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Aerotek Construction Project Engineer - 2 Openings in AMES, Iowa

Currently seeking a Commercial Construction Project Engineer. Projects will be around Iowa including commercial general contracting, construction management, and design-build. Upcoming/current projects include K-12 education, corporate/office, industrial, restaurant, etc.


  • Assists in pursuits and preconstruction activities – presentations, estimating and bidding and buying the job.

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the contract documents and estimate.

  • Communicates with Owner, Architect, Engineer, Subcontractors, and Suppliers.

  • Issues subcontracts and purchase orders as assigned.

  • Assists with setting up project schedule of values and completing monthly pay applications. Assists with payment approval of invoices.

  • Responsible for submittal process including ensuring that submittal schedule coincides with the Production Schedule. Responsible for O&M submittals.

  • Provides information to the Field as required, i.e. Lift Drawings, Layout Drawings, Flow Diagrams, Sections as needed for decision making.

  • Assists with laying out the project, checking grades, and becomes proficient at the use of the total station.

  • Assists in calculating production rates in a form the crew understands and can use.

  • Assists in ensuring that all work on the project meets both the contract requirements and quality standards.

  • Assists with completing required monthly/weekly/daily documentation and reporting. Assists with Cost Projections & Monthly PM Report.

  • Assists with pricing and drafting change request proposals and maintains log.

  • Updates subcontracts, purchase orders, and project budget with changes.

  • Assists with creating, monitoring, and updating punch list.

  • Assists with Project Close-Out. Sees that Project As-Builts are up to date and submitted. Participates in close-out meeting. Assists in Start-Up and scheduling owner training.

Growth and career advancement/ development opportunities: Project Engineer --> Superintendent --> Project Manager

135 employees now: Large enough to diversify in project experience, but small enough where you're not just a number.


Project coordination, Engineering, Reporting, Change order, Project schedule, construction

Top Skills Details:

Project coordination, Engineering, Reporting, Change order, Project schedule, construction

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of commercial construction project engineering experience (can include internship experience for recent graduates)

  • Able to lift 50+ pounds

  • Ability to travel throughout the state of Iowa for projects

Experience Level:

Entry Level

Please contact Peyton Payne for more details on this role and/or to express your interest at or 515-657-5429.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.