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What does a Project Engineer do?

A project engineer is in charge of a company's technical and engineering projects. This includes oversight of project personnel, costs and scheduling. Their aim is to bring every project in on budget and time. A project engineer may also be called a field engineer, construction engineer or construction project engineer.


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Working as a Project Engineer

To be a good project engineer, you should be able to:

  • Lead and manage a team of professionals and offer guidance on overall project strategy
  • Develop, manage and stick to a budget
  • Communicate with senior levels of management about the project's development
  • Troubleshoot problems on-site and remain calm when they happen
  • Know what sort of people you want to work on your site and hire appropriately
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How much does a Project Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $85,169
Low $59,435
High $122,044
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a project engineer is $85,169 per year in the United States. 17k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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