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Project Engineer

Ballard Marine Construction
Bradenton, Florida 34211
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Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.


Why join Ballard? It’s simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we’ve said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!


Position Summary:


The Project Engineer will encompass performing engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction activities. They are the senior engineer on-site and have the authority to make decisions and change plans.


This position will travel up to 75% and when not traveling will be based out of our Bradenton, FL office. 


Ideal Candidate:


Core Attributes:

  • Grit and Resiliency - We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can; or will.
  • Comradery and Inspirational - We are a hard-working team of like-minded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.
  • Driven and Competitive - We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed to do our best and we do what it takes to win.
  • Trustworthy and Respectful - We are passionate about honesty, authenticity, and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.
  • Ownership and Accountability - When something goes wrong, we first “look in the mirror” before we “look out the window.” We ask, “what could I have done differently?” and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. “Me first” belongs here.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or related field



  • At least seven years’ experience in heavy civil construction
  • Has worked with, and has knowledge of, change order recognition and management.



  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Can work in a high demand environment and is able to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Proficient with a wide range of software (or willing and able to learn) including, CAD, Blue Beam, HeavyBid, HeavyJob, MS Project or P6, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Works well in an unstructured environment.
  • Formulation of technical proposals, including technical means and methods, schedules, and pricing.
  • Advanced construction software operating capabilities.
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal skills.



  • Review project proposals and plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures, project staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources.
  • Confer with project staff to outline work plans and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget.
  • Review status reports for management, client, and others.
  • Plan and design temporary structures, following construction and government standards, using design software, and drawing tools.
  • Coordinate project activities with Ballard personnel, subcontractors, and joint venture partners.
  • Assist the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the project, including safety, performance, budget, scheduling, equipment management, and quality.
  • Develop and maintain resource-loaded project schedules.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Work with, and be part of, the estimating departments during project procurement phases.
  • Act as a Quality Control/Quality Assurance representative as required.
  • May act as the Ballard’s lead representative in the absence of the Project Manager.
  • Organize and manage subcontractors.


Physical Demands / Working Environment:

  • Working outdoors in various temperatures and conditions.
  • Wears various PPE (respirators, fall protection, etc.).
  • Must be able to lift to 20 pounds.
  • May work outdoors for long periods of time in various seasons and conditions.
  • Will climb ladders, work at heights, walk and stand on uneven surfaces, ride or work from a barge, pier, vessel, etc.
  • Will travel on various land, water, and aircraft.
  • Lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing, squatting for various periods of time.
  • Prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the year.



Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, STD, Paid Time Off, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!


EEO Statement:

Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.


Posted: 2023-09-18 Expires: 2023-10-18

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