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Preston Pipelines Inc. – Project Engineer (Bay Area)

Company: Preston Pipelines Inc.
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Status: Full time, Exempt
Relevant Experience: 2 – 4+ Years

Are you are looking for a company that’s an industry leader, one that has a stellar reputation and a large and accessible pool of talent and knowledge to draw upon, and that offers you the opportunity to contribute from your first day and provides the potential for unlimited growth?

For over 30 years, Preston Pipelines has been delivering excellence as an Underground Engineering Contractor in California. We complete close to 200 projects annually for Developers, Contractors and Municipalities.

Preston Pipelines is a successful, well-managed company that’s growing both financially and geographically. New employees enter a dynamic and fulfilling work environment — one that has kept its small-business atmosphere, even as it continues to expand and grow. New engineers are trained and mentored so that within six months you’ll feel ownership and be responsible for the projects you work on. If you are bright, energetic, talented, and team-oriented, there’s a position for you at Preston Pipelines.

We have immediate openings for a Project Engineer position. Candidates must be self-starters, productive, and highly organized.

Project Engineer Job Description

A Project Engineer’s function is to be a liaison between the Project Manager and the owner, engineer, and subcontractors. The Project Engineer must have good organizational skills to be able to process change orders, drawings, and progress billings. The ability to manage material procurement, estimate work in place, and procure permits are an integral part of the position.

The Project Engineer shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

• Reviews project plans, specifications, standard specifications, and soils report.
• Review Estimate.
• Review project budget
• Perform materials take off; verify all SOV estimated quantities.
• Contact Subs, Material Suppliers, and Truckers required for project.
• Assist Project Manager to prepare purchase orders and subcontract agreements and logs.
• Assist Project Manager to prepare SWPP plans, traffic plans, excavation plans, JHA’s, MOP’s, etc., as required.
• Assist Project Manager Prepare all Submittals and logs.
• Prepare and Review project video and pictures prior to start of construction for any changes in conditions that are not noted on project plans
• USA job sites, refresh USA as needed, and maintain log.
• Distribute plans & specs. to subcontractors.
• Coordinate with Project Manager job related materials delivery in a timely manner
• Coordinate with subcontractors for timely coordination.
• Attend job start meeting with PM, Estimator, PE, Superintendent, and Foreman (if available), prior to job start. Meeting to ensure that everyone clearly understands the work, schedule, and production rates required to complete the project at or below budgeted cost.
• Maintain a three week look ahead schedule that is resource loaded in coordination with PM and superintendent.
• Attend weekly job site meetings, as required.
• No performance of extra work, without a written directive or approval from an authorized owner’s representative, and approval by PPI Project Manager
• Process and analyze the project reports and production, collect all data to determine whether or not the project is deviating from the planned schedule or rate of production and if the deviation is the result of issues that require a change order or submission of a Notice of Potential Claim. Coordinate with Project Manager
• Track extra work labor hours, equipment hours, and materials used on projects. Collect extra work field tags and ensure owners representative is signing the tags.
• Review daily timecards from field personnel. Insure the time card is accurately filled out for hours, cost codes and quantity of materials used.
• Ensure time cards are approved and submitted to Accounting by 10:00 am the same day you received. Ensure all previous week’s time cards are submitted no later than 10:00 am Monday morning.
• Maintain project red-line as-builts.
• Work with PM to ensure project is conforming to project specifications at all times.
• Foster good relations with project owner.
• Work and communicate closely with Superintendents and Foreman to ensure a successful project.
• Maintain project pictures for PPI records.
• Verify and agree on quantities with inspecting agency daily if you are on site.
• Coordinate with PM to submit all close out documents including as-builts, warranty letters, O & M manuals, etc. required to complete the project.
• Do whatever it takes.

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field is required.

For additional information, please visit our website at
For immediate consideration, please send your resume to with a cover letter and salary history with with the subject titled: Milpitas Project Engineer position.
Preston Pipelines Inc. is a drug-free work environment. EEO employer.



Corporate Office

133 Bothelo Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-1418
(408) 262-1870 fax

Sacramento Office

3780 Commerce Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 386-1500
(916) 386-7531 fax

Central Valley Office

12687 South Manthey Road
Lathrop, CA 95330
(408) 262-1418
(408) 262-1870 fax