Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

Project Engineer I

5 months ago
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Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Project Engineer will assist project manager and superintendents.  


We are looking for two (2) Project Engineers who can do multiple tasks.  Time will be spent in the office and field. Depending on the project, but probably 60% spent in the field.  Ideal candidates will need at least 3-4 years of assisting project managers in areas of...

1) Pushing the project forward to meet deadlines and ensuring accuracy.

2) Cost Control.

3) Tracking man-power, sub-contractors, etc.

4) Heavy Civil construction


Responsible for various assigned project coordination, reports, scheduling, pricing, purchasing and/or lease of construction materials and equipment, job supplies, replacement and repair parts, permanent facility equipment and materials. This position will work closely with Clients, Vendors, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Superintendents, Estimators and Accounting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Assists Project Superintendents
  • Assisting in public relations, claims, subcontractor back charges, and force account work
  • Assisting in ensuring project’s contractor performance rating above 90 percent
  • Assists Project Managers by:
  • Processing all documents required to start-up project as outlined in project checklist.
  • Sub-Contractor Coordination
  • Update and maintain C.P.M. under direction of P.M.
  • Monthly schedule distribution to field and subcontractors.
  • Generate two week look ahead schedule and distribute.
  • Schedule survey and inspections for field operations.
  • Update and maintain As-Built drawings if required.
  • Tracking quantities to ensure accurate payment by Owner.
  • Managing Blue Stakes.
  • Reviewing budgets and adjust job costing.
  • Managing change order correspondence and tracking
  • Assists and Ensures timely and accurate Project close outs
  • Scheduling
  • Onsite decisions and problem solving
  • Acts as a company liaison with Project Owner and all Subcontractors.
  • Assist Superintends with emergency purchases under $500.00 and secure temporary P.O. numbers.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or similar schooling and / or 5+ years of work experience.
  • 3-4 years of project engineer experience with a heavy civil construction company.
  • Knowledge of field concepts, practices, procedures pertaining to highway construction.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, communicates effectively at all levels of the organization, and lead through influence – with the purpose of driving change and delivering positive outcomes.
    Values and incorporates contributions of people from diverse backgrounds.


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