Responsible for both the field and office engineering administration of all construction projects throughout a large geographic area (Area Office boundaries). Coordinates the field and office engineering technical and administrative functions to assure quality and timely construction within accepted cost parameters of a variety of complex/costly construction and repairs to facilities including, breakwaters, locks, office buildings, hydroelectric power plants, dams, weirs and confined disposal facilities. Oversees dredging operations and maintenance of yards and grounds.
Acts as Contracting Officer Representative on Construction Contracts. Interprets contract documents. Maintains continuous liaison with contractors. Orients contractors’ representatives in procedural and regulatory requirements to include forms, processes, time limits, changes and claims procedures, payment requests, and required interface with Area Office staff. Prepares written correspondence to the Contractor on a wide variety of contract issues: Requests for Proposal, contract interpretation, scheduling, payments, weather, delays, etc. Answers contractors’ questions. Researches alleged ambiguities and provides clarification. Consults with contractors concerning change orders or modifications resulting from field conditions. Represents the Government at meetings with contractor and subcontractor representatives concerning construction progress, partial payment requests, technical matters, and contract negotiations.
Reviews the progress and status of both field engineering and office engineering responsibilities relative to all construction at the Soo Area Office. Consults with and advises the construction representative on unusually complex or controversial issues related to the administration and inspection of contract construction projects. Maintains close contract with local port authorities, municipal governments, State DNR, USEPA, US Coast Guard and contractors to ensure satisfactory conclusion to construction projects.
This is an Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce position.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of a wide range of professional engineering concepts, principles and practices applicable to the most complex technical construction projects and covering the full range of engineering duties in one or more specialties concerned with the evaluation and design of civil/military projects.
Knowledge and skills to apply the latest developments in engineering to resolve problems for which accepted methods are not directly applicable and to review plans, designs, and specifications prepared by others for the improvement or alteration of existing or the eventual construction of new facilities.
Knowledge and skill to review and evaluate the work of team members and lower grade engineers through the development of operating guidance, the review of project work and the provision of necessary orientation.
Skill in communicating with technical personnel, state and local officials and elected representatives in support of engineering aspects and impacts of the project