A Project Engineer is, in some cases, the same as a project manager. Project Engineers are considered to be Project Managers but with engineering qualifications. Government organizations might have a Senior Project Engineer at the top of the ladder followed by Project Engineer followed by Project Manager.
In some cases a Project Engineer is responsible for assisting the assigned project manager with regard to design and a project and with the execution of one or more simultaneous projects in accordance with a valid, executed contract, per company policies and procedures and work instructions for customized and standardized plants.
1. Schedule preparation and resource forecasting for specific engineering activities relating to the project.
2. Performance management of the architectural and engineering vendor.
3. Assuring accuracy of financial forecasts with tie-in to project schedules.
4. Ensuring projects are completed according to project plans.
5. Managing project team resources and training.
6. They have extensive project management experience & expertise.
7. It is not permissible to call a project engineer a P.E., as this refers to a Professional Engineer.
An similar role is undertaken by a Client’s Engineer or Owner’s engineer, but by inference, these often act more in the interests of the the commissioning company.