Project Engineer (2 years experience minimum)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512997-643485
    • Job Location: Richmond, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/24/2022
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: 04/19/2021
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Job Description

Overaa is a general contractor specializing in a variety of market sectors including commercial buildings, education, water, industrial, energy, parking structures, lab, healthcare, and transportation.We are looking for a team member to be part of a unique company culture that emphasizes collaboration and innovation throughout all phases of project delivery.  Overaa is an established, well-respected Bay Area company with a growing and dynamic regional office based in the South Bay. Overaa was ranked a Bay Area Best Places to Work seven years in a row. 


As key member of the Project Team, the Project Engineer is responsible for assisting the Project Manager and Superintendent with the planning and management of projects including preconstruction activities, scheduling, estimating, cost control, documentation control, jobsite production, and customer relations. Project Engineers are responsible for helping deliver successful projects from preconstruction through final completion within the context of Overaa’s company culture and values.

  • Reports to assigned Project Manager(s). Project Engineers may report to more than one Project Manager when working on more than one project.
  • Project Engineers support and are directed by the Project Superintendent when performing field tasks.
  • Project Engineers may be assigned to the project field office or main Richmond office, depending on specific assignments.
  • Promotes positive stakeholder relationships at official functions, at jobsites, and in consultant and subcontractor meetings, etc.


Follows standard Overaa procedure and policies to accomplish the following:

Document control

Coordinates and expedites flow of information and document control systems by ensuring required documentation is gathered, processed, and submitted throughout the preconstruction, construction, and close-out phases. Including:

  • Drawing control and distribution, including drawing logs
  • Submittals
  • RFI’s , clarifications
  • Maintenance and submission of "as-built" drawings
  • LEED documentation, if required
  • Warranties and certificates
  • Posting of changes, clarifications and RFI’s in drawings and specifications

Assists in management of Claims and Change Orders

  • Tracking and distribution of change and clarification documents to the field, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Assists in change order estimating under the direction/review of the Project Manager.

Assists with Project Start up, Planning and Scheduling

  • Assists in development, monitoring and updating the Project Schedule.
  • Assists in scheduling construction operations in cooperation with the Project Manager and the Superintendent.
  • Assists in subcontractor management by helping the Superintendent coordinate subcontractor activities.
  • Assist Superintendent in preparation of the weekly look ahead schedule to monitor progress and assure all work is scheduled for maximum efficiency.
  • Schedules, processes and monitors submittals.
  • Material Purchasing. Prices and purchases materials as directed by the Manager and /or Superintendent.
  • Procurement of project bonds and insurance.
  • Procurement of permits & utilities.
  • Set up of Project Management Information System.
  • Coordinates with stakeholders in development of a strategic plan for BIM/VDC requirements, and coordinates deliverables, as applicable.
  • Supports the implementation of jobsite security, quality control, and safety programs for each project in support of the Superintendent and the Safety and QC departments.
  • Using lean strategies, helps evaluate construction means and methods for cost effectiveness.
  • Under the guidance of the Project Manager, participates in the creation and maintenance of a positive team spirit among the members of the Project Management Team.
  • Performs project duties with an appropriate sense of urgency and a "Can-Do attitude."

Project Meetings

  • Schedules, attends and takes minutes for Project Meetings
  • Participates in project meetings and assists with action items assigned
  • Attends monthly general project management meetings in the main office

Manages and/or assists with Project Closeout

  • Distribution and tracking of "Punch lists"
  • Expediting and assembly of project closeout documentation (warranties, operating & maintenance manuals, material for maintenance stock, etc.)
  • Expediting lien releases from subcontractors and suppliers in cooperation with the Accounting Department

Project administration responsibilities

From time to time Project Engineers may be assigned any or all of the following responsibilities on specific projects to which they are assigned.

  • Typing, mailing, faxing, copying of project correspondence and documents
  • Submittal copying, assembly, mailing and filing
  • General project filing

Project Acquisition

  • Although Project Engineers may, on occasion, be assigned specific responsibilities related to bidding work, estimating is not one of the primary tasks of the Project Engineer.

Experience and Skills


Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Works well under pressure
  • High level of energy
  • Undergraduate degree in Construction Management

    Strong skills in the following Software:

  • Microsoft Word/Excel/Project
  • Project Management Software - Viewpoint preferred
  • Primavera Scheduling Software
  • Bluebeam/Adobe
  • Revit or Navisworks

Job Benefits

As part of our on-going commitment to our employees, we offer extremely competitive and comprehensive benefit packages.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Incentive/Bonus Plans
  • Medical Insurance/Pharmacy Coverage
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Child/Elder Care
  • Life Insurance/Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off Benefits
  • On-site gym and wellness program
  • Corporate Philanthropy -- Overaa Cares Program
  • Professional Training - Continuous Improvement Program

Equal Opportunity Employer:          

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.