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Senior Project Engineer


Greenville, South Carolina (SC), US, 29615 Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), US, 28206

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Hybrid



About Day and Zimmermann

When you’ve been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two! At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better! Our 51,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that’s not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? Come join us on purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say.®

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Senior Project Engineer to join our Day & Zimmermann team in Charlotte, NC or Greenville, SC. (Hybrid, Remote)


Manages all or part of the engineering scope of an MC Engineering project.  Provides direction and coordinates the Engineering and Design leads on an assigned project.  Is responsible for the execution of engineering deliverables including the engineering schedule, budget, document controls and manpower staffing.  Proactively manages change.  Establishes project procedures to ensure deliverables meet client and established engineering and project requirements.  Identifies problems and coordinates with the engineering team to correct.  Maintains and promotes a focus on MC Engineering's end product whether engineering, fabrication or construction.  Ensures effective communications among other engineering disciplines.  Assumes responsibility for cost, schedule, quantity and budget control.  Reviews work with client, management and project leads.  May be assigned as the Project Engineering Manager for a project.

As the Senior Project Engineer, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Manage engineering efforts for programs including but not limited to ensuring proper specifications and documentation, permit support and design. Ensure proper execution of all suppliers/contractors and provide technical assistance as necessary. Prepares estimate and budgets and review expenditures to control costs. Prepares requests for materials/supplies/subcontractors, etc. Supervises development and submission of reports and correspondence.
  • Support project schedule development. Evaluate milestones for technical, equipment and documentation deliverables. Review document submittal schedule and equipment on-site. Evaluate prime contract LDs as they effect engineering and ensure schedule is achievable.
  • Support construction interface coordination. Support the RFI/DCR/FCR process. Integrate construction into early document, model, and schedule reviews. Interface with site field engineering.  Coordinate requests and requirements for on-site engineering support. Obtain scoping on master documents for Commissioning. Coordinate transfer of redline documents with responsible engineer.
  • Supports department and organization leaders to plan, develop, recommend, and implement approved rules, regulations, and administrative department policies. Interfaces with customers to ensure proper specifications and resolve technical issues. Supports the development of the proposal/project technical approach, risk assessment/register as well as assumptions and clarifications. 
  • Establishes office goals and objectives for review and approval as appropriate. Plans work schedules for assigned personnel and provide technical guidance as required. Evaluates work in progress and initiate corrective measures to accomplish established goals and objectives. Manages the development, growth and increased capabilities of the engineering staff.
  • Define services to be provided including deliverables in alignment with RFQ or RFP.  Define and/or clarify DOR.  Define points of interface. Assist in defining project technology/technology providers. Define key technical deliverables (e.g., GA, site layouts, and one-lines). Develop and interpret Project Design Data (e.g., site conditions, temperature extremes, and seismic design). Provide input to the procurement/subcontract plan.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Experience in effective project management, execution and project procedures, including cost estimation and budgeting.  Ability to supervise and lead Engineering resources and the completion of projects.  Knowledge of technical engineering requirements of clients, regulations and governmental guidelines.
  • Strong organizational skills for multiple projects.
  • Exhibits both technical breadth and depth of subject engineering curriculum.  Demonstrates a broad technical knowledge of various engineering disciplines and is able to effectively communicate complex technical requirements and concepts to engineers and non-engineers. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite applications, and the ability to quickly learn and use other software packages.  Able to work in AutoCAD and Bluebeam.  Experience using Revit a plus.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Engineering from a ABET accredited college/university, or acceptable school to the State Board of Engineers for licensure as a professional engineer
  • 10+ Years including 5+ years in Project Engineering or Management of Engineering Projects, preferably in EPC Projects
  • PE Strongly Preferred
  • US Citizenship
  • Great attitude and team player
  • Successful completion of background screening process


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage range for this role is $110,480 - $165,720. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees and it shows!  Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:


  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 15 pounds
  • Walking
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)


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Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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