Salary Ranges for Project Field Engineers and Senior Project Field Engineers

//Salary Ranges for Project Field Engineers and Senior Project Field Engineers

Salary Ranges for Project Field Engineers and Senior Project Field Engineers

As commercial construction recruiters, we are always looking for talented candidates to fill a variety of construction careers. Project Field Engineers and Senior Project Field Engineers are two positions that are in high demand. They are also some of the more critical positions in construction firms due to their responsibilities. They gather a client’s requirements for upcoming projects, formulate the plan, and provide a timeline for completion, ensuring that all deadlines are met. Project field engineers also identify contractors, subcontractors, and resources for the project. Construction Project Field Engineer salary ranges and Senior Construction Project Engineer salary ranges vary by region and other factors. Below are construction project field engineer salaries and senior construction project field engineer salaries.

Some of their essential duties include:

  • Quality Control – They perform quality control checks throughout all stages of a construction project to meet budget requirements, deadlines, and keep all other engineers engaged.
  • Project Oversight – Not only do they monitor projects from conception to completion, they’re also active in planning and forecasting budgets and timelines to ensure that the project is completed on-time without errors.
  • Maintaining Compliance – Senior Engineers keep projects aligned from a legal point of view, ensuring compliance with the many building codes and permits required.
  • Delegating Responsibility – Performance management and task assignment are essential to the success of a construction project.

Even though the job responsibilities of a Project Field Engineer II are similar to Project Field Engineer I, they also serve as the right-hand of the Senior Project Engineer and enjoy an increased level of independence and responsibility. Senior engineers also manage all Junior Field Engineers.

They are responsible for technical direction, estimating, cost control, forecasting, risk analysis, investment appraisal, and coordination of the engineering process with construction management.

Construction Project Field Engineer Salary Ranges

Region 20th Percentile 80th Percentile Mean Median
Midwest $72.58 $87.28 $81.73 $80.29
Mid-Atlantic $76.79 $92.83 $85.63 $74.43
Northeast $77.31 $100.54 $92.21 $89.23
Northwest $70.11 $90.26 $81.01 $81.11
Southeast $70.73 $89.33 $80.49 $79.05
Southwest $64.87 $84.71 $75.15 $73.50

*salaries do not reflect bonuses
**Percentile multiplied by $1000 reflects annual salary

Project Field Engineer II typically requires 4 years’ experience as a Junior Project Field Engineer. Job responsibilities are somewhat similar to Project Field Engineer I but operates as the right-hand of the Senior Project Engineer. Works with an increased level of independence and responsibility.

Senior Construction Project Field Engineer Salary Ranges

Region 20th Percentile 80th Percentile Mean Median
Midwest $85.02 $119.25 $104.34 $98.59
Mid-Atlantic $88.51 $122.02 $107.01 $104.65
Northeast $101.87 $150.40 $128.09 $124.18
Northwest $78.23 $112.36 $99.72 $94.58
Southeast $87.79 $122.43 $108.45 $103.93
Southwest $71.96 $101.05 $89.44 $84.09

*salaries do not reflect bonuses
**Percentile multiplied by $1000 reflects annual salary

Senior Project Engineer typically requires 7 years’ experience as a Junior Project Field Engineer. Responsible for managing all Junior Field Engineers. Responsible for technical direction, estimating, cost control, forecasting, risk analysis, investment appraisal, and coordination of the engineering process with construction management.

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By | 2019-08-16T16:35:48-04:00 July 23rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

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