J. H. Findorff & Son Inc. Project Engineer - Construction in Madison, Wisconsin

Findorff has openings for Project Engineers in our Madison and Milwaukee offices. This position will start in one of four areas: Estimating, Field Operation, Safety or Project Management. Findorff’s program is designed to ensure each Project Engineer is exposed to many areas of construction, with the plan they will be well-rounded as they enter one of three career paths: Preconstruction/Estimating, Superintendent, or Project Manager.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or similar program, and an internship, co-op or two to three years working knowledge of project management, field engineering or estimating is required. Qualified candidates will have strong communication and organizational skills, and be a contributing team player. A strong mathematical aptitude and strong analytical and computer skills also necessary. Experience with any of the following software is a plus, CMiC, OnCenter, Timberline, PlanGrid, Revit and/or Bluebeam.

As a Project Engineer at Findorff. Some of the things you'll experience in your three areas are:

Estimating/Preconstruction

  • Take off and pricing

  • Bid package preparation

  • Prepare Instructions to Bidders

  • Conduct bid result evaluations

  • Contract prospective bidders utilizing bidding software or telephone

  • Assist estimator with bid day activities

  • Participate in project planning

  • Conduct constructability & spec reviews

Project Management

  • Prepare subcontracts, purchase orders, change order proposals, monthly payment requests for review by Project Management staff

  • Prepare, distribute and track RFI’s

  • Distribute and track CB’s, RFP’s or other change issue documentation

  • Close out activities including but not limited to distribution and tracking punch lists

  • Assist Project Management staff or Superintendent with creating and/or updating project schedule

  • Prepare and distribute progress meeting notes

  • Review shop drawings and samples for conformance to documents

  • Proactively manage project submittal approval process

  • Post addenda or other changes to plans and specifications

Field Operations

  • Assist jobsite Superintendent with short duration scheduling, timekeeping, etc.

  • Order and schedule delivery of materials

  • Participate in productivity initiative (track finished work to schedule/goal).

  • Post addenda or other changes to plans and specifications

  • Prepare, distribute and track RFI’s

  • Distribute and track punch lists

  • Complete other close out requirements

    Safety

  • Routine safety audits

  • Assist with safety planning for jobsites

  • See projects from the safety supervisor point of view

  • Attend OSHA training