Construction Project Engineer

Operations | Forestville, MD, USA | Until Filled (EST) | Salary

Posted: August 29, 2023 Closing Date: Until Filled (EST)

Flippo Construction Company, Inc. is a 100% Employee-Owned, general and heavy civil construction contractor located in Forestville, MD. Flippo has been building infrastructure projects in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland for over 50 years. Flippo is a diverse and inclusive organization with a “team” culture fueled by our employee-owners. We offer competitive pay and benefits that include Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), vehicle allowance, company paid fuel, 401(k) with match, medical/dental/vision Insurance, paid time off (PTO), employee assistance program, life/AD&D Insurance, long term disability insurance, and paid holidays.

We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our team. The Project Engineer performs assigned tasks in support of the project management team. The Project Engineer has task responsibility (accuracy, timeliness, follow-up) for each of these assignments. The Project Engineer reports directly to the Project Manager.


  • Follow Company and Project Management procedures.
  • Maintains relationships and coordinates with client companies and subcontractors.
  • Works autonomously and takes direction from company Project Manager
  • Quantity take-offs for purchasing and payment requisitions.
  • Gather and enter quantities for cost reports
  • Assist the Project Manager in ensuring that all materials and subcontractors are committed, approved, and available by the time they are required.
  • Maintain approved shop drawing up-to-date for field use.
  • Assemble, prepare, coordinate, submit, follow-up, record submittal information.
  • Prepare and update production reports and schedules.
  • Maintain as-built drawing as required.
  • Maintain contract drawings and specifications up-to-date for office and field use.
  • Maintain Purchase Order log, N&R log and Change Order logs.
  • Prepare original budget from estimate and maintain budget revisions.
  • Assure that pre-construction and progress photographs are taken and maintained.
  • Develop and maintain subcontractor and supplier contact list.
  • Draft work item list and item descriptions.
  • Copy, file and distribute to accounting all receiving tickets and invoices.
  • Obtain required permits and update Miss Utility permits.
  • Collects and organizes information concerning field problems, questions, coordination.
  • Monitor production, material and subcontractor costs then analyze and project in order to assist the Project Manager in analyzing and presenting the monthly Cost Report Review.
  • Work with General Foreman/Superintendent to produce reliable cost to complete projections for cost report reviews.
  • Build and maintain CPM schedules with 2 week look aheads.
  • Track Monthly billings and receivables.
  • Manage project cash flow through accurate and timely billings and receivable collections and communicate to the Project Manager and the Accounting Department. Also follow through with the owner to ensure timely payments.
  • Document and prepare change orders to contracts. Negotiate based on knowledge of issue and if authorized by Project Manager.
  • Review and approve invoices and receiving tickets for payment on a weekly basis. Submit and issue debit memos where applicable.
  • Provide cost projections and gather material and subcontractor cost information for Initial Variance reports with guidance of Project Manager.
  • Prepare project letters and correspondence
  • Visit the jobsite weekly


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Management or related degree. Equivalent project engineering experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Job Costing knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of contract law.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel. Experience with Vista Viewpoint application a plus.
  • Exhibit the following personal qualities:
    • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
    • Very well organized
    • Good problem solving techniques
    • Excellent decision making skills
    • Exhibit and convey a sense of urgency
    • Ability for long and short term planning
    • Ability to train subordinates
    • Produce accurate and timely information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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