Title: Project Engineer

Location: Santee, CA

Salary: $86K to $100K


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for evaluating, coordinating, and distributing information necessary to complete a project on time, within budget, and to the quality specified. Additionally, the Project Engineer is responsible to protect and promote the interest of both the Company and client in all matters as well as demonstrate the personal characteristics of a mid-level leader.


Essential duties and other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with pre-construction activities as needed: construction planning and design, interpretation of design and drawings, application of construction methods.
  • Develops, implements, and administers project engineering procedures and other work documentation.
  • Assists with job controls to ensure compliance with contract, budget, schedule, forecasting and job costing.
  • Prepares estimate of company’s change order work.
  • Assembles and notifies all parties of approved change orders in accordance with owner contract requirements.
  • Issues service agreements for various needs as directed by Project Manager.
  • Completes required new hire documentation for field personnel.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationship with Owners, subcontractors and field personnel.
  • Distributes new drawings, changes, approved submittals, RFI responses and other project information to all affected parties.
  • Procures of labor, materials and equipment.
  • Dedicated to achieving a “Zero Accident Culture” by adhering to site safety protocols and OSHA safety standards.
  • Assists Field Engineers with job duty requirements such as timecard review and invoice processing.
  • Takes weekly jobsite photographs for documentation purposes. Manages project photo database.
  • Oversees in preparation of project status reports, participates in project status meetings, and development of meeting minutes.
  • Assists in project close-out activities.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Trains employees, plans, assigns, and directs work, identifies complaints, and resolves problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Required Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in estimating support, engineering, field support or similar experience.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawing, and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarization with software programs for job costing, scheduling and estimating.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • A valid California Driver’s License
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (preferred)


Physical Requirements 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, taste, and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Office: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Site: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email careers@wmlylesco.com.  If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail careers@wmlylesco.com or call 559-441-1900. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.