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Project Engineer

Company: Dowbuilt
Location: Hilo
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

We're hiring a project engineer to work closely with the superintendent and project manager on estimating and scheduling efforts, subcontractor buy-out, and project documentation/ tracking. Project engineers understand design intent and apply the mechanics of how things come together in the field to collaborate effectively with the project team, architect, vendors, subs, suppliers, and consultants. This position is dynamic, creative, and whenever possible, site-based, to ensure projects are executed at the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.


As a project engineer, you'll be responsible for supporting the entire construction project lifecycle from pre- to post-construction, including:

  • Collaborating with project manager and superintendent to build according to plan and specifications
  • Contributing to estimating efforts: take-offs, coordinate sub bids, materials pricing
  • Maintaining positive relationships and clearly communicating with clients, partners, designers, field team, and subcontractors
  • Reading and managing plans, specifications, contracts, purchase orders, shop drawings, submittals, lien releases, RFI logs, and all other project related documents
  • Issuing RFPs, distributing plans and contract documents
  • Creating scope of work for subs and vendors for RFPs and Subcontractor Agreements
  • Conducting subcontractor site walk-throughs to review plans and specs prior to pricing
  • Assessing data from subcontractor proposals: review, negotiate, summarize
  • Writing and managing Subcontractor Agreements ensuring all necessary elements are present
  • Maintaining punch list with architect and build team
  • Receiving, review, and code applications for payment with project manager
  • Partnering with the project manager to assure payment is received from owner and paid out to subcontractors
  • Maintaining owner's manual (product information, warranties, as-built drawings, etc.) and handling project close out requirements
  • Working with superintendent to maintain job site quality control
  • Being a positive advocate for safety in action and attitude; reinforcing awareness to reduce the risk of injury or citations WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

    To be successful as a Dowbuilt project engineer, you'll need:
    • 3+ years of construction management experience, high-end residential highly preferred
    • Construction Management degree, or similar education plus experience
    • Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications
    • Excellent communication, team-building skills and detail follow through
    • Knowledge of technical construction terms and experience with both traditional and new materials
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Project, Excel, Word, BlueBeam
    • Familiarity with web-based applications such as Slack, Asana, SmartSheet, and Airtable is highly preferred
    • Sage 300 CRE familiarity is preferred, but not required WHAT WE OFFER

      We are a fun, easygoing bunch of professionals who take a lot of pride in the work we do. We acknowledge the contributions and talents of our team members by providing benefits that support you at work and in life:
      • Competitive pay commensurate with skills and experience
      • 100% paid medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance for full-time employees (30% coverage for dependents), first of the month following DOH
      • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contribution
      • 8 paid holidays each year, no waiting period
      • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
      • Education reimbursement
      • Mentorship and career development opportunities
        WHO WE ARE

        Dowbuilt is a construction company founded in 1980, and today our talented teams can be found from coast to coast. We excel at cutting-edge, innovative, never-been-done-before residential projects and home service-all of which require precision and impeccable attention to detail. We work with top architects, and our builds are regularly featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, and Dwell.

        The Dowbuilt culture is one of care-care for our employees, clients, and the talented craftspeople we partner with-resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life.


        We're committed to investing in our team members' ongoing professional development. At Dowbuilt, we want everyone to have equal opportunity to play to their strengths, fill gaps in knowledge, and grow professionally. We believe that effective career development requires two-way, open communication between employee and manager. Expectation setting happens on both sides, along with support, mentorship, and goal setting at regular intervals. Find out where your career will take you at Dowbuilt.

        Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Dowbuilt, Hilo , Project Engineer, Engineering , Hilo, Hawaii

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