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Project Engineer (3+ years' of commercial experience) - Eugene, OR


Hoffman is building a diverse company, and we welcome all candidates to apply.   

Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, the Hoffman Construction name is synonymous with some of the most iconic projects in the region like the Portland International Airport, the Space Needle Century Project, MoPOP, Seattle Central Library, Colman Dock, Randall Children's Hospital, and the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.  

Our company has been in business for a century, but we are not stuck in the past. We encourage innovation, and we welcome diversity.   

Hoffman is employee-owned, which means employee owners have a stake in the company's long-term success, and it means you have the freedom and independence to solve challenges without bureaucratic second-guessing.  

You will earn highly competitive pay, get professional skills training, and enjoy benefits like free primary healthcare for you and your family through our dedicated healthcare clinics, health insurance, paid time off, a generous retirement program and a culture of inclusion and acceptance.  

The people who work here take pride in their work, support each other, and drive our commitment to exceptional construction, from urban high-rise towers, educational buildings, museums and libraries to advanced technology, industrial manufacturing facilities, water treatment plants, healthcare facilities and more.   

Hoffman is a place where you can feel like you belong. Many of our employees have been here for 20+ years. They often join us straight out of college or apprenticeships and grow their entire careers here.   

We are looking for people with a wide range of talents in positions from the jobsite to our corporate offices. Explore our website, and, if you like what you see, apply today.     


Position Summary: The Project Engineer will work within the Construction Department and will report to Project Superintendent. They will work closely with design professionals, clients, and subcontractors to address complex coordination issues. The Project Engineer is on the front line to aid in avoiding and solving technical problems that arise. This position will be fully at the project site. Project location can vary from city to city or state to state. 

Salary Range: $75,000 - $115,000 annually 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Run meetings involving area managers, design team members, multiple subcontractors, and client representatives.
  • Interface between area managers and multiple subcontractors to assist with resolution of field coordination items.
  • Interpret design, construction documents, technical manuals, and quantifying materials required for construction from the documents.
  • Coordinate all civil, architectural, and structural (CSA) elements and within the overall project design.
  • Organize and facilitate training of the client’s personnel in the operations and maintenance of CSA elements and systems.
  • Review and process submittal information and coordinate between multiple submittals to ensure the accuracy and functionality of each component of the various elements and systems.
  • Generate, receive, and distribute requests for information (RFI).
  • Receive and distribute change documents issued by other team members.
  • Field survey layout of control lines and benchmarks.
  • Serve as the technical advisor at onsite field construction office.
  • Ability to coordinate architectural, structural, and MEP systems within the overall project design.


Position Related Skills

  • Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and Teams), and have a general understanding of working within a computer network.
  • Experience with project management software such as Prolog, Procore, E-Builder, Bluebeam, Microsoft Project, and Primavera Project Planner (P6).
  • Experience with design software such as AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks.
  • Training in design and construction document reading, design specifications, survey theory and techniques.
  • Experience in organizing technical data in a neat and accurate method. Familiar with CSI specification system for construction.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of construction.
  • Highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills.
  • Ability to work well and maintain a cooperative attitude through high-pressure situations.
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work while frequently interrupted by phone calls and questions on work in progress.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work closely with variety of trade and craft people in a field work situation. Patience and professionalism are essential.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to collaborate with various personnel within and across departments and at all levels of leadership.
  • Work schedule must be flexible to allow extended hours or off-shift work to accommodate changing construction schedule and sequences.

Professional Experience and Education

  • A minimum of three (3) years of commercial building experience required.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or equivalent degree and/or equivalent field work experience required.
  • Education background in materials and methods of construction.

Physical and Mental Requirements: 

  • Workday is a combination of being stationary and moving about the work location. Must be able to spend equal amounts of time in a stationary position in an office environment and moving about the construction site.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, scaffolds, stairs and work in confined spaces.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Frequently operates machinery and will use hands/fingers and legs to operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect and position materials
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus in an outdoor environment.  The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; reading printed and digital documents
  • Must be able to work in proximity to loud equipment more than 50% of the time.  Must be able to wear hearing protection as necessary.  Often required to communicate with customers and coworkers in an office setting and on the job site.
  • Ability to communicate laws, ordinances, plans, regulations, protocols, directives, and standard operating procedures related to project scope in English.
  • Must have the ability to lift or manipulate 50 pounds to a height of 3 feet and carry or push it 50-100 feet.
  • Must be able to regularly bend or twist to examine project work.
  • Must be able to regularly position self in a kneeling, crouching or crawling position for the purpose of examining project work.
  • Must use independent judgment, and organizational and problem-solving skills to determine best method to accomplish desired results.


Application review will consider without limitation the following criteria: qualifications, education, and experience specific to the job description/duties as well as prior experience with Hoffman Construction. Applicants must be able to pass the Hoffman Drug and Alcohol test. 

Hoffman Construction is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

This job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of work being performed by employees. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of the employee of this job. Furthermore, this description is subject to change at the discretion of the company, with or without notice. 

** Please note, we are not able to offer sponsorship for this position **