CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER – SOUTHWEST US

The Construction Engineer will be responsible for performing assigned duties on construction projects for bridges and other transportation structures. Position requires thorough knowledge of civil/structural design, construction, and material engineering techniques to plan and perform independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of these techniques, procedures and criteria. Included in that role are analyses of complex structural engineering design and construction documents, drawings, reports, quality control reviews and providing timely material related recommendations. The individual will also be responsible for the management of the quality of materials incorporated into construction contracts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Function as technical advisor for administering and enforcing compliance with the terms of the construction contract within delegated authorities
  • Manages a construction team including the supervision of construction inspectors
  • Monitor, document, and advise the government on contract actions
    Provide clarification to the Construction Contractor regarding contract questions
  • Review Construction Contractor’s work for compliance with the contract
  • Respond to inquiries from the traveling public, landowners, and other interested parties after coordination with Construction Manager
  • Supervise employees as assigned and delegate daily work assignments
  • Review the construction schedule for compliance with the construction contract and for reasonableness
  • Enforce safety regulations in coordination with the contract and the CFLHD Construction Manager
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with the Construction Contractor, CFLHD client agencies, and the public (when requested)
  • Maintain accurate construction contract records and follow established CFLHD records maintenance processes
  • Process submittals from receipt through approval and return to the Construction Contractor
  • Process the Construction Contractor’s invoice (progress estimate) in accordance with established CFLHD processes
  • Provide assistance to the CFLHD Construction Manager in preparation of construction contract modifications including an independent cost estimate

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to function as the COTA for administering and enforcing compliance with the terms of the contract within delegated authorities
  • Ability to manage a construction team including the supervision of construction inspectors to monitor, document, and advise the government on contract status
  • Ability to prepare contract modifications, develop independent cost estimates, review Construction Contractor progress payments for accuracy, obtain field measurements of construction materials and products, review and assist the CO in preparing contract claim responses, document project progress (including videography and photography), develop special reports, and review contract submittals including shop drawings for compliance with the contract
  • Ability to analyze Construction Contractor critical path and bar chart schedules
  • Experience in construction oversight of environmental mitigation for wetlands, threatened and endangered species, sensitive species, cultural and historical resources, hazardous materials, wild and scenic rivers wildlife and fisheries, noise, visual, water, and air quality, and interagency coordination of environment concerns
  • Proficiency in computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Proficient in transportation construction contracts, specifications, and plan interpretation
  • Knowledge and experience in context-sensitive design principles, safety and labor laws and requirements, value engineering proposals, quality control/quality assurance principals, traffic control, materials and construction methods
  • Experience in on-site CI services in environmentally sensitive areas such as National Forests, Fish and Wildlife Refuges, and National Parks

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 15 years transportation experience required
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering desired
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering desired
  • P.E. desired
  • Experience managing construction contacts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent “people skills”
  • Ability to manage the unexpected
  • PC and CADD skills required
  • Must be able to travel 50 percent of the time