Job Functions & Responsibilities
Candidates will be called on to perform some or all of the tasks indicated below:
• When given a leadership role, the construction engineer will coordinate the activities of others by creating project schedules and job scopes.
• Monitor construction activities to ensure design, specifications, and contracts are followed and that work is done according to schedule and within budget.
• Be present at the work area and monitor “critical activities” when being performed. Critical activities include but are not limited to; excavation, steel erection, concrete placements, lifts, core drilling, equipment installation, testing and commissioning. Critical activities will be discussed and defined by the Resident Construction Manager regularly.
• Provide inspection of all work in place; review and approve construction check-off lists to ensure that work performed is in accordance with the contract specifications and applicable codes.
• Prepare daily construction reports documenting progress. Recommend corrective courses of action to the Resident Construction Manager when progress is not in accordance with plan.
• Review new contract specifications and drawings to ensure that designed work is constructible. Prepare recommendations to achieve cost reductions and to minimize AWR’s and change orders during the course of the work. Recommend changes in the work plan if efficiencies in work practices can be improved.
• Monitor the contractor’s work force to achieve optimum productivity.
• Review and comment on bid packages prepared by Engineering and or Architect-Engineers to ensure design adequacy and constructability.
• Review and make recommendations to the Resident Construction Manager on all payment items, including partial payments (contractor invoices), change orders and claim issues.
• Prepare extra work documentation in the form of AWR’s for approval by the Resident Construction Manager.
• Core knowledge of construction techniques, construction management, and basic contract administration.
• Basic knowledge to be able to inspect in-progress construction work to ensure compliance with the contract documents, specifications, permits, and drawings.
• Knowledge of related disciplines and the effects on the Authority and its customers.
• Knowledge of industry-wide practices and safety regulations.
• Current on changes and advancements in the industry, and develop industry-wide expertise.
• Understand the various laws and regulations and how they affect construction activities.
• Good interpersonal skills. Ability to interface and coordinate work on a daily basis with other divisions and external organizations.