Serves in the construction section at the Soo Area Office. Responsible for the review of plans and specifications, change orders, contract modifications, conformance to Contract requirements, preparing and/or processing periodic construction progress reports, and other construction engineering considerations. Work performance requires technical skills and broad knowledge of construction methods, techniques, materials, equipment, costs, and safety practices and contractor quality control and quality assurance requirements.
Reviews plans and specifications to include special conditions to become thoroughly familiar with the work. Uncovers ambiguities or omissions, and conflicting or inadequate instructions to facilitate contract administration or minimize the need for subsequent modifications.
Reviews and analyzes contract modifications or supplemental agreements for engineering necessity, feasibility, and economy considering such aspects as the status of construction, best interests of the Government, conformance with original design intent, and need as to functional facility. Determines actions required to include further investigations, request for proposal, or change order. Attempts to resolve changes within costs specified in Government estimates and prepares Government estimates. Assimilates a large volume of regulations and contractual data, and resolves unusually difficult problems and policy matters.
Conducts negotiations with contractors on large or unique modification work to establish equitable prices and realistic time allowance for modified and/or additional work. Negotiates prices to support contract modifications and claims, drawings and specifications, Government estimates, contractor's quotations, etc.
Monitors receipt of and ensures proper distribution of contractual documents. Follows up on projects that fall behind schedule, and expedites resolution of conflicts or other problem and facilities contract awards. Monitors contract statue and ensures receipt of required documents, and initiates proper action to correct slipping schedules.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
A comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of established procedures and accepted construction management practices sufficient to monitor the work for compliance with contract requirements and to review scopes of work for clarity, constructability, and accuracy. Applies practical knowledge of construction engineering practices and techniques and negotiation skills to prepare price negotiation memorandum to document agreements reached. Applies knowledge of contracting regulations, principles, and practices to provide oversight for construction contracts. Develops innovative approaches to complex construction contract issues concerning plans and specifications, design analysis, contract estimates, modifications to construction contracts, quantity take-offs, field investigations, preparation of government estimates and scopes of work for contract changes. Knowledge of analytical techniques to represent the government in negotiating modifications for unlimited dollar amounts with construction contractors.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management