What does a Project Engineer do?

The role of a Project Engineer is to support the Project Manager and be responsible for the oversight of most major aspects of construction work, including organizing the acquisition of materials, equipment, and workers, planning for costs, and supporting the Project Manager and Superintendent on various tasks.

Project Engineer Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with project architects, designers, owners, and field personnel.
  • Responsible for generating Requests for Information (RFIs) and submittals.
  • May be responsible for bid analysis, constructability reviews, and permit processing.
  • Inspect all work to assure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Offer technical information to project supervisor to ensure work complies with applicable codes, drawings, and specifications.
  • Have a general understanding of project budget and assist with buyouts.
  • Monitor and track project quality control metrics and activities on a regular basis, provide timely and accurate quality reports, and raise issues to PM or Superintendent as appropriate.
  • Plan and organize construction engineering projects from conception to completion.
  • Generate project punch list and closeout documentation.

Project Engineer Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Demonstrated expertise (either through internships or work experience) in commercial projects (i.e. tenant improvements, multi-family and mixed-use, corporate and institutional structures).
  • Excellent communications skills required for interaction with vendors, designers, consultants, and clients.
  • Exposure to MS Office (Word, Excel, Project) AutoCAD, Revit, and Blue Beam.

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