My favorite role has been an on-site project engineer where my responsibilities include pricing change orders, updating drawings, organizing submittals, and overseeing the project financials. MTech offers team members the chance to grow at any level and pursue things that interest you. Prior to becoming a Project Engineer, I was an intern for two summers which gave me a great understanding and overview of what I would be doing full time.
MTech offers a unique approach to entry-level opportunities. It’s an exciting time for you to find your best fit. Our rotation programs for both internship and project engineer programs create a versatile, knowledgeable and technically advanced team, making you more well-rounded and experienced!
Our project engineer internships are for individuals (sophomore student or higher) that are in progress towards a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (with a focus on building systems), Architectural Engineering or Construction Management.
The project engineer role is entry-level Mechanical Engineers or Construction Management individuals with previous relevant internship experience. The end goal of the PE career path would be either a Project Manager, Engineer or Preconstruction position.
We like to think of our rotation program as an adventure – because during this time, you will get to experience it all, either over the summer, a semester or even years. You will work with Project Managers, Engineering and other departments to learn the process and execution behind MTech’s Design-Build strategy. This will include both office and field exposure in order to have a holistic understanding of our strategy.
You will gain hands-on experience, build technical skills, participate and produce real work & be a part of MTech’s culture!
- Supporting Multiple Projects
- Project Financials
- Document Management
- Site Visits & Inspections
- Red Line Drawings
- Load Calculations
- Equipment Selection
- Preconstruction Support
- Support One Large Construction Project
- Day-to-Day Field & Client Interaction
- First-Hand Experience with Project Challenges
- Deeper Understanding of Constructability
I had an exciting opportunity to finish my rotation by working on the design of a project that I was then able to run as a project manager. That was really exciting to be on the project from design to finish. The best advice I have received at MTech was FAIL stands for the First Attempt in Learning, this allowed me not to be scared to fail and to try new things knowing that my managers wouldn’t put me in a situation to fail that couldn’t be fixed. Now in my role, every day is different. Some days I am onsite all day reviewing items with the field managers/clients/subcontractors while others I will be in the office doing financial paperwork or analysis. Then some days are meeting with our clients. MTech is the company that will take you as you are as long as you are willing to put in the work and learn.
I am currently at the end of the PE rotation. My journey was unique, starting in the field as a sheetmetal apprentice which led to an internship as a project engineer and then a Project Engineer. The PE rotation and shadow program of itself is not a common practice with other HVAC/Plumbing companies. Being able to get a “taste” of multiple departments of what MTech has to offer has been invaluable and has made me a more competent individual in this industry. MTech truly does value teamwork and this attribute is noticed within the company and our trade partners. Whether it is a project issue or personal career goal, any MTech employee will be willing to offer their support for your success. MTech truly values their employees and stands by the meaning of teamwork.
I have had many roles at MTech so far: internship, pipefitting field and the PE rotation. The internship rotation was great because it gave me the opportunity to work hands on with our field team to install duct and pipe and see what it takes. The PE rotation gives you time to figure out what you really want to do. I came in thinking I wanted to do engineering and design work, after working through the rotation I found that project management was way more up my alley. In my role now, isn’t really a typical day, it varies over the course of the project and the fact that it can vary so heavily is really one of the best things about being in this field.