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Project Engineer

Detroit, Michigan

As a Project Engineer, you are a part of the project management team and will have the opportunity to assist in obtaining, evaluating, and coordinating all information needed to construct our projects in accordance with the contract documents. Our Project Engineers have responsibility for the protection and promotion of the interests of the Company on our projects every day. This role will also verify that the work meets all safety standards, is within schedule requirements, and is constructed to the highest level of quality that meets the budget. This hands-on role will collaborate with project field operations to make sure project information is delivered, understood, and implemented and will spend time both in the office and at the physical construction site.

What you get to do:


  • Ensure strict adherence to safety, ethics, and compliance requirements at all times.
  • Assist in the implementation of our site safety program as needed and ensure subcontractor compliance with Boldt safety standards and all applicable safety codes and regulations.



  • Act as a liaison with architects, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers, inspectors, other job staff and owner’s representatives in resolving issues related to plans, specifications and field constraints or discrepancies.
  • Attend meetings with other contractors, client, or A/E representatives to coordinate our design and construction efforts.
  • Develop reports such as General Conditions Items, labor, safety, change order logs, quality control, status reports, punch lists describing work to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc.
  • Support and promote companywide internship programs and apprenticeship programs
  • Engage in companywide training programs and development.



  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge and understanding of the contract documents (including Boldt’s contract, plans, specifications, and applicable codes).
  • Conduct detailed construction document reviews and examine all documents for constructability and Built in Quality (BiQ). Bring all concerns to the attention of the appropriate design professional for resolution.
  • Participate in the preparation of various studies, recommendations for materials and methods, and cost estimates.
  • Assist with submittals and shop drawings, assessing conformance to contract specifications. Work to resolve any differences in interpretation.
  • Manage drawings and specifications to ensure the most up-to-date versions are being used throughout the project.
  • Verify that all our completed work aligns with applicable codes, drawings, and specifications.



  • Assist in scheduling and managing assigned subcontractor trade coordination meetings, look ahead planning meetings and submittal review meetings.
  • Be responsible for the supply chain of materials for assigned scopes to ensure they are onsite when needed to execute the work.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date production visuals and site logistics plans.
  • Assist with our production tracking process.



  • Assist Project Managers in negotiating change orders, managing information on changes in the work; preparing an independent analysis, as the need arises; acquiring and checking estimates for the changes from subcontractors; acquiring approval of the architect and owner; and resolving any misalignments on project details.
  • Provide technical support for cost control (specifically with the risk and opportunity log).
  • Assist with specific sections of the overall project budget as assigned.



  • Prepare a detailed contract items list including all significant items required for the construction of the project. Develop trade scope of work documents for bid packages, major material, and equipment purchases.
  • Assist in developing scope of work and executing subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Participate in the close-out process. Prepare final records such as RFI’s, close-out records, warranties, as-builts, operation and maintenance manuals, attic stock, spare parts. Evaluate all information to ensure compliance with contract documents.
  • Participate in risk management including identification, analysis, response planning and monitoring/controls on a project and demonstrates competency in understanding controls processes for the project to take corrective actions when necessary.

What we expect from you:

  • Four-year engineering, construction management degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.
  • Solid understanding of construction equipment and techniques, drawings, and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to subject area.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interact and communicate optimally with others. 

Physical requirements and working conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to position objects and operate tools or controls. Employee frequently uses computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to position self to maneuver in confined or awkward spaces. The employee regularly is required to remain in a stationary position and move to access people or machinery or workspaces. Employee is occasionally required to ascend and/or descend a ladder or stairs to reach work areas. The employee must regularly move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to travel (as vehicle driver and as passenger on various modes of transportation) and frequently performs work on-site at construction work sites. Specific abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee views computer monitor frequently. The employee is required to be able to optimally communicate while on the job site and throughout the completion of duties.

The working conditions of this position requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to maintain safety and prevent exposure to harmful materials. The environment for which this position functions may be exposed to prolonged loud noises and may contain scents and fragrances. May be requested to work overtime and weekends.

What we can offer you:

As an employee owned organization, along with a culture built around safety and team collaboration, we offer a variety of employee benefits. In addition to the standard health, 401K, and paid time off benefits, we also offer:

  • An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to share in the company’s success along with an annual bonus based on overall company performance
  • Wellness resources, including a health mentor, health assessments, maternity management, wellness challenges and life care
  • Have equal access to opportunities and resources at all levels of the company
  • Opportunity to grow and persevere including educational reimbursement
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion training programs
  • Mentorship program
  • Community engagement opportunities and Paid Volunteer time off


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