What does a Project Engineer do?

Project engineers manage teams throughout the entire span of a project which is technical or involves engineering. They ensure the design, consistency and functionality of a project throughout its entire process. They prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor all assigned projects and communicate during daily interactions with clients to interpret requirements and needs.

Project engineers communicate with the project manager and other members of the team to provide any necessary assistance or technical support. They review the engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions throughout the duration of the project. They prepare schedules, and coordinate and monitor the assigned engineering projects. They monitor compliance to applicable codes and practices as well as quality assurance and quality control policies. They strive to prepare, schedule, coordinate, and monitor the project to ensure it adheres to its budget. Project engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management, or construction management.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
21%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
26%
8+
20%

Common Skill Sets

AutoCAD
Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Written Communication
Security Clearance
MS Office EXCEL
Leadership
Consulting

Project Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Project Engineer
$83,468/yr
Engineer
27% made the transition
Production Engineer
8% made the transition
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Project Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$83,468 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$58K
Median: $83K
$121K
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