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Job Open: Engineering Project Coordinator, Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), TN

By General Inquiries posted 02-16-2023 03:26 PM


Work Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike
Work Hours: 40+ hours / week: M-F
Annual Rate: $58,900.00- $88,400.00

Posting Dates: 2/13/2023- 3/7/2023
Department: Gas Systems Engineering
Classification: Eng. Project Coordinator


This position is responsible for the overall planning, scheduling, budgeting, oversight, and management of construction projects. Serves as a liaison to crews, inspectors, engineers, technical experts, permitting agencies, and management. Responsible to ensure job quality, budget adherence, and project documentation. Job duties could include design work as well as approving work orders, creating progress reports, managing field changes, vetting invoices, and creating asbuilt records to ensure compliance with standards and policies. Must understand and adhere to contract documents, permit requirements and make decisions in the field that are technically accurate while following the contract language. Must monitor project expenses, analyze costs and benefits for specific construction projects and evaluate field design changes to keep the project on schedule and within budget. Other tasks could include writing/reviewing professional contracts, reviewing regulatory constraints, reviewing job packages, reviewing policies/procedures/standards, asset tracking, material/supply tracking, bid support, and supporting customer needs (internal/external). May require after hours response in emergency situations.


Physical Requirements:
Works primarily in an office setting, but field visits and field activities may be required. These field visits may include: emergency response activities and support beyond normal business hours, heavy lifting or strenuous work and mobility over rough terrain. Requires bending, stooping, lifting, and working in awkward and strenuous positions at times. Occasionally requires above normal mental and visual alertness. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification.

Minimum Requirements:

  •  High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, standards, and specifications
  •  Ability to work as part of a team to achieve departments and KUB goals
  •  Ability to document daily tasks using Microsoft Word, Excel, or other software as requested
  •  Have and maintain a valid driver's license

Preferred Requirements: 

  •  Experience with cost estimates, budgeting, and other project expense management
  •  Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field or five (5) years of direct construction project management experience
  •  Ability to utilize AutoCad, Microstation, or other computer-aided drafting software

Selection Process

About the Selection Process:
Phase 1 – Apply online at
Phase 2 – Experience, training, and education evaluation
Phase 3 – Interview with department representatives
Phase 4 – Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
Phase 5 – Background Investigation
Phase 6 – Physical assessment and/or drug screen

KUB Benefits

  • Generous health benefits with low premiums and deductibles
  • Benefits start day 1
  • Competitive 401(k) contribution and match
  • PTO available for use after your first payday
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Free financial advising
  • Educational assistance & professional development opportunities
  • Employee physical & mental wellness programs

Community Involvement

  • KUB employees get 8 hours of volunteer time to give back in the community. More than 18,000 hours have been used at nonprofit organizations since 2014.
  • KUB, its customers, and its partners have weatherized more than 1,800 low-income households providing a root cause solution to high energy consumption.
  • KUB offers free educational sessions to community groups throughout the year, including electric line safety demonstrations and energy & water savings workshops.
  • KUB’s TeenWork Program partners with local high schools to provide students with job readiness training and a summer internship experience.

Environmental Stewardship

  • By 2024, solar-generated electricity will supply 20% of KUB’s load, positioning Knoxville as a leader in renewable energy regionally and nationally.
  • KUB is constructing Knoxville’s first Community Solar project. The solar array is set to go online in 2022.
  • KUB offers customers a variety of ways to support a greener future, including its Green Switch Match program and electric vehicle charger incentives.

If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.
Knoxville Utilities Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer