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Assistant Project Engineer at Wayne Brothers Companies

Assistant Project Engineer

Wayne Brothers Companies Davidson, NC Full Time
Position Title: Assistant Project Engineer
Location: Davidson, NC
Salary Interval: Salaried, Exempt

Position Description


This job description defines the core work processes of the WB Assistant Project Engineer Position. It is designed to specify the major work responsibilities and duties performed by individuals in this position and link the related duties and responsibilities to other roles and positions inside the company. More information on this position can be found in the Assistant Project Engineer program outline (Please see below). The core function of a Assistant Project Engineer is to support the Project Manager while learning to become a Project Engineer as described below and as described in the PE Work Flow Chart.

  • Setup communication channel between client and WB (request client's key project contacts list and submit WB's key project contacts list).
  • Request electronic CAD files or PDF files from client (convert CAD files to PDF files and store in appropriate job folder if PDF files are not provided by client).
  • Create "contract documents" distribution list.
  • Submit WB "time and material rates" and work orders to client.
  • Have "contract documents" printed off for appropriate team members and distribute accordingly.
  • Start contract document reviewing process and submit "Request for Information" (RFI) to the client to clarify any discrepancies and/or request any further information.
  • Inform effected team members of the client's response to an RFI.
  • Create detailed "cost comparisons" reports for Project Manager's (PM) review (concrete, rebar, formwork, special equipment, etc.). These "cost comparisons" are based on the "request for quotations" generated in the subcontractor/vendor engagement phase (see below).
  • Create preliminary project schedule with PM's and Superintendent's input and revise schedule per PM's markups if applicable
  • Submit project baseline schedule to client - after PM has completed, reviewed and approved with superintendent
  • Analyze site restrictions and/or haul path necessary and create a site logistics plan if necessary. Submit site logistics plan to client for approval.
  • Request quotation from subcontractors/vendors based on "contract documents" (concrete, rebar, post tensioning, formwork, misc. materials/concrete accessories).
  • Communicate with estimating department to review bid package and determine any "request for quotations" that have already been generated for the project. Transmit "contract documents" to subcontractor/vendor if applicable.
  • Schedule meeting with PM and subcontractors/vendors to review specific project requirements and/or quotation needs (formwork type, specifications, etc.)
  • Buyout subcontractors/vendors per PM's approval.
  • Enter subcontractor/vendor contacts into Viewpoint Project Firms module.
  • Print and distribute project directory to appropriate WB team members.
  • Generate and/or review subcontracts and submit to subcontractors (communicate with PM prior to submitting subcontract).
  • Generate purchase orders and submit to applicable vendors (as needed)
  • Engage concrete supplier in mix designs.
  • Engage precast and other suppliers in shop drawing process.
  • Review shop drawings for errors and send back to subcontractor/vendor to make any corrections necessary.
  • Submit shop drawings, pipe submittals, asphalt mixes, concrete mix designs, proposed materials, etc. to client for engineer's approval.
  • Track status of submittal approvals and update PM accordingly.
  • Schedule delivery and setup of onsite temporary facilities (office trailer, phone, internet service, utilities, etc.).
  • Communicate with superintendent to determine the actual progress and any delays being experienced onsite. Confirm unit entry is accurate and current.
  • Coordinate with PM/Super to discuss project schedule and then update project schedule on a weekly basis and transmit to PM, superintendent, client, and any applicable subcontractors/vendors.
  • Collect the "field directive work orders" (FWO) from the superintendent and price accordingly (based on the time and material rates submitted to the client during pre-construction).
  • Enter FWO's into Viewpoint
  • Compile FWO's into a "proposed change order" (PCO) within Viewpoint. (communicate with PM to determine how FWO's need to be combined, separated, etc.)
  • Distribute any newly released or revised "contract documents" to the appropriate team members.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining a filing system for drawing logs for all projects.
  • Set up a standardized filing and retrieval system for field supervision records.
  • Provide administrative support for WB Superintendents and Field Engineers on an "as needed" basis for those jobs without on6site office/clerical support.
  • Determine if newly released or revised "contract documents" will add or subtract amount to the original contract sum. Interact with estimating department to determine change amount if any. Engage in the takeoff and pricing of any minor additions or subtractions to the contract (communicate with the PM to determine who should handle pricing the changes).
  • Communicate with VCD group to ensure model is up to date and deployed to field
  • Generate PCO within Viewpoint for any additions or subtractions to the contract sum amount and submit to the client for approval.
  • Track the status of PCO's and update PM accordingly.
  • Ensure maintenance of project files on site that:
  • Logs and tracks all PCOs/Cos, RFIs, RFCs, contractor correspondence, contract drawings and submittals.
  • Take jobsite progress photos on a weekly to bi-weekly basis and file them in the appropriate job folder.
  • Attend project progress meetings along with PM to communicate and solve any issues on the project. Take project progress meeting minutes if necessary.
  • Setup tracking system (excel spreadsheet, binders, etc.) for superintendent to use and maintain onsite for all materials, equipment, etc.
  • Review and approval of invoices to make sure we aren't overcharged for underground or other materials.
  • Ensure that all materials/equipment are being delivered per the schedule set forth during pre-construction or any revised schedules transmitted during construction.
  • Generate and transmit "notice of non-compliance" to subcontractor/vendor if deliveries and/or submittal schedules are not being met.
  • Schedule the pickup and/or installation/removal of all temporary facilities.
  • Communicate with Document Administrator to determine when and how "contract documents" will be closed out and filed.
  • Transmit final "record set" of shop drawings to client for their records (rebar, post tensioning, etc.).
  • Transmit any "as-built" drawings to client.
  • Communicate with PM to determine any special close out procedures in which the Project Engineer needs to engage. (project specific)/(varies).
  • Interact with the PM, Superintendent and any other project team members in the generation of a "lessons learned" document.
  • Perform all assigned roles, responsibilities, and related work processes/tasks in the safest possible manner. Ensure that a safe, accident/incident-free work environment is maintained for all co-workers, customers, clients, suppliers, etc. at all times.


Position Requirements

Training/Educational ELEMENTS
  • Associate degrees in construction related field (Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Construction) 6 Required
  • BS: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Construction 6 Preferred
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification: Required
  • OSHA 30 Hour Certification: Preferred
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Primavera: Required
  • Computer Skills in AutoCAD and Timberline: Preferred
  • Software to master: Topcon Suite, AgTek Suite, Timberline, Microsoft Project

  • Analyzing and interpreting blueprints, shop draw drawings, and other construction documents
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication with project team members, clients, and vendors
  • Writing, speaking, and listening
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organizing, coordinating, planning, prioritizing, and scheduling work task
  • Time Management

  • Construction Documents
  • Computer
  • Printer/Plotter
  • Automobile
  • Telephone
  • Camera
  • Calculator

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification: Required
  • OSHA 30 Hour Certification: Preferred
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Primavera: Required
  • Computer Skills in AutoCAD and Timberline: Preferred
  • Software to master: Topcon Suite, AgTek Suite, Timberline, Microsoft Project

Physical Demands
  • Walking Frequently
  • Twisting/turning
  • Repetitive hand/wrist motion
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Standing occasionally
  • Repetitive hand/wrist motion in typing: Frequently
  • Lifting 1 to 25 lbs.
  • Reach above shoulder: Occasionally
  • Use of voice in teaching: Occasionally
  • Driving to job sites: Frequently

Equal Opportunity Employer

Wayne Brothers, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Read our EEO/AAE policy.



Recommended Skills

  • Project Files
  • Submittals (Construction)
  • Construction Management
  • Subcontracting
  • Shop Drawing
  • Scheduling
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