Project Engineer, Residential

Charlotte, NC/Remote
Added: May 10, 2024

Why WR? WithersRavenel is looking for people who are passionate about collaboration, community, and client success. Your reward for sharing your talent with us? OWNERSHIP . As a 100% employee-owned company, every employee is an owner—which adds a powerful and unique dimension to our vibrant company culture and purposeful work. Our employee owners say they love a lot of things about WithersRavenel , but the things most often cited are: our amazing people and team-first atmosphere, our focus on their professional development and growth, and our commitment to the communities in which we work and live.

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We have an opening for a Project Engineer in our Residential Practice Area , primarily focusing on Residential projects. This is a hybrid position working out of our Charlotte, North Carolina office.

Project Engineers are responsible and accountable for systematic and consistent execution of projects which may include the supervision and management of people, resources, and clients for the mutual success of our Clients, Practice Area, and Company.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Coordinate resource needs with Team members and other Practice Areas
  • Forecast workload and address gaps or excessive workloads
  • Manage projects, oversee and delegate tasks, and engage in design of projects
  • Represent our Company in communications with clients for assigned projects regularly throughout the entire project and in marketing activities after project completion
  • Prepare agreements including scope, schedule, fees, and terms and conditions and communicate to project team members
  • Responsible for the financial performance of projects and proactively address changes in scope, billing processes, schedules, and any settlements
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor of any significant challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on projects
  • Responsible for oversight and approval of design, construction plans, bid documents, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates
  • Analyze complex technical problems and devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions
  • Lead, supervise, and monitor Team Members to achieve the goals and strategies for the Practice Area
  • Implement effective communication, performance management, as well as identify strategic skills needed to achieve Company, Practice Area, Team, and project goals.
  • Foster a positive environment; engage in Company, Practice Area, and Team meetings routinely, team building efforts, and community involvement
  • Responsible for cultivation of existing relationships including periodic client meetings, proposal, and budget development, and obtaining feedback in conjunction with Marketing and Practice Area personnel as required
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or field of expertise or equivalent experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 4+ years of experience in appropriate field of expertise
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Handle multiple tasks under pressure and prioritize responsibilities
  • Exhibit leadership in planning and/or design concepts and methods and challenge convention
  • Ability to successfully manage all internal aspects of projects/project tasks
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to mentor and lead technical staff
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking
  • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil3D, Geopak, and/or graphic software experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications

Working Conditions

The assignment will require occasional evening and weekend work, infrequent job site visits outdoors, and working in collaborative, fast-paced, and client-driven environment.

Physical Requirements

The assignment may occasionally require repetitive physical tasks (such as operating a computer), standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, extended time travelling in a vehicle, and carrying equipment and materials up to 25 pounds.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

WithersRavenel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military service, or other non-merit factors protected by federal, state, or local laws. At WithersRavenel, we strive to build and nurture a culture where diversity, inclusivity, and belonging are a normal part of doing business, not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. By hiring highly talented people who align with our Core Values, we continue to enrich and broaden our ownership community, as well as the employee and client experience. This purposeful approach to diversity and inclusion leads to greater commitment, collaboration, and effectiveness in our culture, work, and lives.