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Sample project engineer job description

At [Company X], we proudly set the industry standard for client and customer satisfaction. With our detailed approach to project planning and management, we produce the highest-quality deliverables on time, every time. We’re currently seeking a distinguished project engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate is highly trained in engineering and has a track record of success in project or program management. This person must be an outstanding communicator, exceptional leader, and even better strategist. The project engineer will ultimately be responsible for maintaining our standards of excellence and delivering projects with the utmost attention to safety and quality.

Objectives of this role

  • Maximize project efficiency and profitability
  • Determine project specifications and acquire the necessary materials for completion
  • Develop scope and parameters for project design and implementation
  • Identify project responsibilities, delegating phases and elements to the appropriate personnel
  • Develop and control the full project-plan lifecycle  


  • Assist construction manager in establishing project objectives, procedures, data collection methods, and performance standards within parameters of corporate policy
  • Prepare scheduled or necessary updates of construction activities and determine personnel and equipment requirements
  • Create and administer testing protocols for monitoring project performance
  • Inform supervisors and subcontractors promptly of any construction schedule changes, and work closely with all stakeholders to ensure requirements are met
  • Oversee budgetary, scheduling, and project databases, and report regularly to project manager on progress as well as on problems that could significantly affect cost or schedule
  • Manage compliance with standards and specifications for quality control and assurance

Required skills and qualifications

  • Four or more years of experience in project management, project engineering, or project planning (scope, schedule, cost, quality)
  • Experience in field management
  • Strong working knowledge of software such as AutoCAD and circuit design
  • Understanding of compliance and quality assurance guidelines and best practices
  • Familiarity with processes for engineering change request (ECR) and engineering change order (ECO)

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering or related field
  • PE (Professional Engineer) license
  • Experience in database design and development