Project Engineer

Business Unit:  E&K of Chicago, Inc.
Department:  Project Management, Chicago

Elmhurst, IL, US, 60126

Job Description: 

Since 1956, E&K has been uncompromising in the commitment to deliver the highest quality products and services our clients demand, anywhere they need them. Today, we’re one of the largest interior/exterior finish contractors in the U.S., with offices throughout the country and a reputation for excellence.


Our employees love the small yet strong team atmosphere.  Because we value our employees, we strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical; dental; 401k; voluntary benefits; disability; life insurance; paid vacation, holiday, volunteer & sick time; paid parental leave; student loan paydown program; and EAP.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Contract document management; including, but not limited to updating contract drawings and specifications, RFI and change management (i.e. ASIs, Bulletins, RFQs) and submittals. 
  • Scanning and uploading documents and emails onto OnBase.
  • Soliciting quotes from Suppliers, Vendors and Subcontractors.
  • Management of job specific subcontractor related documents as applicable.
  • Creating submittals packages; including, but not limited to creating cover sheets, obtaining product data, maintenance information, SDS sheets, LEED letters, and shop drawings.
  • Assisting with forecasting / cost analysis
  • Research and cost analysis of new products and manufacturers
  • Producing cost breakdowns / color coded drawings
  • Assisting with change order takeoff / pricing
  • Drafting and submitting RFI’s
  • Assisting with QA process
  • Assisting with job close-out process
  • Attend and participate in all required company training programs.  
  • Conform to all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience with OST and QuickBid is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents, drawings, schedules, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of construction budgets, scheduling, and estimating.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization and multi-tasking skills.


E&K is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, E-Verify, and Drug Free Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago