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Field Engineer at Hoffman Construction Company of Oregon in Portland, Oregon

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Field Engineer will work within the Construction Department and will be assigned to work with a self-perform affiliate company.  The Field Engineer will report to Project Manager assigned to a self-perform affiliate company. They will work closely with craft field staff, vendors, subcontractors, and the General Contractor’s Project Engineers to address complex coordination issues. The Field Engineer is on the front line to aid in avoiding and solving technical problems that arise. This position will be fully at the project site.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000 annually DOE


Hoffman is building a diverse company, and we welcome all candidates to apply.  

Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, the Hoffman Construction name is synonymous with some of the most iconic projects in the region like the Portland International Airport, the Space Needle Century Project, MoPOP, Seattle Central Library, Colman Dock, Randall Children's Hospital, and the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.  

Our company has been in business for a century, but we are not stuck in the past. We encourage innovation, and we welcome diversity.   

Hoffman is employee-owned, which means employee owners have a stake in the company's long-term success, and it means you have the freedom and independence to solve challenges without bureaucratic second-guessing.  

You will earn highly competitive pay, get professional skills training, and enjoy benefits like free primary healthcare for you and your family through our dedicated healthcare clinics, health insurance, paid time off, a generous retirement program and a culture of inclusion and acceptance.  

The people who work here take pride in their work, support each other, and drive our commitment to exceptional construction, from urban high-rise towers, educational buildings, museums and libraries to advanced technology, industrial manufacturing facilities, water treatment plants, healthcare facilities and more.   

Hoffman is a place where you can feel like you belong. Many of our employees have been here for 20+ years. They often join us straight out of college or apprenticeships and grow their entire careers here.   

We are looking for people with a wide range of talents in positions from the jobsite to our corporate offices. Explore our website, and, if you like what you see, apply today.     

Essential Responsibilities: 

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

  • Interpret design, construction documents, technical manuals, and quantifying materials required for construction from the documents.

  • Write and publish meeting minutes, schedule graphs, material tracking logs and activity checklists.

  • Review and process submittal information and coordinate between multiple submittals to ensure the accuracy and functionality of each component of the various elements and systems.

  • Generate, receive, and distribute requests for information (RFI) to the General Contractor.

  • Receive and distribute change documents issued by the General Contractor.

  • Field survey layout of control lines and benchmarks

  • Ability to relocate to support self-perform scope of work on various project sites.


Position Related Skills

  • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, and Outlook), and have a general understanding of working within a computer network.

  • Experience with project management software such as Prolog, Procore, E-Builder, Bluebeam, Microsoft Project, and Primavera Project Plan (P6).

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

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

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of construction.

  • Highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills.

  • Ability to work well and maintain a cooperative attitude through high-pressure situations.

  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work while frequently interrupted by phone calls and questions on work in progress.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to work closely with variety of trade and craft people in a field work situation. Patience and professionalism are essential.

  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to collaborate with various personnel within and across departments and at all levels of leadership.

  • Work schedule must be flexible to allow extended hours or off-shift work to accommodate changing construction schedule and sequences.

Professional Experience and Education

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Prior work experience in the construction trades.

Physical and Mental Requirements: 

  • Workday is a combination of being stationary and moving about the work location. Must be able to spend equal amounts of time in a stationary position in an office environment and moving about the construction site.

  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, scaffolds, stairs, and work in confined spaces.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Frequently operates machinery and will use hands/fingers and legs to operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect and position materials

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus in an outdoor environment. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; reading printed and digital documents

  • Must be able to work in proximity to loud equipment more than 50% of the time.  Must be able to wear hearing protection as necessary.  Often required to communicate with customers and coworkers in an office setting and on the job site. 

  • Ability to communicate laws, ordinances, plans, regulations, protocols, directives, and standard operating procedures related to project scope in English.

  • Must have the ability to lift or manipulate 50 pounds to a height of 3 feet and carry or push it 50-100 feet. 

  • Must be able to regularly bend or twist to examine project work.  

  • Must be able to regularly position self in a kneeling, crouching or crawling position for the purpose of examining project work. 

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

** Please note, we are not able to offer sponsorship for this position **


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