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Hensel Phelps Office Engineer in Thornton, Colorado


Compensation Range (Colorado Only)

$64,800 - $68,040

Employment Offer Contingent Upon Successful Completion of the Following:

  • Verification of Work Authorization and Employment Eligibility

  • Substance Abuse Screening

  • Physical Exam (if applicable)

  • Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)

About Hensel Phelps

At Hensel Phelps, construction is our business. With world-class leadership and a well-honed approach developed over more than three quarters of a century, we employ expertise, experience, and ingenuity to build landmark properties – and build lasting relationships with our clients. We approach every project “The Hensel Phelps Way,” inspiring trust and delivering excellence in all we do. Our comprehensive construction services – from preconstruction through constructability and field management – deliver superior results on time and on budget. Hensel Phelps’ Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology enhances our ability to deliver projects faster, more cost effectively and with a greater level of quality.

The Hensel Phelps Way is built on four pillars: People, Process, Partnership and Technology.

Position Description

The office engineer (OE) acts as the assistant to the project engineer. On jobs which do not have a project engineer, the OE will report directly to the project manager or project superintendent as determined by the project team. Responsibilities of the position are similar to the project engineer; however, requirements of the job or the experience of the individual preclude him or her from taking total responsibility. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, there may be one or more office engineers.

Essential Duties:

  • Support the field - The primary way this is done is through Materials Management. This includes submittals, shop drawings, and expediting material deliveries.

  • Create and track RFIs.

  • Process subcontract bonds, insurance, pay applications, correspondence, change estimates, change orders.

  • Help with gathering data for the monthly Owner Pay Application and Margin Analysis.

  • Safety - Participate in the jobsite safety meetings, weekly safety audits, etc.

  • Quality - Facilitate and/or participate in Preparatory Meetings, Initial Inspections, Follow-up Inspections, etc.

  • Other duties as designated by the project engineer, project manager, or project superintendent.

  • Working knowledge of how the VDC Scope of Work, VDC Execution Plan, and VDC deliverables align to the project planning strategies related to field operations (i.e., schedule, model coordination for submittals, constructability review, installation validation, BIM to Field Layout, Field Layout to BIM). Ability to review and navigate within the current 3D model viewing and scheduling software and collaborate with the VDC team.


  • A 4-year degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or construction management.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Computer software - Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel-based templates, Prolog, Primavera and AutoDesk Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past internships in the construction industry.


Hensel Phelps provides generous benefits for our salaried employees. This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, long-term disability, 401(K) retirement plan, health savings account (HSA) (except in Hawaii), and our employee assistance program (EAP). It also is eligible for employee paid enrollment in vision and dental insurance, as well as optional participation in a flexible spending account (FSA). Hensel Phelps also believes in the importance of taking time to recharge. As a result, salaried employees are eligible for paid time off beginning upon hire. Salaried positions (project engineers and above) participate in an annual bonus plan, subject to company and employee performance. Salaried employees are also eligible for a company cell phone or cell phone allowance in accordance with company policy. Further, salaried employees also receive either a vehicle or vehicle allowance in accordance with Hensel Phelps’ policies. All salaried positions are eligible for annual bonuses and merit increases subject to business needs, policies, and performance.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Hensel Phelps shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)