Groundbreaking for schools in Harlandale ISD

Jasmine Engineering is proud to be Project Manager, Program Manager and Commissioning Authority for Carroll Bell Elementary School and Vestal Elementary School in Harlandale ISD.

Both schools broke ground, and we are eager to continuing working on these projects to see them completed. It’s critical that schools are up-to-date for the children and meet TEA regulations. The schools need to have means and measures for energy conservation indoor air quality. Both schools combined total 120,000 sq. ft. with a guaranteed maximum construction cost of $34 million (GMP). Jasmine Engineering has also saved the district nearly $1.4 million during the pre-construction on both schools combined with more savings to come.

Since 2007 Jasmine Engineering has saved Harlandale ISD over $10 million, which is substantially more than our fee.

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We are HIRING!

Here at Jasmine Engineering we welcome and encourage eager minds to join our team!

We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to Company Executive. 

Immediate opening for full time, experienced Executive Assistant is available to assist chief executive/owner of professional consulting firm with office and personal matters.

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Executive assistant is responsible for anticipating, prioritizing and organizing Executive’s activities, calendar management for meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel. Additionally, assistant will  conserve executive’s time by fielding incoming calls, reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting/reviewing letters and documents, and record keeping such as expense reports.

Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques

Works with highly confidential information in supporting Executive/Supervisor with client and employee matters. Other duties may be assigned by Executive.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience (minimum two years) as an executive administrative assistant or in other secretarial position. Ability to work independently with consistent attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, Operation of Personal Computer and other basic office equipment: Up-to-date with advancements in office gadgets and applications
  • Proficiency in English – High level verbal and written communications skills including word processing, writing, editing, proofreading and ability to answer/field phone calls professionally.
  • Exemplary organizational, planning and time management skills to multitask and prioritize daily workload in a fast-paced office environment
  • Accounts payable experience
  • Availability in the evening to assist with events after 8 to 5 Business Day
  • Strong sense of integrity, discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal vehicle and current driver’s license
  • High School degree; Individuals with a bachelor’s degree are welcome to apply but a college degree is not required

Jasmine Engineering offers an excellent salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

To apply please send us your resume to jasmine@jasmineengineering.com 

Jasmine Engineering Moving Headquarters

On December 1st, Jasmine Engineering will be celebrating it’s 32nd anniversary! In conjunction on that day they will be announcing their new project on the Eastside at 1434 E. Commerce Street.

“We are purchasing this, because we recognize its economic and geographic importance for the area. Our mixed-use building with our office on top and commercial space on the bottom will help promote jobs and economic growth for the Eastside. Jasmine Engineerings hopes to really jumpstart the growth for the community that will thrive economically and environmentally with our new green office building,” stated Jasmine Azima, principal of Jasmine Engineering; which is a project management and commissioning firm.

The site will become the new headquarters for Jasmine Engineering, which will be a two story facility that will provide leased commercial space on the lower level of the building allowing for further economic development. The Sterling Building housed various businesses until the 1970s; where it has since been abandoned after an economic decline along the corridor.

Jasmine Engineering, the new proprietors of the site is one of the first woman-owned engineering firms in the state of Texas. The firm is also recognized as one of the first woman owned commissioning engineering agent firms in Austin and San Antonio. Some of their major projects include the commissioning of the City of San Antonio’s Public Safety Headquarters, which won them the recognition of “Best Municipal Project” by the San Antonio Business Journal and achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification in 2015 by the United States Green Building Council.

Jasmine Engineering Reaching New Heights with The Independent

Here at Jasmine Engineering we are constantly working on significant projects in San Antonio and the Austin Area. Being a part of projects that are beneficial to city and community is what’s important.

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The Independent will soon take over the Downtown Austin skyline reaching a height of 685 feet, which will make it 58-stories and the tallest building in Austin. Bringing energy efficient and environmentally sound buildings is important to the sustainability of the community. This residential and retail development will have a Gold level LEED certification, which will make it highly sustainable. With our efficient program the project will run on-time with no change orders, saving time and money.

 

We are excited to be working with Rhode Partners as the architects of the project, and to representing our client to the fullest. Our comprehensive commissioning program has proven results for over 30 years.

*All photos courtesy of Rhode Partners*

More Money Saved for Bond Program 2015

At Jasmine Engineering we like to focus on saving money for our clients. Harlandale ISD, a client we have worked with since 2007, is a direct representation of money saving. We have helped save Harlandale ISD millions of dollars.

The 2015 Bond Program is no different. We have been able to save 1,328,757 dollars on the HISD Carroll Bell Elementary School and Vestal Elementary School based on reduced consultant fees (soft cost). An additional 66,438 dollars was saved on these same projects by reducing other consulting fees. The 2015 Bond Program also features the District-Wide Security Project. We have been able to save 1,423,855 dollars on the security project through negotiation with the Design/Builder on the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

To date, we have saved Harlandale ISD 2,819,050 dollars on the 2015 Bond Program. We look forward to using other cost-effective measures through the completion of these projects.

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Home in Milam

The Milam Building in downtown San Antonio houses several businesses. For Jasmine Engineering it has been home for over 20 years.  This historic building has sat beside the Riverwalk since early 1928 and has watched San Antonio grow into the city it has become.

History was made in 1928 when the building opened its doors for the first time. The Milam building was made of brick and had a reinforced-concrete structure. It stood taller than any other comparable concrete-framed building in America. Surpassing any building in New York or Chicago.

Other than its impeccable frame and height, it was also one of the first buildings with high-rise air conditioning equipment. The building temperature was promised to stay at a constant 75 degrees, a major relief for anyone who understands summers in the South.

In May 2014, the building was inducted into the National Register of Historical Places for the advanced structure and technology that was used in creating this building.

We can thank the original progressive owner, engineers, contractors, and architects-all of whom were from San Antonio-that created the masterpiece that stands at 115 East Travis Street that proudly houses Jasmine Engineering.

Harlandale ISD-Carroll Bell ES and Vestal ES

Jasmine Engineering has had the privilege of working with Harlandale ISD on major projects since 2007. The recent 2015 Bond Program has given us the opportunity to provide continuing project management services for the district.

Two major projects we are working on are the Carroll Bell Elementary School and the Vestal Elementary School facilities. Both of the facilities are totally new replacement schools and are still in the design development phase. We have met with architects and their consultants as they continue to refine the design development for each of the campuses. HISD has requested that the exterior of each school retain a more traditional look. These designs will be presented at the next regular board meeting on August 15, 2016 for direction and approval of the board.

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Picture 1: Perspective Drawing of the front of Carroll Bell ES as viewed from W. Harding Boulevard, looking northeast toward Pleasanton Road

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Picture 2: Perspective Drawing of the front of Vestal ES as viewed from Cantrel Drive, looking southwest