Position Description

Project Engineer (Technical Services)
Location CO - Denver
Job Family Building Energy
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At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and  passionate  group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are  committed  to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest  To Build a Thriving Planet.  If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.


Here's where you come in:

Our Technical Services team is looking for a Project Engineer in the Denver area to focus on the following: Facilitating project initiation, planning, execution, and closeout. You will coordinate the efforts of McKinstry's high - performing internal teams as well as external teams such as consultants and subcontractors to meet the contractual obligations of projects

McKinstry’s Technical Services group exists to build a thriving planet by creating high-performance buildings. Our goal is to change the built environment's trajectory from continuing to be a drain on our US GDP and the most significant contributor of GhG emissions to run efficiently on renewable power and turn wasted resources into prosperity. We provide highly-valued professional services focused on optimizing energy-consuming systems, asset advisory, and construction-related consulting services. When we introduce why we work and what problems we are trying to solve, we can engage with our clients at a deeper level and move both parties onto the same side of the table to work on issues together.

For the right candidate, this position can be remote as well.


You're great at:

  • Project Initiation – Coordinate with  Account Executives, Project Lead, and Business Operations Analyst (BOA) to estimate, book, and initiate project in accounting and Resource Management Planning systemsSupport the Project Lead with the set - up of the Project Life Cycle (PLC) and associated tasks and resources. Set up business sales-to-operations handoff and coordination. 

  • Project Planning  –  Work with Project Lead and team to define project goals and scope activities, secure resources, develop schedule, perform project setup and projections in accounting and Resource Management Planning systems;  schedule kick-off meetings and recurring project meetings, develop communication plan, assist with project risk analysis.  

  • Project Execution  –  Support Project Lead to manage project goals,  schedule, milestones and  deliverables (including QA/QC), ensure project delivery is on time and on budget; manage subcontracts, coordinate with BOA to ensure billings are sent and paid in a timely manner; update financials and projections monthly; assist with scope changes and change orders as needed. Provide financial reporting and updates to BOA and management, track and prepare  project team for client surveys and capture and incorporate relevant feedback.  

  • Project Closeout  – Ensure all scope items were delivered, closeout meeting occurred, connect with BOA on final billing sent and paid and subcontract closeout. Assist Program Manager/ Account Manager / Project Director in conducting  and incorporating lessons learned after project closeout. 

Other duties as assigned. 


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar work experience in project management and/ or engineering preferred

  • Proficient with project management software 

  • PMP or similar designations preferred 

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite 

  • Ability to collaborate with and across multiple teams 

  • Proficient in tracking multiple projects and tasks 

  • Strong organization abilities and attention to detail 

  • Financial understanding 


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity. 

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


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