How to Hire a Project Engineer

Does your growing business need a project engineer? A project engineer is responsible for planning projects including their budget, projected timelines, activity schedule. They also develop and set up the criteria as per which the project success is measured.

Here are some tips to help you find great project engineer candidates and make the right hire for your company.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $35.81 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $15.00$73.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Project Engineer?

An efficient Project Engineer is instrumental in establishing project criteria for measuring performance and take care that project implementation is as per plan.

• Responsible for acting as a team with Senior Engineers to create productive working techniques and enhance profitability
• Create and establish equipment specifications for every project
• Develop project metrics framework and gather project data for analysis

Skills to look for in a great Project Engineer

Project Engineers are an integral part of a project team. It is necessary to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Project Engineer.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar field
• Above 4 years project planning and implementation experience
• Exception project management skills with PMP Certification
• Strong verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills
• Expertise in handling field project management
•Proficient in project management software and MS Office

Writing a Project Engineer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Project Engineer candidates. A Project Engineer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Project Engineer jobs, such as:

• Entry-Level Project Engineer
• Construction Project Engineer
• Project Manager

Interviewing Project Engineer candidates

To hire a suitable Project Engineer, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Experience in working as part of a Senior Engineers’ team to create working methods for the project
• Previous experience in establishing project specifications including equipment details
• How they’ve contributed to achieving smooth project operations by efficiently collaborating with other engineers and gather data to perform data analysis to help achieve current and future project goals

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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