Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager – LWSD

Staff – Seattle, Washington
Department Staff
Employment Type Full-Time

At OAC, we do what we love in the service of people who love what we do. This means, we have many different disciplines with one common goal: to serve our clients and communities as trusted partners while focusing on how design and construction can improve all aspects of the built environment. To accomplish this, we focus on hiring professionals who are experts in their fields, inspire others, enjoy sharing knowledge, and see collaboration as not only an asset, but a necessity. If you are passionate about your work and would like to work in a positive, energized environment, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager to join our OAC team in Redmond, WA.  Lake Washington’s 2016 Bond program approved 8 school projects ranging from remodel to new construction.  This role will sit primarily in the field and join an existing team of OAC project managers, project engineers and project controls engineers leading the District and contract professionals through the design and construction processes

The role of Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager requires strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, ability to self direct, knowledge of construction industry, field construction practices and related construction administrative processes. This position provides construction and contract management support and may be asked to help with general project support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Know and understand the services required by the OAC contract with client.
  • Assist with administration of the construction contract as assigned.
  • Maintenance of RFI, Change Order, Daily Report and Submittal logs, tracking and reporting status.
  • Understand impacts of RFIs, Field Orders, and Change Order Proposals.
  • Provide quality assurance through job site walks, preparation of daily reports or logs, etc.
  • Review of General Contractor’s as-built documents.
  • Gather and/or prepare information for Change Orders, Claims, etc.
  • Assist in review of construction documents for constructability, bidability, completeness, errors and omissions.
  • Assist in the development of “front end” specifications and development of construction documentation.
  • Procure or assist in procurement of contract required documentation, O&M manuals, as-built drawings, guarantees, warranties, keys, etc.
  • Develop and maintain project progress photos and required photos/videos/claim documentation.
  • Assist with or coordinate commissioning and testing of building systems and equipment.
  • Assist in review and verify monthly consultant and contractor progress payments.
  • Review, confirm, prepare and/or assist with preparation of project master schedule.
  • Manage FF&E procurement and installation.
  • Facilitate owner integration prior to and during the occupancy phase of the project.

Experience/Skills/Education

  • Strong communicator with the ability to engage with varying audiences.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Bluebeam, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Project or other scheduling software.
  • Experience with web-based project management tools.
  • BS in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university. Foreign degree equivalent acceptable.
  • 1-4 years of construction/project management or general contracting experience.

Advancement guidelines for this position

  • Demonstrated ability within posted experience, skills, and education.
  • Performance at or above required competency levels for the position

About the Firm

Founded in 1955, OAC provides public and private client’s multi-disciplinary, building consulting services. OAC delivers comprehensive program management, applying proven management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion. OAC’s building enclosure team designs efficient, complete, and sustainable building enclosure systems. The Forensic Architecture and Engineering practice at OAC provides investigation, repair design and expert witness consulting on construction litigation and insurance claims.

For over six decades, OAC has been widely recognized as one of the best of the best in our industry. For the 2nd year in a row we made top 10 best workplace in Washington. In OAC was awarded No. 2 - Washington’s Best Companies to Work For 2017 – Seattle Business Magazine and No. 7 - Washington’s Best Workplaces 2017 – Puget Sound Business Journal.  We are a growing company, with offices in Seattle, Spokane, Olympia, and Silicon Valley and are looking for the right candidate to aid our development and expansion. To learn more about OAC and the team please go to

OAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Department
    Staff
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
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