Chattanooga Engineers Club

Hutton position: Development Project Engineer

27 Jun 2022 9:44 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

HUTTON is a Chattanooga-based, fully integrated commercial real estate, development, and investment company primarily focused on developing, acquiring, managing and constructing single-tenant, shopping center, multi-family and self-storage properties across the United States.

Hutton is looking to fill a project engineering position with "a curious problem solver possessing a strong work ethic.” The project engineer will work alongside a Development Project Manager and the rest of the project team to perform a variety of functions to move projects through the development process from idea to delivery. They will be involved with real estate acquisition, design, permitting and entitlements, construction administration, and tenant coordination. This position will support and experience all aspects of commercial real estate development.


 Self-starter, problem solver and ability to perform with sense of urgency

 Ability to work independently or within a group dynamic

 Approach everything with strong attention to detail and intuitive analytical

thought processes enabling critical evaluation

 Basic knowledge of the design, construction, and permitting process

 Able to work in fast-paced environment involving multiple projects

 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

 Robust technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 Operates with a mindset of delivering consistent and exceptional customer

service to all internal and external clients and partners

 Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with groups internally and

externally, including senior executives

 Demonstrated resourcefulness

Essential Functions:

 Setup internal document folders for each development opportunity, and retain

and file all documents so they may easily be found by other departments as


 Schedule all necessary meetings for deal progression and coordinate between necessary departments to ensure required participation, including taking detailed notes and assimilating meeting minutes for distribution.

 Assist in preparing an accurate budget, including sourcing accurate site plans and accurately inputting necessary data into financial models

 Create and maintain reports in the Company’s database system

 Create and maintain routine and ad hoc reporting

 Develop and foster relationships between the Company and national/regional retail clients

Assist in acquiring all necessary property/project entitlements and

construction related permits/approvals

 Preparation and on-going administration of Project Activity Reports

summarizing progress/schedule as needed to manage each project and to

update various Hutton personnel and its clients

 Aid with the preparation, analysis, and on-going administration of a

development’s budget/proforma, including site, building, tenant build-out,

architectural, engineering, brokerage, tenant allowance, and any other “Soft”

and “Hard” costs

 Aid with creation and maintenance of tracking reports and project schedules

 Provide support in the administration of lease work letter agreements, taxes, insurance, tenant delivery packages, rent commencement letters, etc.

 Assist in the maintenance of a network of engineers, architects, land use

attorneys/planners, and any other necessary project consultants or vendors

 Assist in the production of, and review and have a thorough understanding of all project related activities; site plans, surveys, geotechnical reports, Phase 1 & 2 ESA reports, Civil drawings, Architectural drawings, Structural drawings, PEMB drawings, etc.

 Reporting and tracking of project budget, change orders, draw review, delivery schedule, entitlements, incentives, and deliverables

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Architecture,

Construction Administration, Business, Finance, Accounting, Real Estate, or another related discipline preferred.

If qualified and interested, and fcan blend in well with the Hutton culture – please send resumes to Kristy Colston at

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