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Project Manager / Mechanical Engineer

Houston, TX

Posted: 08/09/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 18775 Pay Rate: Open to Market (Base Depends on Experience) + Bonus

Project Manager / Mechanical Engineer

Position Type: Direct Hire

Position Location: Houston, TX

Position Salary: Open to Market (Depending on Experience)


  • Overall responsibility for assigned projects of low to medium scope and complexity.
  • Project management duties involve planning and executing a management plan specific to each project, delivering quality products and services to the client in a timely manner, managing project financials, and serving as the primary contact between the project team and the client.
  • Responsible for Total Project Success on assigned projects for all results related to people, product, and profit.
  • Confirms the project scope and requirements with the client and other stakeholders, working with the Client Relationship Manager (CRM) or Location Leader as needed
  • Helps develop a financial plan for the project by negotiating fees and contracts as may be appropriate, preparing the proposal letter, and participating in the man hour budgeting process; works with CRM or Location Leader as applicable
  • Assists in developing the project staffing plan and preliminary man hour budget with the Senior Project Manager (PM), CRM, Department Head, or Location Leader as applicable
  • Ensures a Project Coordinator (PC) is assigned to the project and works with the PC to have the client fill out the BIM Questionnaire to ensure proper model set up, model information flow, and management
  • Participates in and learns how to structure project kick-off meetings to convey project scope, client expectations and standards, man hour budgets, etc.
  • Works with design team to confirm a final man hour budget based on discipline work plans that identify tasks and hours to complete
  • Works with the client to understand schedule expectations and, with team input, proposes interim milestones to the schedule for proper information flow, adjusting as necessary throughout the project
  • Schedules work, communicates schedule information to the project team, monitors manpower requirements, and assists in updating eResource with current man hour projections
  • Prepares and implements a proactive Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan for projects
  • Ensures that invoices are accurate and delivered in a timely manner, monitors and participates in collections of account receivables, and updates the projected monthly revenue earnings for each project
  • Attends meetings with owners, clients, and architects; facilitates communication between clients and the project team; and documents important issues
  • Monitors project budget throughout project and works with project team to schedule work in accordance with man hour budgets
  • Identifies, negotiates, and administers fees for additional services as needed
  • Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project and engages in business development activities with the current client base
  • Performs risk assessments to develop response strategies; manages risks throughout the project
  • Responds to contractor’s and client’s request for information quickly and efficiently
  • Manages the Construction Administration (CA) process by designating CA personnel to ensure building systems are installed consistent with the design and predetermined quality standards
  • Supervises the job closeout process to ensure documentation, lessons learned, and filings are complete
  • Works alongside and engages with the Senior PM, CRM or Location Leader to increase knowledge of project scope, budgeting, and revenue projections
  • Actively attends internal and external training and other educational opportunities to obtain knowledge in necessary technical areas


  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the major technical disciplines
  • 4+ years related project experience or practical experience on similar projects
  • Professional Engineer Licensure preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of engineering theories and methodologies
  • Knowledge of project approach and system design
  • Basic accounting knowledge and how to create and maintain budgets


  • Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • 401K + Matching
  • Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance (Applicable as needed)

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application

Daniel Heidrick
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in placing talent in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operations roles.

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