Project Engineer
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. - Redwood City, CA

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Looking for an all-star Project Engineer to join our team in Redwood City, CA

About us:
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. is a full-service commercial general contractor with offices throughout the Western Region. We have been constructing superior quality commercial shell, tenant improvements, retail and auto dealerships with integrity and dedication since 1975. We have experienced steady growth by adhering to our tradition of providing our clients the highest standard of professional service and superior finished products. Our consistent success is built on building relationships with our employees, clients and all members of the building team. We are committed to being the best by hiring the best.

About the job:
The Project Engineer will be responsible for project support, maintaining project records, project scheduling, R.F.I’s, submittals, basic estimating skills, ongoing customer relationships and representing W.L. Butler in the most professional manner. Other duties include, but are not limited to:
 Processes subcontractor commitment documents and associated reports including, but not limited to Subcontract Agreements, Purchase Orders, Work Orders and Change Orders in Constructware within 48 hours of issuance from Project Manager and records in Timberline
 Processes owner commitment documents including, but not limited to Contract and Change Orders in Constructware and/or AIA software within 48 hours of issuance from Project Manager
 Receives executed subcontract commitment documents, records executed date and discount terms in Timberline and executed date in Constructware within 24 hours
 Produces professional written correspondence on own accord and as directed by Project Manager
 Completes submittal process as per schedule and within pre-determined time frame (internal turn-around to be 24 hours)
 Assists with all phases of the bidding process as needed, including preparing invitations to bid, sub call-outs, plan distribution, prepare bid recaps, and perform take-offs
 Coordinates bonding and insurance requirements
 Creates and maintains organized and current project files
 Provides Superintendents with updated subcontractor and project information
 Assists Accounting Department with owner billings and project related accounting issues
 Prepares Notice of Completion and assists with project closeout documents within 30 days of project completion
 Organizes and labels field and office files and plans for archiving upon completion of project
 Creates and circulates Subcontractor Evaluation Binder upon completion of project
 Schedules project Start-Up and Close-Out Meetings upon direction of Vice President of Construction or Project Manager
 Attends weekly construction meeting
 Attends jobsite meetings and records meeting minutes as requested by Project Manager
 Pre-qualifies subcontractor bids including quantity takeoff comparisons, unit cost comparison, etc.
 Schedules and performs subcontractor job walks and respond to all pre-bid RFI’s and subcontractor questions
 Drafts scopes of work for subcontracts on negotiated and hard bids
 Interprets blueprint and specifications comprehensively
 Assists superintendent in preparing RFI’s throughout project duration
 Maintains latest drawings in Constructware, drawing list and slip sheet hard plan set
 Distributes revised/delta drawings to corresponding subcontractors
 Processes RFQ’s within same day of Owners/Architects issuance
 Pull multiple permits from city of jurisdiction
 Assists in conduction of Owner and Subcontractor meetings
 Prepares Cost Estimates based on Owner Change Orders to include evaluating change order impact, dispersing change order information to appropriate subcontractors, evaluating general conditions impact, schedule impact and draft owner change order for P.M. review
 Mentors new hires and interns

We offer an environment that encourages continuous learning and improvement, competitive salary, and excellent benefits including: 401(k), health insurance, personal time off, life insurance, dental plan, cafeteria plan, and wellness plan.

About you:
 Our ideal candidate will be supportive in a team environment; think “big picture” and take into account long term implications while constantly analyzing ways to improve performance and product
 Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
 Advanced level in Microsoft Project
 Advanced level in Constructware
 Beginning level in Timberline
 Experience in BIM, LEAN and LEED practices a plus
 Intermediate level understanding of digital images (how to open, view, customize and print them)
 Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work assignments
 Ability to work outside year round in all types of weather conditions
 A motor vehicle driving record that is consistent with Company and insurance carrier standards
 Able to travel throughout construction sites during all phases of construction
 Ability to keyboard at least 50 wpm accurately
 Strong knowledge of general office procedures and office machines
 Extreme attention to detail
 Excellent written and oral communication skills