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Project Engineer at Cupertino Electric

Project Engineer

Cupertino Electric Altoona, IA Full Time
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Project Engineer / Data Center Division - Altoona Iowa

As one of the nation’s largest specialty contractors focused on electrical construction projects, what we do is important, but how we do it is what makes us special or unique. For more than 65 years, Cupertino Electric has built the infrastructure that allows forward-looking companies to realize their vision. We deliver commercial, energy, and data center projects fast and without compromise. Our values of People, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, and Safety are reflected in how we treat one other, interact with customers, and approach problems. In addition to building great projects, we believe in building great communities as evidenced by our generous giving and volunteer programs.

Every time you log onto a website, access a social media platform, or even follow your phone’s map function, you are accessing information stored in a data center. When customers need innovative ideas, and cannot afford to fail, they rely on CEI.  We are at the forefront of data center construction and have designed, installed, and commissioned more than 11.5 million square feet of data center space since the 1990s. Our track record of designing reliable, cost-effective, efficient data centers has made us the preferred contractor among high-profile customers time after time. Do you want to help build these critical facilities? 

Position Summary:  
We are offering this exciting opportunity to join our Data Center Division, as a Project Engineer working on complex "mission-critical" construction projects. This could lead to opportunities across the country on other major projects, if appropriate. As a project engineer, you will work closely with the project managers, superintendent, and general foreman, and report directly to the Senior Project Manager. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Tracking information including material, labor hours, fieldwork tags, and more 
  • Estimating change orders 
  • Expediting: obtaining and channeling information 
  • Ordering: equipment & materials 
  • Coordinating work order scheduling and routing 
  • Making pre-field visits to work locations to coordinate construction 
  • Ensuring all Electricians in the field have the information and materials they need to construct a quality project for the customer 
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the owner, general contractor, subcontractors, vendors, and other constituencies when appropriate 


  • 4-year degree in Construction Management or Engineering preferred relevant experience may substitute 
  • 2 or more years of experience in project management specifically in the construction industry (Electrical Construction experience highly desired) 
  • Verifiable experience of safe, reliable, and integrity-driven work habits, including working in an unsupervised field setting when appropriate  
  • Must be willing to travel both locally, and on rare occasion overnight 
  • Experience with change orders and RFI's 
  • Satisfactory driving record  
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Accubid Pro experience preferred 
  • Scheduling ability with Microsoft Projects and/or Primavera P6 experience is a big plus 

Recommended Skills

  • Construction
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Data Centers
  • Expediting
  • Microsoft Excel
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