Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in commercial construction? We're seeking a Field Engineer for construction projects in our Lansing, MI region who has experience in the construction industry, a passion for team-based planning and problem-solving, and a wholehearted commitment to building strong partnerships to support project goals. This position provides a great opportunity for a long-term thinker to develop construction leadership expertise across a range of markets and clients, leverage technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness, participate in a broad range of project planning and coordination duties, and grow with the company.
In addition to a rewarding career in construction, Christman is an ESOP owned company, offering competitive pay, a generous benefits program, and promotes training and professional development.
Position Summary The Field Engineer is responsible for performing engineering, inspection, observation, and construction related tasks in both the field and office.
Essential Job Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform quality assurance activities related to engineering, inspection, and observation on construction related projects and tasks to assure document compliance of construction projects.
Perform field inspections of existing water, sewer, road, and other infrastructure as necessary.
Communication with contractors and subcontractors on private and public projects, as necessary.
Answer technical questions from the construction contractor to clarify the construction contract requirements.
Review work in progress for quantities, quality, and accuracy.
Perform project completion QC Checklists.
Manage and develop project needs summary and coordinate deliveries as needed.
Review and check change order claims by the contractor.
Interpret construction plans, standards, and specifications.
Inspect construction to assure compliance with contract documents, contract drawings, and specifications.
Review as-built drawings provided by the construction contractor to verify that as-built conditions have been marked on the plans.
Observe and document all field activity for conformance with client requirements.
Review plans and specifications of projects to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection.
Perform field observation and document construction activities as directed via laptop, tablet, cell phone and field notebook or sketchpad.
Comply with all applicable safety and environmental requirements, conduct work in a safe manner by following security and safety policies and procedures and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
Verify the quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with the plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations.
Ability to identify deficiencies and deviations from the plans.
Prepare legible written field notes and daily reports detailing the status of work, including confirmation of work completed and jobsite conditions, daily reporting of measurements, calculations and computation of quantities as well as written narratives of work completed.
Assist with preparation of quantities for construction estimates.
Assist with preparation of project specifications and standard details.
Record the results of inspection and verify the accuracy of data with proper field checks recorded.
Research maps, physical evidence, project specific details, and other records to obtain data needed for field work.
Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Education and Experience
Associate's Degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering.
Minimum two (2) years applicable experience in the construction industry. -or-
Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Basic knowledge of construction instruments/tools.
Ability to read, understand and interpret spec books, blueprints, maps.
Able to work individually or as a team.
Ability to learn new field technologies.
Ability to focus on various tasks throughout the day and change focus with short notice.
Computer knowledgeable and able to quickly learn new software.
Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail.
Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel.
Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively.
Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities.
Open to new ideas, innovation, and change.
Strong problem solving/analytical skills.
Ability to adapt to unforeseen events while in urban and rural environments.
The Christman family of companies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran