Project Engineer


San Jose, CA
  • Gilbane Building Company provides global integrated construction and facility management services. A family-owned organization with 150 years of experience and counting, our clients entrust us to deliver safe, quality projects that stand the test of time. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company has more than 50 offices at home in the United States and abroad in Japan, Afghanistan, Ireland, and the UAE. We are steadfast advocates for our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we work. Through community involvement, sustainable business practices, and unwavering integrity, we are always striving to be better and to do better.


    Come join our San Jose team as a Project Engineer on one of our newest K-12 construction projects in the Bay Area. The Project Engineer assists the Senior Project Engineer in obtaining, evaluating, coordinating and distributing the information and authorizations necessary to construct the project on time, within budget and to the quality specified. In the performance of this function the Project Engineer is responsible for protecting and promoting the interests of both the business and client in all matters as well as demonstrating the personal characteristics of a developing leader.


    • Ensure Contract Document Logs are established and maintained
    • Ensure status reports on RFIs, Submittals and other Documents are prepared and presented
    • Write effective scopes of work for bid packages
    • Effectively issue Request for Quotations and follow up with Trade Contractors
    • Successfully update project schedules with CPM techniques
    • Timely document field quality activities
    • Prepare change management reports, estimates and other cost report documents
    • Establish and maintain the project quality files and documentation systems
    • Continually promote organizational change initiatives, suggests new ideas, and adapt to work within new structures and processes
    • Continually seek to understand customer goals and needs and act with a sense of urgency in meeting customer needs and demonstrating value
    • Develop industry relationships and expand professional networks that have potential to generate opportunities for Gilbane



    • Communicate Effectively – Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
    • Act Inclusively – Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
    • Solve Problems – Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
    • Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability – Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
    • Drive for Results – Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
    • Champion Innovation – Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions.


    • BS OR MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management
    • 3+ years with CM/General Contractor Organization
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Proven record of meeting organizational and personal goals while delivering results to a standard of excellence
    • Demonstrated understanding of success metrics and risks associated with one’s program, business unit or portfolio of projects
    • Continually seek to understand customer goals and needs and act with a sense of urgency in meeting customer needs and demonstrating value
    • Adjust effectively to work within new structures, processes, requirements and culture
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Ability to work in a team based environment
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
    • OSHA 10-Hour Certified
    • Basic MEP Knowledge
    • Understanding of Contract Document & Specifications
    • Knowledge of CMiC helpful


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