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

  • Project Engineer, Deep Foundations

    Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
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  • Overview

    The Project Engineer (PE) will have a dual responsible that covers estimating projects and then assisting running projects.  Project costs will are generally 250k to 4 million dollar projects and generally don’t last longer than 3-4 months. In addition, the type of projects will be either pile and shoring (deep foundations) projects, Union Pacific projects (light rail repairs or improvements), small bridges, culverts, or industrial type projects. 


    Often times the project locations are remote locations, which will require quick travel (day trips) to view the job site. 


    The ideal candidate will have cost engineering experience that will aid in estimating projects.  We prefer a candidate that has deep foundation project engineer experience, but will hire the right engineer with heavy highway estimating / cost engineering experience or industrial estimating experience.


    The Project Engineer essential Duties and Responsibilities are listed below:

    • Review proposal specifications and drawings and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
    • Proficiently prepare estimates by calculating various statistical data such as quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per man-hour and equipment costs and applying to complete scope of work.
    • Actively participate in developing bid package estimate documents.
    • Proficiently maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc
    • Assisting in public relations, claims, subcontractor back charges, and force account work
    • Assisting in ensuring project’s contractor performance rating above 90 percent Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of material
    • Processing all documents required to start-up project as outlined in project checklist.
    • Sub-Contractor Coordination
    • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring materials, etc.
    • Scheduling
    • Acts as a company liaison with Project Owner and all Subcontractors.
    • Prepares RFI’s, submittals and transmittals, change order log and serial letters timely and accurately.
    • Track project expenses and records them in Heavy Job/Viewpoint on a weekly basis.
    • Track progress of project activities and records them on a weekly basis.
    • Expect time in the field and in the office
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    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's degree (B. A.) from four-year college, technical school or university in Engineering or Construction Management
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of heavy civil, heavy highway, pile and shoring / deep foundations, or light rail estimating experience
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of project engineer experience in heavy civil, deep foundations, or light rail.
    • Knowledge of field concepts, practices, procedures pertaining to highway construction, or piling and shoring, or culvert installation, or light rail.
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of responding to common inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of presenting information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
    • Good knowledge of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations and calculate mathematical extensions.  Also, good knowledge of geometric formulas and equations are required to calculate area, volume, etc. in performing take-offs.
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
    • General understanding of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing.
    • Excellent knowledge of Estimating & Scheduling software; Internet and Project Management software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software.


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