Senior Project Engineer

About Us:

At Lewis, where every employee is an owner, our people are empowered to make decisions – big and small – to meet the goals of our clients. We are passionate about our work and driven to build quality buildings that stand the test of time. With fulfillment as one of our six core values, Lewis has a collaborative and supportive culture committed to the success and development of our people.

A 100% employee-owned company, Lease Crutcher Lewis offers competitive compensation and benefits, like medical, dental, and vision.

About You:

When it comes to construction, you have a unique passion for building and are eager to make an impact on the growing Portland area. On all projects, you take pride in getting it right – exceeding client expectations is at the top of your list and you gain satisfaction knowing you’ve completed a job well done. You’re considered an expert in your responsibilities from project start to project finish and teams can rely on your commitment to problem solving, attention to detail and quick thinking.

About the Position:

Lewis is seeking passionate Senior Project Engineers to join our Portland office.

Senior Project Engineers are responsible for all the duties and proficiencies of a Project Engineer. In addition, they provide support in the following areas:

  • Provide technical expertise for the team, sharing wisdom and experience with less experienced project engineers
  • Supervise the Project Engineers on site, assuring quality control and timely delivery of all materials
  • Participate in broader company initiatives, training, committees and industry associations to improve our processes and outcomes
  • As requested, support the Project Manager with PM duties (possibly including meeting minutes, buyout, billings, cost control and change proposal pricing, etc.)
Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities

Project Engineering

  • Expert knowledge of the contract documents. Review all drawings and specifications for design inconsistencies and conflicts
  • Solid understanding of all building systems (civil, structure, enclosure, interiors and MEP) to ensure building systems are properly coordinated
  • Distribute all information required for construction to appropriate parties including construction drawings, specifications and work package
  • Expedite, review and approve shop drawings, submittals and safety requirements for assigned tasks
  • Ensure that all materials and equipment are released for fabrication in adequate lead time to accommodate the required jobsite delivery date
  • Document all as-built changes, maintain project record drawings and specifications
  • Receive and distribute information on clarifications and changes in the work for areas of responsibility. Obtain and check subcontractor’s pricing and assist in assembling change quotations as directed by Project Manager
  • Set up project close-out procedures and manage the close-out process
Project Controls
  • Initiate the computerized Project Management System. Prepare a schedule of submittal deadlines and required approval dates
  • Maintain and issue status logs for all field questions, RFI’s, changes, work orders, etc
  • Assist Project Manager in preparing scope of work instructions, technical requirements and bid packages for subcontractor and vendor items. Draft subcontracts and supply agreements as requested by the Project Manager. Make recommendations for awards
  • Be familiar with the company policies on personnel, quality management, safety, EEO, labor, bonds and insurance as required
  • Be an example in open communication. Promote positive morale and collaboration with everyone involved on the project
  • Exhibit outstanding writing skills. Review and respond to all correspondence to and from subcontractors and vendors
  • Embrace a collaborative approach with team members
  • Lead technical on-the-job training for the project engineering staff. This includes navigating the contract documents, submittal reviews, writing effective RFI’s and/or CDR’s and quality control
  • Lead company-level technical training to the Project Engineer work group
  • Work with the Project Manager and Superintendent in advising Project Engineers. Perform regular (weekly) work review sessions with each support engineer
In Order to Succeed in this Role
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field or equivalent years of experience required
  • Minimum of 7 years or more of general contracting experience, preferably with proven performance on large commercial building projects
  • Technology proficiency in programs such as Bluebeam will be crucial to success in the role
  • Creative problem solver and excellent communication skills
  • A positive attitude and willingness to work with others
  • Requires work on active commercial construction sites


As 100% employee-owned general contractor, Lewis offers a comprehensive healthcare plan with medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our employer-funded Lifestyle Spending Account supports physical wellness for employees and their pets, and our employer-funded Headspace membership supports mental wellness. We also offer a generous Health Savings Account with annual employer sponsored contributions. LEWIS provides support for a financially healthy future, including our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (enrollment covered at no cost to you) and a 401(k) with a competitive matching program. To support employee philanthropic efforts, employees are eligible for volunteer PTO and charitable giving matching programs. Other, position-specific perks may apply.

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