Project Engineer

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Job Summary:

The Project Engineer (PE) works as an essential team member in a fast paced and ever-changing environment responsible for assisting with the daily management, supervision, coordination and successful completion of the client project(s). 


Job Scope and Essential Functions:

  • Translate and coordinate project document information (documents, drawings, contracts, meeting minutes, submittals, RFIs)
  • Assist with project pre-planning, construction and post-construction tasks
  • Maintain good relationships with the Owner, Architect, Engineers, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Municipal authorities and KCC Company personnel
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, take initiative, be self-motivated, flexible and resourceful, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality
  • Must have the skill set to be trained as a project manager or project superintendent
  • Exhibit personal behavior that demonstrates commitment to safety


Role Competency:
  • Communication: verbal and written is accurate and punctual, has good listening skills
  • Dependability: meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability
  • Interpersonal: builds strong relationships, is flexible, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism
  • Problem solving: understands underlying issues, shares resolutions and critical details
  • Productivity: manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, manages time well, handles information flow
  • Perseverance: remain constant, align goals with Company strategy, positive attitude, high regard for oneself and others, overcomes obstacles with integrity, motivated to achieve


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or construction management
  • Preferred 1-3 years’ experience as intern or related work experience
  • Willingness to travel outside of Illinois for projects


Technology Skills:
  • IOS
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Project
  • Procore
  • Bluebeam
  • Drone (FAA certification and flight management)
  • Video/Web Conferencing
  • Earthworks (recommended)
  • AutoCad (recommended)
  • Revit / Navisworks (recommended)


Future Licensure/Certification:
  • OSHA 30 Hour
  • ASHE (recommended)
  • CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid (recommended)
  • eRAILSAFE (recommended)


Physical Demands:

The Project Engineer is capable of driving short and long distances to visit project sites, capable of walking project sites including demands of ladders, uneven terrain and challenging weather conditions, may travel to out of town project sites via automobile or airplane.


Working Conditions:

50% field environment and 50% office environment


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