- Expired: January 13, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
SJS Executives, LLC (SJS), also doing business as SJS Industrial, is currently seeking a reliable, safety conscious, experienced, Engineering Technician with a construction background to work full time for SJS in Crane, Indiana to help support operations at a US Navy facility's Public Works Department.
SJS is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with 250 employees coast to coast and a headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia; it specializes in professional services to support federal and military organizations.
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$62,000. There is also PTO (80 hours accrual), 11 federal holidays paid off, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and 401k. Relocation is offered for those interested.
The Engineering Technician must possess at least one of these key qualifications to be eligible for this job:
- A minimum of 5 years of verified experience as a Quality Control Manager working for General Contractors on NAVFAC or US Army Corps of Engineers; or
- 10 years of verified foreman experience in one or more of the following trades: Concrete, Mechanical, Electrical, Masonry, or Carpentry on the Commercial/Industrial/Military Projects. Will not consider any Residential experience.
The right candidate will have strong working knowledge of commercial construction standards and the ability to provide overall coordination of construction quality and safety for assigned projects.
He or she will already have experience in performing a wide variety of on-site Quality Assurance (QA), safety management, technical consultation and related construction engineering support services for a Navy public works department that is a major customer of SJS Executives DBA SJS Industrial; interface with the Navy Construction Manager (CM) and the contractor personnel from multiple General Contractors (GCs) as needed to facilitate cooperation and communication on construction projects.
This person will enjoy collaborating with a team and know how to conduct themselves with decorum, as they will be working on a property owned by the United States federal government and interacting with federal government employees and service members.
- Provide overall coordination of the construction quality management program for assigned projects, plus provide regular and timely status reports to the Government sponsor about the status of these construction projects under your administrative and technical control
- In conjunction with the Navy Construction Manager (CM), review and provide recommendations toward approval of contractor-submitted quality control plans.
- 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 sections of various Contractor's Quality Control (QC) reports, particularly remarks about critical, definable features of work included.
- Take, file and distribute progress photos at work sites.
- Validate quantity, condition and approval of materials on site before the Government issues invoice payments to contractors.
- Coordinate a team 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 for 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 for completeness and quality.
- Maintain extensive contact with key construction contractor representatives to promote an atmosphere of partnering and cooperation, quickly resolving problems while maintaining each construction schedule.
- Coordinate temporary utility and communication hook-ups for contractors, plus coordinate utility outages and road closures with Government personnel, as necessary. Coordinate lay-down areas and storage areas, as required.
- Coordinate excavation, hot work, burn and other construction-related permits, as required, subject to local restrictions.
- In conjunction with the Construction Manager (CM), 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 plus 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.
- With the CM, review and provide recommendations toward acceptance of Crane Critical Lift Plans, along with crane operation qualifications and certificate of compliance. Observe critical lifts.
- Ensure each construction contractor is conducting monthly site safety self-evaluations and submitting the information with 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 safety incidents/accidents/near misses, ensuring most importantly that corrective actions have been taken. Perform cursory review/QA of Contractor's Significant Incidence Reports (CSIRs) and OSHA Form 300s (Contractor's Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses).
- Serve as a point of contact for Supported Command interface/coordination in the field; including supporting collateral equipment installation and phone/data/communication connections; assist with investigation of potential latent defects; and assist with coordination of the installation of cylinders/cores, keying system, and turnover of keys to owner/occupant
- Coordinate the facility system training for owner/occupants/PW shop personnel.
- Review 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. During design development and constructability review, provide technical knowledge of local conditions, including availability of construction materials and skilled labor. For any 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.
- Investigate 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.
- Support each preliminary scheduling meeting and review each 3-week look ahead schedule (as applicable). Review updates of the baseline schedule with the CM to determine if contractor is ahead, on time or behind. Review critical activities to ensure the work on each 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.
- Review and annotate, as required, contractor daily reports.
- Assure environmental compliance by contractor and coordinate EPA job site visits, when required.
- Review and verify the accuracy of as-built drawings in support of invoice payments.
- When applicable, coordinate with the CM to issue non-compliance notices to contractors.
- Arrange and coordinate pre-final and final acceptance inspections, and track completion of punch list items.
- Support the closeout process, including delivery of as-built drawings, warranties, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and spare parts turnover.
- Review contractor invoices for accuracy against actual work-in-place. Recommend approval, disapproval or partial payments to the contractors to the CM.
- Support CM and the 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.
- Ensure official contractor correspondence and submittals are included in contract files.
- Perform related construction engineering tasks as assigned by the SJS Program Manager, the Navy Construction Manager or his or her designee.
- 5 or more years of verified experience as a Quality Control Manager working for one or more General Contractors (GCs) on NAVFAC or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) projects OR 10 or more years of verified foreman experience in one or more of the following trades: Concrete, Mechanical, Electrical, Masonry or Carpentry on commercial/industrial/military projects. Residential construction experience does not qualify.
- Possess, or be able to obtain, a Certificate of Completion for the US Army Corps of Engineers "Construction Quality Management [CQM] for Contractors" course
- Possess familiarity with crane safety requirements and the NAVFAC P-307 (Management of Weight Handling equipment) specification
- Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and a thorough background check for access onto a military installation; please note the background check for this position extends past 7 years, in conformance with federal law and US Department of Justice guidelines for work on a military installation.
SJS Executives, LLC (SJS), also doing business as SJS Industrial, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy status and/or gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.
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