Project Engineer Development Program

Project Engineer Development Program

Program Overview

Charter’s 3-year Project Engineer Development Program allows entry-level engineers, young professionals and co-ops and interns to learn the ins-and-outs of the company and gain knowledge of the industry. This comprehensive developmental program is designed so you are learning within the natural work flow of the company to ensure you reach your developmental goals. The program is broken out into three Core Learning Areas with additional Optional Components, allowing you to dive deeper into areas of the business that align with your career goals.

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Program Administration & Development Discussions

You will work closely with the Program Coordinator as you make your way through the main functions of Charter, tracking your progress along the way and conducting development conversations.

Development is at the core of this thorough program and communication is key to everyone’s success. Throughout the program you will, at a minimum, have the following development discussions with managers and our program administrator:

  • Beginning of rotation – Discuss core learning objectives and expectations for the rotation.
  • Quarterly check-ins – Regular check-ins to make sure the rotation is going well and progress is being made towards accomplishing all of the core learning objectives.
  • End of rotation – A final review of achievements; feedback on the Project Engineer strengths and development areas.

Program Outcomes

The program is designed to create a clear career path for participants, allowing you to accelerate your career. By participating in the rotations, development discussions, and additional professional development opportunities you have the potential to leave the program in an advanced position.

Potential Career Paths:

  • Assistant Project Manager (APM)
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Assistant Estimator
  • Assistant Proposal Manager
  • Site Safety & Health Officer
  • APM Environmental Services
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Core Learning Areas


Often times, winning a job comes down to the penny. Learn how Charter gets the leg up on the competition in the estimating phase. On top of basic estimating skills, you will become a pro at plan reading and takeoffs.

Project Management (Operations)

Whether in the office or onsite, acquiring fundamental Project Management skills is essential to successfully managing Charter projects of all sizes. During this assignment, you’ll learn the basics of project scheduling, procurement, and financial management.

Field Management (Operations)

In your field rotation, you will gain invaluable onsite experience assisting with key aspects of work planning, including job site safety, craft labor, and equipment management.

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“Charter’s Project Engineer Development Program, in conjunction with a culture of teaching and learning, has enabled me to learn a tremendous amount in the four years since graduating college. I know that this program has put me in a place professionally today that I wouldn’t have been able to reach without it.”

Alasdair Cunningham | Assistant Project Manager
BS Civil Engineering
Northeastern University, ‘12
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Optional Learning Areas

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    Program Services

    See what it takes to win a job before we even step foot on a site. Gain exposure to bid strategy, proposal preparation, document control, and develop your technical writing skills.

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    Safety Management

    Building and operating safely is a Charter Core Value, and no role onsite is more important than that of the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO). In addition to our core program of Safety Training, you’ll have the opportunity to gain exposure to the SSHO role under the tutelage of our Director of Health & Safety.

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    Environmental Services

    Charter’s ability to manage complex hazardous waste streams has long been a competitive advantage for the company, and a value-added service provided to our customers. You’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of both process and logistics surrounding soil characterization, sampling, testing, excavation, and the transportation and disposal of contaminated materials.

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