Project Engineer

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | Full-time



Planate Management Group (PMG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. PMG is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The Project Engineer will be responsible to perform the tasks related to the collection of project data required to monitor project performance, budget, schedule, and quality, ensuring all construction work complies with engineering standards, codes, and contract specifications. This is to support the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) in Virginia.

The work assignment will be in Norfolk VA. Be part of one of the largest road projects in Virginia!

Key responsibilities:

  • Provides technical input for project work plan and schedule. Identifying risk elements of production, materials, equipment or process that could negatively impact the budget or schedule
  • Assists in the production and review of shop drawings, design specifications, material requirements and project data to ensure quality and contract specification compliance
  • Assists the development of design drawings and provides technical input, as needed
  • Meets with the engineering team to review production schedule and confirm all materials, equipment, and resources are readily available for production to continue on schedule and within budget
  • Evaluates weekly and monthly production, schedule, and budget projections to accurately track project performance. Documents daily activities in project approved methods and technologies
  • Reviews project schedule updates weekly for owner and management reporting. Attends weekly regular meetings where required and presents on project production status as needed
  • Prepares and manages a three-week work plan. Notifies engineering and project management of any significant schedule changes and develops solutions to mitigate delays and cost
  • Initiates and manages Requests for Information (RFIs), as needed by the project
  • Remits accurate project quantities using assigned project cost coding to ensure project financials are accurately reported. In collaboration with the project accounting team oversees invoices regarding materials, equipment and subcontractor needs
  • Supports the engineering team with quality assurance as needed. Reviews certificates and permits needed to perform work
  • Reviews required Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) to ensure a safe and compliant work environment for all construction personnel. Participates in all weekly safety meetings with field team and project leadership; presents field analysis as needed
  • Assists the project team with the project schedule, budget and cost parameters by providing technical input as needed
  • Coordinates subcontractor work methods, schedule, and crews as needed.
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction.

Qualifications To be successful in the role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a related field required.
  • 4+ years of construction engineering experience required.
  • With experience in any of the following: Roadway/highway, bridges (structural), tunnels, and marine environments.
  • Proven skill and ability in managing and providing technical input to engineering teams in a design-build environment, setting clear expectations and delegating tasks to direct reports regarding roles and responsibilities as required.
  • Advanced planning and scheduling skills required.
  • Able to manage multiple engineering tasks in a fast-paced environment and progress them all towards a common goal.
  • Advanced knowledge of contract specifications and quality assurance practices.
  • Able to identify budget and project costs and recommend options to mitigate project delays.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting methods, quantity tracking methods, and cost coding.
  • Able to drive direct reports and influence non-reporting teams towards a common deliverable.
  • Able to identify and implement growth opportunities indirect reports to build talent development within the project team.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others 

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!