Project Engineer (Construction)

Job Summary

The Project is responsible for pre-bid take-off, estimating support, project setup, project coordination, cost information, special projects, and technical engineering to ensure successful construction projects and contribute to the success of the construction Division.


CalPortland is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision 
    • low-cost premiums even for family coverage
  • Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Paid sick/vacation/holiday
  • 401k/Company Funded Pension Program (program is dependent upon location and job type)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Additional voluntary benefits 


$75,000 - $85,000 DOE


  • Perform accurate and timely quantity take-offs for project estimation using AGTEK, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and manual quantification methods
  • Assist with project controls to ensure compliance with the contract, quality metrics, budget, schedule, job costing, and forecasting
  • Understand and interpret plans and specifications; timely prepare RFI's for additional information
  • Process submittals and distribute as required; timely procurement of specified materials to meet project schedule and budgetary needs
  • Provide technical engineering including AutoCAD drawings, engineering calculations, and field layout
  • Document production statistics, produce reports, and forecast projects as required
  • Schedule and manage subcontractors and service providers to meet the schedule
  • Maintain duties related to OSHA regulations, including accident investigation and reporting, safety meetings, training, etc.
  • Actively engage with the employees to reinforce safe behaviors; ensure that safety, compliance, and environmental requirements are followed
  • Maintain working relationships with all departments to ensure work objectives are met
  • Foster an environment where dynamic project communication occurs between the project team
  • Ability and willingness to abide by CalPortland's core values daily
  • Develop and manage all phases of WPCP's and SWPPP's 
  • Assist the Superintendent with material procurement, rental equipment, and dispatch of resources
  • Assist in special projects


Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is preferred


  • Desire to learn and succeed in the Heavy Civil discipline
  • Must be an effective leader and strong communicator
  • Excellent problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, AGTEK, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Scheduling software
  • Valid driver's license and ability to get to and from work


  • Intern experience in the heavy civil field
  • GPS proficiency
  • Primavera P6 scheduling proficiency
  • Working knowledge of SAP

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registration/clearance as well as ongoing alcohol and drug testing.




Santa Maria, CA, US, 93456

Job Req ID:  11995
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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