Project Engineer

  • Location
    Kahului, Hawaii
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Engineering - Mechanical

Summary Description:

Provide business and administrative support to facilitate the planning and coordinating of activities of designated project to ensure that goals and objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget parameters.

Essential Functions:

Assist Project Manager in planning work schedule, determining manpower levels and arranging for assignment of project personnel.

Assist in the coordination of project personnel activities to insure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

May advice and make recommendations to Project Manager of potential problems, work interference schedule difficulties. Assist in circumventing/ resolving such problems required.

Compose and/or edit letters, memos, reports, and procedures as required.

Oversee and/or process day-to-day administrative items (i.e. expense reports, supply requisition, personnel transaction forms, operative budgets, etc.) per supervisor’s authorization.

Prepare special reports, studies, and statistical analysis per supervisor’s request. Such items would usually require research, development and/or interpretation of data and be performed with little supervision or instruction.

Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Major Duties:
The following are typical duties, performed at various levels, in the course of a career as a project engineer.

Perform quality control tasks, including reviewing quality programs, ensuring contractor’s field work is properly inspected, selecting laboratories for testing, ensuring corrective actions take place, ensuring trades are certified, ensuring materials meet contract specifications, preparing contractor submittals, and resolving conflicts.
Performs financial control tasks, including assisting preparation of the progress payment requests, preparing estimates, changes in costs, evaluating contractors’ claims, establishing procedures for controlling costs, and monitoring schedule.
Perform safety tasks, including preparing project safety programs, monitoring safety, ensuring safety training and equipment, and ensuring health requirements.
Perform preconstruction tasks, including assisting design reviews and constructability reviews.
Perform administration tasks, including assisting the managing the site office, assisting the preparation of the budgets, preparing inventories, preparing reports and files, liaising with local office staffs , ensuring proper inventory control, and performing other site obligations (e.g., tours).
Assist commissioning tasks, including coordinating close outs, commissioning of systems, managing the commissioning agent, providing warranty support, ensuring commissioning training, and participating in relocation.
Perform project support tasks, including prequalifying sub-subcontract bidders, evaluating bids, participating in the design of new facilities, providing guidance to sub-contractors, coordinating construction projects, coordinating procurement, traveling to project sites, making recommendations to contracting officers, organizing meetings, preparing progress information, providing supervision, and participating in planning.
Perform administrative support tasks, including developing special contract provisions, participating in policy/procedure development, and participating in training.
Comply with all Company rules, policies and standards.
Comply with all Company safety rules, policies and standards.
Come to work on time and as scheduled.

Knowledge of Software Required

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Education & Experience

Bachelors’ degree in related field including Engineering degrees, or minimum three (3) years construction industry experience.

Skills and Abilities

Well-organized with strong analytical and reasoning abilities. Excellent attention to detail . Ability to prioritize work. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to work cooperatively and maintain a positive and professional manner. Ability to work and adapt in a fast paced construction team environment (both, field and office). Ability to work for a diverse group from trade, office personnel, managers, contractor, and subcontractors. Must maintain strict confidentiality in performance of all duties.

Physical Requirements:
Some of the essential functions of the job have a physically demanding component. In the execution of the duties and tasks listed above. Project Engineers may frequently be required to visit confined areas such as crawlspaces, attics, utility pits, tunnels, manholes, and other confined spaces. Visit sites from heights such as rooftops, ledges, scaffolding, including climbing extension ladders and scaffolding. Follow established safety regulations related to construction and renovation practices and regulations.
A Project Engineer is also periodically required to perform work that requires regular and recurring periods of prolonged standing, bending, and stretching. Additionally, Project Engineers may supervise sub-contractors and tradesmen that work with building equipment, heavy machinery and construction vehicles. All of these tasks are at times performed at construction sites with ambient noise and other environmental factors that are typical for such sites.

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