The purpose of the Project Engineer (PE) is to support the Field Superintendents, Production Manager and Project Manager, to ensure that field production teams have all necessary safety plans, materials and equipment, information, construction materials, construction tools and equipment, access, external approvals, resources, and methods to complete work in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. The PE will aid in production planning and execution based upon lean principles to promote safety, quality, production/schedule and cost, and to build the people assigned to the project by systematically challenging traditional approaches to fabrication, installation, and construction operations.
The PE strives to execute lean principles in sequencing, production planning, workspace design, supply chain management, progress analysis, issue management, and production and financial control. The PE will work to support and encourage members of the production management and last planners in their quest to achieve flow and improve the work environment and job satisfaction of the installer. The PE is responsible for promoting a project culture of hands-on continuous improvement to increase predictability and optimize flow in construction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Safety: Assist in the implementation of the project specific safety programs, and individual expectations, based upon company-developed standards and expectations. Understand and help ensure team conformance with IIPP and SSSP. Review project safety metrics and assist in developing counter-measure action plans to adjust performance, as needed. Support Continuous Safety Improvement Program and implementation of safety audits. Assist in developing and implementing site logistics and material delivery and transportation plans.
- People: Support a learning, continuous improvement culture, including contributing to “Small Wins” program. Support, educate and empower both Trade Partner’s managers, as well as individual last planners, in their charge to bring lean principles to the field. Provide supervision direct reports, if any, including participation in appraisal and goal review process. Review project people metrics and help develop counter-measure action plans to adjust performance, as needed. Maintain and deepen customer relationship through performance. Develop and oversee updating visual and other project control systems to promote continuous improvement of field operations and the growth and development of the field operations staff.
- Quality: Assist in the implementation of Built in Quality (“BiQ”) Program, including the development of project specific quality programs, and individual expectations, based upon company-developed standards and expectations. Help oversee and ensure team conformance with BiQ Program. Assist in implementing inspection process by agency having jurisdiction. Review project quality metrics and help develop counter-measure action plans to adjust performance, as needed. Actively work with craft workers, foreman and superintendents to surface and identify mistakes, challenges, obstacles and waste in the trade work processes to facilitate solutions and continuous improvement.
- Production/Schedule: Assist in the implementation of Scheduling and Last Planner System (“LPS”), including the development of project specific programs, and individual expectations, based upon company-developed standards and expectations. Assist in development of the processes, requirements and guidelines for trade partner’s supply chain and production plans in terms of flow and pull through the system. Facilitate field observations and first runs studies to help trade partners analyze current state operations in order to identify challenges, obstacles or problems and develop counter-measures to improve safety, quality and productivity of field operations. Oversee and ensure team conformance with LPS Divisional Expectations. Review project metrics and develop counter-measure action plans to adjust performance, as needed.
- Cost: Assist in the implementation of the Integrated Project Production and Financial Forecasting (“IPPFF”) Program, including the conformance with the project specific cost goals, programs, and individual expectations, based upon company-developed standards and expectations. Assist as directed in assuring conformance with company expectations for procurement, contracting, risk management, change management, and financial reporting and forecasting. Review project cost metrics and develop counter-measure action plans to adjust performance, as needed.
- General Project Engineer responsibilities: Provide timely and accurate reporting to field and office management. Schedule, lead and document, as appropriate, project meetings. Provide documentation of all significant project events (e.g.: accidents, delays, Change Orders, etc.). Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the contract documents to help facilitate constructability reviews, quality and assist in the preparation of a Owner Contract requirements obligations list. Assist in the preconstruction, estimating and purchasing as required.
- Assume additional responsibilities as directed by your manager.
Four-year Engineering degree or equivalent, plus experience/knowledge of construction, design, finance, technology and management required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.), plus demonstrated ability to work in a team of varied disciplines. Demonstrated ability to understand drawings and specifications, contract documents and construction means and methods.