Project Engineer

Seaside, California
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Project Engineer (Administrator I)

Temporary position until September 30, 2019 or the completion of the project.

Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins: May 1, 2017




Under the general supervision of the Capital Project Manager, the Project Engineer is responsible for assisting with the administration of capital improvement projects as assigned, from pre-design through construction and final inspection, with some involvement during the warranty period. Provides business administration and management services. Helps to assure compliance with all CSU, State and Federal requirements for projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Assists with the project management of capital improvement projects with varying scopes and having significant impact on the physical campus, the students, faculty and staff. Assists Project Manager with coordinating campus-wide construction design reviews, walkthroughs, construction progress meetings. Conducts reviews and presentations when necessary, at each phase of design and working drawings. Assists in the oversight of general contractor and monitoring of their performance. Reviews contractor’s requests for changes and payment requests per CSU standards and regulations. Provide technical review and administrative assistance for cost request bulletins, field instructions, Requests for Information, and change orders. Reviews for approval of shop drawings, product data, samples and other submittals. In conjunction with the Inspector of Record, ensures contractor’s compliance with the contract and satisfactory performance and contract documents (as-built drawings). Assists the Inspector of Record with the coordination of required special inspections. Provides project closeout assistance in finalizing change orders, following up with warranty items and punch-list completion, and calculation of release of retention in compliance with CSU regulations. Assist with closeout documentation for audit.

Other Functions:

  1. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge and skills in contract administration, both in the design phase and construction phase of multi-story capital improvement projects. Working knowledge of architectural services, estimating, and construction specifications. Working knowledge of California Building and Safety Codes applicable to construction projects. Technical skill in reading and interpreting specifications, drawings, surveys and studies. Skill in performing on-site inspections and meetings to evaluate work in progress and investigate problems such as design interpretation or cost modifications. Ability to analyze problems, to reach practical and logical conclusions, and to make recommendations for changes. Ability to research, review and evaluate existing and proposed plans. Ability to gain acceptance of recommendations and decisions; develop and maintain effective, cooperative-working relationships; ability to maintain high professional standards; and write clear and concise reports. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work with multiple deadlines. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in managing multiple complex projects. Good oral and written communication skills in all media. Team-oriented and collegial management style. Extensive knowledge and experience of methods, procedures and practices typically found in project management, contract management and construction related California building and safety codes. Working knowledge of architecture, construction management, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. Ability to read, understand, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications. Demonstrated ability to prepare or assist in the preparation of cost estimates, construction specifications, drawings, contracts, records, presentations and reports. Ability to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities. Operational knowledge and ability to use computer programs in a PC or Macintosh environment. Knowledge of scheduling software used by the construction industry.


Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, with a major in a related field AND three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, such as managing the activities of a building design and construction operation and/or managing projects. Demonstrated technical literacy.


Knowledge and experience with various computer software, including AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, Procore, MS Office software including Word and Excel, e-mail and electronic calendaring. Professional experience in a university or institutional setting especially within the CSU system is strongly desired. Prior knowledge of and experience with the State University Administrative Manual procedures for design and construction.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.

This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.

This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and access to controlled or hazardous substances.

Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.

May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


This position requires, but is not limited to, performing work indoors and outdoors in a variety of local weather conditions and environments, with responsibility for site inspections. The position would also include a typical office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position is required to work at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. There is required travel between campus offices, work sites and off-campus locations.


Salary commensurate with experience.  This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


Please be aware of the following important dates and plan accordingly: 

Tentative Timeline:

May 15, 2017 through May 18, 2017 - Interviews                                                                               

For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above.  For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map).  Please check the links provided for the respective hours. 


CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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