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Engineering Technician - Construction at SJS Executives, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:


SJS Is currently seeking an experienced Construction Engineering Technician. Incumbent must successfully complete the "CQM for Contractors" course associated with the ACOE. Provides overall coordination of the construction quality management program for assigned projects.


  • In conjunction with the Construction Manager (CM), review and provide recommendations toward
    approval of contractor quality control plan.

  • Attend selective quality control, preparatory and initial meetings, and monitor three-phase checklists for
    accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Provide relevant remarks on Government Quality Assurance (QA) reports (or in identified section of
    Contractor's Quality Control (QC) reports), particularly on critical, definable features of work included.

  • Take/file/distribute progress photos.

  • Validate quantity, condition, and approval of materials on site prior to Government issuing invoice

  • Coordinate support to review and witness successful testing and commissioning/certification of critical
    systems (i.e., mechanical - HVAC/TABS/DALTS/DDC, electrical -Pad Mounted Transformers/High-
    Voltage Systems/Switchgear/Automatic Transfer Switches/Frequency Converters, fire and life safety/fire
    protection systems, roofing systems, and underwater structures). Assure quality workmanship in
    accordance with specifications and industry standards on concrete/masonry/stucco/building,
    envelope/structural steel/bolting/welding and other building materials/structural systems, as required.

  • Attend/witness selected tests and review all applicable test reports and results.

  • Incumbent keeps the Government sponsor advised as to the status of projects under his/her administrative
    and technical control, but the responsibility to plan and carry out the assignment is accomplished

  • perform cursory review of Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and ensure via the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) that these are discussed by the construction contractor and their respective subcontractors prior to beginning each work activity or when a new work crew is to perform the work in accordance with the three phases of QC.

  • Review and provide recommendations towards acceptance of Crane Critical Lift Plans, along with crane operation qualifications and certificate of compliance.

  • Incumbent must be familiar with crane safety requirements and NAVFAC P-307 (Management of Weight Handling

  • Observe critical lifts.

  • Ensure construction contractor is conducting monthly site safety self-evaluations and submitting the
    information with the pay vouchers/invoices; perform worksite safety assessments, as needed.

  • Take appropriate, timely action to ensure construction contractor compliance of safety and health
    requirements, including leading safety stand-downs, as required, and recommending dismissal of key
    construction contractor staff from the project due to non-performance or recurring violations.

  • Ensure reporting of contractor significant incidences/near misses with a focus that corrective actions have
    been taken. Perform cursory review/QA of Contractor's Significant Incidence Reports (CSIRs) and OSHA
    Form 300 (Contractor's Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses). Provide additional support (as
    needed) in mishap investigations where property damage is >$500,000, injury and/or occupation injury
    results in fatality or permanent partial/total disability, or three or more personnel are hospitalized for
    inpatient care as a result of a single mishap.

  • Support extensive contact with key construction contractor representatives to promote an atmosphere of
    partnering and cooperation and to quickly resolve problems and maintain construction schedule.

  • Coordinating temporary utility and communication hook-ups for contractor, coordinating utility outages
    and road closures.

  • Coordinating lay-down area and storage areas, as required.

  • Coordinating excavation, hot work, burn and other construction-related permits, as required, subject to
    local restrictions.

  • Supporting collateral equipment installation and phone/data/communication connections.

  • Assisting with investigation of potential latent defects.

  • Assisting with coordination of the installation of cylinders/cores, keying system, and turnover of keys to
    owner/occupant and coordination of the facility system training for owner/occupants/PW shops personnel.

  • Reviewing pre-final contract drawings and specifications (particularly Division 01 administrative
    requirements) and technical RFPs, respectively. Perform on-site visits to review constructability and
    compatibility with actual field conditions.

  • Provide technical knowledge of local conditions, including availability of construction materials and skilled labor.
    For problems found, make solution recommendations for designer consideration.

  • Actively participate in partnering sessions, depending on the nature and scope of the construction contract.
    Facilitate effective relationships and processes between contractors, Supported Command, and government
    team members.

  • Support the review/approval of all Government-approved technical and administrative submittals,
    including, but not limited to, the schedule of prices, contractor's baseline critical path schedule, accident
    prevention plan, activity hazard analyses, safety and health plan, quality control plan, test plans/reports,
    performance verification tests of major systems, etc.

  • Investigating engineering problems that may arise on construction contracts, such as unforeseen conditions,
    contractor requests for information (RFIs), and dimension conflicts. Make recommendations for solutions
    to the CM.

  • Supporting preliminary scheduling meeting and review 3-week look ahead schedules (as applicable).
    Review updates of the baseline schedule with the CM to determine if contractor is ahead, on or behind.
    Review the critical activities to ensure the work on the construction contract remains focused on
    completion in the most reasonable time. As necessary (particularly when a contractor is falling behind
    schedule), participate in the bi-weekly look-ahead meetings with the construction contractor to review
    project scheduling problems or concerns.

  • Reviewing and annotating, as required, contractor daily reports.

  • Assuring environmental compliance by contractor and coordinate EPA jobsite visits, when required.

  • Reviewing and verifying the accuracy of as-built drawings in support of invoice payments.

  • When applicable, coordinating with CM and issue non-compliance notice to contractor.

  • Arranging and coordinating pre-final and final acceptance inspections and tracking completion of punch list

  • Supporting the closeout process, including delivery of as-built drawings, warranties, Operations &
    Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and spare parts turnover.
    Contracting Officer Support

  • Reviewing contractor invoices for accuracy against actual work-in-place. Recommend
    approval/disapproval/partial payment to CM.

  • Supporting CM and acquisition team in the modification process, including assistance with generating
    government estimates/proposal reviews and negotiations. Provide "field" level evaluation of contractor's
    proposal for constructability, hidden costs, alternative methods, etc. Avoid constructive changes and
    unauthorized commitments to the contract.

  • Ensuring official contractor correspondence and submittals are included in the contract file.


  • A minimum of 5 years of verified experience as a Quality Control Manager working for General Contractors on NAVFAC or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) projects

  • OR 10 years of verified foreman experience in one or more of following trades: Concrete, Mechanical, Electrical, Masonry, or Carpentry on commercial/industrial/military projects. Residential experience does not qualify.

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen