Project Engineer



Safety Management

·       Promote safety health & environmental awareness in order to prevent injuries and/or damage.

·       Carry out and document field leadership safety interactions with work groups.

·       Take all appropriate actions to remove and/or manage the hazards within construction work areas.

·       Ensure all incidents are reported via line management and ensure open communication is maintained for all HS&E information.

·       Lead and participate in incident investigations and ensure actions are implemented and closed in the required time frames.

·       Ensure company Safety Management Systems are included in any review or development of Project documentation.

·       Participate in Project Risk assessment development and actively monitor/implement subsequent control measures.

People and Performance

·       Develop working relationships with the Site Operations Team, to enable longer term working relationships between Project teams to grow.

·       Assist the Project Manager in identifying resource skills and opportunities within the Project Execution team to execute tasks and act as the liaison with these resources to initiate and manage the Capital works being undertaken.

·       Communicate regularly and effectively with colleagues to promote a harmonious working environment.

·       Provide direct support to the Project Manager to assist in the expediting of capital works under the PM’s control.

Operational Responsibilities

·       Coordinate the input of various Engineering functions during the development, approval and execution phases of Capital Works.

·       Prepare documentation for all phases of Capital Works including; Concept Studies, User Requirements Specifications (URS); Project Execution Plans (PEP); AFE’s and Close out Reports.

·       Liaise with Operations concerning the development of projects from conceptual design through to detailed design.

·       Prepare (within discipline) and assist (across disciplines) in the preparation of documentation for Capital Works Contracts including; Scopes of Work (SOW); pricing schedules; Material Take Offs (MTO’s), tender reviews, tender clarifications and tender recommendations.

·       Manage the execution of Work Packages including, Management of Contractors, Service Providers and Consultants from mobilisation to close out.

·       Manage all Requests for Information (RFI) and maintain the RFI register for all Contracts in progress, ensure RFI’s are responded to within the designated time.

·       Carry out discipline engineering works for Projects being undertaken.

·       Lead (within discipline) and Participate (across disciplines) in the design review process for Capital Works.

·       Coordinate interfaces between the project, Operations and other business activities in regard to the completion of Project engineering activities.

·       Maintain daily records of works management, including incidents, progress, delays and the achievement of milestones. Ensure the Project Manager is promptly informed of all relevant matters and developments associated with construction activities and site works management.

·       Provide technical support to the project management team.


·       Develop metrics for the measurement of Engineering and Construction Works in progress, collect data for tracking progress against plan and provide inputs for weekly and monthly reports. 

·       Participate in the development of Project schedules for all capital works being undertaken.

·       Create, Manage and Maintain project schedules for assigned projects.

·       Provide data for the tracking and reporting against schedule for all project engineering activities as per the requirements of the PM.

·       Proactively highlight any events that may adversely affect project schedule to the Project Manager in a timely fashion.


·       Participate in the development of Estimates for Capital Works.

·       Have a detailed understanding of the budget allocation for the Engineering Works being undertaken.

·       Provide data for the management of cost tracking and forecasting of Work Packages being managed as per direction of the PM.

·       Ensure AFEs and/or Professional Service Agreements and/or Contracts and/or Purchase Orders are in place and up to date with the correct approvals in place prior to work being undertaken.

·       Actively look for opportunities to implement cost savings without effecting safety, schedule or quality.


·       Ensure all activities within area of control are completed to the specifications nominated for the works being undertaken.

·       Ensure all works under area of control are completed to a standard that is fit for purpose and meets the end users requirements.

·       Ensure works under area of control have the appropriate QA/QC documentation (inspection test plans) in place prior to the work commencing. Carry out QC inspections and ensure QC inspection test plans are signed off at the required witness and hold points prior to work progressing.

·       Coordinate with document control to compile QA/QC documentation into structured hand over packs during the works, finalise QA/QC hand over packs at the end of each work package/project.


Education & Qualifications


·       A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Management or a related field.


Pre-requisite Skills & Experience

·       3+ years’ field and project engineering/planning experience.

·       Expert MS Office and MS Project skills.

·       Professional report writing & cost reporting ability.

·       The ability to work with multiple discipline projects.

·       Project management and supervision skills.

·       Organizational, time management, leadership, and decision-making skills.

Personal Attributes

·       Strong attention to detail.

·       Ability to think analytically.

·       A motivated self starter who can operate autonomously when required.

·       Ability to work with multi-cultural teams.

·       Strong results orientation and ability to consistently deliver against the plan.

·       Excellent planning, organizing and prioritization capabilities.


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12 May 2020

Work Type:
United States
Haile Operations
Date expires:
30 Jun 2020