Project Engineer Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

A Project Engineer, or Project Management Engineer, is in charge of planning and coordinating technical engineering initiatives to make sure they can complete a project within their budget and according to a schedule. Their duties include upholding project standards by researching compliance regulations, developing project implementation plans and adjusting specifications for elements of a project.

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Project Engineer duties and responsibilities

Project Engineers manage the planning and processes of a project and delegate responsibilities to ensure the project is completed efficiently and successfully. Their day-to-day duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the type of industry, company or project they’re working on, but typically include the following: 

  • Conduct regular meetings with clients to ensure clarification and meet specific requirements in a timely manner.
  • Delegate tasks to team members according to their individual skill sets, experience and abilities to ensure efficient completion of the project.
  • Maintain budgets and make adjustments according to needs as they arise.
  • Track performance and analyze the completion of key goals.
  • Document and report project progress to stakeholders and clients.

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Project Engineer

Construction Project Engineer

Structural Engineering Group, an established Design-Build Construction and Engineering firm headquartered in the Cascades area of Loudoun County, Virginia is currently seeking an entry level Project Engineer. Applicant should be self-motivated, have a strong desire to learn, and be willing to take on new challenges.

Successful candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical) or Construction Management

  • One or more engineering or construction related internship experiences

  • Strong computer skills and a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and MS Project

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

    Benefits:

  • Base Salary + Bonus

  • Medical and Dental Insurance

  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays

  • 401 K Retirement /Profit Sharing Plan

    EOE

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $31.00 to $37.00 /hour

    Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Microsoft Project: 1 year (Preferred)

  • construction: 1 year (Preferred)

    Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

    Work Location:

  • One location

    Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible schedule

  • Parental leave

  • Professional development Tuition Monday to Friday
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    Project Engineer

    GameChange Solar (GCS), one of the largest US suppliers of solar racking and tracker systems, is seeking civil and mechanical engineers to join our project engineering team. We are looking for creative, intelligent, and driven professionals who wants to make a positive impact on the planet. As a project engineer, these individuals will play a key role in facilitating the installation of GigaWatts worth of Solar Capacity both domestically and internationally. This is a prime opportunity for an ambitious engineer to develop their professional skills and gain experience in the exciting market of Solar PV.

    JOB Duties AND Responsibilities:

  • Draft construction documents (plans, assembly drawings, shop drawings, and details) for ground mounted solar racking systems

  • Perform engineering analysis, including structural calculations for company products, in accordance with applicable codes and standards.

  • Participate in internal and upstream supply chain QC operations including documentation peer reviews and First Article Inspections (FAIs).

  • Evaluate inbound documentation to identify potential hurdles to successful project completion

  • Maintain intimate familiarity with best design practices and new products used in industry through continuous review of manuals, improved design techniques, etc

  • Interface with company staff, clients, and permitting officials

    JOB Requirements:

  • Four year college degree in civil or mechanical engineering or similar.

  • Commanding proficiency in office and engineering software, in particular AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks

  • Strong Communication skills: Mastery of written and spoken English required.

  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, team development, and critical thinking skills

  • High level of integrity with strong emphasis on making and meeting commitments

  • High sense of urgency with the ability to delegate and prioritize to meet required deadlines

  • 1-2 years experience preferred

  • Experience with Solar PV technology preferred but not required.

    Salary DOE

    Business Office professional attire when in office setting.

    Principals Only. No third party recruiter solicitations.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Experience:

  • Engineering: 2 years (Preferred)

    Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

    Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

    Benefits Paid time off

  • Health Dental Retirement benefits or accounts
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    Project Engineer

    DAC, Inc. (DAC) is a Houston-based, technology solutions and infrastructure services company that provides efficient solutions to the built environment. We specialize in Building Automation, Security Access Control and Video, Testing, Adjusting and Balancing, and Life Cycle Services.

    DAC is currently looking for a Project Engineer

  • in our Houston, TX Branch office.

    The Project Engineer converts sales estimates to fully functional, completely engineered projects that meet the customer contract scope and applicable bid documents as identified by the salesman. The Project Engineer will work hand-in-hand with the Salesman, Software Engineer, Project Manager, and Service Manager to deliver a functional engineering package as required for each department and provide technical knowledge to field engineers and other personnel within the company.

    Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide all documentation necessary to meet contract commitment with the price and time limits established by the Salesman and Project Manager and the contract documents. Provide equipment, location, and identification schedules.

  • Create project documentation for submittals, subcontracting; installation, start-up, trouble-shooting, operation, and training.

  • Provide technical solutions regarding application of equipment as they arise and within the estimated cost of the project.

  • Give technical support to Sales Department and the Project Manager during estimating phase and keep an up-to-date accurate price reference for equipment to be used in projects.

  • Provide project support in the way of solving engineering design, technical application, and installation problems through engineered solutions, product selection and product modifications.

  • Verify that installed project meets the specifications and sales documentation by performing a final check with Project Manager.

    Requirements:

  • 2 years Technical degree in relevant field of study

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering

  • Experience in working in engineering design and project planning

  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail a Must

  • Must be Dependable, Punctual and Flexible to work as Scheduled and/or as Job Requires

  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), and E-mail and Internet knowledge

  • 2 years of Hvac controls system application engineering and field implementation

  • Experience with DDC, PLC, relays, sensors, Ethernet devices

  • Basic knowledge of IT infrastructure and IT architecture

  • Must comprehend complex arithmetical functions to compute discounts, ratios, quantities and sizes of various parts and assemblies, as well as performing computational algorithms for control system functions and performance analysis.

    All Applicants must be willing to submit to a Background Check and pass a Drug Test.

    If you feel your qualifications match the above position requirements, please forward your resume for consideration via this posting

    Job Type: Full-time

    Experience:

  • Hvac Controls: 2 years (Required)

  • DDC, PLC, relays, sensors, Ethernet devices: 2 years (Required)

    Work Location:

  • One location

    Benefits:

  • Health Dental Vision Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition Monday to Friday
  • What does a Project Engineer do?

    Project Engineers have a leadership and planning role where they help direct the steps of a project in an efficient manner. They communicate with other Engineers producing schematics and technical plans for a project about the supplies they need and how much time they need to allot to a project. Project Engineers collect comprehensive data about aspects of a project, examining trends and helping determine how to manage change and growth. Project Engineers make budget recommendations, estimate time requirements and determine the resources necessary for meeting all of a project’s goals.

    Project Engineer skills and qualifications

    For a Project Engineer to be successful in their role they should possess the following skills and qualifications: 

    • Organization and problem-solving skills 
    • Ability to use specialized software for collaboration and time management, including spreadsheets
    • Experience with inventory control and process improvement
    • Strong time management and analytical skills
    • Firm understanding of complex mathematical concepts
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Strong communication skills

    Project Engineer salary expectations

    A Project Engineer makes an average of $79,306 per year. Salary may depend on the candidate’s level of experience, education and geographic location.

    Project Engineer education and training requirements

    Most Project Engineers hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or another related field. Some Project Engineers obtain master’s degrees and advance to senior roles. A Project Engineer may also have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification or other specialized certification. Depending on the state, some Project Engineers may be required to obtain a Professional Engineer license, which requires a four-year degree, relevant work experience and a passing grade for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams. 

    Project Engineer experience requirements

    In addition to a bachelor’s degree, many employers require Project Engineers to have 4 or more years of experience in the field and knowledge of project planning. Most employers require Project Engineers to also have experience in a leadership role to ensure they can handle the responsibilities of the job. 

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    Frequently asked questions about Project Engineers

     

    What is the difference between a Project Engineer and a Product Engineer?

    Project Engineers and Product Engineers both use technical concepts to develop designs, but they apply their designs to different situations. Project Engineers focus on making accurate projections about the resources and processes essential for a project, using workflow design and knowledge of other types of engineering to develop optimal project plans. Product Engineers are concerned with designing the purpose, features, visual appearance and components of a product.

    They often collaborate with a Project Engineer before and during the development of a new product, where the Project Engineer acts as a liaison with management responsible for acquiring funding and marketing their inventory.  Both Product Engineers and Project Engineers investigate how to best solve a problem, with Product Engineers creating goods as a solution and Project Engineers creating strategic plans and workflow systems.

     

    What are the qualities of a good Project Engineer?

    The best Project Engineers are strategic experts who have excellent business insight, which allows them to design advanced systems that accurately address a problem and account for all resources appropriately.  Good Project Engineers can easily understand complex financial, scientific and mathematical concepts that impact their production processes for highly technical projects. They’re excellent at communicating with others and establishing expectations about the workplace. Because of their role in developing best practices for completing projects, good Project Engineers should also be organized and committed to documenting their findings and collecting high-quality data for future research.

     

    What are the daily duties of a Project Engineer?

    Project Engineers begin a project by communicating with clients and identifying the goal they want to accomplish or the problem they want to solve. They interview the clients about their initial expectations and start conducting research to create accurate estimates about various aspects of the project. They determine their client’s obligations in different scenarios and provide options for completing the project depending on which specifications are more feasible for the client. 

    Project Engineers review schematics from other Engineers to ensure they all align with the client’s expectations. As the project develops, Project Engineers create and implement tests to track key metrics and make adjustments to reach their targets. They host meetings with their team to assign responsibilities and receive updates about their progress.

     

    Do Project Engineers have different responsibilities in different industries?

    The type of project a Project Engineer is working on has a significant impact on their work. Because they provide assistance to all aspects of a project, Project Engineers may have different hands-on tasks depending on the details of the project. They’ll also run different kinds of tests to measure the progress of their team and improve operations.

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