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Project Engineer 


Russell is a professional services firm providing construction and development services across the Midwest.  Since its inception in 1983, Russell’s culture promotes a collaborative work environment that strives to exceed our clients’ expectations and provide life-time career opportunities for our professionals.

Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, with offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Olathe, KS, Russell has delivered more than $1 billion in projects across 32 states.  We remain a market leader in our core markets, including new construction and complex additions and renovations.

At Russell, we are creating more than a project - we are building great people, relationships, and community.

Life at Russell

The number one response we receive when we ask our team members what they like about Russell is the culture. Russell team members describe working here as being more flexible than any place they’ve ever worked. They feel supported and support each other. They have fun. They are empowered to get their work done how they see fit. And most of all, they know they can continue their careers here because of the rich development tools available to them. Life at Russell is full of opportunities.  

How You’ll Contribute

As a Project Engineer, you will help us reach our strategic growth goals by supporting the project team and delighting the client.

Russell is looking for candidates with initiative who possess strong communication and organizational skills and are eager to be a vital part of our exciting and growing industry. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package and an excellent work environment.

  • Assist in gathering information for estimates for selected project with detailed review of proposal specifications, drawings, takeoff information, and contracting.
  • Provide technical assistance, interpretation of drawings, recommending construction methods and equipment, etc., as required. Assist in Initiating and maintaining extra work estimating and issuance of change orders.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly project status reports, forecasting cost projections, and status of the project.
  • When assigned by supervisor, lead a pre-construction team as a team leader to provide guidance, direction and leadership.
  • Maintain project files in a neat and organized manner.
  • Assist in administrative responsibilities such as: issuing Owner and Subcontract agreements, scheduling, change order management, shop drawings, RFI’s, related day to day correspondence, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of necessary and required closeout project documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience. Candidates with two to four years of industry experience preferred. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods); craft agreements, jurisdiction, negotiations, engineering, estimating, schedules and safety are required. Excellent communication and organization skills are essential. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying for employment at Russell please contact us at (563) 459-4600 or This contact is for accommodation request only and can’t be used to inquire about status of an application.

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