Job Title: Project Engineer
City: Beltsville
State: MD

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Project Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People is seeking a part-time Project Engineer with at least 5 years of experience to provide construction management and engineering support for several small to mid-size projects in the mid-west and northeast regions. Position will be located in Beltsville, MD, with anticipated travel to project locations as needed. Candidate must have an engineering degree from a school with at least one ABET-accredited program.

The successful candidate will be comfortable performing the following tasks:

  • Develop technical feasibility studies, design concepts, and parametric costs for proposed new major/minor construction, repair and maintenance, energy retrofit, and renovation projects.
  • Attend meetings with engineering and research staff.
  • Draft and edit statements of work for design, construction and construction administration tasks for execution with A-E firms.
  • Address all facets of facility planning, design and construction to include laboratory mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, life safety code considerations, energy and sustainability criteria, physical security, structural, site planning, etc.
  • Provide engineering support during bidding and design and construction phases
  • Develop feasibility studies for project initiation, including budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Assist the agency in negotiation with A-E and construction firms both prior to and after award.
  • Keep abreast of state-of-the-art facilities, systems, and equipment, and incorporates this knowledge in planning and design criteria for facilities construction.
  • Address energy and water conservation design criteria and ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards
  • Assist locations with the development of O&M strategies for the effective and efficient operation of agency assets.

Required Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD
  • Basic understanding of Trane Trace, eQuest, Carrier HAP, or similar modeling program

Required Experience

Must have five-years of experience in retro-commissioning of major facilities, with a focus on research laboratories.

Required Education

A degree in engineering from a school with at least one ABET-accredited program, plus a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in the field of engineering project management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE or EIT


All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 
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