Job Title: Project Engineer (CM Field) – San Luis Obispo Area

Department: Construction

Reports To: Sr. Project Manager or Project Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt – Salaried


Job Description/Summary: 

The Project Engineer (CM Field) assists the Project Manager in attaining successful completion of the construction projects.  The Project Engineer accepts the challenges that ensure that project goals and objectives are accomplished within the project budget and time frames by performing duties as directed by the project managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and manages pre-construction and jobsite meetings
  • Coordinates and assures accuracy of all assigned project billing activities within the designated time allowed
  • Ensures safety standards and safety meetings are being met on assigned projects
  • Manages project close out on all assigned projects
  • Primary interface of coordination between subcontractors, inspectors, architects, and consultants for the project.
  • Inspects work to ensure that workmanship conforms to the specification and meets the company’s standards of quality.
  • Documents onsite daily activities by use of daily reports and photos in company construction management software
  • Responsible for keeping all aspects of project document control up to date including all project logs and report

Job Knowledge

  • Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of building or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions.
  • Law and Government Have some knowledge and correct application of building permits, codes and regulations governing construction.
  • Economics and Accounting – Knowledge of economic and accounting principles as applied to the practice of construction in analysis and reporting of project financial data.

Job Skills

  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communication – Speaks clearly with others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to construction problems.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Abilities required:

  • Leadership Ability to plan, manage, lead and control projects and personnel in accordance with the organizations’ policies
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate effectively so others will understand as well as the ability to listen and grasp ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.   Can effectively present complicated information in an effective manner and respond to questions from user groups and clients.
  • Written Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand as well as the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Visualization – The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Analyze and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Logical decision-making ability with the capacity to handle pressure.
  • Physical Abilities Employee is frequently required to sit, talk hear and stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop kneel or crouch. Use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach, lift, balance, carry, push and pull.  Must be able to occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 lbs. with frequent lifting and /or carrying objects weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • Personality – Must have outstanding client management and customer service orientation
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception
  • Able to adapt to air-conditioned/heated office environment and exposure to low noise levels from office equipment and voices (Office Time)
  • Able to adapt to exposure to a variety of weather conditions due to outdoor work environment as well as exposure to high noise levels from construction activities on a job site (Field Time)

Minimum Education and/or Experience, Certifications/Licenses required:

  • Two or Four year college degree (preferably in Construction Management)
  • One to three years related experience
  • CPR and 1st Aid Certification Required
  • Valid Driver’s License

Safety/Environmentally/Security Sensitive Position

This position requires that the employee perform or is responsible for performing, primarily or specifically, duties which are directly related to the safe operation or security of a facility or piece of equipment, including a company vehicle driven in/on safety or environmentally sensitive operations and/or property, and which, if not performed properly, could result in a serious safety risk or environmental hazard to an employee, a client, a facility, or the general public.  This position may have the responsibility of supervising, managing, or directing either directly or indirectly, the safety sensitive duties of employees who perform such duties shall be considered as occupying a “safety-sensitive position.”

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Other duties may be assigned. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Revised:  January, 2020

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