Project Engineer
Ditesco
Fort Collins, CO

About $53,000 - $75,000 a year

EducationSkills
SUMMARY
The Project Engineer (PE) is an entry-level job classification that provides support to design and construction projects within the company. PE responsibilities include design, project and construction management assistance. A Project Engineer will assist with the overall scope of services; design, construction management, and quality of each project. They will also be responsible for the inspection of construction work for contract compliance, project documentation, and recommendation of remediation measures as necessary.

Supervision Received: Works under general supervision of the Senior Project Manager, Senior Construction Manager, Construction Manager III, or Civil Engineer III, when assigned.

Supervision Exercised: Does not directly supervise subordinates.

Job Classification: Full time, Exempt Employee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned. Duties are varied in nature, and include:
  • Work with a team of Ditesco employees, consultants, and contractors to achieve project goals.
  • Basic civil engineering design.
  • Field engineering support during construction.
  • Site inspection.
  • Assistance with construction management.
  • Perform Civil Engineering Design tasks which include:
Pump and pipeline design
Grading and drainage design
Utility design
Roadway and site design
  • Assist with budget and schedule control.
  • Prepare project documentation including:
Submittal review and processing
Request for information (RFI) processing
Photographic records
Daily construction logs.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with their teammates and assigned supervisor to help achieve their respective Civil Engineering Design and Project Management objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 0-4 years of experience in engineering design or construction with an emphasis in Civil Engineering Design, Construction Management, and/or Project Management.
  • Field engineering and layout knowledge.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and construction practices related to heavy civil, commercial and public buildings, water, wastewater, pipeline, and road/bridge construction.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with, and follow standard safety practices and procedures common to construction work.
  • Ability to compile data and statistics and evaluate and write reports.
  • Ability to prepare engineering cost estimates for design and construction projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using both oral and written communication to internal, external teams and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, clients and the public.
  • AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and/or Microstation experience.
  • Microsoft Project Scheduling software experience.
Education: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management preferred.
Special Licensing or Certification: Fundamentals of Engineering, EI preferred.
Experience: Minimum 1 year of increasingly responsible experience in engineering and construction with emphasis in the following areas:
  • Construction Management and Project Management
  • Engineering Management related to municipal or federal agency projects
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to communicate with clients and the public and respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively communicate with contractors and people in the construction trades to interpret plans, specifications and contracts in resolving construction related issues. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or clients.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply mathematical concepts necessary to perform structural, highway geometry, and hydraulic calculations at an entry engineering level.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, uneven terrain, underground or confined space conditions, building heights and elevated work spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud requiring appropriate hearing protection.