"Do Something Constructive" is more than a clever saying for the team at Construction Engineers; it is the founding principle for how our company approaches each and every day. Founded in 1978, Construction Engineers is committed to providing innovative construction solutions and exceptional management services, ensuring that every building project is a success. Construction Engineers operates a commercial division focusing primarily on office, education, healthcare, and public facilities, as well as an industrial division which builds processing plants and infrastructure systems.  Our highly skilled team of experienced professionals includes preconstruction managers, estimators, project managers, site superintendents, field engineers, and trade workers who are supported by an administrative staff which includes Accounting, Marketing, IT and HR. 
Construction Engineers has offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Mandan, Devils' Lake, ND and Bemidji, MN. 

Construction Engineers, who since 2017 has been listed as one of the 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business, is looking for a Project Manager to join our team.  

Core Duties

  • Responsible for all aspects of project management by planning, organizing, scheduling, and monitoring all work activities.
  • Coordinate with trade superintendents, subcontractors, and suppliers to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Perform day-to-day activities such as scheduling, subcontractor coordination, safety implementation & documentation, quality control oversight, cost controls, resource coordination, and material procurement.
  • Create and maintain effective relationship with client and design team.
  • Report to Senior Project Manager on a weekly basis.

 Pre-Construction Duties

  • Review initial project scope and work with Estimating Staff to develop a preliminary Opinion of Cost.
  • Evaluate preliminary design documents in order to recommend cost effective building systems, provide cost information for selected materials, complete constructability analysis, and evaluate project site and civil requirements.
  • Attend design meetings as needed and prepare meeting minutes.
  • Create project schedule to ensure design & pricing timelines are being achieved.
  • Assist Estimating staff with applicable pricing exercises at critical design milestones (SD, DD, CD).
  • Review construction documents to insure compliance with Owner’s programming requirements.
  • Coordinate the submittal of Construction Documents to be used for permitting purposes.

 Project Documentation

  • Read and understand project documents effectively.
  • Coordinate shop drawings with project documents and identify any discrepancies.
  • Bring attention to questions using “Request for Information” forms and direct through the appropriate lines of communication to determine an answer.
  • Maintain current set of construction documents – post all approved changes resulting from Change Orders, RFI’s, Supplemental Drawings, As-Built/Red Lines, etc.
  • Prepare Meeting Minutes for all progress meetings.

 Coordination & Scheduling

  • Update the overall project schedule and distribute to all members of the project team.
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with CE employees, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Assemble a “3 Week Look Ahead” schedule to help coordinate material deliveries and subcontractor requirements.
  • Schedule subcontractors at least three weeks prior to when they are expected to begin work on site.
  • Report any project delays to Senior Project Manager.
  • Provide information and interpretation of drawings, specifications, and submittals for subcontractors.

 Construction Administration

  • Submit monthly application for payment to the Owner.
  • Negotiate and award contracts/purchase orders to respective subcontractors/material suppliers.
  • Obtain shop drawings from all subcontractors/suppliers. Complete review and submittal approval process.
  • Establish and maintain Submittal Log, RFI Log, and Drawing Log. Coordinate all changes and responses with Field Project Manager/Site Superintendent, subcontractors and material suppliers.
  • Identify and assist with resolving problems that may affect overall project delivery (budget, safety, quality, schedule, etc).
  • Manage and resolve conflicts such as: failure of subcontractors to perform; failure of materials to arrive; contract disputes; and trade conflicts.
  • Interface with Field Project Manager/Site Superintendent to: maintain an open line of communication and reporting; monitor job progress; evaluate subcontractor performance; coordinate field operations; etc.

 Cost Control

  • Establish and maintain job cost control, which will be reported monthly.
  • Budget, manage, and forecast the following: craft labor, equipment, materials, small tools, consumables, and general condition items.
  • Maintain Change Order Log, identifying items and their resolutions.
  • Review General Conditions cost on a monthly basis.
  • Review subcontractors’ applications for payment based on percent complete and approve or adjust.
  • Approve material and subcontract invoices for payment.
  • Monitor workforce production and provide solutions for improvement.
  • Identify opportunities for performance & schedule improvement.

 Project Close-Out

  • Schedule Owner Training sessions.
  • Create an O&M Manual as required by the contract specifications.
  • Collect As-Built drawings from CE field office, mechanical and electrical subcontractors and assemble into a complete set for submittal to the Owner as required by the contract specifications.
  • Coordinate with local building inspector & fire marshal to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Establish and maintain all warranties and guarantees.
  • Ensure punch list items are completed in a timely manner.

 Safety Enforcement

  • Coordinate with Company Safety Director as required to maintain a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment.
  • Maintain a positive safety culture at all times.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by enforcing safety standards and regulations (i.e. CE’s Safety Management Program, OSHA regulations, etc).
  • Provide support to Field Project Manager/Site Superintendent to ensure work activities are planned and conducted in a safe manner.
  • Identify, correct, and document safety deficiencies immediately.
  • Provide written documentation to maintain accountability of company employees and subcontractors.

 Quality Control

  • Thoroughly review all drawings, specifications, subcontracts, shop drawings, and submittals before each work activity begins.
  • Create “Preparatory Planning Worksheets” for each phase of work and attend preparatory meetings with the Field Project Manager/Site Superintendent, subcontractors and trade superintendents to review all aspects of their work activities prior to starting on-site.
  • Document any deficient items and develop a plan to track the correction of the deficiencies so they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Establish a final punchlist and coordinate completion with subcontractors.
  • Ensure the project is built in accordance with the contract documents.


  • Two or four year degree with 5 years construction experience --or-- 10 years of commercial construction experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Superior problem solving abilities.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership and organization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, take ownership of tasks, and exhibit a high level of initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability to function both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Sage 300 is beneficial
  • Valid driver’s license required


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