Prime Built Careers - Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer

Location: TBD


The Senior Project Engineer will manage a small project or a component of a large or more complex project with oversight. This position will be responsible for implementing and carrying out many facets of the construction process such as general construction management, punch lists and executing self-perform work, in order to understand the building process.


  • Performs assigned aspects of the company’s safety and quality plans and culture by demonstrating commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others.
  • Coordinates with project QA/QC planning to ensure quality for assigned tasks.
  • Participates in the estimating and change management process and tools, including quantity take-off and review of subcontractor proposals.
  •  Makes decisions on the selection of subcontractors and vendors.
  • Coordinates approved purchase orders for timing and delivery to support project completion material purchases, project changes, and repairs where appropriate to support project completion.
  • Works on site with the project team to carry out a variety of tasks such as monitoring crew size, self-perform hours, materials, quantity and equipment. 
  • Participates in activities such as punch lists, city inspections, safety reviews, quality reviews and prepares the necessary documentation.
  • Posts drawings and specifications with most recent information.
  • Organizes and participates in various project meetings. Prepares and disseminates required documentation as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and inspects work and prepares a variety of reports including project daily reports, weekly progress reports, unit reporting, percentage complete, daily manpower, production schedules, equipment tracking, etc. in order to support the project. 
  • Performs job site observations with project leadership.
  • Creates procurement logs based on the project schedule and specification requirements. Tracks shop drawings and follows up with deliveries as directed by the project team.
  • Provides progress updates and reports back to the project team to support the scheduling process.
  • May provide oversight to assigned to close out aspects of the project
  • Oversees, including but not limited to the punch list, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, etc.
  • Abides by company best practice standards and fundamentals for building and construction techniques
  • Builds relationships and develops communication and interpersonal skills with tradespeople and project team members such as foreman, journeymen, superintendents, subcontractors, etc.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the various functions and support roles across the company and how each contributes to the success of a project. 
  • Collaborates and demonstrates teamwork in project setting.
  • Implements Lean practices into regular activities.
  • Implements best practices for identifying, developing and integrating self-perform opportunities into the project.
  • Reporting, plan their own schedules, within the parameters of work scope.
  • Leads the preparation of estimates for the base project, self-perform work and change requests. Establishes scopes of work and identifies subcontractors.
  • Supports and/or completes job set-up and project administration.
  • Leads the submittal process to ensure alignment with the project schedule.  
  • Prepares and manages the project schedule, outlining the work plan and sequence for assigned portion of the project. 
  • Analyzes and reports production statistics for key project components.
  • Manages project risks such as subcontractor performance, financials and resource allocation.
  • Coordinates a variety of meetings such as pre-planning and post-construction meetings, monthly project reviews, progress and Owner Architect Contractor (OAC) meetings.
  • Reviews and approves monthly subcontractor and vendor pay applications.
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of terms and conditions of owner contracts and subcontracts.
  • Initiates conversations about potential issues to create a collaborative environment for solving problems.
  • Leads the project close out process, including creation and management of punch lists, tracking and controlling quality and costs for assigned scopes of work and scheduling inspections.
  • Provides training and mentorship to others.


  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communications skills, verbal and written (Intermediate).
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources.
  • Ability to apply fundamentals of the means and methods of construction management (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project.
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project.
  • Proficiency in project management and accounting software (Intermediate).
  • Proficiency in required construction technology (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.
  • Ability to assess and optimize project productivity.
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work.
  • Ability to maximize profitability.
  • Team leadership qualities.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related field.  
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 3+ years construction experience.
  • General Contracting Experience managing projects greater than $25MM, experience working on design/build projects is valued. 


  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May require periods of travel and/or relocation
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen


  • $80,000 to $95,000
  • Annual Performance Bonus Program 


  • Pay for 50% of your family’s health insurance premium. A 10% HSA contribution match is provided for those selecting an eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP).
  • Unlimited paid holiday, vacation time, and “flex-time”, as allowed and coordinated with your supervisor
  • Discounted dental insurance is available for you voluntary participation
  • A tax-advantaged, 125 “cafeteria plan” is available for your voluntary participation
  • A cell phone and service plan or a $50 monthly reimbursement to provide your own plan and device
  • Professional expenses such as license renewals, professional association dues, and similar
  • Firm provided continuing education seminars, classes, conferences, etc.