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Suffolk Construction Project Engineer - Commercial in Boston, Massachusetts


As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

About Suffolk:

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2020 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

Estimating Responsibilities:

  • Assist with a Subcontractor database.

  • Assist with assembling Bid Documents for pricing

  • Document Take-off’s:

  • Specification review and preliminary scope development

  • Quantity take-off, use of “Digitizer”, manual scales, etc.

  • Organize the take-off using spreadsheets

  • Develop bid clarifications and RFI’s

  • Participate in the project “Walk-Through” as required.

  • Review trade duration (with subcontractors) for input to the Project Schedule

  • Assist with the development and updating of the scope sheet for subcontractor pricing

  • Develop Trade Spreadsheet for Subcontractors’ Bids

  • Assist with Subcontractor pricing

  • Assist in development of the detailed estimate

  • Participate in Architect/Owner Meetings

  • Assist with Preparation of “Hard Bids”

  • Assist in writing:

  • Qualifications and Assumptions for Contract

  • Establishing the Accepted Value Engineering

  • Establishing the Alternate Pricing

  • Confirming the Document List

Field Operations Responsibilities:

  • Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of document control.

  • Knowledge on reading and processing basic shop drawings and comparing them to project documents. Verification of shop drawings to field conditions.

  • Gain a basic understanding of the Exhibit B process.

  • Assist in maintenance of project files.

  • Support the quality control and punch list process.

  • Gain a basic understanding of the construction process, including the means and methods of various trades.

  • Assist with site logistics and Construction Management Plan.

  • Assist with establishing and maintaining vertical and horizontal control on the project.

  • Assist with safety requirements on the job.

  • Assist with the Baseline Schedule updates.

  • Assist Superintendent with project documentation including the Daily Report

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Assist with creation of Change Orders and understand the processes and procedures around them.

  • Assist with purchasing process, from procurement through execution of the Subcontract/PO.

  • Assist with the backcharge process.

  • Assist with processing of vendor and subcontractor requisitions.

  • Knowledge on reading and processing shop drawings and comparing them to project documents.

  • Gain a basic understanding of contract documents.

  • Assist with the owner requisition process.

  • Support the punch list process and work with the team to develop O&M Manuals and as-built warranty information.

  • Assist with the submittal, procurement, and delivery process.

  • Participate in project meetings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent construction management experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and aptitude

  • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work and Professionalism

  • Computer Literate

  • Good communication skills

  • Accurate with an attention to detail

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

ID: 2021-4895

Street: 65 Allerton Street