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Project Engineer II at Rider Levett Bucknall

Project Engineer II

Rider Levett Bucknall Honolulu, HI Full-Time
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Title: Project Engineer II

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Category: Construction – Project Management

Reporting to: Office Director


Company Overview

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team!  With over 20 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and over 3,600 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision. 


RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.


As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.


Overview of Role

We are currently recruiting a Project Engineer II to join a client-focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-caliber individual to join and strengthen our office.


The Project Engineer II assists in the management, supervision or performance of planning, designing, constructing and/or maintaining structures and facilities. Evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making some substantial engineering adaptations and modifications to assigned aspects of project plans.


Essential Functions

  • Exercises and manages functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering projects
  • Plans and formulates management processes and organizes project staff per project requirements
  • Reviews design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications
  • Coordinates activities concerned with scheduling and resolving engineering design and construction problems
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases
  • Controls and reports expenditures within limitations of project budget to the client and or senior staff
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Reviews project plans and proposals, then works with management to develop objectives.  Identifies project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project. Calculates time frames and sequences the stages of the project.
  • Prepares and distributes a description and timeline of the project
  • Studies product design, customer requirements performance standards, then determines project specifications.  Presents cost estimates and performance standards 
  • Reviews contractor bids; interviews and assigns personnel to specific phases and elements of the project.  Through project coordination meetings and other forms of communication, oversees and coordinates the technical aspects of the project
  • Prepares status reports and regularly monitors budgets, contractors and schedules.  Allocates project resources appropriately; approves expenditures; employee contractor contracts.  Keeps an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the projects
  • Maintains positive attitude and demonstrates the utmost in professionalism
  • Completes work accurately and in a timely manner with the ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates excellent oral, written & communication skills, along with tact, diplomacy, and strong customer service orientation
  • Prioritizes work activities and receives and assumes multiple job duties as assigned
  • Maintains effective working relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Follows RLB’s policies and procedures, including confidential proprietary information

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results. 


  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required:  4-year college degree in architecture, construction management or engineering science.
  • Minimum Experience required:  Three (3) to Eight (8) years of relevant proven experience.
  • Skills Required:  Efficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and have experience with PowerPoint and Visio; ability to use and apply extensive knowledge for a specific engineering field.  Experience with procedures and processes of a general contractor are a plus.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location as necessary
  • Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines.
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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