Newly Graduated Project Engineer at Hoffman Corporation

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:


POSITION SUMMARY: The Project Engineer will collaborate with design professionals, clients, subcontractors and craftspeople to address complex electrical coordination issues; this position is on the front line to aid in avoiding and solving technical problems that arise. The PE will also lead our quality control efforts onsite. This includes document review during preconstruction to commissioning and punch list.



  • Interpretation of construction documents and technical manuals

  • Use the latest technology  in their work.  Laser digital scanning, BIM and Bluebeam document management are some of the tool s in broad use on our projects  

  • Write and publish meeting minutes, schedule graphs and activity checklists 

  • Receiving and distributing requests for information and change documents issued by other offices 

  • Organization and filing of record documents 

  • Field surveying and layout of control lines and benchmarks

  • Information storage and retrieval using computer

  • Technical advisor at onsite field construction office

  • Ability to access all areas and levels of construction site for work progress review 

  • Responding to Requests For Information  

  • Lifting and carrying of documents and survey equipment up to 40 pounds. 

  • Ability to relocate.


  • Standing/Walking/Sitting: workday is combination of standing, walking and sitting

  • Must be able to climb ladders/stairs: 5% of day 

  • Hands/Arms: constant use of hands/fingers for mouse/keyboard/computer use 

  • Sight: visual acuity in near, mid and far range vision. Color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, hand/eye coordination 

  • Hearing: sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the telephone and radio; sufficient to hear alarms on equipment 

  • Speech: sufficient to make oneself heard in person, speak in front of groups, and be understood over the telephone and radio 

  • Lift/Carry up to 50lbs: rarely

  • Bending/Twisting: minimal 

  • Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling: minimal 

  • Constant mental alertness, accuracy, and attention to detail required 

  • Must be able to work independently, make decisions, and follow through on all assignments 

  • Must use creativity, independent judgment, and organizational and problem-solving skills to determine best method to accomplish desired results 

  • Must be able to plan and organize work 

  • Must possess strong organizational and computer use skills and have a high level of competency to read/write/speak English, interpret construction related documentation and communicate with coworkers 



  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or equivalent degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Education background in materials and methods of construction

  • Experience in organizing technical data in a neat and accurate method. Familiar with CSI specification system for construction

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: must be able to work closely with owners, architects, engineers and subs 

  • Ability to work closely with trade and craft people in a field work situation. Patience and professionalism are essential and being able to maintain a cooperative attitude through high-pressure situations. 

  • Skilled in handling several work activities at once while frequently interrupted by phone calls and urgent questions on work in progress. 

  • Training in  design document  reading , design specifications,  survey theory and techniques. 

  • Highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills. 

  • Proficient in the following programs: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook), Prolog, Procore, E-Builder laser digital Scanning, Building Information Model (BIM), Autocad, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Suretrack Project Manager, and Primavera Project Planner (P6)

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