Project Engineer

Surveying And Mapping, LLC
Dallas, TX 75201
United States


Job Description
Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry's technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction phase services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for seven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee's development is instrumental to our success. Y our learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry's leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

Your Impact at SAM

The Project Engineer supports the Project Manager and may serve as primary point of contract for construction contractor and client representatives managing contract administration and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) operations of highway and/or bridge construction projects per DOT contract documents, procedures, specifications and manuals. Through the Project Manager, provides recommendations to client regarding work progress and payment and provides oversight and review of SiteManager activities to ensure compliance with contract. This role requires contact with client, typically a governmental agency and private entities including construction contractors.
  • Review, and interpret plans, specifications, and other construction documents for clarity, completeness, construction sequence and constructability
  • Facilitate continuous coordination between all stakeholders
  • Assist the Project Manager in organizing and conducting the pre-construction meetings
  • Chair weekly construction progress meetings as appropriate
  • Coordinate with Project Manager to monitor CEI budget. Take corrective action as required to manage both staffing and schedule
  • Conduct or facilitate the review of Shop Drawings and RFI's to support successful project
  • Monitor and track construction activities and progress
  • Evaluate and process the contractors request for payment as directed by Project Manager
  • With concurrence of the project manager, administer the change order process; review requests for schedule or cost adjustment and negotiate changes to the contract; prepare change order documents for approval
  • Provide guidance and direction as needed to the on-site CEI project staff
  • Oversee project document control operations to ensure the compliance with the contractual document requirements and TxDOT procedures
  • Under supervision of Project Manager, manage the project close out phase
  • Implement and oversee compliance with administrative and business operations activities including human resources, training programs, inventory, safety and budget monitoring
  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverage project experience to win work
  • Assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output
  • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company's strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • A licensed Professional Engineer or ability to be licensed in Texas within 6 months from the employment date is required
  • Degree in construction management, civil engineering or related field desired but not required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience related to construction management for transportation projects
  • 4+ years of responsible charge experience as a Project Engineer and/or Resident Engineer on roadway and bridge construction projects is preferred
  • Works well with minimal supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of Client / DOT specifications and standards is required
  • Site Manager, Primavera and other scheduling software preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook
  • Self-starter with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Detail oriented, proactive individual who takes ownership of their work
  • Must be comfortable in both professional office and field work environments
  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients
  • Possess an extensive understanding of construction standards and practices
  • Skill in construction document handling and administration
  • Skill in organizing and managing cost estimating, bidding, and scheduling procedures
  • Skill in documenting and assessing field conditions, RFIs and change orders
  • Able to create and aggressively manage construction schedules
  • Able to manage sub-contractors and manpower and delegate tasks to complete goals, objectives and schedules
  • Skilled in client relations and customer service
  • Basic understanding of fundamental cost accounting practices
  • Excellent listening, communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Flexibility to travel to construction sites for extended periods and work outside of normal business hours

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM's 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 6% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. In addition, we offer:
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings
  • Work/life balance with flexible work hours - priority is getting the job done
  • Trainings every Tuesday - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


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