Reporting to the Associate Director/Project Support Group Leader, the Construction Field Representative will provide daily inspections for quality assurance of capital construction projects. Responsibilities include daily reports, coordination with contractors for quality control/quality assurance, and coordination with other third-party inspectors as required. The position will ensure design compliance during project construction for multiple concurrent construction projects, and that projects are constructed according to the approved drawings from construction implementation through post-construction. In addition, the position will monitor the design and construction of projects for general conformance with the programs as defined by the University, the requirements of the "Construction and Professional Services Manual for Agencies," building and life safety codes, and with internal Virginia Tech design guidelines. The Construction Field Representative will also: Assist in the development and management of construction project delivery schedules and budgets in compliance with funding authorizations, university program requirements, and project approval guidelines. Apply professional design and construction knowledge to lead, direct, and monitor assigned projects through construction. Build consensus and teamwork with a disparate group of stakeholders, consultants, and contractors.
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Technology, Engineering, or related field and/or training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree. Experience with complex building and infrastructure design and construction, including all types of major building construction methods. Proven success in managing multiple, concurrent projects with respect to technical, professional, and fiscal issues. Demonstrated conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Working knowledge of site/building design with a basic emphasis on construction processes. Ability to provide recommendations and construction oversight with excellent communication skills. Ability to interpret design/construction documents, drawings, schedules, building codes, and construction means and methods. Experience administering design/construction/consultant contracts.
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