ITA International (ITA) is a provider of integrated support services to include analysis, planning, training, acquisition management, cyber/intelligence, engineering, logistics, and maritime support services to government, non-governmental organizations and commercial customers worldwide.
ITA is currently recruiting for a Construction Engineering Technician for our Havelock, NC location. This position is contingent upon contract award.
- Incumbent must successfully complete the “CQM for Contractors” course associated with
- the ACOE.
- Provide overall coordination of the construction quality management program for assigned
- In conjunction with the Construction Manager (CM), review and provide recommendations
- toward approval of contractor quality control plan.
- Attend selective quality control, preparatory and initial meetings, and monitor three-phase
- checklists for accuracy and thoroughness.
- Provide relevant remarks on Government Quality Assurance (QA) reports (or in identified
- section of Contractor’s Quality Control (QC) reports), particularly on critical, definable
- features of work included.
- Take/file/distribute progress photos.
- Validate quantity, condition, and approval of materials on site prior to Government issuing
- invoice payments.
- Coordinate support to review and witness successful testing and commissioning/certification of critical systems (i.e., mechanical - HVAC/TABS/DALTS/DDC, electrical -Pad Mounted Transformers/High-Voltage Systems/Switchgear/Automatic Transfer Switches/Frequency Converters, fire and life safety/fire protection systems, roofing systems, and underwater structures). Assure quality workmanship in accordance with specifications and industry standards on concrete/masonry/stucco/building, envelope/structural steel/bolting/welding and other building materials/structural systems, as required.
- Attend/witness selected tests and review all applicable test reports and results.
- Incumbent keeps the Government sponsor advised as to the status of projects under his/her administrative and technical control, but the responsibility to plan and carry out the assignment is accomplished independently.
- In conjunction with the CM, perform cursory review of Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and ensure via the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) that these are discussed by the construction contractor and their respective subcontractors prior to beginning each work activity or when a new work crew is to perform the work in accordance with the three phases of QC.
- In conjunction with the CM, review and provide recommendations towards acceptance of Crane Critical Lift Plans, along with crane operation qualifications and certificate of compliance. Incumbent must be familiar with crane safety requirements and NAVFAC P-307 (Management of Weight Handling equipment). Observe critical lifts.
- Ensure construction contractor is conducting monthly site safety self-evaluations and submitting the information with the pay vouchers/invoices; perform worksite safety assessments, as needed.
- Take appropriate, timely action to ensure construction contractor compliance of safety and health requirements, including leading safety stand-downs, as required, and recommending dismissal of key construction contractor staff from the project due to non-performance or recurring violations.
- Ensure reporting of contractor significant incidences/near misses with a focus that corrective actions have been taken. Perform cursory review/QA of Contractor’s Significant Incidence Reports (CSIRs) and OSHA Form 300 (Contractor’s Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses). Provide additional support (as needed) in mishap investigations where property damage is >$500,000, injury and/or occupation injury results in fatality or permanent partial/total disability, or three or more personnel are hospitalized for inpatient care as a result of a single mishap.
To the client/Supported Command:
- Support extensive contact with key construction contractor representatives to promote an atmosphere of partnering and cooperation and to quickly resolve problems and maintain construction schedule.
- Coordinating temporary utility and communication hook-ups for contractor, coordinating utility outages and road closures.
- Coordinating lay-down area and storage areas, as required.
- Coordinating excavation, hot work, burn and other construction-related permits, as required, subject to local restrictions.
To the NAVFAC CM:
- Supports as a point of contact for Supported Command interface/coordination in the field.
- Supporting collateral equipment installation and phone/data/communication connections.
- Assisting with investigation of potential latent defects.
- Assisting with coordination of the installation of cylinders/cores, keying system, and turnover of keys to owner/occupant and coordination of the facility system training for owner/occupants/PW shops personnel.
Reviewing pre-final contract drawings and specifications (particularly Division 01 administrative requirements) and technical RFPs, respectively. Perform 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.
- Actively participate in partnering sessions, depending on the nature and scope of the construction contract. Facilitate effective relationships and processes between contractors, Supported Command, and government team members.
- Support the review/approval of all Government-approved technical and administrative submittals, including, but not limited to, the schedule of prices, contractor’s baseline critical path schedule, accident prevention plan, activity hazard analyses, safety and health plan, quality control plan, test plans/reports, performance verification tests of major systems, etc.
- 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 CM.
- Supporting preliminary scheduling meeting and review 3-week look ahead schedules (as applicable). Review updates of the baseline schedule with the CM to determine if contractor is ahead, on or behind. Review the critical activities to ensure the work on the construction contract remains focused on completion in the most reasonable time. As necessary (particularly when a contractor is falling behind schedule), participate in the biweekly look-ahead meetings with the construction contractor to review project scheduling problems or concerns.
- Reviewing and annotating, as required, contractor daily reports.
- Assuring environmental compliance by contractor and coordinate EPA jobsite visits, when required.
- Reviewing and verifying the accuracy of as-built drawings in support of invoice payments.
- When applicable, coordinating with CM and issue non-compliance notice to contractor.
- Arranging and coordinating pre-final and final acceptance inspections and tracking completion of punch list items.
- Supporting the close-out process, including delivery of as-built drawings, warranties, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and spare parts turnover.
Contracting Officer Support
- Reviewing contractor invoices for accuracy against actual work-in-place. Recommend approval/disapproval/partial payment to CM.
- Supporting CM and acquisition team in the modification process, including assistance with generating government estimates/proposal reviews and negotiations. Provide “field” level evaluation of contractor’s proposal for constructability, hidden costs, alternative methods, etc. Avoid constructive changes and unauthorized commitments to the contract.
- Ensuring official contractor correspondence and submittals are included in the contract file.
A minimum of 5 years of verified experience as a Quality Control Manager working for General Contractors on NAVFAC or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) projects OR 10 years of verified foreman experience in one or more of following trades: Concrete; Mechanical; Electrical; Masonry; or Carpentry on commercial/industrial/military projects. Residential experience does not qualify.