Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ at Volt

Date Posted: 2/18/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Duration:
    0 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has partnered with a leader in small tenant improvements to large shell and master-planned communities who is now hiring for a Project Engineer.

They offer a full range of pre-construction and construction services in a variety of market sectors.

Since 1991, they have built their company on the following principles:
Relationships, Confidence, Differentiation, Giving back and Sustainability.

The primary responsibility of a Project Engineer is to assist the Project Manager and Superintendent with keeping the project on schedule. The Project Engineer ensures timely delivery of materials, manages quality control, and ensures open communication between owners, architects, subcontractors and the construction team.

The duties of this position include the following; these duties may be modified, and other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business:

Exercise discretion and independent judgment in handling all duties required, specifically those regarding procurement and project management.


  • Establish and maintain project procurement log and update on a weekly basis.
  • Create and update schedules
  • Review and appraise shop drawings and submittals
  • Manage buy-outs and RFI processes
  • Expedite and track subcontractor submittals.
  • Identify colors needing selection. Obtain samples requiring approvals.
  • Send notice letters (Timberline) to Subcontractors missing the original submittal date.
  • Send notification to Architects who are taking too long on review.
  • Verify that critical delivery dates are indicated in project schedule.
  • Distribute and track current construction documents.


  • Maintain R.F.I. Log – (Timberline); Track RFI responses in job log Assist Project Manager, Superintendent and Subcontractors in expediting answers.
  • Cross-reference R.F.I. responses to Quotation on Change of Work log as applicable.
  • Update log and review log weekly with Project Manager. Print out log for weekly owner's meeting.
  • Update project and office plans with corrected information.


  • Issue Owner/Architect request for changes to Subcontractors for pricing.
  • Expedite Subcontractor quotes as needed for owner requested changes.
  • Draft Quotation on Change of Work for Project Manager approval; Track approved Quotation on Change of Work.
  • Draft Subcontractor change orders as applicable to approved Quotation on Change of work.
  • Assist Project Manager in incorporating Quotation on Change of Work into Owner change orders. (This needs to be done monthly or if the change order is greater than $25K.  More often if change order is large enough.)
  • Update project and office plans with corrected information.


  • Facilitate bid process with Sr. PM and Estimator by securing all permits required for assigned projects.


  • Maintain and update project schedule - monthly at a minimum.
  • Incorporate logic revisions, delays and change orders into schedule.


  • Expedite project close out. Assist the PM in project close-out by assembling required packages, including Warranties, O & M Manuals, As-Built Drawings, etc.


  • Field verification of work.
  • Assist in 3-week schedule development in coordination with CPM schedule.
  • Subcontractor weekly meeting minutes.
  • Assist with safety inspections with assistance and guidance from superintendent.
  • Submittal Review.
  • Verify plan dimensions.
  • Review product.
  • Set up on-site filing to match office.
  • Subcontractor pre-construction meeting - track and meeting minutes.
  • WCI pre-mob meeting - track and meeting minutes.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Preferred:

  • Duties require good judgment, initiative and ability to deal with last-minute changes or critical issues.
  • Attention to client service.
  • Strong time management and organizational abilities. Detail oriented.
  • Ability to work and interact with all company departments and external business contacts. Enjoys dealing with people. Able to work in team environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products, knowledge of Timberline, Suretrak, and other computer applications helpful.
  • Understand of Company’s Code of Ethics and incorporate into daily activities.

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2 to 5 years of Construction experience 
  • Knowledge of construction or accounting-related software applications a plus


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successful perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodates may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position requires employee to hear, see, talk, stand and walk.
  • Position requires employee to reason, calculate and analyze information. Ability to make good judgments.
  • Ability to prioritize work and make independent decisions regarding same.
  • Extensive computer usage required.
  • Other duties may require lifting of up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, standing, filing and taking stairs.
  • Position is full-time position, occasionally requiring more than 40 hours per week.
  • Driving to job sites and project meetings is required daily.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer