Project Engineer

Wagman, Inc.
May 3, 2024
Newark, DE
Job Type


Wagman, Inc.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and employment practice of the Wagman that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability in the recruiting of applicants for employment or in the hiring of employees. Wagman's policy of nondiscrimination applies to all work-related actions; including but not limited to employment, promotion, transfer, discharge, training, or retraining under programs to which the company subscribes; recruitment or recruitment advertising. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified disabled persons according to existing state and federal law. Requests by qualified disabled persons for reasonable accommodation are encouraged by the company. All employees are requested to encourage women, persons of minority races and disabled persons to apply for employment with the company.

City: Newark
State/Territory: Delaware
Employment Type Full Time Salaried

Education Requirement: H.S. Diploma or GED; Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering preferred; Construction Management de
Experience Requirement: experience in heavy highway and bridge work required for Project Engineers; 0-5 years experience for Construction Engineers; completion of Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and/or Construction Management
Special Skills: Blueprint/plan reading; experience in heavy civil construction, knowledge of heavy highway work
Travel Requirement: open to travel

Position : Project Engineer and Construction Engineer
Travel: primarily DE for this position, some regional travel required in future

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer to join our Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. team. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Engineer is responsible for all routine on-site project administration, scheduling, and engineering. This position works along with the entire Project Team to plan and support the completion of assigned construction engineering projects and ensures all plans move forward to meet projected deadlines. This is a safety sensitive position requiring work on construction sites with various safety hazards inherent in heavy construction.

This position is subject to drug testing and compliance policies associated with our status as a Federal Contractor.

Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with operations in heavy civil, general construction and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth-generation family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. has grown to become a nationally recognized leader within the industry. Wagman Heavy Civil Inc's core competencies include design-build, infrastructure, marine construction, modified concrete, grooving and grinding and geotechnical construction services.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree.
  • Project Engineers: Minimum of five (5) years of Heavy/Highway experience , including scheduling and coordinating subcontractors.
  • Construction Engineers: 1-5 years experience (open to speaking to students interested in the industry too out of school).
  • Familiar with grading, drainage, paving bridge construction, retaining walls, and all other highway construction scopes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented

Essential Functions

  • Support engineering team conducting Civil & Structural engineering evaluation that includes bridge applications, heavy highway work, transportation
  • Engineering and Drawing preparation
  • Willing to assist project manager on related project requirement (QA/QC, maintaining productivity records, evaluating and/or tracking project cost and performance of the engineering system).
  • Helps to coordinate with suppliers, subcontractors, and superintendents to ensure that the project is built per plan.
  • Responsible for building 3-week schedules, OnBase invoice coding, review timecards and enter time in Heavy Job.
  • Order materials / tools required for the job, track quantities, run production reports and review with field crews.
  • Will review and approve shop drawings, draft RFIs and assist with submittals.
  • Develop critical work plans for the project to be completed safely and on time and implement the plans in the field.
  • Provides technical information to company supervisor and contractors to ensure work complies with all engineering standards, codes, specifications, and design instructions.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and resolves field construction problems, discrepancies, or interferences with contractors.
  • Provides interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for contractors or craft supervision

Physical Requirements of the Essential Functions

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds from ground level to waist level.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and kneel occasionally throughout a scheduled work shift.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Frequent standing and walking required throughout a scheduled work shift.
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping and fine manipulation tasks with both hands.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in wet, muddy, cold, hot and humid weather.
  • Acceptable corrected vision (in both eyes) and acceptable corrected hearing required.

Company Benefits:

Wagman wants to keep employees and their families happy and healthy and offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees that includes:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Wellness Programs that include Orthopedic Care
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching Contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Our Values

Wagman's Core Values of integrity, mutual respect, safety, innovation, sense of urgency, and community are an integral part of every decision and every plan made at Wagman and these values have laid the foundation for our success and longevity for our past, present, and future.
Consistently being recognized with national and regional awards for projects, safety and community is a testament of our commitment to these values. Beyond the buildings and bridges which connect and improve our communities, Wagman has community engagement programs and initiatives which help to build better, for our people.

Wagman Culture
Wagman is committed to cultivating a workforce and preserving a culture built on our core values. Our people are our most valuable assets. We value the diverse identities, experiences, perspectives, backgrounds capabilities and talents that our people bring to Wagman.

From hiring to training, development, and promotions to special events, Wagman is committed to providing equal and equitable opportunities and rewarding experiences. As a family business providing a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with our mission, we foster diverse and inclusive work experiences and a sense of belonging.

Wagman is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We recognize and value our diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wagman is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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