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Project Engineer: Des Moines, IA

Department: Construction
Location: Des Moines, IA

JOB TITLE:  Project Engineer

REPORTS TO:  Project Manager

JOB SUMMARY: The Project Engineer is responsible for preparing, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the assigned project managment activities. 

Key performance objectives:

  1. Assisting the Project Manager and Superintendent to ensure the appropriate administrative controls are adhered to throughout the project.
  2. Help monitor and provide oversight to aspects of assigned projects as related to budgets, change orders and billings to achieve profitability objectives.
  3. Proactively solve design, scope, and field issues.

Operational Responsibilities:

  1. Reads and understand the 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. Assists Project Manager to develop 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.
  3. Identifies project constraints and opportunities for gains in efficiency. 
  4. Monitors project status and assists in maintaining appropriate control and on-site representation.
  5. Attends and participates in pre-construction, safety and progress status meetings.
  6. Ensures enforcement of all job site procedures and safety policies.
  7. Assists with investigating potentially serious situations and implements corrective measures.


  1. Understanding of Project Management through professional education or related work experience.
  2. Associates degree in Construction Management, Business, or related field.
  3. Desire to learn and grow with a fast-paced and dynamic company.
  4. Excellent decision making and problem solving abilities.

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