Construction Engineering Technicians
Kings Bay, GA | Temp/Contract
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In anticipation of an upcoming contract, RealStreet is currently seeking three Construction Engineering Technicians. The Construction Engineering Technicians will perform engineering technician support services for the NAVFC SE, FEAD Kings Bay office located at Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia.
The Construction Engineering Technicians’ responsibilities include:
- Maintaining proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards.
- Reviewing and commenting on plans and specifications and providing constructability review comments during construction contract development.
- Making visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and developing recommendations during project development.
- Coordinating and attending post-award kickoff meetings and pre-construction conferences.
- Scheduling, conducting, and documenting regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues.
- Preparing project status reports when directed using NAVFAC enterprise contract management system formatting (to be provided by Contracting Officer’s Representative).
- Coordinating construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies and make recommendations for corrections.
- Using and preparing standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality
- Providing technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors
- Reviewing and monitoring project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
- Administering 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)
- Administering the Construction Quality Management Program as required in the construction contract specifications.
- Monitoring 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.
- Reviewing construction contractor’s daily reports for thoroughness and accuracy and check daily payrolls for any discrepancies, noting any unusual items or items of concern on reports and providing reviewed and/or annotated copy of reports to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
- Reviewing and recommending approval of progress schedules and technical submittals.
- Monitoring ongoing construction to check construction contractor progress and verifying compliance with plans and specifications.
- Resolving problems not involving changes to contract value or duration and recommend solutions to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for problems that may result in a change of contract value or duration.
- Preparing cost estimates for construction contract modifications and providing them to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
- Performing cost and price technical evaluation on change order proposals that are within the scope of work to highlight hidden and unnecessary costs. Providing input to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for preparation of the pre-and post-negotiation documentation.
- Reviewing construction contractor invoices for accuracy and providing input to the invoice reviewing official.
- Reviewing and recommending approval/disapproval of the construction contractor’s safety/accident prevention plans.
- Monitoring construction contractor’s updates to as-built drawings and verify that they are maintained regularly in accordance with contract requirements; verifying that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract. Identifying any updates that are not completed timely, and make recommendations for corrections.
- Verifying that a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals is turned in to the PWD Facility Manager(s).
- Verifying 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.
- Monitoring the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and start-up of major systems, and final acceptance. Making recommendations for corrections.
- Managing 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.
- Participating 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
- Utilizing NAVFAC’s Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System (eCMS) to manage electronic submittals and documents. Reference Uniform Facilities guide Specification (UFGS) Section 01 31 23.13 20.
- Monitoring compliance and perform daily inspection of construction contractor’s safety and health requirements. Supporting reporting significant incidents, near misses, good catches, and mishap investigations.
- Supporting coordination of site visits by Government personnel.
- Submitting 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.
- Submitting a monthly report to the Contracting Officer summarizing service provider actions for each month.
- 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. A record of completion for the Course is required within 60 days of performance start. Failure to provide record of completion within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal.
- 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. Failure to provide record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Course within 45 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal.
RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability
- 401(k) with generous company match