Thielsch Engineering

Project Manager - HVAC- Coldmasters

Job Locations US-RI-Cranston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


As the Project Manager, you will support the departments sales efforts, provide overall management direction for a mechanical construction project or group of mechanical construction projects, and will perform additional duties that include procuring equipment and subcontracts, monitoring and accurately projecting job costs, maintaining billing and schedules and providing technical support and leadership to the field teams. Additional responsibilities include providing production oversight alongside the Installation Supervisor on the day-to-day activities of assigned projects. As Project Manager you will also develop and maintain long term customer relationships to foster better communication and develop future work.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Provide overall management direction for a mechanical construction project or group of mechanical construction projects
  • Responsible for project delivery as it pertains to schedule, budgets and financial targets and resource management.
  • Analyzes financial data, including project budgets, risks, and resource allocation
  • Acquire and maintain all necessary permits/licensing
  • Oversees the development of the project and ensures that team members are carrying out their tasks efficiently while upholding the company's standards
  • Accurately document the project's creation, development, and execution as well as document the project's scope, budget, and justification
  • Communicates with required team members or stakeholders through computer skills, plan readings and specs as well as through estimation software.
  • Conducts pre-job and continuing planning meetings to ensure all project team members understand contract terms and conditions, clauses, schedules, or any unusual requirements of the project
  • Procure equipment, subcontractors, and jobsite materials.
  • Perform in-progress and final inspections of contracted projects
  • Collaborates with other department leaders and business units to define, prioritize, and develop projects
  • Leads safe work practices and reporting requirements
  • Ensures all processes are compliant with the relevant labor laws
  • Observes existing projects and develops strategies for improved efficiency and profit, as well as cost reduction
  • Organize, communicate and error check each project’s administrative information prior to commencing the project.  This is inclusive of creating a project number, assigning internal revenue and expense quantities, reviewing the budget, setting-up the electronic and hardcopy folders and similar tasks.
  • Review the project’s contract (i.e., scope of work, price/budget, schedule, and quality) with the salesperson to disseminate project and customer information.
  • Identify, review, select and negotiate with subcontractors for required services.  Subcontractors typically include demolition, building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, controls and similarly project related trades.
  • Create, negotiate, and update subcontractor and customer agreements and change orders.
  • Plan each project and present internally and to customer.  Update as necessary.
  • Provide on-site supervision of in-house and subcontractor trade labor.
  • Coordinate all on-site activity with customer to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate and supervise the start-up of all equipment and systems as well as customer training on their operation.
  • Create and provide copies of Installation, Operation & Maintenance Manuals as appropriate to each project.
  • Inform and document each customer’s warranty coverage in scope, duration, and emergency contact.
  • Track and review each project’s financial performance (i.e., to date as well as estimated to completion). 
  • Develop appropriate technical and financial plans of action and options as unplanned issues arise.
  • Provide weekly updates (i.e., narrative, and financial) on each project’s status and critical issues affecting budget, quality, engineering, and schedule.



Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years of direct project management experience managing mechanical construction projects. Working experience with HVAC Installation including pipefitting, sheet metal, and refrigeration trades
  • Understanding of financial models used in fixed price, cost plus and unit rate/price contracting
  • Ability to acquire certifications from OSHA, NICET, NETTCP, ICC and ACI
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Autodesk CAD
  • Deadline-driven with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to evaluate and train staff members
  • Strong budgeting and organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Hold a Master license(s) in RI and MA for Refrigeration, Pipefitting or Sheet Metal
  • 4-5 years’ experience in Commercial and Industrial environments
  • Refrigeration experience
  • Experience in a managerial role preferred


Work Environment:
This job operates in both a professional office environment as well as on a variety of outdoor job sites throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Position will entail exposure to outside work, dusty environments as well as frequent sedentary work.


Physical Demands:


  • Lifting under 40 lbs.
  • Sedentary work
  • Reading, typing and computer input
  • Talking on the phone



  • Lifting over 40 lbs.
  • Climbing stairs
  • Stooping, walking, bending, reaching, pulling, and pushing
  • Outside work
  • Navigate uneven terrain
  • Dusty environment
  • Driving
  • Clarity of vision at both over 20 feet and under 20 inches
  • Able to judge depth, have a good field of vision, and identify and distinguish colors.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend work may be requested as determined by the needs of the department.


Travel: Some local travel is expected for this position. Valid driver’s license and clean record are prerequisites to driving company vehicle(s).



Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Health Care - United HealthCare, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Paid holidays and Paid Time off (PTO)
  • Employer-paid Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employer-paid Life and AD&D insurance; access to short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement, Professional development and more! 



Who We Are

The RISE Group is an employee-owned, professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specialize in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment.  Our work demonstrates how creative collaboration can produce outstanding results for our clients and our communities.


Our Culture


At RISE, our customers come from all walks of life -- and so do our employees!  We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We can confidently state that we are successful as a direct result of our diversity.

From day one and throughout your career with us, you’ll find a workplace culture with expansive personal & professional development opportunities, cutting edge technology, a place where relationships are valued, and work/life balance is always a priority.


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our workplace and in our communities. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.


The RISE Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.




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