Project Engineer - Entry Level

Michael Page

Job Description

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My client is a Heavy Civil General Contractor in the Chicagoland market that completes over $200M in work across the heavy civil space (excavation, asphalt, concrete and more) and has an immediate need for a Project Engineer, with 0-2 years in the construction industry, to help lead multiple projects averaging at $15M per job.

Client Details

My client has operated in the Chicago construction market for over 55 years and is known as a premier contractor that completes excavation, asphalt, and concrete projects for both public and private clients. With multiple asphalt plants close to major highways, my client has completed over $300M worth of work in a single year before and has tremendous bidding capabilities ensuring a steady stream of jobs.


  • Maintain and troubleshoot all the GPS base stations, machines, and rovers on the job site.
  • Perform layout and staking on the job site for construction crews.
  • Collect topographic information for existing, ongoing, and final points to accurately calculate quantities for the job.
  • Work with the Superintendent to provide timely information for excavation activities as well as collaborating with the Project Management Team to calculate final quantities for the job.
  • Daily communication with the Project Management Teams, Superintendents, GPS Managers, subcontractors, GPS laborers, and GPS operators regarding scheduling.


  • Previous Internship in a Civil Construction role and/or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years of civil construction experience or survey experiencd preferred
  • 1 year of 3D modeling experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge Surveying
  • Experience with GPS technology (Topcon and/or Trimble)

Job Offer

  • Competitive Salary depending on experience (initial range 65-85k)
  • 15-20 PTO Package
  • 10 Company Holidays
  • 100% Medical Benefits
  • 401k Plan with company contributions
  • End of year bonus
  • Company vehicle provided
  • Company cell phone and laptop provided
  • $25,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Maternity Leave - 8 paid weeks
  • Paternity Leave - 4 paid weeks
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Referral Bonus
  • Education Bonuses
  • End of year celebrations

Job Requirements