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Brown and Caldwell Resident Engineer in New York, New York

Our New York City office has an exciting opportunity for Senior Resident Engineers with experience in construction of complex water and wastewater infrastructure and facilities. Candidate will work closely with the other members of the project team, including the Owner, multiple contractors, design engineers to ensure the successful delivery of projects. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who enjoys the variety of opportunities available in engineering and construction consulting. Positive client interaction and an understanding of construction are essential to candidate success.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to continue to build upon your career, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the earth’s resources at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to work on large and complex water and wastewater using various construction methods with the potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, let’s talk.
Job Expectations:
This position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for building things of high quality, on time and underbudget, meeting new people, and a desire to work collaboratively with seasoned professionals. Work location will be in the New York City, NY metropolitan area, with ability to provide similar support for other local and regional clients. Primary responsibilities include:

Provide onsite Resident Engineering for water, wastewater and infrastructure projects

Facilitate an effective, engaged and high performing partnership with all project stakeholders

Collaborate with a local project delivery team and national team of technical experts

Collaborate with a Design Project Manager to address design issues; coordinate with Contractor’s project manager; obtain daily updates on project issues and status from Construction Inspectors; report issues to Client.

Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion

Review design and bidding documents for completeness, constructability and biddability

Solicit, receive, and evaluate contractor bids

Be proactive in predicting, preventing, identifying, and solving project problems.

Generate project correspondence, including responses to Contractor correspondence in a timely manner to avoid delay, to convey the Owner’s position, and to protect the Owner’s interests.

Review and analyze Contractors’ Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules to ensure compliance with approved Contract schedule; address deficiencies.

Evaluate and approve change orders, invoices, and payment applications which may include final payment including coordination with the Owner. May include independent verification of pay quantities. Maintain records related to the base work, contingency and field changes.

Oversee all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations

Be familiar with the project plans and specifications for enforcement of their requirements

Identify, analyze, manage, and mitigate risks

Supervise and coordinate construction management staff, including field inspectors, office support staff and testing subconsultants with responsibility for quality construction in accordance with plans and specifications.

Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

Ensure compliance for all construction team members with company’s and client’s health and safety training requirements

Coordinate and resolve issues in the field with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers and regulatory agencies and the affected public.

Meet contractual conditions of performance

Prepare effective and accurate internal and external reports pertaining to job status, written documents, reports, and technical memorandums,

Review construction work progress daily. Provide daily site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, standards, codes, and permits

Prepare daily reports documenting weather, equipment, manpower, and construction activities, and daily progress photos, as well as monthly progress reports for project stakeholders

Lead and / or assist with commissioning, testing, and start-up of process systems/equipment or facilities for turning over to the owner's personnel.

Prepare effective and accurate record documents and all project, permit, and contract closeout documentation

Mentor, supervise and provide direction for less experienced staff

Meet contractual conditions of performance including budgets, schedule and quality.

Desired Skills and Experience:

BS degree, Master’s degree preferable, in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field

PE in New York or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through CMAA preferred.

Minimum of 10 years of increasingly-responsible, professional experience in the design and construction administration of municipal infrastructure, water, and wastewater facilities

Working knowledge of construction practices

Proven working experience on small to large sized projects in large urban areas.

Thorough working knowledge of civil, structural, architectural, process and building mechanical and electrical construction and demolition practices involved with major public works projects

Ability to provide design/consultation in specialized areas, make decisions and solve problems

Knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods.

Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations, local and national building codes, and quality standards

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a QA/QC program for construction projects as well as to review, analyze, and negotiate construction cost estimates, change orders, and contractor claims
Expert knowledge of OSHA 1910

Understanding of all facets of the construction process

Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment

Ability to manage and mentor a team of inspectors and project support staff

Ability to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities

Strong verbal/written communication skills

Current and valid driver’s license and good driving record

Advanced knowledge of standard professional software such as MS Outlook, Word, and Excel

Expert working knowledge and experience using construction management software packages (Primavera P6, eBuilder, Microsoft Project scheduling software)

Advanced knowledge and experience managing and maintaining the Health & Safety requirements of construction sites

Ability to walk slowly around a construction sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs

Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold

Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.

Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting critical construction operations (i.e. concrete placement)

Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and can walk swiftly for short distances to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified

Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 feet typically) to access structures for visual inspection

Ability to lift objects on job sites less than 30 pounds
For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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