"Do Something Constructive" is more than a clever saying for the team at Construction Engineers; it is the founding principle for how the company approaches each and every day. Construction Engineers provides general contracting services and integrated project delivery methods such as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and Design-Build (DB).

Founded in 1978, Construction Engineers has earned a reputation for undertaking complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies and making a difference for clients, employees, and communities. CEs broad experience provides the basis for the best service in the industry for commercial offices, schools, healthcare centers, and public facilities, as well as industrial projects. CE was voted as one of the regions Best Places to Work by Prairie Business Magazine for the seventh consecutive year. 

Construction Engineers is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager responsible for management of large commercial projects from start to finish. Project locations are throughout North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota.


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.

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.

• 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.

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.

• Maintain current set of construction documents...

• 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..

• 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. 

• 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.

• 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.

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 in Construction Management or Construction Engineering with 5 years construction experience --or-- 10 years of commercial construction experience.

• Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

• 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 Adobe Acrobat and Primavera SureTrak is preferred.

• Knowledge of Sage Timberline is beneficial.

• Valid driver’s license required.

Benefits of Joining our Team: 

Health Insurance 

Outstanding 401k Plan with match

Training and Professional Development

Team Celebrations and Events

Vision-Dental-Life Insurance


Construction Engineers is an EEO Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.