Senior Project Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Construction

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/18/17
Richmond, VA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/18/17

DPR Construction is seeking a senior project engineer with a minimum of 5 years of commercial constructionexperience.  Project engineer responsibilities will be on commercial projects within our core markets: advanced technology, commercial, healthcare, higher education and life sciences. Project engineers will work closely with all members of the project team and will be responsible for the following:

  • Participation and application of DPR’s environmental health and safety plan to constantly maintain injury-free environments including performing weekly safety audits.
  • Mentor, develop and train team members for fast-paced growth.
  • Management of other project engineer team members.
  • Understanding and enforcement of contracts, including between DPR and subcontractors as well as DPR and the owner.
  • Assist superintendent and project manager in the implementation of DPR policies and the execution of the project.
  • Organizing the duties of other engineers, field office coordinator, project accountant and other assigned project staff. This includes providing direction, prioritization, and performance feedback.
  • Participation in trainings and company meetings to facilitate individual and company growth.
  • Organizing and electronically archiving project files for easy access by the project team.
  • Preparation, monitoring, and updating project schedules.  Working with the superintendent to impact the schedule with project constraints.
  • Preparation, maintenance, and implementation of various document control entities such as daily reports, material procurement logs, submittal logs, as-builts, testing and inspection logs, RFI logs, and change order logs.
  • Distribution of new drawings, changes, approved submittals, RFI responses, and other project information to all affected parties.
  • Identifying, assembling, negotiating, and distributing change orders to both the owner and subcontractors.
  • Preparing agendas, documents, meeting minutes, and actions for various meetings including owner/architect/contractor meetings, subcontractor coordination meetings, safety meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Participating in project cost control. This includes maintaining internal records and working with subcontractors to make sure changes are getting paid.
  • Preparing owner billing by assembling DPR costs, receiving and reviewing subcontractor invoices and organizing the documents in accordance with the owner’s requirements. 


We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:

  • Organized work approach with the ability to adapt and adjust as required to support the projects’ current needs.
  • Detailed knowledge of the assigned project scopes with a 100% hands-on approach.
  • A desire to seek out and resolve construction problems/conflicts that arise during design and construction phases.
  • Goal-orientated approach to promptly coordinate and resolve project issues within the project team (including interfacing with designers, engineers, and owners).
  • Excellent listening and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Effective participation in team environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, project management software (CMiC, Prolog or similar), scheduling software (Primavera or similar) and BIM software (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks or similar).
  • 3+ years of experience as a project engineer, preferably within DPR’s core markets.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering or related field.
  • A strong work ethic, a “can-do” attitude and a passion for construction.
  • This position is salaried.
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