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Field Engineer - Recent Graduates

Role Description

As a new Field 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. This is an entry level role that supports all the market sectors in which we work and it serves as the entry point for a project management career at Harder.


  • 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

  • Estimate future work


  • Graduation date within the past 2 years

  • 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

Nice to Haves

  • Previous internship experience, preferably with a focus on construction or engineering

  • 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

  • Generous retirement package

  • 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; Austin, TX; and Salt Lake City, UT.

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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$91,000.00 - $120,000.00
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Bakersfield, CA, 93399, US