Project Engineer - General Contractor - Detroit, MI

Novi, Michigan Permanent USD65,000 - USD90,000 per year
  • Fast-tracked progression to Project Manager with great internal training
  • Great work/life balance with a family environment

About Our Client

Our client is a developer and general contractor based out of Metro Detroit & they're known for their quality of work, repeat customers, and family-like culture. This is a great opportunity for an engineer to learn, grown, and make a difference in their community. This client focues on commercial and multi-family projects.

Job Description

Commercial Construction Project Engineer (Novi, MI) Key Responsibilities:

* Participates in pre-construction meetings and contributes to project strategy and planning.

* Accurately forecast the scope, cost, and duration of future projects from preliminary and/or conceptual drawings.

* Organizes and reviews shop drawings, submittals, and drawings.

* Assist the project team with municipal requirements and determines the impact these requirements will have on a project's schedule and budget.

* Assist the Project management team with costing and budget forecasting throughout the project.

* Assists in coordination between the Superintendent and Project Manager.

* Collaborates with engineers, architects, owners, and coworkers to discuss projects, identify issues, and propose solutions.

* Presents schedules, budgets, and scopes of work to internal and external customers.

* Manages the permitting and entitlement process, and presents projects to various municipal authorities as necessary to obtain Zoning Approval, Site Plan Approval, etc.

* Maintains and manages a subcontractor database system.

* Develops strong relationships with key subcontractors.

* Assists Project Managers in the final selection of suppliers and subcontractors.

* Gathers historical data for use in preparing future estimates.

* Remains current with industry trends, pricing, and markets.

* Actively participates in the sales process by preparing information (schedules, budgets, scopes of work) to be utilized in securing new work.

* Stays current with top industry software and technology packages maintains current technology and makes recommendations for future technology acquisitions.

*Maintains estimating databases and templates (estimating templates, scope of work templates, etc.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

A successful applicant for Commercial Construction Project Engineer (Novi, MI) includes:

  • 1+ year of commercial construction project engineer experience
  • Bachelor's degree in construction related field required
  • Design/Build experience is preferred


Creative - Utilizes divergent thinking to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. Demonstrated ability to collect information, develop plans, and conceive creative solutions to customers' needs. Applies "fresh" thinking to repetitive assignments.

Competitive - A self-starting, highly motivated, ambitious, and goal orientated individual. Driven by the desire to assemble cost-effective solutions to a client's needs within given quality and scheduling objectives.

Organized - Utilizes strong organizational and planning skills with a systemic approach to tasks that achieves accuracy and efficiency. Experienced at simultaneous coordination of multiple projects. Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality.

Communication - Displays strong written and oral commination skills and employs effective listening skills. Keeps others informed of important project details. Gives clear direction to other team members. Capable of participating in presentations to clients and design teams.

Problem Solving - Analyzes problems from multiple viewpoints and makes sound decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications, and costs. Displays the foresight to predict problems and implements solutions.

Interpersonal Skills - Tactful and mature demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities. Friendly and outgoing.

Leadership - Demonstrated ability to give direction to the team, design professionals, and subcontractors

Customer Relations - Displays a passion for Customer Delight

What's on Offer

Commercial Construction Project Engineer (Detroit, MI) on offer includes:

  • Competitive base salary based on experience
  • High bonus potential
  • Opportunity to work on high profile opportunities
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k) with match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Maternity / Paternity leave
  • Excellent training and development
  • Gas compensation
  • Company sponsored outings
  • Employee Charity and DE&I events


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