Project Engineer - College Recruitment




Category

Employment Opportunities

Job Location

Rockville, MD

Tracking Code

588-823

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

The Project Engineer is responsible for assisting the Project Team (office or field) with the daily management and execution of the construction process. This role will assist in safety management, cost management, site management, contracting, scheduling, estimating, bidding, and contract administration functions to help ensure successful completion of the project. Plan, develop, coordinate, and manage onsite construction engineering activities for projects.

 

We are looking for Project Engineers to join a variety of our market sectors, including Commercial Office, Multi-Family Residential, Renovation, Education, and Interiors.

 

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

 

Safety

  • Enforce the DAVIS Safety program in accordance with DAVIS Policies and Processes, local, state, and federal laws to include all subcontractors
  • Participate in and reports on safety walks
  • Assist in the development of project-specific safety plan and orientation process
  • Obtain and maintain current certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA

 

Technical Knowledge

  • Provide an operational support role in the project bidding process to include preparing cost estimates, generating scopes of work, preparing preliminary schedule and site logistics as required
  • Participate in the development of DAVIS Bid and / or GMP Package to include proper development of trade scopes, solicit and review subcontractor and material supplier bids, and any necessary bid clarifications for review and approval by senior staff
  • Assistance with subcontractor / trade management, as needed
  • Assist with three week look ahead schedule on a weekly basis to project management team
  • Assist DAVIS field engineering department on executing layout requirements for your project, as needed
  • Perform a thorough scope review of any extra subcontractor work tickets to evaluate completeness and quality; review with Superintendent
  • Assist with project meetings, internal, owner or subcontract meetings, as required with supervision of lead Project Manager
  • Provide support information to the detailed project construction progress schedule on a timely basis or as required by the project team
  • Assist in the preparation and maintain tracking logs for contract documents, submittals, shop drawings, requests for information (RFI’s), change orders, and material deliveries
  • Assist in the review of submittals, shop drawings, and requests for information (RFI’s), including coordination with contract documents, with guidance from Superintendent and Project Manager
  • Assist in sustainability and LEED trackin
  • Prepare subcontract agreements and purchase orders for review and approval by the Project Manager
  • Maintain a complete, current and accurate set of contract documents and “as-builts”; electronically post and update drawings with RFIs and submittals
  • Assist in the issuance of change proposals and change orders to subcontractors and others, and prepare revisions to the budget, as a result of change orders with guidance
  • Become familiar with subcontract terms and how they apply to various situations on a project
  • Track and obtain properly executed documents to include contracts, insurance certificates, bonds and other documents as required
  • Prepare subcontractor meeting agenda and begin to run weekly meetings with assistance / participation
  • Maintain meeting notes and issue meeting minutes that have been reviewed and approved by Project Manager
  • Assist with buy-out process and prepare subcontracts
  • Assist in the preparation of the Project Status Report (PSR) by generating project photos and project safety reports, updating tracking logs, updating cost management items, and updating schedule tracking documents
  • Review, approve and code the subcontractor and vendor invoices, as directed
  • Assist in the development of and draw site logistic and sequencing diagrams; create the documents using proper software systems
  • Assist in monthly project owner invoicing as required including subcontractor invoicing reviews, material invoicing review, budget management
  • Assist in management of project closeout process with preparing and completing the job close out check lists, assist in managing project punch list process, and collecting project close out documentation
  • Gather documentation necessary to assist / execute financial closeout with owner, subcontractor and / or vendor disputes
  • Take progress photos and save onto server; issue a photo report, as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Quality of Work

  • Participate in the implementation, and utilize the DAVIS Quality Management system in the execution of the project
  • Using DAVIS standards, review and prepare proper submittals to comply with contract documents
  • Assist with the implementation of the budget / cost control process, change management process, invoicing process, schedule control and maintenance process in accordance with the DAVIS quality standards on a consistent basis
  • Create and manage quality control and deficiency logs utilizing Latista, or similar software
  • Assist in the development of thorough scopes of work for each trade to ensure buy-out completeness
  • Assist in the process to solicit, review and analyze bids from subcontractors and material suppliers for correct scope of work; assuring accuracy
  • Learn and coordinate with other project team members to assure adherence to Best Practices

 

Commitment

  • Take the necessary steps in following tasks through to completion
  • Demonstrate involvement in DAVIS sponsored activities and industry-related events
  • Participate with the retention and recruiting of current and future DAVIS employees

 

Cooperativeness + Teamwork

  • Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values
  • Team with DAVIS Superintendent to assist and / or lead the construction process for the duration of the project
  • Actively participates and promotes a collaborative environment with owners, property managers, design team members, co-workers, subcontractors, vendors and other contractors to enhance effective communication
  • Works well with others at all levels; fosters the spirit of cooperation to create a collaborative team environment

 

Communication

  • Develop strong relationships with project team through owners meeting, project meetings, internal, and / or subcontract meetings
  • Participate in presentations for potential projects, internal corporate initiatives, etc.

 

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to solving project issues including supporting active research, coordination with other DAVIS resources, connecting with Subcontractor community as necessary to help foster creative solutions
  • Write fully coordinated RFI’s that offer solutions and field information to the design team
  • Implement solutions in a timely manner

 

Planning + Organization

  • Manage task priorities and execute effectively
  • Organize workflow, workspace, files and resources effectively
  • Know the details of the project while maintaining a big picture outlook

 

Timeliness

  • Demonstrate sense of urgency related to project billing and change order execution
  • Fulfill attendance and commitment expectations
  • Execute timeliness of project specific duties
  • Prepare, maintain and complete the job start-up and closeout checklists

Required Skills

  • Exhibit the skills necessary to take on entry level management and leadership roles
  • Decision making, research and analytical problem solving skills
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • understand and learn technical systems and processes
    • show initiative, self-motivation, decision making and appropriate level of commitment to job

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field or equivalent construction experience
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction project management, including safety standards
  • MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience
  • Software experience, such as Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam

 

PHYSICAL JOB DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is responsible to maintain fitness-for-duty while holding the above described position and should be able to perform the essential tasks of the position in a safe, appropriate and effective manner. This refers to the physical, mental and emotional duties of the job. Reaching above and below, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending. The employee must occasionally lift / carry / move up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, file, and perform specialized skills. Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This position may require some travel for conferences, educational sessions, and other company events. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels and hazardous working conditions when working at job sites. Safety precautions must be taken and resources will be provided.

 

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

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