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BMWC Constructors, Inc. Project Engineer I in Portland, Oregon

Job Description

Project Engineer I

Entry-level professional position that is responsible for learning BMWC’s field operations and systems in order to contribute toward the delivery of large scale, industrial construction projects. This position is responsible for gaining experience within the industry and learning the company’s personnel, methods, programs, and policies.

Department: Construction

Reports to: Project Manager

Classification: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Learn and become proficient in the following functions within the Project Controls department

  • Utilization of cost code types/phrase

  • Development of booking sheets, including selection of cost codes

  • Accurately input and update labor plans in PTM

  • Develop and maintain fundamental project schedule utilizing Primavera P6

  • Assist project team with budget forecasting

  • Gain experience in forecasting project outcomes

  • Exposure to use of specialized tools such as OBSR

  • Able to seek help to troubleshoot systems issues

  • Able to develop basic change orders for review

  • Become knowledgeable in the following functions of the Estimating department

  • Perform basic piping quantity takeoff

  • Develop material lists based on current engineering specifications

  • Assist project team with development of proposals

  • Learn to write clarifications

  • Understand basis of estimating units such as MCA or Hang and Tack

  • Learn time and material rate structures for estimating at your site

  • Basic understanding of labor rate development and definition of costs

  • Learn and be able to perform the following functions within the Purchasing and Tool & Equipment departments

  • Assist in field purchases and maintain and communicate daily logs to offices

  • Requisition rental equipment, small tools, and consumables from company Equipment Department

  • Requisition Third Party Rentals via the Purchasing Department and maintain onsite rental equipment logs

  • Understand the commercial terms and conditions for projects

  • Understand and gain exposure to craft labor agreements

  • Understand and gain exposure to various contract strategies and types

  • Attend and participate in Construction Operations Meetings

  • Learn and be able to perform Accounting system functions including

  • Prepare daily and weekly field time sheets accurately

  • Understands craft pay rates and overtime rules

  • Mentor new foremen in BMWC payroll procedures

  • Write layoff checks when at remote site locations

  • Understand cash flow and participate in invoice preparation and collection of accounts receivable

  • Understand the company value of “Customers for Life”

  • Actively participate in customer entertainment outside of the normal workday and begin to develop relationships with customers

  • Understand the various customer relationships that BMWC maintains

  • Attend Risk Management training to begin to understand levels of risk that the company will accept on projects

  • Understand limitations of authority in taking on risk for the company

  • Demonstrate participation in the company’s safety value “We dedicate ourselves to Zero Injury Performance”

  • Attend Safety Training as follows

  • OSHA 10, ASSET training, Weekly Toolbox Talks

  • Learn to perform safety audits and perform at least one per week

  • Learn to recognize unsafe behaviors in the field as well as how to prevent and stop these behaviors.

  • Participate in company Safety Incentive programs and in daily safety planning activities.

  • Participate in Quality Action Teams and actively seek areas where we can improve day to day operations and procedures

  • Read and understand the company Marketing Plan and assist in pursuit of projects that are in line with the Marketing Plan

  • Attend training courses on Quality Orientation, Time Management, Active Listening, Risk Management, plus Hobart Welding School and Crane/Rigging training, in addition to Safety Training above

  • Communicate, through the appropriate channels, any observations of noncompliance with the Guiding Principles and Core Values of the company or other violations of policy or illegal actions

  • Other specific job responsibilities and projects will be assigned and directed by leadership

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct reports.


Bachelor’s Degree in Construction, Mechanical or Civil Engineering is preferred.


Internship experience during undergraduate coursework or up to 3 years of construction experience.


  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills

  • Experience using project management software, such as Primavera P6

  • CAD experience


  • Service orientation

  • Ability to communicate with all levels

  • Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Stress tolerance

  • Professionalism

  • Leadership

Location Based

This is a field-based position and cannot be worked from a remote location on a regular basis.


Extended periods of travel or relocation to project locations are to be expected.

Working Conditions

The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required 40+ hours per week, with most of the time spent in the field at jobsites. Most work hours will be day shift, but alternative shift work will be occasionally required. This is an exempt position that will require time more than 40 hours to complete the assigned responsibilities. Travel is required.

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and work on a computer for extended periods of time. The employee may be located in a field construction office, which may be of a temporary nature. The employee will be exposed to dust and dirt on a routine basis. Other conditions include foul odors, irritating noises, extreme heat, cold and other severe weather conditions, harsh movement/vibrations, wetness or humidity, dangerous heights, dirty materials, and other safety hazards.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals and the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the environment can be very loud.

Employees are expected to have, utilize, maintain, and wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by BMWC Group, the client and any other applicable regulatory agency or management directive.

Physical Requirements

The employee may be required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, lift, carry, pull, grasp, climb, crawl, crouch, sit or bend over for periods without relief. The employee must be able to lift, carry and move up to 50 pounds as needed. Employees in this position must be able to climb ladders and stairs to access platforms and scaffolds, as well as walk around indoor and outdoor job sites with distances up to one mile on uneven, paved, gravel, dirt, or sandy surfaces. Employees must be able to work on elevated platforms, scaffolds, and landings. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This job description does not establish a contract for employment.