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Project Engineer Construction Commercial

General Contractor
Livonia, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Description:

  • Manage day-to-day engineering operations for the assigned projects unaided, receiving guidance/counsel from the Project Manager on complex issues.
  • Provide technical support for the resolution of engineering issues.
  • Document project information for record-keeping and use during the job.
  • Ensure that the correct material arrives onsite, on time, to meet the Project Schedule.
  • This position reports to the Project Manager.

Primary Goals and Responsibilities:


  • Enforce the corporate and site-specific safety policies on the Jobsite, working closely with the project manager, safety representative, and/or superintendent to support the site-specific safety plan.
  • With mentoring from the project manager, safety representative, and/or superintendent, be able to assist in the daily safety management of the project. This includes but is not limited to toolbox talks, JHA forms, safety audits, incident investigation/reporting, and corrective actions.
  • Track timely receipt of required safety submittals

Document Control:

  • Process submittals and shop drawings using project management software (Timberline).
  • Create submittal register and submittal schedule to match field schedule, and update accordingly.
  • Process, research, analyze, and respond to Requests for Information using project management software (Timberline).
  • Establish project central filing index and implement the central filing system for both field and office.
  • Establish project correspondence formats.
  • Receive and route job site correspondence, submittals, RFI’s, etc…
  • Maintain and distribute up-to-date project documentation.
  • Obtain and process start-up and closeout documents.
  • Manage and update drawings and specifications.
  • Document minutes during job site meetings.
  • Archive project information at completion.
  • Assist project manager and/or superintendent in the preparation of detailed and timely daily reports.



  • Assist estimating staff in the distribution of bidding documents and tracking of bidders.
  • Assist estimating staff in the management of the bidder question process.
  • Assist in the preparation of constructability reviews.
  • Assist in preparation of work scopes and development of front-end documents for bidding.
  • Participate with estimating and project management staff in the post-bid review and award process.


Planning and Coordination:

  • Shadow superintendent in the supervision, coordination, and sequencing of self-perform and sub-contractor work.
  • Build, resource load, maintain and update detailed construction schedules using scheduling software (P6) with assistance and feedback from the project manager and superintendent.
  • Document complete meeting minutes for all project-specific coordination meetings.
  • Assist in the development of a site logistics plan.
  • Be involved in any value analysis/engineering efforts with the project team.



  • Know and understand all Owner contract scope inclusions, terms, and conditions.
  • Know and understand all subcontract scope inclusions, terms, and conditions.
  • Assist in the creation and completion of the punch list process.
  • Assist with the timely closeout of contractors.
  • Assist with obtaining owner acceptance of the project.
  • Ensure that only approved products are being installed on the project.
  • Mentor interns to develop project engineering skills.
  • Support Mechanical/Electrical coordination process.
  • Shadow the superintendent and assist with enforcement of schedule with contractors in the field.


Cost Control:

  • Assist in the preparation of estimates for the change management process.
  • Assist in the review of subcontractor quotations for changes and assist in the negotiation of appropriate costs.
  • Understand the complete project budget and be able to accurately charge costs against the proper cost account code.
  • Participate with the project manager in accurately projecting costs to complete.
  • Assist the project manager to prepare manpower projections and evaluate potential re-sequencing/leveling to avoid unnecessary peaks or valleys in the project labor force.


Overall Skill Sets:


Computer Skills:

  • Expert in all Microsoft Office Suites, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
  • Expert in scheduling software (P6) and all areas of the project scheduling process including resource loading and earned value project management.
  • Expert in the document control software (Timerline)
  • Expert in Ability to use the FTP site to communicate/transmittal of documents.


Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of corporate and OSHA safety policies and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to read and navigate project drawings and specifications.
  • Understanding of activities in the field and how these affect engineering functions.
  • Understanding of differing definitions of commissioning and how those need to be applied to the assigned projects.
  • Basic knowledge of building systems and construction methods, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical, and ability to read drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to research issues onsite and accurately communicates to project staff.
  • Ability to verify shop drawings and submittals for compliance to contract documents. Able to prevent non-complying materials prior to installation.


Management Skills:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize activities.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Sensitivity to surroundings in which work is being conducted.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain composure.
  • Identification, tracking, and timely completion of work tasks.
  • Understanding of the importance of attention to detail.


Communication Skills:

  • Ability to effectively express thoughts/ideas through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to accurately communicate contractor issues to the Architect/Engineer and Owner.
  • Ability to develop conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate with end-users and understand their functional needs.
  • Ability to professionally handle conflicts and confrontations.


Educational / Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related field.
  • Typically 2 or more years experience in the construction industry.
  • Developmental goal of completing OSHA 30hr certification.
  • Developmental goal of completing competent person training, including but not limited to fall protection, excavation/shoring, and scaffolding erection and maintenance.



Company Description
Minority owned general contractor that has been in business 27 years.

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Minority owned general contractor that has been in business 27 years.


30591 Schoolcraft Livonia

Livonia, MI
48150 USA



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