PURPOSE: The Resident Engineer I will assist other Resident Engineers (RE’s) in many aspects of the construction phase of major works projects as well as may manage small, straight forward projects as the owner representative. May also provide direction to Assistant Resident Engineers and Inspectors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support and assist the RE’s with administering construction contracts by monitoring/reviewing the contractor’s work for compliance with plans, specifications and schedules. Coordinate special inspections and project testing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Maintain construction photographs, logs and other records. Monitors quality control requirements; issues non?conformance reports to contractor for corrections; and prepares and issues reports for compliance documentation. Supports construction management activities by participating in or conducting planning, preconstruction, coordination, progress, scheduling and field staff meetings. Review plans and specifications to update appropriate RFI, trend, submittal and change order logs, make field measurements and maintain as-built and red?lined drawing records.
Review and monitor contractor’s approved construction baseline schedule, prepare and initiate field directive change notices. Ensure all required tests, inspections, measurements, and special inspections are scheduled and satisfactorily completed and documented. Review and evaluate contractor pay requests to ensure payment only for work performed. Review and evaluate change order requests to ensure compliance with Port policy and applicable laws and regulations. Will negotiate routine change order requests. Manage construction contingency budget on small to moderately size construction projects; assist with management on larger more complex projects. May provide lead direction to Assistant RE’s and Inspectors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Technical knowledge of a variety of construction operations, methods, materials, costs and equipment. Knowledge of project construction management and inspection practices, procedures, and techniques. Knowledge of project management principles, practices and procedures including cost estimating and managing project budgets and schedules. Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they related to Port major construction projects. Knowledge of civil engineering methods and design criteria. Knowledge of engineering terminology.
Skilled in applying principles from one learning experience to comparable settings. Well-developed communication skills; both written and verbal. Seeks to understand and support the challenges and constraints facing the management team and coworkers. Skill in utilizing critical and creative thinking and problem solving. Well-developed research and analysis skills.
Ability to lead others and to effectively influence people without direct authority. Ability to re?prioritize and complete tasks in the order that minimizes risk to the Port. Handle changes in priorities on a daily basis. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, specifications and schedules. Ability to review, validate, justify and logically reason the events leading to contract changes. Takes responsibility for his/her actions. Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal Port stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; and
Two (2) to Five (5) years’ construction project management experience including inspection, cost estimating, and/or scheduling.
Three or more years’ experience as a Port of Seattle Assistant Resident Engineer and demonstrated ability to successfully perform at the RE I level.
Professional certification, which could include: Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license; and/or
Experience and knowledge of public government contracting procedures/processes.
Driver’s License Requirement: A valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required.
AV: The successful candidate must pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. Will also be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check with the FBI. Hire date will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge.
Internal Number: 1580BR
About Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The Port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the nation’s 18th busiest – handling more than 31 million passengers in 2007. The Port’s passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Terminal 30 handled 190 ship calls and nearly 755,000 passengers during the 2007 season.