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Project Engineer Level 1: Entry Level


A Project Engineer at this level should have the following qualifications and complete the following tasks:


1)      College degree in engineering, construction management or business.

2)      Works directly for either Project manager, estimator or superintendent

3)      Is proficient at Microsoft office programs

4)      Is very familiar with Euclidean geometry and algebra.

5)      Understands stationing, cross-sections and profiles

6)      Can complete an accurate take-off for road and site-work projects ( no structures)

7)      Can set up a bid on HCSS. (Bid quantities only)

8)      Uses the HCSS Vendor/Business contact, the Blue Book or the Internet to solicit bids from subcontractors. Understands subcontractor needs and follows through to provide needed information.

9)      Understands where to find specification information from contract documents ( DOT 816, special provisions, architect specifications)

10)  Starts to learn DOT specs form 816

11)  Understands the different methods of payment between unit price work and lump sum work

12)  Has good communications skills both oral and written

13)  Is organized: uses both computerized and manual filing system efficiently. Takes good notes. Has a clear understanding of Waters paperwork protocol

14)  If supervised can fill out purchase orders and subcontractor agreements.

15)  Assists superintendent in scheduling subs,materials,trucks and manpower

16)  Assists superintendent in co-ordination with utilities

17)  Has understanding of computerized project scheduling

18)  Initiates and follows submittals, material certificates, shop drawings etc

19)  Can handle projects in the 0 - $ 1,000,000 range

20)  Can handle up to two projects concurrently

21)  Is a self-starter, motivated, organized with a desire to learn and advance his/her career


Project Engineer Level 2: Intermediate Level

A project engineer at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to the tasks of the project engineer level 1


1)        Works for Project Manager, Superintendent or estimator but can work unsupervised for min. 3 days

2)        Can set up a new job file on P-6, set up all activities, and calculate quantities for all activities according to the phasing of the project.

3)        Is entirely familiar with Sitework digitizing software.

4)        Can do quantity take-off of three dimensional structures (concrete, steel etc.)

5)        Can set up (unsupervised) a new job folder on the network with appropriate files (correspondence, scheduling, subcontracts, purchase orders etc.)

6)        Can set up subcontracted activities and material purchases in the HCSS subcontractor system and vendor system.

7)        Has complete understanding of scope of work from contract documents and engineered drawings.

8)        Can update a schedule on a weekly basis

9)        Is very organized: all paperwork is submitted in a timely fashion and is organized without supervision.

10)    Understands subcontractors, establishes good working relationships and organizes subcontractor and material vendor workflow without supervision.

11)    Can fill out AIA requisitions for payment and is capable of reconciling payment quantities from cost tracking system and from superintendent logs

12)    Can set up projects on HCSS cost tracking system and uses system to track quantities and productivities.

13)    Aggressively pursues all payment for work completed.

14)     Understands different types of heavy equipment and can apply the right piece of equipment for a particular task.

15)    Has some field experience necessary to perform the tasks equivalent to a foreman level 2. ( See foreman list)

16)    Is aware of how combinations of equipment, materials and labor affect profit. He/she therefore can begin to contribute to the profits generated on a particular project

17)    Looks for opportunities to increase profits.

18)    Can engineer projects from 0-$5,000,000

19)    Can handle up to three projects

20)    Is self-starter, motivated has a” whatever it takes” attitude. Wants to continue to advance career.

21)    Begins to demonstrate leadership skills.


Project Engineer Level 3/Assistant Estimator: Advanced


A project engineer at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to those of project engineer level 1 & 2


1)      Can fully estimate costs for all subcontracted activities. Can estimate change order work, and can estimate costs for routine items.

2)      Can construct an entire schedule on P-6. This schedule can be up to 400 activities on a multi-phase job. ( unsupervised)

3)      Begins to recognize opportunities for value engineering

4)      Can be handed a set of specifications and drawings and organize entire project document control, scheduling, cost tracking ( unsupervised)

5)      Can cost track projects; interacts with Waters controller on a monthly basis to establish cost to completion accounting.

6)      Understands contractual responsibilities of all parties involved in project ( owner, designer, contractor, sub-contractor)

7)      Has enough experience to complete all activities of a foreman level 3 ( see list)

8)      Can run project’s day to day activities with superintendent without aid from project manager

9)      Demonstrates good leadership skills capable of projecting her/him to a superintendent position.

10)  Can attend and run weekly scheduling meetings

11)  Can project engineer projects up to $15,000,000 with complicated structures

12)  Can handle multiple projects in the $2,000,000 to $ 6,000,000 range

13)  Has a burning desire to advance his career.





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Bridgeport, CT 06605
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