Senior Project Engineer

Can you

  • Flexibly and effectively cope with change
  • Clearly represent all information so that even bad news can be handled with expediency and transparency
  • Keep your composure under pressure and encourage collaboration in the face of conflict
  • Self-motivate to learn, investigate and understand
  • Lead and develop our younger project engineers and interns
  • Commit to doing what the job requires to be done right

Do you have

  • A bachelor’s degree preferably in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or other applicable field
  • 4 years of commercial construction industry experience. We will also consider college internship experience with similar companies in lieu of professional experience
  • Experience with fast-paced schedules + effective time-management skills
  • General knowledge of Type I and Type V construction means and methods
  • A proficient knowledge of estimating
  • A basic understanding of accounting and cost control procedures
  • Ability to read plans, drawings and specifications
  • Ability to write accurate and thought-out scopes for bid docs, and analyze bids from subs
  • Ability to process shop drawings, RFIs and submittals
  • Proficiency with Excel, Bluebeam, BIM/Revit, P6 and Procore
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically at all levels, from front line to C-suite
  • Compassion, empathy and judgement
  • A willingness to learn
  • A passion for building
  • A drive to greatness

The Role

Reporting to the Assistant Project Manager, the Senior Project Engineer oversees all Project Engineer responsibilities and mentors the PEs’ development on the project. The SPE works closely with the Project Manager throughout the project during the buyout and procurement process, and helps maintain budget and schedule. The SPE will interface with the Superintendent on field walks and review the quality of delivered and installed materials.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and building relationships with clients/owners, owner’s reps, architects and subcontractors, resulting in repeat business and recommendations
  • Managing subcontractor qualifying, procurement, submittals, RFIs, change orders and punch lists
  • Identifying scope gaps
  • Managing QAQC procedures
  • Working collaboratively and proactively with the project superintendent to ensure project safety
  • Executing 3-week look-ahead schedules
  • Recruiting and mentoring younger project engineers and interns

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter/e-mail with ‘Senior Project Engineer’ in the subject line to

MATT Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We demonstrate through our recruiting efforts and subcontractor selection that we are committed to hiring, supporting, and advancing people from diverse cultures and perspectives. MATT Construction actively partners with organizations that provide a network of candidates with skills and experiences that lend to creating a rich and diverse workplace. 

Pursuant to the Los Angeles/San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.