Senior Project Engineer


Raleigh, NC, US, 27607

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 100+ years.

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

Role Summary

The Senior Project Engineer will manage a small project or a component of a large or more complex project with oversight. This position will fully apply JE Dunn processes and tools to manage aspects of project management, administration and field execution for 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 on responsibility, provides recommendations to supervisor and refers all exceptions to supervisor, as needed.
  • Career Path: Project Manager 1

Key Role Responsibilities - 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.
  •    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 preparation of 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.
  •    Coordinates 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.
  •     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. 
  •    Oversees the close out of projects, including but not limited to the punch list, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, etc.
  •    Utilizes 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. 

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Leads the preparation of estimates for the base project, self-perform work and change requests. Establishes scopes of work and identifies subcontractors.
  • Makes decisions on the selection of subcontractors and vendors.
  • Coordinates approved purchase orders for timing and delivery of material purchases, product changes and repairs where appropriate to support project completion.
  • Supports and/or completes job set-up and project administration in CMiC and other company technologies.
  • Leads the submittal process to ensure alignment with the project schedule.  
  • Prepares and manages the project schedule, outlining the work plan and sequence for assigned portion of the project. 
  • Analyzes and reports production statistics for key project components.
  • Manages project risks such as subcontractor performance, financials and resource allocation.
  • Coordinates a variety of meetings such as pre-planning and post-construction meetings, monthly project reviews, progress and Owner Architect Contractor (OAC) meetings.
  • Reviews and approves monthly subcontractor and vendor pay applications.
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of terms and conditions of owner contracts and subcontracts.
  • Initiates conversations about potential issues to create a collaborative environment for solving problems.
  • Leads the project close out process, including creation and management of punch lists, tracking and controlling quality and costs for assigned scopes of work and scheduling inspections.
  • Provides training and mentorship to others.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communications skills, verbal and written 
  • Proficiency in MS Office 
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources
  • Ability to apply fundamentals of the means and methods of construction management 
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project.
  • Proficiency in project management and accounting software 
  • Proficiency in required construction technology 
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity
  • Ability to assess and optimize project productivity
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work
  • Ability to maximize profitability
  • Ability to lead teams and achieve production goals
  • 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.


  • 3+ years construction experience.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 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)
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen

Benefits Information

The benefits package aligned to this position is Professional Non-Union. Please click the link below for more details.

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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.

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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

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