Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager


Grand Rapids, MI

Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager

Job Responsibilities

  • Administration and management of shop drawings and submittals
  • Research and resolve drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors
  • Develop and promote positive relationships through effective communications with the project owner, design professional, and consultants
  • Ensure project is built on schedule and within budget
  • Assist with the implementation of project safety programs
  • Assist with the implementation of project quality control program
  • Participate in monthly Operation’s Project Review Meeting, if requested
  • Assist Project Manager in contract management


  • Review and be fully knowledgeable as to the project specifications, drawings, and contract requirements.
  • Be fully knowledgeable as to all subcontracts, purchase orders, and other agreements relative to the conduct of the project
  • Develop and/or review subcontracts. Execute subcontracts and purchase orders to ensure conformance with stated budgets and estimates
  • Evaluate subcontractor’s status for schedule compliance, billings, retainage, and subcontract changes.
  • Oversee receipt, review, and distribution of all requests for change.
  • Manage the revision log
  • Oversee pricing, tabulation, and presentation of all requests for change.
  • Bulletin distribution, estimate preparation & associated communications with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Receive, review and preparation and tracking of all owner change orders and budget reporting
  • Preparation and execution of subcontractor change orders
  • Update Timberline job cost system to reflect approved changes



  • Attend Pre-construction meetings
  • Participate with Bid packaging functions
  • Assist with bidding
  • Assist with bid analysis and reward
  • Assist Project Manager with pre-bid, pre-award, and pre-construction meetings
  • Assist with conducting Project Launch Meetings

Project Scheduling

  • Develop baseline schedule in coordination with Project Manager and Project Superintendent
  • Update project schedule in coordination with Project Superintendent
  • Review daily job logs prepared by the Superintendent
  • Review status of all required submittals with the Project Manager and Coordinator

Project Execution

  • Use standardized Triangle construction forms, reports and agendas.
  • Expedite, receive, review and process submittals & shop drawings as they relate to the schedule
  • Assist in preparation of data and reports for monthly Operations Project Review meetings
  • Assist in preparation of data and reports for CM Reports, including budget reports
  • Direct communications with the Triangle’s project superintendent and other team members to understand project status and outstanding issues
  • Review and approval of all invoices and weekly time sheets
  • Conduct regular job progress meetings with the owner and design professional

Project Closeout

  • Assist with the post-construction evaluation of the project

Field Operations

  • Perform Field related Assistant Project Manager duties as assigned:
  • Procurement of required field office materials & equipment in conjunction with Superintendent
  • Reviewing all field purchase orders for accuracy, completeness and coding
  • Reviewing all field time sheets for accuracy, completeness and coding
  • Weekly review of field daily job logs
  • Maintain inventory of tools, equipment, materials, office equipment & supplies
  • Measure quantities of work placed for percentage completion calculations in conjunction with project superintendent
  • Prepare field design change requisitions and “as built” drawings, as required
  • Perform duties for the Project Manager and Superintendent in their absence.
  • Perform Project Coordinator duties if one is not assigned to the project.

Relationship Building and Leadership

  • Manage communications with the owner, design professionals and consultants
  • Develop and promote positive relationships through effective communications with the project owner, design professional, and consultants
  • Build relationships with Triangle employees professionals and subcontractors

Job Requirements and Skill Sets

  • 4-yr. Engineering Degree, Construction Management degree or equivalent work experience
  • Certified in CPR/First Aid
  • MIOSHA 10 Hour
  • Construction Lift Certification( if assigned to Field Office)
  • Experience – 0-5 years experience as a project team member with successful execution of project management and completion of projects
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, contract drawings, and specifications
  • Basic knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods)
  • Computer literate (Pro Core, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Understand contract and subcontract agreements
  • Basic knowledge of job cost accounting practices
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines and regulations
  • Understanding of principles of quality construction
  • Understanding of principles of LEAN construction
  • Excellent Personal Skills
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Clear and concise communication skills both written and verbal
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to take a task with minimum direction and complete it
  • Ability to work with others to resolve project issues