Engineering Technician - Construction

SJS Executives - Cherry Point, NC (30+ days ago)3.6

An established Prime Contractor is seeking an Engineering Technician to support the US Navy’s facilities command (NAVFAC MidLANT) in the execution of it’s broad and diverse mission of facilitating inter-governmental operational requirements.


Full time, day shift


The Engineering Technician will be responsible for:
Maintaining extensive, daily contact with key contractor representatives to promote an atmosphere of partnering and cooperation and to quickly resolve problems and maintain construction schedule
Coordinating logistics for all phases of construction: temporary utility and communication hook-ups, lay-down and storage areas, utility outages and road closures, excavation, hot work, burn and other construction-related permits
Acting as main point of contact for daily Supported Command interface/coordination in the field
Assisting with coordination of warranty work, investigations of potential latent defects
Coordinating facility system training for owner/occupants/PW shops personnel
For both design-bid-build and design-build projects, reviewing pre-final contract drawings and specifications (including technical RFPs) and performing on-site visits to review constructability and compatibility with actual field conditions. During design development and constructability review, provide technical knowledge of local conditions including availability of construction materials and skilled labor. For problems found, make solution recommendations for designer consideration.
Attending and assisting with issues discussed during the post-award kickoff meeting (as applicable) and pre-construction conference, as well as all other mandatory meetings
Supporting the review/approval of all government approved technical and administrative submittals
Investigating engineering problems that may arise on construction contracts, such as unforeseen conditions, contractor requests for information (RFIs), and dimension conflicts. Make recommendations for solutions to the Construction Manager.
Supporting necessary scheduling meetings and reviews; review the critical activities to ensure the work on the construction contract remains focused on completion in the most reasonable time.
Reviewing contractor invoices for accuracy against actual work-in-place. Recommend approval/disapproval/partial payment to Construction Manger
Assuring environmental compliance by contractor and coordinate EPA jobsite visits when required
Reviewing and verifying the accuracy of as-built drawings on at least a monthly basis
Supporting the processing of claims/disputes/protests/termination actions as required
Supporting the commissioning and NAVFAC Red Zone processes.
Participating, as requested, in FEC-sponsored Construction Assist Visits (CAV’s)
Ensure safety information, labor law information and all other required administrative information is properly posted at the jobsite
Support preparation of contractor performance evaluation in CPARS
When requested, provide and update necessary data for corporate reporting systems such as ieFACMAN (interoperable enterprise Facilities Management system). Use information technology (IT) tools effectively in performance of duties as set forth in applicable BMS sections
In conjunction with the CM, review all safety plans, and ensure these are discussed by the prime contractor and their respective subcontractors prior to beginning each work activity, including Crane Critical Lift Plans, must be familiar with crane safety requirements and NAVFAC P-307
Taking appropriate, timely action to ensure contractor compliance of safety and health requirements, including leading safety stand-downs as required and recommending dismissal of key contractor staff due to non-performance or recurring violations
Coordinate OSHA jobsite visits
Provide overall coordination of the construction quality management program for assigned projects. Maintain working knowledge of the requirements set forth in NAVFAC BMS as it pertains to Construction Quality Management.
Coordinate support to review and witness successful testing and commissioning/certification of critical systems (mechanical, electrical, fire and life safety/fire protection systems, roofing systems, and underwater structures).
Ensure contractor certifies as required boilers and other pressure vessels, vertical transport systems, and crane systems
Attend/witness selected tests and review all applicable test reports and results

Extensive technical and practical knowledge, and experience as an Engineering Technician
Sound understanding of engineering concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical, and/or environmental engineering concerned with the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations
Ability to review technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes
Ability to write and speak to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations
Knowledge of Primavera SureTrak scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages
Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements
Must drive Personally Operated Vehicle (POV) between construction sites