Knowledgeable about the construction process, highly detail-oriented, and communicative. They
need to be problem solvers, quick learners, and excellent technical writers. The Spaeder Project
Engineer is a construction liaison between office personnel, field staff and external contractors and
engineers. They need to know commercial construction, industrial piping, process systems and be
knowledgeable about projects budgets and costs related to all services.


  • Plan, execute, and finalize projects or assigned portions thereof according to deadlines and within budget
  • Review post award contract documents, including drawings, specifications, addenda, Prebid
    RFI’s, Spaeder proposal, etc.
  • Work with purchasing department on project material buy-outs.
  • Work with the project manager on developing a purchasing schedule to maintain project
  • Develop project submittals based on materials required.
  • Purchase nonstock/non-rough materials for project, while balancing lead times with project
  • Review scope and negotiate final terms with subcontractors.
  • Prepare and execute subcontractor change orders throughout the course of the project.
  • Work with project manager and field staff throughout project duration to ensure timely
    deliveries to jobsite.
  • Monitor any backorders and notify project staff for evaluation of criticalness of delivery.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, patience, and efficiency to minimize customer
    dissatisfaction and increase customer loyalty.
  • Coordinate with VDC regarding required information for modeling.
  • Attend Kick-off meetings.
  • Develop and maintain material matrix as applicable.
  • Prepare equipment purchase orders in conjunction with Project Manager and Purchasing.
  • Manager submittal process to include Procurement, preparation, and review for
  • Submit coordination drawings
  • Manage vendors with Project Manager and Purchasing.
  • Prepare RFIs with Project Manager.
  • Establish equipment startup requirements with Project Manager.
    • Track start up reports – submit to vendors
    • Track test reports
    • Document commissioning if required
  • Prepare warranty letters, as-builts, O&M’s for project close-outs – with Project Assistant.
    • Submit to owner, A/E.


  • Knowledge of commercial and industrial process and procedures.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Strong analytical ability/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate, and negotiate.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure high quality.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to
    deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Consistently at work and on time.
  • Observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, patience, and efficiency to minimize internal
    customer dissatisfaction and increase efficiency.
  • Negotiation skills and training.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the company.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience.
  • Previous experience in the mechanical contracting industry (3-5 years preferred.)

FLSA Classification

Exempt, Salaried


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer in a standard office
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Standard work hours: 7:00-3:30pm, Monday-Friday

Job Type



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Ability to commute/relocate

Erie, PA 16510: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


The information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of
work performed by employees within this role at Wm T Spaeder Co, Inc. It is not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to
reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an
employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

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