New Texas State Budget

The Texas Comptroller is the state’s financial officer, responsible for overseeing the $100+ billion-a-year enterprise of Texas state government.

The Comptroller’s duties include managing the state’s investments, estimating the financial impact of proposed legislation and forecasting the amounts that state taxes; fees and other revenue sources will produce over each two-year state budget period.

Texas’ current Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, announced in early January that as the Texas Legislature convenes in Austin to hammer out a new state budget for the next two years, Legislators will have more than $8 billion in additional dollars to spend and invest.

While the state has many needs that those additional billions could be spent on, investing in Texas economic future is equally important.

Jasmine Engineering works with companies across the state of Texas focused on building stronger business and educational futures.

A stronger economic blueprint created by the Texas Legislature is the key to Texas’ continued success.

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New San Antonio City Manager

Deputy San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh has been selected unanimously by the San Antonio City Council to replace Sheryl Sculley as San Antonio’s next city manager.

Walsh was selected as the top candidate from an original field of over 30 applicants on January 16th.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg stated that after the interview process was completed, it was clear that Walsh was best prepared to address the issues and circumstances facing San Antonio.

Walsh has served the City of San Antonio for over 24 years.

The last time the City of San Antonio selected a new City Manager, over 12 years ago, no internal candidates emerged. This time, 6 of the 8 finalists were internal City of San Antonio candidates.

San Antonio has a lot to be proud of. Jasmine Engineering congratulates Mr. Walsh on his selection, and we look forward to working with him and the City in the years ahead.

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.

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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