EngineeringProject Engineer

Project Engineers coordinate engineering activities throughout the life of a project.

Project Engineer

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Are you the type who can juggle many balls at the same time? Can you manage a budget, work on a timeline, and deliver a successful and completed project at the end? A Project Engineer requires great leadership skills, money management, and an engineering degree to top it all off. You’ll need lots of energy, patience, organization, and negotiation skills in order to complete each project. There is never a dull moment as a Project Engineer. It’s a job that will work every part of your brain.

Project Engineers typically lead engineering teams in improving plant operations, but your role could also include the new construction of a plant. No matter the project, you're part of the process the entire way. You'll oversee all phases of the project. You'll define project scopes, cost estimates and schedules. Making sure the project plan costs and schedules meet the project objectives is your goal.

If any of the work for the project is outsourced, you will be the interface with outside contractors and will prepare bid packages, evaluate bid proposals, and select contractors to assist in plant projects. You will manage activities with the construction contractors and interact with outside engineering firms as needed.

Project engineers need at least a Bachelor’s degree in order to become qualified. Some areas to consider are electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering.

Critical Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication with External Entities
  • Create and Modify Budgets
  • Create and Stick to Timelines
  • Engineering Principles
  • Leadership
  • Prepare Documents and Reports
  • Project Management
  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive project execution and coach team members as necessary
  • Provide overall planning and organization during the design and construction
  • Develop staffing plans
  • Coordinate all design engineering, procurement, and construction activities
  • Analyze project risks, make recommendations to avoid risks
  • Initiate, monitor, and update the project schedule
  • Monitor project cost and manage change to established scope and baselines

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $30-60/hour


My Interests
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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in engineering

Preferred Education

Master's in Engineering


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