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Become An Office Engineer

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Working As An Office Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $118,070

    Average Salary

What Does An Office Engineer Do At Hill International, Inc.

* Supporting Project Manager and Resident Engineer on a $186M Street Car project, this position will assist in all construction administrative functions
* Ensure that the contractors constructed the project in accordance with the contract documents
* Responsible for resolving and providing field directives to day-to-day field / design coordination problems
* Coordinated with adjacent developments in order to finalize and secure full site integration
* Provided multi-discipline assistance and resolved the METRO’s Art Program
* Ensured all Project functions/design meet or exceed ADA compliance
* Provide responses to RFIs and submittals
* Initiate and assist in the development, review, and approval of Change Orders
* Evaluate incoming correspondence and contract claims, assuring appropriate actions are taken including Contractor monthly payment requests
* Assist in the supervision of field office staff
* Facilitate in various field coordination meetings
* Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience
* Light Rail experience is required

What Does An Office Engineer Do At WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff

* Provide limited office management of a construction Management project
* Review and update schedules and record drawings
* Keep logs of contract documents
* Take meeting minutes
* Process contractor pay estimates
* Upload documents to project's Primavera Expedition site
* Review certified payroll
* Perform other duties assigned
* Tasks performed are of moderate complexity using professional engineering judgement.
* Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.
* If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team

What Does An Office Engineer Do At Kiewit Corporation

* Field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating and supervision of field activities
* Performing engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction
* Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
* Planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments
* Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate
* Reviewing plans and specifications to determine material requirements (quantities and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
* Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of materials

What Does An Office Engineer Do At Microsoft Corporation

* Be available to take ownership of new cases and escalations.
* Provide support to Enterprise customers, partners, and other engineers.
* Scope customer’s issues and support boundaries by collecting the relevant facts.
* Investigate the problem by doing your own research and by involving other teams as needed.
* Consult with your immediate peers or colleagues around the world, handing the case over to them if necessary.
* Escalate to management as necessary, acting internally as a customer advocate, and keeping the customers informed.
* Collaborate with management and engineering in order to resolve service issues and in order to produce bug fixes, patches, test cases as appropriate.
* Ensure that each support request owned by you is handled as per our Service Level Agreement (SLA) and to the highest possible customer satisfaction by setting the right expectations and fulfilling your commitments.
* Document your technical work and research in a detailed and comprehensive manner.
* Maintain a proactive approach to customer happiness, identifying and correcting customer satisfaction concerns before they become problems.
* What are we looking for?
* Growth mindset – genuine desire and motivation to learn and develop yourself.
* You embrace challenges and persist in the face of setbacks.
* You consider failure an opportunity to learn, so whatever it happens you win.
* You are passionate about “studying” and you are always actively seeking knowledge and more expertise.
* Passion to serve customers, in fact, you are obsessed with them – you have a genuine desire to help even under the most challenging circumstances.
* You can handle high pressure situations well – you maintain calm and composure on really stressful situations.
* Finally, you possess strong communication skills, the ability to work in a team, excellent problem-solving skills and capability to deal with changes in a really fast paced environment

What Does An Office Engineer Do At HNTB

* Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Responsible for providing engineering inspection and documentation of construction work performed by contractor, in order to monitor the project construction compliance with plans, specifications, and contract provisions, as well as state and local regulations in order to protect the clients’ interests.
* Reads and interpret the contractors work schedule in an effort to manage time proactively.
* Maintains daily logs of inspection work which is assigned and reviews discrepancies or changes from project plans, specifications, or contract provisions Senior Project Staff.
* Read and comprehend contract documents Perform complex mathematical calculations for survey of quantities Keep Inspectors Daily Report of assigned work activities.
* Produce As
* Constructed sketches as required.
* Perform on-site material testing.
* Monitor work of Contractor.
* Perform basic shop drawing review.
* Read and interpret Contractors CPM schedule.
* Perform measurements of completed work to date

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How To Become An Office Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.


High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.


Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Office Engineer Career Paths

Office Engineer
Engineer Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Resident Engineer Senior Project Manager Business Developer
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Engineer
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Quality Engineer Quality Control Manager
Controls Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Estimator Estimator Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Construction
13 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Site Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Senior Project Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Site Engineer Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Resident Engineer Construction Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Estimator Operations Manager General Manager
Regional Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Purchasing Manager Site Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Director General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Vice President, Technology
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Office Engineer Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Hebrew

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Indonesian

  • Dutch

  • Chinese

  • Cantonese

  • Malay

  • Hmong

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Uzbek

  • Thai

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Real Office Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Office Engineer Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. Pelham, NY Apr 01, 2014 $120,120
Back Office Engineer Stamford Health System, Inc. (Stamford Hospital) Stamford, CT Apr 23, 2015 $110,000
International Field Office Engineer Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Norman, OK Aug 31, 2014 $96,660
Office Engineer Traylor Bros, Inc. Washington, DC Mar 30, 2011 $95,000
Office Engineer Collective Management Services Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jul 28, 2011 $93,650
Office Engineer Collective Management Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2012 $93,650
Office Engineer Collective Management Services Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 15, 2011 $93,650
Office Engineer Collective Management Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 16, 2013 $93,600
Office Engineer III M.C.Dean, Inc. Euless, TX Jul 27, 2016 $89,190
International Field Office Engineer Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Norman, OK Aug 31, 2013 $88,470
Office Engineer Hensel Phelps Construction Co. San Francisco, CA Sep 03, 2012 $86,010
JD Power Office Engineer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Auburn Hills, MI Nov 01, 2011 $85,000
Office Engineer EPC Consultants, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 01, 2014 $75,591
Field Office Engineer Aecom USA, Inc. Lake Forest, CA Jun 22, 2010 $75,587
Field Office Engineer Aecom USA, Inc. Lake Forest, CA Jun 02, 2010 $75,587
Office Engineer Obayashi Corporation Burlingame, CA Sep 10, 2014 $75,338
Office Engineer Clark Construction Group-California, LP Oakland, CA Sep 21, 2010 $75,246
Office Engineer Ammann & Whitney, Inc. North Haven, CT Sep 10, 2012 $74,880
Office Engineer HAKS Engineers PC Middletown, CT Feb 25, 2015 $73,320
Office Engineer Prime AE Group, Inc. Owings Mills, MD Sep 22, 2015 $73,299
Field Office Engineer Aecom Technical Services, Inc. Orange, CA Nov 14, 2013 $64,639 -
Office Engineer Clark Foundations, LLC Bethesda, MD Sep 15, 2013 $64,522
Office Engineer Clark Construction Group, LLC. Bethesda, MD Sep 15, 2013 $64,522
Office Engineer I Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. Houston, TX Sep 25, 2015 $64,480
Office Engineer Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Los Angeles, CA Dec 15, 2011 $64,147
Office Engineer Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. New York, NY Sep 18, 2013 $64,025
Office Engineer Austin Commercial LP Vista, CA Aug 26, 2015 $62,816
Office Engineer Clark Construction Group, LLC. Bethesda, MD Sep 01, 2015 $62,080

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Top Skills for An Office Engineer


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Top Office Engineer Skills

  1. Contract Drawings
  2. Submittals
  3. RFI
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Study contract drawings, specifications and shop drawings to insure proper coordination of built-in-items.
  • Reviewed and maintained submittals and submitted requests for information to architect and engineers.
  • Supported Construction Administration tasks including RFI and change orders.
  • Created monthly status reports showing job progress, safety, personnel on site, possible obstacles, etc.
  • Simplified engineering drawing design for the production line to shop drawings.

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