Entry Level Construction Engineer

Cerritos, CA

Job Description:

Dewberry is currently seeking an Entry Level Construction Engineer to assist in project and construction management for our construction projects. Construction projects will serve public, private and Federal clients. These projects will vary from our existing facility retrofit and renovation projects intended to modernize a target facility through comprehensive MEP and controls upgrades, general construction tenant improvements, and site/civil upgrades.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

At times up to 50% travel may be expected, as the majority of the time the position will need to be physically present at the site of construction.

Notice to Third Party Recruiters: Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


  • The primary functions of the role will be assisting on project management, on site management/supervision, quality control and safety oversight, and pricing/estimating support for new opportunities and change orders.
  • Provide pre-construction and construction support:
  • Preconstruction activities such as estimating, procurement, teaming, contract negotiations, scheduling, submittal review and approval, and more.
  • Construction activities such as procurement, field supervision, safety, QC, commissioning, and turnover including closeout documentation.
  • Manage key project elements with limited supervision, coordinate subcontractors, direct work on site, coordinate with owner and facility staff, plan outages, develop daily and monthly reports, manage risk and change during construction, interpret drawings and develop as-builts, and other related tasks in support of large construction programs
  • Collaborate with other project team members as necessary, including project managers, field superintendents, construction coordinators, and others.
  • Responsible for safety and quality control, following applicable OSHA requirements.

Required Skills & Required Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Construction Management or related field is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Possess a wide degree of creativity and problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Procore is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • OSHA 10 certification is preferred

Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

The projected range for this position is $67,375 - $77,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.

At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

Graduates / Entry Level
North America

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