Brinkmann Constructors - St. Louis office

Project Engineer - Summer Intern & Co-op

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/22/2018 5:23 PM)
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The Project Engineer, or project manager-in-training, is responsible for assisting the Project Manager and Superintendent in all aspects of the day-to-day management of a construction project. This position will participate in all activities required to source, pursue and build a project including cost estimation, contract administration, schedule management, risk-quality management. In Brinkmann’s “concept-to-completion” business model, Project Engineers enjoy a high-level of responsibility and accelerated career path to project management.


  • Identify and pursue new business development opportunities including maintaining positive client relationships to leverage future repeat business.
  • Prepare full cost estimates including quantity take-offs and pricing.
  • Participate in bid solicitation, bid package preparation and analysis.
  • Assist in preparation of general contract and subcontract administration.
  • Prepare permit applications.
  • Maintain updated construction documents including as-builts.
  • Manage and process shop drawings and submittals.
  • Coordinate material and equipment procurement and expediting.
  • Facilitate the RFI process.
  • Document project coordination meetings for distribution.
  • Monitor project schedules to ensure adherence to key dates.
  • Initiate, review and negotiate change orders.
  • Oversee entire close-out process including creation and completion of punch list.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Working toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil, architectural or construction), construction management or related field with at least two (2) years of education.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or better.
  • Prior internship or work experience in the construction industry preferred. 
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule.
  • Ability to understand and solve complex challenges in order to present alternative solution(s).
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Key success factors include passion for the construction industry, self-motivated, strong work ethic, time-management, organized, detail-oriented and creative.


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