Testing and Startup Manager / Inspector

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants - San Francisco, CA4.0

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants provides engineering and scientific solutions for innovative water and environmental projects since 1919. We deliver exceptional service and highly qualified professional staff to solve the unique challenges of public agencies and private industry clients across the United States.

We are seeking a part-time Testing and Start-Up Manager for a project of approximately six months to one year, to provide services on a groundwater storage and recovery project and a groundwater supply project. Project is anticipated to begin in late 2018/early 2019. This position is part-time, non-benefitted, and is compensated on an hourly basis.

Key responsibilities include:
Represent the owner as Start-up and Testing Engineer, reporting to the client’s Construction Manager for the projects.
Review contract documents, relevant submittals, references, past meeting minutes, and correspondence, including startup and testing procedures and forms.
Coordinate with client’s Construction Manager and project management team.
Coordinate with construction management teams from partner agencies.
Coordinate with contractors, various municipal organizations, other water agencies, permitting agencies, and other stakeholders, as required.
With as-needed attendance and support of Kennedy/Jenks technical staff, chair testing and startup related meetings; assign and follow up on action items; provide meeting minutes.
Coordinate with clients and contractors to plan and schedule the groundwater facilities to ensure orderly testing and startup.
Observe and take notes of testing and startup activities. A record of daily testing and startup reports and photographs will be maintained and submitted to the client on a weekly basis. These reports will supplement the look-ahead schedules prepared by the contractor(s).
Confirm electrical testing, including confirmation that International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) testing has been performed.
Assist the contractor with basic questions on testing and startup and contract interpretation in the field. The Testing and Startup Manager is not responsible for the project’s design or Contract Drawings and Specifications. Complex problems or situations not easily answered through interpretation of the Contract Drawings and Specifications, including Requests for Information (RFIs) and Change Order Requests (CORs), will be forwarded to the client.
Assist the client’s Construction Manager(s) with coordinating requests for design changes from operations personnel, such as adding valves and flowmeters, etc.
Attend weekly construction progress meetings throughout the duration of the contract.
The Testing and Startup Manager will be supported as necessary in the field or office by additional engineers and technical and administrative support staff from Kennedy/Jenks.

The Testing and Start-up Manager position requirements include:

Experience with groundwater well pumps, related mechanical and electrical systems, instrumentation and controls, PLC/SCADA systems
Ability to understand and achieve compliance with regulatory requirements to certify and activate groundwater well stations
Ability to chair meetings, delegate assignments, and follow-up and resolve issues quickly
Provide supporting staff as needed
Leadership skills for coordinating, relating, and working with numerous parties and stakeholders involved with projects
10 or more years of progressively responsible relevant field experience

Kennedy/Jenks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.