Job summary

Philadelphia, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

Project Engineer-Philadelphia,PA

About this job


The Project Engineer monitors activities at construction job sites. This includes working to ensure construction is progressing as scheduled and contract specifications are adhered to. This position reports directly to the Project Manager, General Superintendent, Lead Engineer and all other assigned supervisors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects construction site daily and works with contractors to schedule deliveries.
  • Demonstrates understanding of standard concepts, practices and procedures within construction field.
  • Interprets designs and drawings for crafts installing materials and qualifications.
  • Researches and resolves drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interference, and errors.
  • Prepares field design change requisitions and “as built” drawings, as required.
  • Prepares and disseminates all required documentation records such as status reports, punch lists describing work items to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc., to supervisor.
  • Verifies that all completed work complies with applicable codes, drawings and specifications.
  • Reviews and comments on viability of design as required. Conducts value engineering functions.
  • Attends meetings with other contractors, clients, or A/E representatives to coordinate design and construction efforts.
  • Provides necessary building control lines and elevations for accurate measurement and correct installation of materials or equipment.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings, and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline.
  • Observes construction work performed in the field.
  • Creates and processes RFI’s.
  • Participates in job walks and documents and reports findings.
  • Understands company’s quality control plan and takes weekly photos to document any quality control issues.
  • Researches and proposes solutions to quality control issues.
  • Generates queries and reports in Prolog software.
  • Responsible for the review and maintenance of Quality Assurance/Quality Control Policies and Procedures.
  • Understands company safety program and participates in safety inspections.
  • Creates specification checklists.
  • Review submittals against specifications. Understands subcontractor job specifications and scope of work.
  • Reviews mock-up and/or shop drawings and specifications.
  • Possess the ability to attend meetings and transcribe detailed meeting minutes clearly, precisely and accurately.
  • Demonstrates schedule understanding in coordination with construction logistics and construction sequencing.
  • Understands PCO process and minimal ability in identifying PCO/change orders.
  • Performs quantity takeoffs.
  • Understands construction scheduling in coordination with construction logistics and sequencing.

Other Duties:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of discipline, construction technology, design, applicable codes, standards, etc., required.
  • Analyzes and resolves construction process problems and issues and effectively communicates and interfaces with all levels of personnel.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Utilizes excellent written and oral communications and team skills.
  • Performs work tasks by receiving direction and then working independently with an interest in quickly learning and applying new skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrates consistent ability to be dependable, consistent, diligent, and thorough.
  • Exercises creativity and resourcefulness in completing tasks accurately in a compressed time frame.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations to include health, safety, and welfare as appropriate.

Required Job Skills:

  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Good written and oral communications and team skills.
  • Performs work tasks by receiving direction and then working independently with an interest in quickly learning and applying new skills and abilities.

Computer Equipment and Software:

Special skills: Intermediate knowledge of Windows Office Systems; particularly in Excel, Word and Outlook, etc.

Working knowledge of Prolog, or similar software required. Working knowledge of blueprint reading required.


Education and Experience:

Education:                   Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field is required.

Experience:                 3 to 5 years experience in a similar role for a general contractor.

                      Workplace Civility Rules:

  • Represents the company with a positive attitude internally and externally.
  • Participates fully as a team member, completing all requirements assigned in a timely manner.
  • Treats all employees, clients, subcontractors and vendors with dignity and respect.
  • Works cohesively with team members and all co-workers, displaying a positive attitude through behaviors and supportive problem solving and communication skills both orally and in writing.




Job keywords/tags:  construction , project , engineer , philadelphia