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Project Engineer

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A Project Engineer assists the Project Manager and Project Superintendent in managing construction projects from inception to completion of each assigned project. Must have direct knowledge and experience in structural concrete and/or underground utility installation. Must have a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle history record that meet company insurance requirements.


  • Insure contractual insurance and indemnification requirements are met.
  • Determine need for special insurance coverage (pollution, cleanup, etc.).
  • Insure OCP, RR Protective, Builders Risk and other Special insurance are in place.
  • High sense of urgency to get things done.

 Job Setup

  • Set up project budget and cost codes.
  • Prepare subcontracts and purchase agreements.

Job Engineering

  • Obtain required permits.
  • Transmittals, submittals, shop drawings.
  • Layout, surveying.
  • As-builts, quantity books.
  • Job site pictures, cost records.

Project Management

  • Production and cost tracking
  • Scheduling.
  • Cost engineering, cost control.
  • Personnel selection, training, and development.
  • Time cards, employee sign up, layoff slips.
  • Purchase permanent materials.
  • Purchase of/requisition for small tools and consumables.
  • Schedule, obtain, receive, and account for purchases.
  • Cost coding.
  • Equipment selection.
  • Equipment scheduling.
  • Compliance with all contract requirements.
  • Change Orders, claims.
  • Project close-out, retention release.
  • Quality assurance, TQM.
  • Paperwork, files & records.
  • Maintain job files.
  • Address client needs.
  • Insure subcontractor insurance and bond compliance.
  • Schedule and coordinate subcontractors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or 5 years of construction experience preferred.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
    • Must have the ability to read blue prints, construction contracts, subcontracts and other construction documents, plans and specifications.
    • Must have the ability to perform assigned record keeping functions;
    • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Must be able to diplomatically and effectively maintain a good working relationship with the Owner, the Engineer, Subcontractors, Vendors, co-workers, and anyone else associated with a project.
    • Ability to work and excel in a team environment.
  • Must be able to travel to and live in the area of remote construction project locations as may be required for whatever periods of time as are necessary to complete such projects.
  • Must be a licensed driver with a driving record and driving ability sufficient to meet company insurance requirements and sufficient to visit job sites, attend meetings, and otherwise travel as necessary.

Successful candidate must meet all conditions of COP's Drug and Alcohol testing requirements as a condition of employment.  Drug/alcohol screening is administered post-offer and pre-employment.


COP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. COP complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), both the analysis of work and the position description must focus on essential functions and what are actually required and not the ways they are currently or customarily performed. “The term essential function means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual with a disability holds or desires.”  (Reference 29 CFR §1630.2(n)(1).)  The physical demands for this position is as follows: stretching, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; reaching, handling, smelling, talking, hearing; seeing; or other demands.


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