Construction Engineering Technician
gTANGIBLE is in the process of identifying candidates for the following position.
Requisition Type: Full Time
Position Status: Open for Immediate Fill
Position Title: Construction Engineering Technician
This Construction Engineering Technician (CET) will provide independent construction engineering technician services to the Public Works Department (PWD) Jacksonville, Florida. The CET will assist NAVFAC Southeast (NAVFAC SE) enforce its construction contract provisions specifically quality control and safety requirements. The CET through their application of QA and safety management principals, will recommend approval of work IAW contract terms. The CET has the authority to stop any portion of a construction contractor’s project work that poses imminent danger to personnel, equipment, or property.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Security Clearance Level: Current Secret Clearance
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards.
- Review and comment on plans and specifications and provide constructability review comments during construction contract development.
- Make visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and develop recommendations during project development.
- Coordinate and attend post-award kickoff meetings (PAK) and pre-construction conferences (PreCon).
- Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues.
- Prepare project status reports when directed using NAVFAC enterprise contract management system formatting (to be provided by Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)).
- Coordinate construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies and make recommendations for corrections.
- Use and prepare standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality.
- Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors.
- Review and monitor project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
- Administer technical aspects of construction contract modifications (prepare cost estimates, review cost proposals, assist contract specialist or contracting officer in negotiations, prepare modification packages for processing by contracting officer).
- Administer the Construction Quality Management Program as required in the construction contract specifications.
- Monitor the construction contractor’s performance of required material testing and analysis in accordance with the contract requirements, review for compliance and make recommendations for corrections.
- Review construction contractor’s daily reports for thoroughness and accuracy and check daily payrolls for any discrepancies. Note any unusual items or items of concern on reports. Provide reviewed and/or annotated copy of reports to the COR.
- Review and recommend approval of progress schedules and technical submittals.
- Monitor ongoing construction to check construction contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications.
- Resolve problems not involving changes to contract value or duration and recommend solutions to the COR for problems that may result in a change of contract value or duration.
- Prepare cost estimates for construction contract modifications and provide to the COR.
- Perform cost and price technical evaluation on change order proposals that are within the scope of work to highlight hidden and unnecessary costs. Provide input to the COR for preparation of the pre-and post-negotiation documentation.
- Review construction contractor invoices for accuracy and provide input to the invoice reviewing official.
- Review and recommend approval/disapproval of the construction contractor’s safety/accident prevention plans.
- Monitor construction contractor’s updates to as-built drawings and verify that they are maintained regularly in accordance with contract requirements; verify that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract. Identify any updates that are not completed timely, and make recommendations for corrections.
- Verify that a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals is turned in to the PWD Facility Manager(s).
- Verify the construction contractor conducts any user training for equipment installed on the project, and turns over any extra materials stock all as required by the construction contract. Make recommendations for corrections.
- Monitor the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and start-up of major systems, and final acceptance. Make recommendations for corrections.
- Manage the NAVFAC Red Zone process for completing jobs, beginning at 75% construction complete or 90 days before the construction contract completion date, whichever is earlier.
- Participate in final acceptance and testing of major building systems including but not limited to fire protection certification, elevator certifications, ensuring contractor compliance in the areas of Testing and Balancing (TABs), Duct Air Leakage Testing (DALTS), Digital Control Systems (DDC) for HVAC systems.
- Utilize NAVFAC’s Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System (eCMS) to manage electronic submittals and documents. Refer to Uniform Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS) Section 01 31 23.13 20.
- Monitor compliance and perform daily inspection of construction contractor’s safety and health requirements. Support reporting significant incidents, near misses, good catches, and mishap investigations.
- Coordinates and attends pre-award site visits.
- Submit a weekly project status report for any assigned project to the resource manager (Project Management and Engineering Branch Head/Supervisory General Engineer) and attend any project meetings as required.
- Submit a monthly report to the Contracting Officer summarizing service provider actions for each month.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Contractor employees performing services must meet the following requirements and have the following licenses and/or certifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Technical and practical knowledge and experience (at least 3 years) as an engineering technician, superintendent, or quality control/quality assurance manager or representative.
- Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Construction Quality Management for Contractors course.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the three-phases of control Quality Management process.
- Demonstrated sound understanding of construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical, and/or environmental projects and the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations.
- Demonstrated ability to review and interpret technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes to the contract documents.
- Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods and construction management skills as demonstrated through relevant construction and/or construction management experience.
- Ability to write and speak English fluently in order to provide reports and make presentations to Government personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages.
- Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 and 29 CFR.
- At a minimum, a record of completion for the OSHA 30-hour Construction Training Course is required. A record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE) is required within 45 days of performance start.
gTANGIBLE Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or political affiliation.