Project Engineer

Staff - Project Specialists Tioga, North Dakota


FLSA Status: Non-exempt 
Schedule: Rotational 

Position Summary:

The Project Engineer integrates the various engineering, scheduling, purchasing, construction, and start-up aspects of a medium to large project, or study, in accordance with contractual obligations.  Assumes responsibilities for the technical excellence of the construction portion of the project across disciplines.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops the scope of work, schedules and budgets for the assigned project elements, monitoring progress to maintain schedules and budgets; identifies and documents changes in scope.
  • Coordinates the utilization of interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project. Leads, mentors, and supervises Mechanical and Electrical Field engineers
  • Assists the assigned Project Manager in planning, directing, supervising and controlling the execution of technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the project. 
  • Understands project systemization, able to determine system/subsystem boundaries and develop system turnover priorities and turnover packages.
  • Leads client system walkdowns, effectively communicating scope completion and boundaries relative to the Turnover package
  • Reviews design drawings and client provided Material Take-Off to determine material shorts and generates material requisitions for material shorts per Project Specifications and applicable Codes.
  • Generate lift plans for crane lifts and complex indoor material handling scenarios.
  • Identifies all field piping systems required to be pressure tested, generates test packages and ensures all systems have been tested prior to system turnover.
  • Works with discipline superintendents on design deficiencies and work with Design Engineers on resolution through RFI process.
  • Develops written technical execution plans for field work.
  • Acts as the Project Manager’s deputy in activities such as attending meetings by delegation.
  • Ensures client criteria and scope are met by all field engineering and craft disciplines. 
  • Expedites distribution of action items following discussions/meetings with the client and Project Manager. 
  • Understands the client’s business goals in order to enhance the project work.
  • Obtains, analyzes, and circulates technical and contractual information to project disciplines.
  • Notifies project management and other affected personnel of all changes and prepares associated Change Orders.
  • Prepares definitive estimates from client issued drawing packages and develop a preliminary WBS
  • Interfaces with procurement in coordination of project vendors/subcontractors. 
  • Assists in bid analysis, vendor availability, and capability.
  • Attends training sessions, seminars, and appropriate educational classes as required by department.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant field is preferred.
  • Work Experience:
    • Discipline engineering experience, a broad general engineering background and previous project engineering experience is required.
    • Five to eight (5-8) years of Oil and Gas Facility/Plant experience in Construction Engineering (or relevant field) is preferred.
  • License/Certifications:
    • Professional registration is preferred.
    • Current and valid driver’s license, with clean driving record
    • OSHA 10

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Possess current knowledge of Project Engineering and organizational practices.
  • Have excellent written and oral communications applicable to standards set by organization.
  • Computer skills commensurate with program and job applications.
  • Ability to perform all work in a safe manner that meets company & client standards.
  • Must be able to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications in at least 3 disciplines (Civil, Structural, Mechanical/Process, Piping, Electrical, Instrumentation)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Blue Beam products to an advanced user level including writing complex formulas, manipulating datasets, creating charts/graphics, and creating pivot tables.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment and work conditions.
  • Ability to read and apply critical and analytical thinking from document information.
  • Ability to work independently, handle and prioritize a variety of tasks concurrently, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform work in a professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in a positive manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with team members at all levels, agency representatives, clients and subcontractors.
  • Must be self-motivated and exercise self-initiative.
  • Must be a problem solver and provide constructability solutions

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

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 regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • The employee must occasionally climb ladders or access elevated scaffolding
  • Visual Acuity: must be adequate to perform all required Job Description tasks in a safe manner.   

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. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, however work in the field at time may require the use of double hearing protection


The above job description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not however, be construed as a complete job listing of all duties, which may be required from day-to-day.