Project Engineer

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar01/26/2018   Full time DOE

Position Summary

AMCAL, a 40-year-old developer and general contractor of diverse real estate projects in California, is seeking an energetic individual to fill the position of Project Engineer. Primary job responsibilities will be related to the construction management of multi-family residential projects throughout Southern California, and especially urban in-fill developments in the Los Angeles area.

Candidates for the Project Engineer position should have extensive experience in a combination of the following areas: the pre-construction process with regard to interfacing with the company’s development team, city government especially with regard to the permitting process, architects, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, utility companies, construction consultants, and construction lender’s representatives; subcontract bidding, negotiation and purchasing, construction scheduling, and the management and tracking of construction jobs from conception to finish including the management and overseeing of field superintendents and some in-house personnel.

The Candidates should be skilled with the MS Office suite, specifically Excel and also critical path construction scheduling program(s) – preferably MS Projects, and recognize that detail oriented tasks are critical to a business’s long-term success.  This is a mid-level management position reporting to the Construction Manager, with responsibility based on demonstrated ability.


Project Engineer shall assist the Construction Manager as may be required in the following tasks:

Project Engineer shall become very familiar with all aspects of the plans and reports relevant to each project prior to assisting Construction Manager with all purchasing and project monitoring, and shall attempt to obtain qualified preliminary and final pricing on various generations of plans as the need may arise.

Visit the site, under the guidance of the Construction Manager, as soon as possible and become familiar with it and the area and any potential critical issues that may affect the construction costs and schedules.

Project Engineer shall disburse and manage all plan distribution, including all subsequent revisions to plans.  Project Engineer shall make sure that all subcontractors affected by revisions in plans (RFI or Delta’s) are notified and any cost impacts/delays are obtained and documented.

Project Engineer shall prepare close-out packages for lender and asset/property management.

Job Characteristics

  • Use of personal vehicle will be required (valid driver’s license and insurance required).
  • Exemplary organizational and communication skills, a high capacity to multi-task, and the ability to manage consultants and personalities are prerequisites.
  • Position based in Agoura Hills, CA – relocation not covered.
  • A criminal background check and review of current driving record will be required.

Job Benefits

  • Salary – DOE.
  • Health/Dental/Chiropractic coverage available for individual after three months. Dependents can be covered at employee’s expense.
  • Life Insurance.
  • 401K participation.
  • Three weeks leave (vacation, personal, sick) for the first six years.
  • Eight paid holidays.
  • Discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance.


The AMCAL group of Companies, one of the Nation’s leading housing development companies is developing quality rental and ownership residential properties throughout California and Texas including Affordable Housing, Luxury Apartment Housing and Student Housing. The Company was founded in 1978. An affiliated company, AMCAL General Contractors Inc. builds all of AMCAL’s projects. For more information, visit our website at AMCAL is an equal opportunity employer.

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