The facilitator and coordinator of all engineering activities
The Project Engineer is often considered the glue that holds the project team together. It is a leadership role on all jobs. Working closely with the project manager and leading the design team, these men and women are responsible for developing and meeting the project team goals.
Much of the project engineer’s focus is on overall quality, planning, coordinating, monitoring progress and team-building. This person is also the primary client contact for technical issues.
Since monitoring and controlling scope and budget fall under their purview, these are the individuals who look ahead, anticipate and remove hurdles that might hinder the progress for all the departments that are working on a project.
The project engineer is responsible for managing changes as they arise. That means they are recognizing what constitutes a change, the costs associated, then presenting solutions to the project manager.