Cobalt Construction is currently seeking a Project Engineer in the Santa Monica area. This position is responsible for request for information, permits, coordinating traffic control, MSDS & IIPP and helping the Project Manager and Project Accountant in other various tasks.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

Requests for information (RFI)

  • Assist in the creation of detailed requests for information to the owner; this includes the occasional generation and development of proposed answers on a case by case basis.
  • Monitor, forward and track requests for information from various subcontractors
  • Create and update dunning log for project
  • Review RFI answers and distribute to the appropriate team members in a timely manner; close out RFI’s when appropriate
  • Maintain RFI log in the field and on various e-filing systems
  • Identify RFI’s that could have possible cost impacts and notify appropriate team members


  • Assist in the collection of submittal information from subcontractors
  • Assist in the creation of submittal packets to the architect/owner for their approval
  • Track submittals from the receiver to approval against the submittal schedule
  • Assist in the creation of a submittal register and maintain as needed

Cost Management

  • Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration / tracking of potential change orders, change order requests, prime contract change orders, subcontract change orders, and purchase orders.
  • Verify quantities and unit pricing on subcontract change order requests
  • Review subcontractor invoices with Project Manager for approval
  • Review for accuracy, the pay application, back up etc. based on owner requirements and project contract
  • Review Vendor Purchase Order invoices and code them according to the project SOV.
  • Create Purchase Orders to be included on the Pay App to Owner


  • Attend owner/architect/project team meetings and keep accurate meeting minutes
  • Attend subcontractor/superintendent meetings and keep accurate meeting minutes
  • Maintain customer relations and appropriately represent Cobalt Construction Company to outside parties
  • Assist in the coordination of agency requirements and permit applications
  • Maintain specification library as changes are approved
  • Maintenance of field set of contract documents, specifications and plans
  • Inspection and testing record maintenance
  • Coordination of owner’s consultants, i.e. architect, construction managers etc.

Close Out

  • Create as-built set of drawings, as the project progresses, for ownership at close out of project
  • Collect warranties and operation manuals for owner at close out of project
  • Assist in the archiving (files and e-filing) of all project materials at the close out of the project


  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe work environment
  • Promptly correct and safety or health hazards
  • Report accidents in a timely manner


  • Knowledge of the construction industry
  • Good command of spreadsheet creation and manipulation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong teamwork and independent work habits
  • In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with ability to use in varied situations
  • Able to make effective decisions quickly and follow through with them
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints; some AUTOCAD or drafting experience needed
  • Has an understanding of contract plans and specifications

Please send resume to to apply.