of all levels and positions.
  • Develop project budgets for various alternative solutions in close collaboration with the other team members.
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Facilities Management to approve or reject each application for payment.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate each project's impact on the operation of the existing facility during its implementation and develop actions to minimize this impact.
  • Resolve construction problems that result from unknown conditions or minor changes necessary due to conflicts and interference.
  • Develop a list of recommended contractors or review contractors recommended by the Construction Manager. Submit these recommendations for approval to the Director of Facilities and Construction.
  • 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.
  • Also prepare project closeout report indicating all cost incurred in the performance of the work.
  • Also monitor the construction activities to assure that they are completed in compliance with design documents at highest possible level of quality.
  • Develop budgets for each project.
  • Monitor each project budget to assure that project costs do not exceed approved budgets.
  • Establish a general time model (schedule) indicating the duration of all major phases of the project.
  • Monitor the progress of design and construction activities to assure that projects are completed on time.
  • Estimate the cost of construction and repair work on small projects.
  • Also 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.
  • Evaluate each project's impact on the operation of the existing facility during its implementation.
  • 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.
  • Upon completion of a project, coordinate the punch list issuance and follow up for its completion.
  • Coordinate the preparation of a preliminary listing of all required furnishing and equipment items.
  • Monitor the schematic design progress for adherence to this time model and report deviation to the Director of Facilities Management.
  • Also, 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.
  • Monitor construction activity to ensure work follows the construction documents and is being performed at the highest level of quality.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Construction and Engineering techniques normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Architecture, or a level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of High School with additional Vocational School and Advanced Technical School, or equivalent military experience.
  • Previous hospital experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction document reading, business writing skills, basic understanding of construction cost estimating, and understanding of accounting and budgeting.
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with UPMC staff, at all levels, and each member of project construction team.
  • Proficiency with standard office software used in construction industry.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Only those required for employment/by business unit
     

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