Serve as a Senior Construction Representative, performing or leading others in the performance of the full range of field-engineering functions associated with the construction of marine structures such as locks, piers, revetments, break-walls, and other structures associated with navigation and commercial harbors
Construction is performed under rigid completion schedules, involves specialized methods and customized features, and multi-million dollar expenditures. Performs and/or directs the full range of field engineering functions associated with assigned Projects.
Performs reviews of plans and specifications to determine practicability from a construction viewpoint whether physical obstruction or other construction difficulties have been anticipated, and whether materials selected are readily available.
Inspects contractor workmanship, equipment, and materials to ensure compliance with abstract requirements. Monitors quantities of dredge materials placed in disposal areas to ensure proper fill level. Directs tasks and monitors water quality of disposal sites. Recommends changes in design to cope with at-the-site conditions.
Reviews contractor's proposed working schedules for logic, adequacy and to determine whether construction schedules will be met. Interprets plans and specifications, conferring with contractor to resolve differences of opinion.
Reviews contractor safety plans prior to construction start, recommends changes to alleviate unsafe conditions, techniques, operations, etc. Ensures strict adherence to safety provisions of the contract. Detects and corrects unsafe conditions. Attends safety meetings conducted by the engineer in charge and/or contractor's representatives and advises contractor personnel in all matters relating to safety. Has on-site authority to stop all or a portion of the work if a dangerous condition is observed.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the full range of principles, concepts, and methodology related to a variety of construction techniques and contract procedural requirements. Ability to apply this knowledge in order to develop plans and provide advice/recommendations to meet construction requirements, and propose corrective actions to contractors plans, methods, and procedures.
Working knowledge of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic systems/electronic principles, including the ability to comprehend and interpret drawings, specifications, schematics, and technical manuals.
The position requires a broad knowledge of the construction industry. Ability to apply a broad background of practical construction principles to resolve problems in the field.
Knowledge of contracting related to the construction industry. Must have knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures with the ability to evaluate contract performance.