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Uhl Company Project Engineer, Building Automation in Maple Grove, Minnesota

The Uhl Company was founded in 1917 by Bill and Ed Uhl representing Vulcan Radiation. With offices in Maple Grove and Duluth, Uhl Company continues to grow and offer top quality sales and service. Today, Uhl employs 150+ people and offers a fleet of more than 100 service/construction/account manager vehicles to serve our customers.

Our success is a reflection of the team we employ. We encourage our team to be the best that our industry and community has to offer. This is achieved through providing our staff with the tools, training, and mentoring that they need to be successful. We are a team, not just a company. We believe that in order to create an environment of teamwork that accountability must be at the forefront of our plan.

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer to join our team!

Position Description:

As a Project Engineer you will be our point of contact to clients and execute design, programming, technical support and project management services for building automation controls projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Direct the project preplanning process, accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects, develop schedules, anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks. And collaborate with project team to proactively resolve problems; sets objectives and goals with specific measures

  • Communicate with customers and their representatives, including building owners, mechanical contractors, other trades, subcontractors, and field support staff.

  • Ensure compliance with internal contracting processes.

  • Proactively monitor costs and react to variations quickly; monitor labor reporting system to effectively control productivity; schedule subcontractors; escalate problems to management. Evaluate scope changes, additional work orders and the client’s needs

  • Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form.

  • Demonstrate ability to cope with stress and maintain a pleasant and cooperative temperament with internal and external customers.

  • Responsible for creating programming and user interface development on assigned projects.

  • Represents the company by serving as the direct customer contact, ensuring customer satisfaction by identifying, analyzing and diagnosing equipment and systems at customer's location.

  • Coordinates with project team, and customer to precisely understand requirements for all project programming, functionality, and scheduling by extensively examining building layouts, forecasting issues, gathering materials and synchronizing on-site work.

  • Uses cutting edge software and technology, following blueprints or engineering specifications, to implement a fully functional system.

  • Continually enforces safety to the highest standards.

  • Independently manages daily business needs by identifying labor and equipment needs for project completion and determines the urgency of the requirement.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Candidates should have at least 2 years technical and/or field related experience

  • Schneider Electric Andover Controls facility management systems experience

  • LON and BACNet communication experience a huge plus

  • Computer knowledge

  • Programming skills

  • Understanding of HVAC and IT systems

  • Great communication skills

Why Choose UHL?

  • Competitive Salary

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Paid vacation and holiday time off

  • 401K Plan

  • Profit Sharing Plan