PROJECT ENGINEER

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Position Summary:  The Project Engineer reports to the Project Manager and/or Superintendent and assists in the management of projects, with emphasis on cost control, scheduling, expediting and other related field/office tasks.  The Project Engineer may work in the office, trailer and/or field, with a balance to both understanding the paperwork side of the project management and being exposed to the entire construction project through frequent observation of the building process.


 

Essential Functions:

·         Assists Project Manager in the management of construction projects, which involves cost control, expediting, quantity take-off, scheduling and safety.
·         Learns and observes all construction activities while assisting Superintendent to ensure successful project completion.

·         Identifies and informs the Project Manager of potential scheduling, subcontractor, and cost risks and prepares recommended solutions.

·         Demonstrates understanding of the principles of project management, which involves cash flow, client relations, early recognition of project problems, pricing/profit planning and control.

·         Incorporates the Company's mission, policies and beliefs into daily performance and decision-making.

·         Correct and consistent use of all Company methods and procedures for field construction.

·         Continuous improvement in knowledge of construction schedule, sequence, coordination and methods.

·         Appraises overall project (global view) to improve process and productivity.

·         Develops understanding of Terms/Conditions of construction contracts to assist Project Manager to remain in compliance.

·         Actively seeks development opportunities for continuous improvement.

·         Is active in the community as necessary to develop relationships and assist in the identification of potential project opportunities.  

·         Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Physical Elements:

  • Ability to operate in changing environments (job trailer, corporate office, etc.)


  • Frequent movement throughout office/field required.  Prolonged sitting typical.


  • When assigned to job site, exposure to uneven terrain, inconsistent temperatures and other safety concerns will be present.

Mental Performing Elements:

  • Organizing and coordinating schedules


  • Analyzing and interpreting data


  • Problem-solving


  • Communicating effectively verbally and through written communication with internal staff and the public


  • Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment


 

Position Background Requirements: 

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related curriculum from an accredited university or 3+ years experience in a construction leadership role or combination of the two required.  Knowledge of construction field operations and the disciplines required to construct a project and demonstrated leadership ability necessary.  Cooperativeness, ability to work in a team and a constructive, respectful attitude required.