Project Engineer

Clayco - Chicago, IL

As a Project Engineer, you will provide support to the project staff to ensure quality and timely execution of design/build projects from design to completion. These phases include: Scheduling, subcontractor buyout, cost reporting, preparation of subcontracts, the handling of owner coordination, construction quality oversight, and project closeout.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participate with project team and preconstruction services in development of a Project Chart of Accounts
  • Coordinate with Project Superintendent in development of a project site logistics plan
  • Assist Superintendent in the management of subcontractors
  • Maintain understanding of the Clayco/Owner contract
  • Oversee the submittal, change order, and pay request process
  • Assist in generation of project costs and Job Cost Report
  • Contribute to the analyzing and forecast of quarterly Total Cost Projection reports
  • Monitor and record training of all staff personnel
  • Monitor project labor
  • Report and track equipment needs
  • Assist preconstruction services in bidding projects
  • Implement applicable safety, EEO and Affirmative Action programs
  • Participate in the project’s quality process
  • Contribute to schedule and project close-out processes

Things to know:

  • This position is based in Chicago, IL
  • Our clients and projects are nationwide – Travel will be required
  • No other builder can offer the collaborative design-build approach that Ventana does
  • We work on creative, complex, award-winning, high profile jobs
  • The pace is fast”


  • 0 to 7 Years of experience
  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management or Engineering required
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals
  • Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work is a plus
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Successful internships or Project Engineering experience on projects of at least 5 million dollars (design build preferred) is a plus
  • Highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with the ability to work equally well on own as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to walk the job site, climb ladders, and multi floor scaffolding
  • Ability to lift objects at least 50lbs

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