Project Engineer

San Jose, CA

Posted Sep 12, 2023

DPR Construction is seeking a project engineer with 2+ years of commercial construction experience.  The project engineer will work on commercial projects within our core markets: healthcare, higher education, advanced technology, life sciences and commercial. The project engineer will work closely with all members of the project team and will be responsible for the following:

  • Participation and application of DPR’s Environmental Health and Safety Plan to constantly maintain injury-free environments including performing weekly safety audits.

  • Understanding and enforcement of contracts, including between DPR and subcontractors as well as DPR and the owner.

  • Assist the superintendent and project manager in the implementation of DPR policies and the execution of the project.

  • Organizing the duties of other engineers, field office coordinator, project accountant and other assigned project staff. This includes providing direction, prioritization, and performance feedback.

  • Participation in trainings and company meetings to facilitate individual and company growth.

  • Organizing and electronically archiving project files for easy access by the project team.

  • Preparation, monitoring, and updating project schedules.  Working with the superintendent to reduce project constraints’ impact on the schedule.

  • Preparation, maintenance, and implementation of various document control entities such as daily reports, material procurement logs, submittal logs, as-builts, testing and inspection logs, RFI logs, and change order logs.

  • Distribution of new drawings, changes, approved submittals, RFI responses, and other project information to all affected parties.

  • Identifying, assembling, negotiating, and distributing change orders to both the owner and subcontractors.

  • Preparing agendas, documents, meeting minutes, and actions for various meetings including owner/architect/contractor meetings, subcontractor coordination meetings, safety meetings, and staff meetings.

  • Participating in project cost control. This includes maintaining internal records and working with subcontractors to make sure changes are getting paid.

  • Preparing owner billing by assembling DPR costs, receiving and reviewing subcontractor invoices and organizing the documents in accordance with the owner’s requirements. 

  • Monitoring testing and inspection record and reports, safety inspection and accident logs and reports, record building permit inspections and sign-offs.


We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:

  • Organized work approach with the ability to adapt and adjust as required to support the projects current needs.

  • Detailed knowledge of the assigned project scopes with a 100% hands-on approach.

  • A desire to seek out and resolve construction problems /conflicts that arise during design and construction phases.

  • Goal-orientated approach to promptly coordinate and resolve project issues within the project team (including interfacing with designers, engineers, and owners).

  • Excellent listening and strong communication skills.

  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.

  • Effective participation in team environment.

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, project management software (CMiC, Prolog or similar), scheduling software (Primavera or similar) and BIM software (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks or similar).

  • 2+ years of experience as a project engineer, preferably within DPR’s core markets.

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management,civil engineering or related field.

  • A strong work ethic, a “can-do” attitude and a passion for construction.

  • This position is salaried.

  • Sponsorship not offered for this role.

Anticipated starting pay range:  $76,000.00-$112,000.00. Nothing is more important than your health and wellness.  DPR offers a variety of medical, dental, vision and wellness benefits to keep you healthy.  Read more about eligibility and available benefits programs for DPR Construction | Benefits.


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