Project Engineer
Job Details
DI - HQ - Overland Park, KS
Full Time

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role is responsible for all production aspects of the project starting at the hand off from Project Management. This role requires a high level of collaboration with internal departments within DI, subcontractors, and clientele.  The Project Engineer manages production schedule and purchases for all fabrication aspects, ensuring quality control and maintaining budget. This is a vital role in helping ensure that client satisfaction is achieved, and communication is effective among internal teams.  While the Project Engineer role has no direct staff reports, this role has project-based leadership accountabilities and responsibilities with the entire Production team.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS may include but are not limited to:

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously and effectively, of small to large scope, during all phases until project completion. Project volume for the PE 1 role will typically be projects with fabrication revenue up to $100,000.
  • Assists Senior Project Engineer on large complex projects by focusing on smaller scope within the large project
  • Serves as the primary contact between Production Team and Project Management and is responsible for maintaining the schedule, manufacturing budget and quality of the project
  • Coordinates with Engineering and Project Management teams to ensure we are engineering project to budget and maintaining design intent
  • Coordinates with Purchasing team as needed about any outside processes or subcontractors needed to complete project
  • Reports/records rework to Production Manager weekly for their specific jobs
  • Partners with various internal teams as needed for successful project completion (i.e., Designers, Engineers, Project Managers, Production teams, etc.)
  • Monitors and tracks project budgets, project quality and handles any challenges/issues that may arise pertaining to their specific jobs
  • Seeks assistance from internal teams to contribute solutions to problems as they arise
  • Updates project status and progress through use of Wrike software. Provides notes and drawings for efficient status update.
  • Acts as the point of contact for the Production team and communicates project status with all internal departments, and all levels of the company as needed
  • Reports and escalates any issues to the manager overseeing the department of concern
  • Collaborates with Production Manager, Production Supervisors and Project Managers to manage client requests, project production schedules and deliverables
  • Follows protocol for internal processes
  • Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration skills to all internal and external team members and continues to develop and enhance those skills
  • Work with internal teams to estimate potential risks on a project
  • May be required to go out of town for short periods of time to assist with project installs or client visits

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Ability to multi-task and meet project deadlines
  • Possesses an authentic team player attitude and always be willing to help
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal which demonstrate project knowledge
  • The ability to be firm, but respectful to ensure everyone on the team stays on schedule with deliverables
  • Basic understanding of production drawings
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment 
  • Uncommon commitment to clients and internal teams alike   
  • Ability to lead and be led
  • Exhibits a positive, professional attitude and approachable communication style
  • Extremely flexible; go where needed, when needed
  • Detail oriented and aware of schedules, budgets, and timelines
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce results
  • Dedicated to everyone’s success and contributes to a positive team culture
  • Relationship building skills
  • Basic knowledge of construction methods, material application and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to manage multiple, small size projects of a custom nature simultaneously
  • Safely work in and around a fabrication shop environment by wearing proper PPE and be an example to your peers

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Associates degree or trade school certification preferred
  • At least 2 years of production or construction experience

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?

If you love challenges, solving problems, and collaborating with teammates and can operate comfortably in a fast-paced, non-traditional development and engineering environment, we want to hear from you. Please apply directly on our website with your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Please also provide a portfolio of your work history (Portfolio site, GitHub or LinkedIn). A full list of available opportunities can be found at: www.dimin.com/careers.

New in 2018, DI incorporated the Great Game of Business principles into the way we do things. The program is designed to create a business of business people, providing transparency into company performance. GGOB allows for the potential of quarterly bonuses as company goals are achieved.

Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and hold a valid drivers license. Dimensional Innovations is an Equal Opportunity Employer and depends on diversity of ideas, skills and perspectives to solve the world's toughest creative challenges, encouraging and amplifying every voice so we can create remarkable experiences for all.

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