Project Engineer

Project Engineers at Colvos are responsible for a wide range of duties, both on-site and office based, from preconstruction through final closeout and must be willing to travel between our Tacoma office and multiple project sites throughout the Puget Sound area.

Because the Project Engineer is so involved in all aspects of the project, a willingness to put in the time needed to support the project team is expected. Someone with a strong work ethic and desire to grow in their construction career will excel in this position at Colvos Construction.



The work of a Project Engineer is varied, from reviewing plans and financial projections for accuracy to creating project schedules and communicating consistently with subcontractors to assure their work is done properly and on time. Supporting the project manager, the project engineer meets regularly with all of the parties involved, including the owner, to provide status updates and answer questions.

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essential functions

  • Maintain client relationships by meeting and managing project expectations, professionally addressing any concern or escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Read and understand drawings.

  • Support the project manager and superintendent throughout the entirety of the project. 

  • Keeps documents, files, and dailies organized onsite and on Procore.

  • High level of communication - verbal and written -  with subcontractors, team members, clients and design team.

  • Identify design and owner changes and document into the RFI process.

  • Coordinate with subcontractors on timely and quality submittals and work with the architect on approvals.

  • Document and organize cost items during construction.

  • Work with the project team to identify and mitigate risk.

  • Read and understand owner contract requirements.

  • Read and understand company standard subcontracts.

  • Write detailed subcontract scope letters.

  • Prepare weekly OAC meeting minutes and track actions items for all team members.

  • Maintain subcontractor relationships.

  • Prepare monthly cost reporting to project management.

  • Support safety program.

  • Leads the project closeout effort on the project.

  • Assist project manager is cost tracking, cost projections and change management.

  • Be alert for future work with the client.


position requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial construction experience, 2 years as Project Engineer.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, project scheduling, estimating, and Procore software experience a plus.

  • Strong planning skills, negotiation skills, risk management, and the ability to manage and develop a team.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, highly organized and responsive to the needs of the client and the project team. 

  • High safety record and personal integrity.

Do you qualify for this opportunity? Ready to take the next step in your career? Great! Send in your current resume, including both project and position experience, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications