Commercial Construction Project Engineer in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

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Job Description

Commercial Construction Project Engineer

A Project Engineer (PE) represents the “Foundation Phase” of the HITT Futures Leadership program.  The PE is paired with a Futures program superintendent to gain on site experience for a minimum of one full year on site.  Training focuses on construction operations, client development and management, subcontractor relations, project planning, site safety, corporate culture and organizational skills, to promote and succeed as an assistant project manager or assistant superintendent, assistant estimator, assistant safety superintendent, or assistant MEP manager.  The main responsibility of all PEs is to learn under their Futures team superintendent.  During the PEs year HITT expects the PE to gain a base knowledge of the following items:

Client Development/Management

  • Interface and coordinate with building management as directed by Superintendent

Organizational Skills

  • Set up and maintain a jobsite office
  • Set up and maintain all jobsite records, including project directory, subcontractor directory, submittal logs, RFI logs, subcontractor correspondence, etc.
  • Maintain all of the onsite construction documents, including plans, specifications, shop drawings, as-built drawings and associated revisions
  • Fill out and maintain daily reports when directed
  • Make updates to as-built drawings, as directed

Construction Operations

  • Install proper site signage and postings
  • Identify items required to “make safe” prior to demolition
  • Direct installation of building and site protection
  • Assist in partition and ceiling layout
  • Assist in site measuring for millwork, glass and doors
  • Participate in site inspections to ensure HITT’s expectations for quality and workmanship are met
  • Take responsibility for and manage specific construction tasks assigned to them
  • Basic material take offs, place supplier orders and receive delivery of materials
  • Read and interpret basic coordination drawings
  • Assist the Superintendent in the use of survey and layout instruments
  • Be able to interpret basic tests and reports (air balance, soils report, concrete test)

Subcontractor Relations

  • Set up and run a subcontractor foremen’s meeting when directed by the Superintendent

Financial / Risk Management

  • Understand cost implications and consequences associated with specific construction tasks at various stages of a project

Project Planning

  • Make periodic updates to the project schedule as directed
  • Assist in the inspection process and execute the inspections within your project’s jurisdiction

Project Safety

  • Assist in the implementation of HITT’s corporate safety program and apply it on the jobsite
  • Conduct weekly safety meetings and toolbox talks when directed
  • Complete all required safety reports when directed

Corporate Culture

  • Maintain a neat appearance in accordance with corporate policies at all times while representing HITT
  • Maintain the respect of their peers in all business dealings
  • Participate actively in corporate functions

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required
  • Military experience, a four-year degree from an accredited university within the construction, engineering, or related program or 1 year of experience on a construction job site required
  • Previous experience on commercial job sites strongly preferred
  • Passion for construction and our industry; ability to recognize and seek quality
  • Ability to learn sector/project-specific software systems including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite (ex. Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), ProCore, Adobe, BlueBeam, JD Edwards
  • Ability to walk and/or stand for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Must demonstrate a strong ability to:
    • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, with a strong focus on audience appropriate business writing and verbal skills
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and passion for construction and our industry
    • Organize and manage tasks and priorities
    • Demonstrate integrity consistently with The HITT Way and HITT’s core values
    • Seek continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities, internal focus on self-improvement
    • Adapt and exercise flexibility with the ever-changing world of technology, design, means and methods
    • Collaborate with people of various backgrounds and styles
    • Create and maintain relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors, and vendors
    • Exhibit respectfulness by being  punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others

HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.