Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Program Management - JFK, New York

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA.  

SUMMARY OF JOB

Russell is currently seeking a Project Engineer in our New York City office to assist in on-site trade coordination and management, coordination of material design, fabrication, delivery, and installation, ongoing interaction with field supervision, management of cost and design issues (change orders, RFI’s, document updates, etc.), and other responsibilities focused on overall project management and success. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Read and understand Construction Design Documents and Specifications.

Overall trade management and coordination.

Performs assigned aspects of the company’s safety and quality plans and culture by demonstrating commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others.

Coordinates with project QA/QC planning to ensure quality for assigned tasks.

Participates in the estimating and change management process and tools, including quantity take-off and review of subcontractor proposals.

Coordinates approved purchase orders for timing and delivery to support project completion material purchases, project changes, and repairs where appropriate to support project completion.

Works on-site with the project team to carry out a variety of tasks such as monitoring crew size, self-perform hours, materials, quantity, and equipment.

Participates in activities such as punch lists, city inspections, safety reviews, quality reviews, and prepares the necessary documentation.

Posts drawings and specifications with most recent information.

Organizes and participates in various project meetings. Prepares and disseminates required documentation as appropriate.

Coordinate and inspects work and prepare a variety of reports including project daily reports, weekly progress reports, unit reporting, percentage complete, daily manpower, production schedules, equipment tracking, etc. in order to support the project. Talking to subs, documenting, did the painter get his work completed add self-perform comment

Performs job site observations with project leadership.

Creates procurement logs based on the project schedule and specification requirements. Tracks shop drawings and follows up with deliveries as directed by the project team.

Provides progress updates and reports back to the project team to support the scheduling process.

May provide oversight to assigned to close out aspects of the project.

Oversees, including but not limited to the punch list, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, etc.

Abides by company best practice standards and fundamentals for building and construction techniques.

Builds relationships and develops communication and interpersonal skills with tradespeople and project team members such as foreman, journeymen, superintendents, subcontractors, etc.

Demonstrates an understanding of the various functions and support roles across the company and how each contributes to the success of a project.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years related experience training and/or experience.

Knowledge of building construction, means, and methods, scheduling and cost control procedures, general contract, general conditions, subcontract documents, drawings, and specifications, including Microsoft Office Suite, and proficiency in EH&S applications. Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings specifications, scopes of work, and project schedules.

Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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