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Project Engineer Construction I Coeyman’s, NY

Posted on March 3, 2023

Offshore Wind // Administration // Coeymans, NY


Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As a Project Engineer, you will be assigned to a major project in Coeymans, NY. This position will have a major focus on the technical aspects of the project and will report directly to the Sr. Project Manager.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Manages involvement in all aspects of the project with a strong focus on the technical scope
  • Researches specifications, drawings and information surrounding the project, resolves field construction issues and coordinates RFI’s with supply chain and customer
  • Reviews, edits, or prepares estimates related to design changes on the project
  • The Project Engineer collaborates with planning and is involved in managing and overseeing project planning meetings, execution plans and resource-loaded scheduling to ensure each project remains within established specifications, timelines and budget
  • Manages site visits including audits, review of safety procedures, customer meetings and process updates to manage and meet customer project budget expectations
  • Provides continual client updates and reporting to ensure all customer expectations and business goals are achieved
  • Manages, oversees and mentors Assistant PMs to help them continually develop in the role, as well as ensure activities are in line with expectations
  • Review, edits and creates processes within the area to ensure effective activities that are aligned to the customer and business goals
  • Oversees and ensures project documents, contracts, change orders, samples, etc. are kept for a clear history of the project

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Structural or similar field preferred, will consider a combination of education and relevant experience
  • 10 plus years of related project management experience in construction, mechanical, civil structural, or similar utility industries preferred
  • PMP Preferred
  • Solid ability in researching, analysis, planning, project management, and processes; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task with strong attention to details and excellent follow through to ensure successful projects every time. Strong budgeting, decision-making skills. Ability to read drawings and perform construction take-offs; proficiency in change order pricing; solid knowledge of estimating, construction, design, finance and project management; ability to be prepared for any event that could potentially knock the project off course
  • Excellent MS Office, with construction management software skills; Primavera experience preferred; training will be provided on the current processes and software used
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills; able to present well, mentor others, and collaborate with clients in a professional way
  • Strong customer focus and leadership skills required; flexible, able to handle multiple projects and details seamlessly; takes initiative and can execute projects well; able to negotiate with suppliers; reliable; open-minded, able to work through conflict. Collaborative, flexible and adaptable to change, supportive of a team. Strong safety & compliance minded
  • Standing/walking for extended periods of time. Occasional pushing, pulling, bending, crouching, kneeling, twisting, reaching or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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