Position Description

Project Engineer
Hiring Company 111 - Hoffman Construction Co Of Oregon
State/Territory Oregon
Employment Type Full time
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When you ask a Hoffman employee what stands out most about the company, across the board they say, "the people."  Hoffman provides employees with the freedom and independence to solve challenges without bureaucratic second-guessing, opportunities to build the most exciting projects and amazing benefits.  We provide health insurance, paid time off, a generous retirement program and highly competitive pay.  We take care of each other by offering free primary healthcare to our employees and their families through dedicated healthcare clinics.  We encourage team building and giving back through community events.  Hoffman is an employee-owned company, giving our employee owners a stake in the company's long-term success.

Headquartered in the Northwest, Hoffman has been building some of the most exciting projects in the world for almost a century.  We work in a wide range of markets; from urban high-rise towers and cultural projects such as museums and libraries; to advance technology, industrial manufacturing facilities; water treatment plants; healthcare facilities and more.  We have had the good fortune to build many of the region's most significant and challenging projects, including the Portland International Airport, Space Needle Century Project, Oregon Convention Center, Seattle Central Library, MoPOP, Colman Dock, Washington Park Reservoir, Portland's South Waterfront, Tillamook Creamery Visitors Center, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and many more.

Our people take pride in their work, support each other above all else, and drive our commitment to exceptional construction.  Many of our employees have been here for 30+ years; people often join us straight out of college/apprenticeship and stay for their entire careers.  We are looking for builders with a wide range of talent to join our team; could you be the next employee of Hoffman?

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Experienced full time Project Engineer needed in Oregon and SW Washington.

Application review will take into account without limitation the following criteria: qualifications, education and experience specific to the job description/duties as well as prior experience with Hoffman Construction.

Must be able to pass the Hoffman Drug and Alcohol Test.

Hoffman is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


  • Manage the technical information required to deliver some of the most exciting projects in the industry. We are looking for team leaders, problem solvers and great communicators.
  • Collaborate with design professionals, clients, subcontractors and craftspeople to address complex coordination issues. They are on the front line in avoiding and solving technical problems on our projects.
  • Lead our quality control efforts onsite. From document review during preconstruction to commissioning and punch list. Project Engineers play a key role in ensuring that the product we turn over to our clients is one we can be proud of.
  • Use the latest technology in their work. Laser digital scanning, BIM and Bluebeam document management are some of the tools in broad use on our projects.
  • Care about people. They bring a commitment to safety and a spirit of service to their work.
  • Are empowered to improve the company. We look to our Engineers to bring a fresh outlook to our work, challenge conventions and participate in our efforts to continuously improve.
  • Are the future of our company. We have a promote from within culture, many of our Project Managers, Superintendents and Senior Management started their careers as Project Engineers at Hoffman Construction.


  • Interpretation of blueprint construction drawings and technical manuals.
  • Writing and publishing 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.
  • Must be able to access all areas and levels of construction site for work progress review.
  • Clear communication skills in speech, handwriting and computer formatting required for responding to information requests.
  • Lifting and carrying of documents and survey equipment up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to relocate.


  • Standing/Walking/Sitting: Work day is combination of sitting/walking and standing.
  • 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 50 pound computer/drawings rarely.
  • Bending/Twisting - minimal
  • Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling - rarely


  • 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 mathematical skills, calculate proper dimensions of components, read/write/speak English, read blue prints, manuals, and communicate with coworkers.


  • Education background in materials and methods of construction. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or equivalent degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Experience in organizing technical data in a neat and accurate method. Familiar with CSI specification system for construction.
  • 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 pressure situations.
  • Skill 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 Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Bluebeam. Experience with critical path method scheduling software such as Suretrack Project Manager and Primavera Project Planner (P6) experience.  Experience with Project Management Software such as Procor, Prolog or E-Builder. Experience with Autocad and Navisworks.
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