Project Engineer

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  • Department: Construction
  • Location: Irvine, CA
DATE POSTED: March 7, 2017

Job Description

The Project Engineer will be responsible for project support, maintaining project records, project scheduling, R.F.I’s, submittals, basic estimating skills, ongoing customer relationships and representing W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. in the most professional manner.

Responsibilities: Other duties include, but are not limited to:

GENERAL:

  • Supports and works with project team and able to perform all Project Assistant job responsibilities as required
  • Produces professional written correspondence on own accord
  • Maintains and organizes current electronic and hard copy project files
  • Provides Superintendents with updated subcontractor and project information
  • Provides project closeout as-built drawings within 30 days of project completion
  • Reviews and audits office files and plans for archiving upon completion of project
  • Submits for project permits as required

COMMITMENT DOCUMENTS:

  • Provide budget and general information for processing subcontractor commitment documents including, but not limited to Subcontract Agreements, Purchase Orders, Work Orders and Change Orders
  • Provide budget and general information for processing owner commitment documents including, but not limited to Contract and Change Orders
  • Drafts scopes of work and requests for proposal

ESTIMATING & SCHEDULING:

  • Assists with all phases of the bidding process as needed, including preparing invitations to bid, sub call-outs, plan distribution and preparation of bid recaps
  • Assists with cost estimating and take-offs as needed
  • Pre-qualifies subcontractor bids including quantity takeoff comparisons, unit cost comparison, etc.
  • Schedules and performs subcontractor job walks and responds to all pre-bid RFI’s and subcontractor questions
  • Drafts scopes of work for subcontracts and/or reviews scopes prepared by Project Manager
  • Prepares Cost Estimates based on Owner Change Orders to include evaluating change order impact, dispersing change order information to appropriate subcontractors, evaluating general conditions impact, schedule impact and draft owner change order for P.M. review
  • Prepares drawing overlay using Bluebeam/On-Screen Take Off and produces written narrative for all owner/architect issued bulletin changes
  • Identifies submittals and RFI’s that may have additive cost and/or schedule implications and distributes to subcontractors for pricing
  • Assists with data entry, print and distribution of the Master and Rolling Schedules

RFI’S & SUBMITTALS:

  • Completes submittal process as per schedule and within pre-determined time frame
  • Completes submittal tracking log using Constructware
  • Identifies discrepancies between submittal and contract documents and generates RFI’s as required
  • Identifies and follows up on any Submittal of RFI issues that require urgent response or additional follow up to mitigate delays
  • Assists team in preparing draft RFI’s and responses
  • Uses software tool to mark-up RFI’s for reference including sketches illustration, plan section and/or detail to articulate design conflict and suggested solutions
  • Updates RFI and Submittal logs and identifies distribution list
  • Processes RFQ’s within same day of Owners/Architects issuance

PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Comprehensively interprets plans and specifications
  • Maintains latest drawings, drawing list and slip sheet hard plan set
  • Develops subcontractor distribution list for drawing revisions and updates
  • Distributes revised/delta drawings to corresponding subcontractors
  • Organizes and labels as-builts, field and office files for archiving upon completion of project

LEADERSHIP:

  • Attends weekly construction meeting
  • Attends jobsite meetings and records meeting minutes as requested by Project Manager
  • Assists in conducting Owner and Subcontractor meetings
  • Mentors new hires and interns

Requirements: Our ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree or Certificate in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture or Engineering preferred
  • LEED Green Associate preferred
  • OSHA 30-Hour Training preferred
  • One to three years of work experience in the construction industry preferred
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Project
  • Advanced level in ProCore
  • Beginning level in Timberline
  • Beginning level in On Screen Take Off and Bluebeam software
  • Experience in BIM, LEAN and LEED practices a plus
  • Intermediate level understanding of digital images (how to open, view, customize and print them)
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to work outside year round in all types of weather conditions
  • A motor vehicle driving record that is consistent with Company and insurance carrier standards
  • Able to travel throughout construction sites during all phases of construction
  • Strong knowledge of general office procedures and office machines
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

If interested in this position, please forward your resume to Monique Peetz.

Apply for this position

If you would like to apply to join our winning team, please submit your resume to the appropriate contact or visit us on Linked-In.

Recruiters and Agencies/Search Firms:

If you are interested in assisting our HR Team with recruitment needs, please reach out to Monique Peetz in Southern California (hrsocal@wlbuter.com) or Shannon Stienstra in Northern California (hrnorcal@wlbutler.com).

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