UIC Alaska

Project Engineer - Qayaq Construction

Location : Location
Travel Requirement
25% - 50%


Project Engineer


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


Job Summary:

Project Engineer will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager with the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals.


Essential Functions:

  • Read and accurately interpret project plans and specifications for the proper execution of work as defined in project documents.
  • Assist the Project Manager with the planning and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Assist the Project Manager with contracts and negotiations, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and sub-contractors.
  • Assist the Project Manager with submitting budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Track project reports including daily reports, labor reports, submittals, equipment utilization, schedules, projections, and activity progress, budget versus actual reports.
  • Perform Take-Off’s whether for estimating or during project execution by calculating dimensions, square footage, or calculating material quantities.
  • Assist Surveyor with lay out, reference points, grades and elevations.
  • Analyze and update project budgets, margin projections, and budget vs actual reports.
  • Assist with project quality control, including the testing of soils for adequacy and conformance, as well as materials meeting the project specifications.
  • Create, Plan, and update work plans for various activities.
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools, including heavy job, excel, etc.
  • Provide direction and support to project team.
  • Monitor and report on progress of project to appropriate parties.
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results.
  • Consolidate and analyze historical data and assist with estimating on future projects.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental and safety codes, or other regulations.


Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • The applicant must be an excited, energetic, professional with a desire to produce quality product while strengthening Owner, Engineer, Subcontractor, and Supplier relationships.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Execute the project according to the project plans and specifications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ensure that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Willingness to learn new skills such as CPM Scheduling, Time Management, Quality Control, Cost Control, and Submittal review, Purchase Orders, Change Orders, and Subcontracts.
  • Computer literacy is critical including understanding of Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Projects or similar scheduling programs with the ability to learn new programs.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering, architectural, other constructions drawings, and specifications.
  • Implementation of corporate safety program and applicable safety regulations.
  • Implement and complete quality and inspections procedures.
  • Excellent mathematical skills are required with the ability to perform quantity and material takeoffs from construction documents.
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct, professional presentation and cultural awareness.


Required Experience:

  • One or two years of experience in heavy civil construction or two or more years of training in engineering related field such as civil engineering or construction management.
  • Familiarity with Heavy Job Daily Field Reporting Software
  • Familiarity with Submittal Registers and Submittal Process.
  • Familiarity with Heavy Bid Estimating and Heavy Job Construction Software
  • Experience with Microsoft word, excel, and power point.
  • Knowledge of construction materials and practices.
  • Familiarity of P6 or Microsoft Projects Scheduling Software

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to read text on a computer screen and in hard copy, stand or sit, talk, and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to enter information into computers via a keyboard or other peripheral device.
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise in a well-lit, well-ventilated and moderately paced environment.
  • Continuously required to sit, hear and/or respond to verbal/audio cues, perform repetitive motions of hands and wrists, and read computer screen.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, bend, or reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull and/or carry objects up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Conditions:

  • The work environment is that of a typical office setting.
  • In a large building or jobsite office setting.
  • Often the location will be on a construction site.
  • May occasionally travel to rural areas.




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