Careers at HEC

Celebrating 39 years of providing full-service engineering expertise, Harwood Engineering continues to deliver superior professional design services throughout all phases of building and site construction. We offer structural, civil, landscape architecture, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and telecommunication engineering solutions; the scope of services we provide is backed by years of experience which ensures each project is completed with meticulous attention to detail.

We provide a comprehensive benefits program which reflects our healthy attitude towards a positive work/life balance, along with an energetic culture and incredible work environment. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates should submit their resume and compensation requirements to traci.mortensen@hecl.com

Civil Project Engineer

Due to continued growth, we have an opportunity for a Civil Project Engineer to join our team and assist in a wide variety of site development design projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist with the design of site layout, grading, storm water management, drainage, utilities and erosion control.
  • Utilize engineering experience to solve issues related to existing or proposed infrastructure.
  • Project design, planning, QC review, and budget tracking.
  • Coordinate with and work with Municipalities and other approval bodies.
  • Preparation of documents, drawings and reports from concept design through advanced technical design documentation (construction documents)
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with project team of designers and engineers to follow through with tasks and recommend solutions for completing design tasks.
  • Recommend ways to improve process, quality, and coordination efforts.
  • Visit job site to verify existing conditions and observe construction progress.
  • Work under the advisement of a senior project engineer to support design efforts.

 Who you are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and 3-5 years’ experience.
  • Working towards professional licensure.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil3D and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in land development design with experience in site development, grading, drainage, storm water management, and permitting.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to draft correspondence/reports and communicate effectively with project team members.
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Electrical Project Engineer

We have an opportunity for an Electrical Project Engineer to join our team.  You will be responsible for providing the project team with electrical design support and assist in the review and mark-up of shop drawing submittals.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop construction documents for electrical power, lighting and low voltage systems.
  • Work with multi-disciplined teams of professionals – Engineers, Planners, and Architects on various building projects.
  • Write specifications for particular projects.
  • Perform load calculations.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Conduct field surveys.
  • Visit job sites to verify existing conditions and observe construction progress.
  • Perform short circuit, coordination and arc-flash studies using industry standard programs.
  • Work under the advisement of a senior project engineer to support design efforts.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and various business development activities.

Who you are:

  • A Bachelor‘s degree in Electrical Engineering required and 6+ years relevant work experience.
  • Wisconsin PE licensure, or working towards license.
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of electrical terminology and components.
  • Experience with the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to draft correspondence, reports and communicate effectively with project team members.
Mechanical Team Leader

We have an opportunity for a Mechanical Team Leader to join us.  You will lead the team and collaborate with other engineering and functional leaders to promote teamwork, inspire and develop staff, drive execution excellence, and deliver quality engineering projects.

 

What you’ll do:
    • Lead the design teams’ efforts and techniques to ensure that the design intent is realized.
    • Oversee and contribute to the design of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems, including but not limited to: Chilled Water, Hot
    • Water, Refrigerant, Forced Air, Geothermal Source, and Control Systems.
    • Coordinate and work with Municipalities and other approval bodies.
    • Serve as a client liaison for current and future projects.
    • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with team of designers and engineers to recommend solutions for project designs and complete plans.
    • Visit job sites to verify existing conditions and observe construction progress.
    • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and business development activities.
    • Accountable for maintaining production schedules and budget tracking.
    • Develop technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
    • Manage and develop the team through effective staff development by mentoring, training, and leading by example.
    • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and a variety of business development activities.
Who you are:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 15+ years’ experience in HVAC equipment design and installation with 7+ years of management experience related to leading teams and project management.
    • Licensed PE in Wisconsin.
    • Knowledge in Revit, AutoCAD, Trace 700, COMcheck and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong HVAC design fundamentals, including a background and knowledge of IMC, IBC, IECC, ASHRAE, FGI, and life safety code.
    • Ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and a functional level.
    • Provide leadership and technical assistance for multiple projects during bidding, design, permitting and construction.
    • Provide efficiency reviews and/or value engineering options for existing designs.
    • Strong interpersonal & leadership skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and influence others.
    • Ability to accurately assess individual capabilities and limitations.
    • Able to navigate through multiple areas of the businesses to establish rapport and create synergies.
Senior Mechanical Engineer

We have an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. You will be responsible for managing design engineering and documentation activities of projects including interfacing with cross functional teams consisting of electrical, structural, plumbing, lighting and architectural.

 
What you’ll do:
    • Lead design efforts to ensure that the design intent is achieved.
    • Design of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems, including but not limited to: Chilled Water, Hot Water, Refrigerant, Forced Air,
    • Geothermal Source, and Control Systems.
    • Project design, planning, and budget tracking.
    • Coordinate and review plans and work with Municipalities and other approval bodies.
    • Works closely with architectural group and other engineering disciplines to maintain commitment to design and quality.
    • Visit job sites to verify existing conditions and observe construction progress.
    • Assist and participate in project pursuits, interviews and business development activities.
    • Accountable for maintaining production schedules and meeting deadlines.
    • Develop technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.

Who you are:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10 years’ experience.
    • Licensed PE in Wisconsin.
    • Knowledge & experience with HVAC equipment and installation.
    • Knowledgeable in Revit, AutoCAD, Trace 700, COMcheck and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to draft correspondence, reports and communicate effectively with all project stakeholders.
    • Strong HVAC design fundamentals, including a background and knowledge of IMC, IBC, IECC, ASHRAE, FGI, and life safety code.
    • Ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and a functional level.
    • Act as a primary lead and provide technical assistance for multiple projects during bidding, design, permitting and construction.
    • Provide efficiency reviews and/or value engineering options for existing designs.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.
    • Ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and a functional level.
Business Development Manager

We have a new opportunity for a skilled Business Development Manager to join our team! You will be responsible for managing current business relationships and broadening new client contacts. This is a role where on-going business and relationship management is of prime importance. You will maintain these relationships through strong client relationship building and interaction, while growth is expected to come from promoting our engineering services and connecting with new clients.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with the Director of Business Development and engineering team leaders to develop big-picture strategies for our various engineering disciplines.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the development, design, and construction activity within the communities that we serve, communicating this knowledge to our leadership and staff.
  • Cultivate relationships with current and potential clients, consultants, community leaders, and public officials.
  • Increase the breadth and depth of client relationships, and use these relationships to generate new business in otherwise underserved markets.
  • Generate new leads and relationships, networking across multiple sources, connecting dots, making cold calls, and creating new opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison and primary point of contact for our engineers and architects, connecting them to the broader initiatives in practices, sectors, and regions.
  • Make introductions and connect our experts with potential clients.
  • Embrace and clearly articulate the strengths, culture, and brand of our firm to potential clients.
  • Participate and facilitate the participation of staff in professional organizations, conferences, social and PR events, creating recognition and opportunities for our firm and our partners.
  • Organize networking events, both inside and outside of our office.
  • Work within our CRM database to assure the data collected and populated remains current.
  • Participate in and help prepare for interviews and presentations when appropriate.


Who you are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred and 7-10 years of business development/marketing, engineering, architecture, or related experience.
  • Involvement in and connections within Wisconsin’s A/E/C communities preferred.
  • Highly developed and demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • An engaging personality with the ability to listen to people’s needs and translate those needs into project opportunities.
  • Superior communication, organization, time management, professionalism and people skills are essential in this role with the ability to juggle multiple priorities, create opportunities, shake hands, and make friends.
Didn’t find your exact role but are in search of a fun place to work and grow? Send us your resume – because tomorrow we may have the perfect position for you. Candidates should submit their resume and compensation requirements to: Traci A. Mortensen, Director of Human Resources Traci.Mortensen@hecl.com.