Construction Project Engineer

Average Salary Range: $81,000 - $90,000*

A construction engineer is a type of civil engineer who plans, directs, and supervises large construction projects. Construction engineers operate as part engineering expert, part project manager, and part business manager. They serve as a leader and middleman on construction projects to make sure everything about the project is safe and structurally sound.

In the sheet metal industry, a construction engineer applies their knowledge and skills to oversee projects, and is heavily involved in the design, management, and allocation of funds.

Key Skills

The construction project engineer job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Organized
  • Creative
  • Strategic
  • Collaborative
  • A problem solver
  • Able to lead and communicate effectively
  • Knowledgeable about basic HVAC systems and terminology


  • Degree in building construction management
  • Relevant work experience

Typical Benefits (may vary)

  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • 401(k)

Average Annual Base Compensation*

  • $81,000 to $90,000

*SMACNA member data. Salary and benefit information should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, company, and experience and benefits can vary.

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