Project Engineer 1

Jedunn Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 2 months ago

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn's success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company's rewards, we've found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Project Engineer 1 will complete and support construction and field execution responsibilities for construction projects utilizing construction fundamentals and company best practice standards, processes, resources and tools. This position will be responsible for implementing and carrying out many facets of the construction process such as general construction management, punch lists and executing self-perform work, in order to understand the building process and how JE Dunn executes projects. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy and Decision Making: Makes decisions on assigned area of responsibility, provides recommendations and refers exceptions to supervisor, as needed

  • Career Path: Project Engineer 2.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Core


  • CORE
  • 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.

  • Makes decisions on the selection of subcontractors and vendors.

  • 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 prepares 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.

  • Collaborates and demonstrates teamwork in project setting.

  • Implements Lean practices into regular activities.

  • Implements best practices for identifying, developing and integrating self-perform opportunities into the project.

  • Reporting, plan their own schedules, within the parameters of work scope.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.

  • Communication skills, verbal and written.

  • Proficiency in MS Office.

  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources.

  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.

  • Knowledge of required construction technology.

  • Ability to apply fundamentals of the means and methods of construction management.

  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.

  • Ability to assess and optimize project productivity.

  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work.

  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


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

  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • Entry level construction experience.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • May require periods of travel and/or relocation

  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs

  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)

  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to

JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection. Facts

  • 90+ Years of Construction Experience

  • 22 office locations coast-to-coast

  • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion

  • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record

  • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record

  • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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JE Dunn participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

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Right to Work (Spanish)

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