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Project Engineer

Department: Construction
Location: Indianapolis, IN

JOB TITLE:  Project Engineer

REPORTS TO:  Project Executive & Project Manager


JOB SUMMARY: The Project Engineer is responsible for successful planning and execution, administrative and financial oversight of assigned projects. The project engineer is to be capable of running appropriate sized projects with oversight from a Project Manager or Project Executive. The corporate company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Job opportunities are available throughout the U.S. Traveling will be required.


Key performance objectives:

  1. Assisting the PM and Superintendent to ensure the appropriate administrative controls are adhered to throughout the project.
  2. Understand project requirements in order to establish a project-specific work plan for prioritizing and completing projects on time and on/or below budget. Review all information and outline any issues or concerns with PM before proceeding with tasks necessary to complete the project.
  3. Serving as the company liaison as necessary with clients and project stakeholders, and preparing all meeting documentation without errors or omissions.
  4. Help monitor and provide oversight to financial aspects of assigned project(s) as related to budgets, change orders and billings to achieve profitability objectives.
  5. Proactively solve design, scope, and field issues along with other ancillary responsibilities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties may be assigned.


Interpersonal Responsibilities:

  1. Act as TWG LLC liaison to the owner, their representatives or advisors. Act as the first point of contact for addressing all project-related questions, clarifying and resolving project design issues, changes in scope of work, quality concerns or project delays.
  2. Holds project team accountable for meeting performance standards and successfully delivering on project objectives.
  3. Establishes areas of accountability and performance objectives, monitors execution and provides ongoing feedback.  
  4. Instructs employees, subcontractors, and others in approved/appropriate methods and processes of construction.
  5. Serves as a resource for answering project team questions and assisting with solving problems.  

Operational Responsibilities:

  1. Reads and interprets established scope of work, plans, specifications, addenda and pre-bid meeting minutes; ensures complete understanding of all project requirements and oversees, if not operates the administrative process.
  2. Develops project plans, phases and schedules; communicates plan and schedule changes, alternate work assignments, changes orders and scope revisions to the project team. This includes documenting all project delays (internal or external).
  3. Identifies project constraints and opportunities for gains in efficiency. Applies this analysis to evaluating alternate methods of construction for managing projects costs and quality.
  4. Monitors project status and maintains appropriate administrative control and on-site representation to ensure the project is completed on schedule, within budget, and in accordance with the contract and owners expectation.
  5. Attends and participates in pre-construction, pre-install, scheduling, safety and progress status meetings.
  6. Ensures enforcement of all job site procedures and safety policies by the project Superintendent or General Foreman.
  7. Reviews quality control standards and monitors outcomes.
  8. Investigates potentially serious situations and implements corrective measures.
  9. Manages project team work schedules on days of inclement weather.


Organizational Responsibilities

  1. Negotiates and issues subcontracts and purchase orders within limits of authority. Fair bid practices are to be followed/maintained at all times.
  2. Reviews and approves payment of subcontractors and suppliers invoices. This includes verifications of lien waivers, sub-tier accountability, and supplier payments.
  3. Assists Accounting with creating a schedule of values and monthly progress payout applications.
  4. Determines approval of change order requests by APE and subcontractors; reviews construction documents, original contracts and the basis for the change order. 
  5. Updates the project budget and reporting on variances. 
  6. Compiles cost reports to accurately reflect how the project is tracking for completion. This includes the cost to complete, current buyout percentage, and list of outstanding subs/suppliers to be bought out.

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