19
Jul

PROJECT ENGINEER

SUMMARY

We take a unique approach at the W.M. Schlosser Company with the Project Engineering staff.  Each Project Engineer will start their career at WMS in a rotation which will encompass an assignment in estimating, scheduling, quality control/safety and a jobsite.  This rotation will last anywhere between 2-4 years depending on the individual and where they are in their education and/or career when they start with the organization.  We find this to be an extremely educational experience for the Project Engineer and a very valuable tool for the company as well.

The Project Engineer supports and assists the Project Manager and Superintendent with the management and administration of all facets of the field operations.  He/she should be knowledgeable and capable of scheduling, estimating, purchasing, subcontracting and field and office engineering.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare requests for quotes and bid packages from vendors and subcontractors.
  • Prepare Subcontracts and Purchase Orders.
  • Assist Project Manager with Subcontract and Purchase Order negotiations and other purchasing activities. 
  • Prepare and maintain the project schedule in the absence of a Scheduling Engineer.  Supervise these scheduling activities if a Scheduling Engineer is assigned to the project. 
  • Coordinate engineering details, material acquisitions, material selections, and other information between vendors and subcontractors. 
  • Assist the Project Superintendent with coordination of field activities of on-site vendors and subcontractors.
  • Prepare shop drawing logs and perform reviews.  Maintain and update shop drawing logs.
  • Expedite required submittals from vendors and subcontractors and the return of submittals from the architects/engineers.
  • Prepare contract drawing log, sketch log and specification log. 
  • Maintain and update Contract Document logs. 
  • Distribute revised Contract Documents to affected subcontractors, vendors and project team members. 
  • Ensure that project team members, vendors, and subcontractors have correct Contract Drawings. 
  • Prepare, maintain and update contract change order logs. 
  • Develop change order cost estimates for submission to the client.
  • Obtain required cost estimates from affected subcontractors and vendors for inclusion into contract change order estimates. 
  • Assist the Project Manager with contract change order negotiations.
  • Oversee computer applications (hardware and software).
  • Maintain lines of communications with architects/engineers and consulting engineers.  This includes review of shop drawings, engineering details, resolution of questions, clarification of contract documents, and other communications necessary to maintain project activities.
  • Prepare, maintain and update a Project “Request for Information” (RFI) log.
  • Review received materials and equipment to ensure compliance with Contract Documents and approve shop drawings.
  • Review installed items of work for compliance with Contract Documents and to ensure that subsequent work can be installed correctly.
  • Assist the Project Manager with the preparation of Estimates-to-Complete, project budgets and cash flow projections. 
  • Assist the Project Manager and Project Superintendent with the overall control of the project.
  • Assist in monitoring a job site specific safety program in strict accordance with the Company’s Safety/Loss Control Program.


QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field.
  • 1-3 years experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Traits)

  • Knowledge of construction techniques in all civil disciplines, project administration, project management and project scheduling.
  • Safety and OSHA regulations, environmental regulations, Federal, State and Local bureaucracies and agencies are important areas to be familiar with.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise activities of on-site/in-house field engineering and drafting staff.  Secure and supervise contracted field engineering service, if required.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/JOB CONDITIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, consistent with ADAAA requirements.

  • Handling/Moving paperwork as necessary.
  • Utilizing computer software, including Microsoft Word and Excel for the purpose of preparing and maintaining project schedule (in the absence of a scheduling engineer), shop drawing logs, contract drawing log, sketch log, specification log, contract document logs, contract change order logs and the project “Request for Information” (RFI) log.