I became an engineer because I wanted to build stuff…
But I didn’t know how to make my dreams a reality.
Even as a kid, something about the idea of being able to point at a bridge or a sykscraper and say, “I built that” really spoke to me.
I went to school and got an engineering degree, but I was really unclear about how to turn my education into a career.
Why did I become a Project Engineer?
I’ll be honest, when I first heard about project engineering I didn’t actually know what it was. And to be even more honest I didn’t really understand how construction worked.
In time I came to understand that as a project engineer I would literally get to “engineer the project.” Instead of being tied to my desk doing the same things day after day, I would get to be out in the field building the things I’d always dreamed of building.
“If you are someone looking to start a career in construction, I cannot stress to you enough just how important it is to find the right team.”
Why I chose Goodfellow Bros.
I knew that I wanted to join a team that was going to invest in me and value my contributions. To help in my search I came up with a list of questions and used them as a compass which eventually led me to Goodfellow Bros.
I knew that I wanted to build a career and in order to do that I would need to find a company that offered exposure to a wide array of projects and locations.
On top of this I had dreams of managing my own projects someday and I knew that I would need leaders and mentors to help me get there.
Goodfellow Bros. had a culture geared towards growing individuals. When I asked about opportunites for growth, they asked me about my goals and then helped to chart a course for how I could get there.
I’ve always placed a high value on team culture. I didn’t just want a place where people were kind, I wanted a place where I could tell people where excited to be there and I found that at Goodfellow Bros. Their commitment to their people and their communites drew me in right away.
Coming out of school I’d heard a lot of stories about long hours and burnout. It’s not that I wanted to avoid hard work; I just didn’t want to be expected to sacrifice everything for my job.
What I found at Goodfellow Bros. was a team of people whose desire for heathly families and individuals outweighed their concern for the bottom line.
The Project Engineer (PE) reports to Regional Management or designated Project Manager and is responsible for administrating the technical aspects of assigned projects. The PE works closely with owners, subcontractors, vendors, utility companies and local state and federal agencies to ensure work is being completed on schedule and on budget. The PE also works harmoniously with the craft and salary employees creating a team environment and may supervise other employees. A Bachelor’s Degree is required and previous experience in heavy-civil construction is preferred though not necessary. Additional experience using HCSS Heavy Job, Microsoft Word, Excel and Project is a plus. Must have a positive attitude and willingness to learn!
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for administering the technical and financial aspects of assigned projects. Works closely with Owners, subcontractors, vendors, utility companies and local state and federal agencies to ensure work is being completed on schedule and on budget. The PM supervises other salaried employees and reports to the Project Executives. The PM works harmoniously with both the craft and salaried employees. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and minimum of 5 years’ of experience in heavy-civil construction is preferred. Strong knowledge of earthwork, grading, and underground utility practices, including contractual documents, plans, specifications, and geotechnical reports is required, as well as excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
GBI is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants offered the position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must have a Valid Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.
Profit Sharing & 401(K)
Automatic enrollment in profit sharing and eligibility for 401K enrollment at hire.
GBI supports employee development at all levels, including a leadership development program.
Paid Time Off
15 days of vacation, 9 holidays, 2 float days, 9 sick days, and 2 days of VPTO per year for employees 0-5 years of service.
Performance & Development Planning
A mentorship program aimed at fostering an environment geared toward growth and goals.
We provide in-house and 3rd-party training opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Employee Programs & Service
GBI values community service and engagement. We offer employees up to $500 in an annual charitable match program, as well as volunteer paid time off (VPTO).
We offer market competitive salaries for project engineers, based on region location, experience and performance.
We have multiple openings across our offices in California, Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon.
At Goodfellow Bros., you will have access to work on a variety of project types with differing scopes across the industry.