Jan 01, 2022

Senior Project Engineer

  • FCC
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Architecture Construction

Job Description

The Senior Project Engineer is a liaison between the design and field teams. The Senior Project Engineer serves in a lead capacity for the project site engineering team where they apply their depth of knowledge and proven construction management experience in assisting the project team with the planning, management, and administration of the project(s) to which they are assigned.   

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess, and perform the required planning, management, coordination, and administration necessary for the assigned project(s):
  • Manage multiple scopes of work - both subcontracted and self-performed – with a high degree of autonomy and leadership.
  • Process, and review submittals to ensure conformance with project plans & specifications, and adherence to schedule & sequence required by the project schedule.
  • Organize, track, and maintain accurate and complete project documentation, related files, drawings, materials, and correspondence.
  • Update record drawings with all applicable information including as-built conditions.
  • Ensure work meets plan and specification requirements.
  • Manage and distribute contract document changes and clarifications to project partners.
  • Construct and maintain drawing and submittal logs.
  • Assist in verification and processing of change orders.
  • Verify material deliveries and installed work and work-in-place conform to the project documents and approved submittals.
  • Anticipate, coordinate, and expedite the flow of project information and documents.
  • Track and manage permit documentation and observation reports.
  • Produce and distribute contract document changes and clarifications to project partners.
  • Create, collect, and organize LEED documentation (if applicable).
  • Assist in subcontractor management by coordinating the schedule of subcontractor work operations and deliveries ensuring effective participation by parties involved.
  • Obtain competitive pricing and purchase materials as directed.
  • Maintain documentation of productivity utilizing PAA (Project Activity Analysis) and other tools.
  • Review extra work orders presented by subcontractors and assist with determining accuracy and validity.
  • Develop, maintain, and apply a sound understanding of scope inclusions for responsible scope(s) and understand cost basics for responsible scopes.

Quality & Closeout:

  • Perform QA/QC inspections, assist with implementation of Indoor Air Quality, and Waste Management programs.
  • Lead and participate in assigned elements of project closeout including punch list, owner turnover manuals, and required owner training.
  • Take part in meetings to gather, provide, and disseminate information:
  • Schedule, participate in, and take meeting minutes for project meetings.
  • Attend weekly safety meetings and safety walks.
  • Participate in subcontractor preconstruction meetings.
  • Contribute to Pull Planning and Weekly Planner meetings and track weekly planner data.
  • Lead weekly engineering team meetings. (as applicable)

Developing Others:

  • Provide on-the-job training and provide project-specific orientation regarding documentation and scope requirements.
  • Use appropriate and effective delegation of tasks to distribute work and coordinate timely and accurate completion of project administration.
  • Supply guidance, task-specific direction, coaching, and mentoring to Project Engineer(s), Field Coordinator(s) and Engineer Intern(s) assigned to the same project.


  • Demonstrate the principles of the Corporate Safety Program at all times and assist the project team in ensuring project safety is managed effectively, proactively and consistently.
  • As directed, maintain jobsite accident and safety records and posting of all required forms on jobsite.

A Senior Project Engineer preparing for a role in field supervision may be assigned the following responsibilities in addition to or in lieu of those listed above and in this capacity may report to the project Superintendent:

  • Order and manage materials and equipment to support work of the crew.
  • Assist with planning of site logistics and traffic control.
  • Update labor projections.
  • Assist with concrete ordering, quantity take offs, and setting up for concrete pours.
  • Prepare daily reports including work of subcontractors.
  • Participate in weekly safety inspections and assist with implementation of Job Specific Safety Plan and proper utilization of PPE.
  • Collaborate with others to update the schedule for progress/percent complete and prepare short interval schedules.

Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management preferred) or equivalent combination of experience and education.


  • 4+ years construction management related experience.


  • Strong working knowledge of different building systems. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and the full suite of applications in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project.
  • Proficiency with document control and revision software. (BlueBeam preferred)
  • Working knowledge of 3D design software programs. (AutoDesk Building Design Suite preferred)


  • Collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Efficient multi-tasking skills.
  • Communication skills:
  • Great verbal communication.
  • Solid written communication.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication.


  • Communicate comfortably and effectively with new and diverse groups of people.
  • Learn and adapt quickly.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and coaching to members of the project team.
  • Coordinate work on multiple facets of a project with a highly proactive approach.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None required.
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED AP. (recommended)
  • OSHA 10. (recommended)

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Able to maneuver a jobsite: walking, bending, squatting, climbing ladders, lifting, twisting and kneeling.
  • Adjust to changes in priorities and new requirements.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Communicate and relay timely and accurate information.
  • Regularly move about the office environment and meet with people.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel required to attend jobsite meetings or trainings.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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