Project Engineer at Kitchell Corporation in Los Angeles, California

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

  • Contact information

    • Name:Bill Moran

    • Phone:323-395-4148


  • Description

    Employee-owned Kitchell seeks an experienced and dedicated Project Engineer to join our Southern California region in Los Angeles, CA and build a long-term career at one of the most innovative and growth-oriented building companies in the United States.

    Our client requires local applicants with specific Education Market-Sector project experience, in California, under Division of State Architect (DSA) oversight.


    • Provides technical and engineering support to the College Project Teams (CPT) including Project Managers and Construction Managers

    • Coordinates with Program Management Office (PMO) staff, contractors, architects, engineers, inspectors, consultants and College staff

    • Participates in, and occasionally runs, design or construction meetings

    • Makes field checks on construction, demolition, rehabilitation, alteration addition or repair projects to determine compliance with job specifications, plans, established College standards, and Division of the State Architect (DSA) requirements

    • Reads and interprets construction plans and shop drawings

    • Assists in preparing written materials including correspondence, reports, procedures, and guidelines

    • Supports development of weekly/monthly status and photos reports for project team

    • Reviews, estimates, negotiates, and processes construction change orders and construction field orders

    • Reviews and enforces construction and professional services contracts

    • Manages and directs contractors and outside consultants including reviewing and approving invoices

    • Assesses project risks and develops risk registers including mitigation strategies

    • Facilitates resolutions of construction and design issues

    • Coordinates with Architects for timely and accurate responses to requests for information, submittals, Construction Change Documents, etc.

    • Generates and distributes meeting minutes (construction meetings, design meetings, etc.)

    • Confirms contractor's maintenance of record drawings prior to monthly progress payments to the Contractor

    • Maintain project files in both electronic and paper format

    • Reviews submittals for conformance to plans and specifications

    • Generates and drafts Proposed Board Actions (PBA)

    • Other job-related duties or projects as assigned

  • Requirements

    • 5-8 years of recent professional experience in a similar or equivalent position involved in project or construction is required

    • BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field is required

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and to take initiative and make sound decisions is required

    • Experience on Educational programs/projects is preferred

    • Experience on Division of State Architect (DSA) projects is preferred

    • Experience on Central plant projects is preferred

    • Experience on large public works programs is preferred

    • Experience with Proliance or similar PMIS systems is preferred

    • Professional Engineer License (PE), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or similar credentials is preferred

    About Our Company:

    Kitchell is an employee-owned company founded in 1950. We provide general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our employee-owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California and Texas. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth with in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. We prefer to grow from within, building careers and financial stability through long-term ownership. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including profit sharing, discretionary stock options, incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, health savings accounts (HSA) with wellness incentives, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

    Kitchell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.