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Project Engineer
Hensel Phelps Construction McLean, VA

Project Engineer

Hensel Phelps Construction
McLean, VA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time



Any Employment Offers are Contingent Upon Successful Completion of the Following:

  • Verification of Work Authorization and Employment Eligibility 
  • Substance Abuse Screening
  • Physical Exam (if applicable)
  • Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)


About Hensel Phelps:

Founded in 1937, Hensel Phelps specializes in building development, construction and facility services in markets ranging from aviation to government, commercial, transportation, critical facilities, healthcare and transportation. Ranked #1 in aviation and #12 overall general contractor in 2021 by ENR, Hensel Phelps is one of the largest employee-owned general contractors in the country. Driven to deliver EXCELLENCE in all we do and supported by our core values of Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community—Hensel Phelps brings our clients’ visions to life with a comprehensive approach that begins with innovative planning and extends throughout the life of the property.


Position Description:

The Project Engineer (PE) is responsible for all on-site project administration and for management of the office engineers and jobsite administrator. The PE has direct responsibility for project financials, planning and scheduling, for supervision of personnel and for completion of tasks required to fulfill the project's goals. This position requires an extraordinary level of attention to detail as well as the proficient use of project management tools and software. A project engineer works with stakeholders at all levels and will be required to negotiate with owners, suppliers and trade partners in resolving disputes and managing changes.


Position Qualifications:

  • A 4-year degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or construction management.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience on large commercial construction projects
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Computer software - Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel based templates, Prolog, Primavera and AutoDesk Suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past internships in the construction industry.


Essential Duties:

  • Assist the project manager and superintendents as follows:
  • Accumulate all necessary data and prepare the monthly owner pay applications.
  • Discover and resolve interface conflicts between the company and trade partners, as well as among trade partners.
  • Assist the company's field supervisors on interpretation of drawings, specifications, RFIs and questions for and from the architect/engineer.
  • Develop/manage the cost control and labor recap in conjunction with the project manager and project superintendent.
  • Process and estimate all potential change orders and requests for information.
  • Assist in development and management of the project schedule.
  • Assist with engineering details and special design.
  • Track and report on the progress of the project.
  • Assist with production analysis studies.
  • Manage the timely acquisition of materials and equipment and field-initiated purchasing.
  • Run weekly owner/architect/contractor meetings and maintain meeting minutes.
  • Assist in monthly margin analysis.
  • Update and maintain the project record utilizing the Book of 14.
  • Participate in jobsite safety meetings, weekly safety audits, etc.
  • Facilitate the quality control plan and participate in preparatory meetings, initial inspections, follow-up inspections, etc.
  • Assist in interpretation of the BIM and VDC specifications.
  • Manage, train and mentor the office engineers and the jobsite administrator.




Hensel Phelps provides generous benefits for our salaried employees. This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, long-term disability, 401(K) retirement plan, health savings account (HSA) (HSA not available in Hawaii), and our employee assistance program (EAP). It also is eligible for employee paid enrollment in vision and dental insurance. Hensel Phelps also believes in the importance of taking time to recharge. As a result, salaried employees are eligible for paid time off beginning upon hire. Salaried positions (project engineers and above) participate in an annual bonus plan, subject to company and employee performance. Salaried employees (this is all salaried employees) are also eligible for a company cell phone or cell phone allowance in accordance with company policy. Further, salaried employees (project engineers and above) also receive either a vehicle or vehicle allowance in accordance with Hensel Phelps’ policies.   Based on position location, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) may also be included (subject to periodic review and adjustment).  


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Hensel Phelps shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Hensel Phelps Construction

1600 Tysons Blvd.

McLean, VA
22102 USA



Posted date

May 20, 2024
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Hensel Phelps Construction job posting for a Project Engineer in McLean, VA with a salary of $74,800 to $104,600 Yearly with a map of McLean location.