SIMON | Project Engineer 1-Cheyenne, WY

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Assists in reading and interpreting plans and proposals to help prepare bids, budgets, schedules, contracts, and material orders; as well as analyzing job costs and assisting in the coordination of construction projects. 


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 1-2 years of experience in heavy highway, municipal, and/or commercial construction.  Successful Project Engineers will enjoy working in both the office and field assisting project managers and project superintendents with coordination of all stages of the construction process and thrive on working against deadlines in a changing environment.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Promote safety of all operations in assigned area; actively involved in continuously improving safety processes
•    Read and analyze information to plan operations for construction on basis of starting and completion times as well as staffing requirements for each phase of the project 
•    Order procurement of equipment and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform with work schedules
•    Assist with coordination and directing of supervisory personnel and subcontractors that are engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction
•    Assist with preparation and maintenance of project schedules, budget, monthly projections, submittals, purchase orders and materials
•    Assist with coordination between supervisors, engineering personnel, inspectors, and/or suppliers of tools to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods
•    Assist with inspections of work to ensure that craftsmanship conforms to specifications and adherence to construction schedules
•    Provide improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs
•    Assist with daily job costing and inventory tracking on assigned projects
•    Complete special projects and other duties as assigned


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
•    Valid driver’s license and clean driving history required


•    1-2 years of experience in heavy highway, municipal, and/or commercial construction preferred
•    Proficiency in MS Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by company safety guidelines
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to use hands to feel,  handle and manipulate objects
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
•    Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
•    Frequently required to Stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
•    Frequently work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery, exposure to loud noise
•    Frequent exposure to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Cheyenne