To begin a new project as a Project Engineer, I review client service agreements, outlined deliverables and client information developed by the Business Development Team. Following project review, I work with the client to verify the expected deliverables, and ensure Enginuity’s proposal, and delivery method, meet their requirements. Depending on project complexity, a Project Engineer must continuously work with clients to manage business changes affecting project scope and deliverables, as required. Throughout the project, a Project Engineer provides labor and cost estimates to the client in case of scope change, and breaks down deliverables into engineering discipline work orders.
As a Project Engineer, great communication is important to maintain client satisfaction but also to engage with discipline engineers, designers, and contractors. By using detailed internal and external work orders, project engineers ensure the work efforts are directed precisely towards value added deliverables that exceed client expectations. The next step in communication is providing design guidance and feedback for work in progress designs to ensure deliverables follow evolving project requirements.
Another important aspect of being a Project Engineer is developing Requests for Information (RFI), Technical Reports (TEC), and Requests for Proposals (RFP). These documents are important steps in all the projects we undertake at Enginuity, as we are managing projects on behalf of our clients, and we need to find the right information, vendors, and contractors to ensure the best solution is implemented.
Throughout the project lifecycle the Project Engineer is in communication with the client to provide updates on the status of the project deliverables, timeline, and costs. This may mean you are facilitating a client meeting, visiting a client on site, and or working with a large groups of stakeholders to implement a specific project.
One of the most important things a Project Engineer can do is to stay abreast of industry trends. I am actively searching for industrial trends related to Enginuity’s expertise and clients. By subscribing to relevant sources such as ASME, BC Food & Beverage, EGBC, etc. I am able to identify new opportunities and trends to research that can add value to many of Enginuity’s clients.
Working as a Project Engineer, in a consulting environment, provides a unique and diverse career opportunity that spans a variety of BC’s industries. The variety of projects and new challenges I see as a Project Engineer is why this role is a great match for myself. If this sounds like something you would be interested in or are passionate about – apply today at Imagine U@Enginuity.
Brad Herbert – Enginuity Project Engineer