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Harder Mechanical Contractors Senior Project Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Are you an experienced project engineer looking for your next challenge in the construction industry? Harder Mechanical Contractors is looking for you! We have immediate openings for talented project engineers with experience managing construction projects ranging from $250,000 - $15 million or more. Our work extends across various market sectors and includes high tech construction projects in the semiconductor industry, industrial projects such as paper mills and power plants, and commercial work in hospitals, data centers, food & beverage, and more.

Role Description

As a Senior Project Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and executing a specific scope of the project. You will coordinate with field labor to ensure the work is completed safely, on schedule, and up to Harder Mechanical's quality standards. You will take on more responsibilities within the team and be a resource for training and mentoring newer engineers, in addition to providing support for the project manager.

This role supports all the market sectors in which we work and it prepares you for the next step into becoming a project manager.


  • Review construction drawings and compile project scope and quantities

  • Resolve engineering issues and constraints through communication with design engineers, owner representatives, and fellow team members

  • Monitor field construction and ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications

  • Engage in work sequence planning

  • Prepare and monitor work packages, including labor and cost estimates

  • Track construction progress and update status weekly

  • Organize project records in an effective document control system

  • Mentor new engineers in their roles, taking responsibility for their training and development

  • Assist the project manager in additional duties as required

  • Estimate future work


  • 4-10 years of construction management experience

  • Proficiency in reading mechanical and plumbing drawings

  • Ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of people including suppliers, field crews, designers, and owners

  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks on an ongoing basis

  • Relentless commitment to teamwork and client satisfaction

  • Basic computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Bluebeam

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent work experience

Nice to Haves

  • Familiarity with mechanical systems

  • Interest in LEAN construction principles

  • Passion for ongoing learning and keeping up with industry trends

  • Ability to travel to other regions to gain exposure to additional markets and industries


  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits -- employee premiums covered 100% by the company

  • Generous retirement package + 401K matching

  • Company paid holidays

  • Paid Time Off

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Team environment that promotes individual growth

This position is salaried.

No recruiters. No phone calls please.

About Harder

Harder Mechanical is a large, nationally recognized contractor with an outstanding reputation for working safely, meeting tough schedules, delivering a quality project and coming in on budget. Based in Portland Oregon, we work primarily in the 11-western states with regional offices in Reno, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Austin, TX.

For over eighty years, Harder Mechanical has continuously refined its processes, creating safe environments from which our skilled staff can focus on the quality craftsmanship we demand. As the needs of industry evolve, we apply our expertise to each new challenge. For each industry we serve, Harder stands as the leading service provider in the region. We have found strength and stability in our diversified skill set. By providing quality service to all of these industries, Harder continues to be strong and ready regardless of fluctuations in individual industries.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

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