Project Engineer

Working Relationships

Reports to the Project Manager
Works closely with all Project Teams


The Project Engineer assists the Project Manager and Project Superintendent in project planning, buyout, project management and close-out for one or more assigned projects.The Project Engineer actively gathers information on the status of the projects and keeps the project team informed of issues that could affect the schedule and budget.This position also assists in maintaining a focus on safety throughout the project duration

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the business safety program. Understand construction safety requirements.
  • Assist in pre-construction as requested. Identify and recommend value analysis and scope reduction opportunities on assigned projects.
  • Assist in the buyout of the projects. Follow up on project buy log. Create and maintain SMSR with Project Superintendent and distribute as appropriate.
  • Observe work in progress during field visits, question any procedures or end-products that don’t appear appropriate and discuss with the Project Superintendent for resolution.
  • Assist with problem resolutions with subs, vendors, architects and owners.
  • Assist with the implementation of project plan updates.
  • Review weekly construction progress to ensure the project plan is followed and schedule is maintained. Initiate recommendations to keep project on schedule.
  • Monitor, verify and expedite material and equipment deliveries, and shipping commitments. Advise Project Manager of anticipated late deliveries or issues that could affect the project schedule.
  • Negotiate assigned contract changes, subcontracts and purchase orders within delegated authority.
  • Negotiate issues and execute subcontractor and vendor change orders within delegated authority. Follow up to expedite pricing response.
  • Respond effectively to RFIs and coordinate response in the field. Verify impact and pricing, if required.
  • Track and resolve subcontractor and materials supplier requests for change. Ensure the appropriate subcontract amendments are issued on a timely basis.
  • Assist with the project schedule updates as requested.
  • Review submittals for accuracy and compliance with plans and specs. Coordinate from separate trades and check all dimensions at interfaces between trades.
  • Ensure shop drawing and submittal review and approval process is effective and efficient.
  • Ensure that owner status reports are completed on a timely basis as required
  • May also be required to maintain and update accurate buyout, closeout, submittal, change order, RFI and insurance logs, Distribute on the requested schedule.
  • Post RFI responses on drawings.
  • Distribute proposed contract changes for approvals. Follow up to assure document is executed.
  • Ensure all contract documents are properly posted with all changes and clarifications. Maintain record set.
  • Work with the Project Superintendent to prepare as-built drawings from field record set to project record documents during close-out.
  • Contribute to the vision, goals and objectives of the company. Perform other tasks that may be assigned. Comply with company policies and safety regulations.

Qualification & Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed as a Project Engineer.

  • Education: A high school diploma is required for this position. Industry related college degree is preferred.
  • Experience: One to two years’ work experience; construction project experience would be helpful.
  • Skills: Communication, independent judgment, excellent organizational skills, initiative, time management, attention to detail, problem solving and the flexibility to coordinate multiple projects with frequent interruptions are necessary skills for this position. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are necessary.
  • A pre-employment drug screen is required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently in an office environment. This involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing


Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not an exhaustive list of the tasks that and employee may be required to perform. Hy-Vee Construction reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances and or conditions of business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

How To Apply

Interested applicants please send resume to

or mail to

Hy-Vee Construction
5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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