This is a Full-Time Contract Position to work at the University of Maryland College Park. The current contract will run from July to December with options for renewal. The work is part of the University's overall Capital Expansion Program that includes several new-build construction projects.
Scope of Service Request Description - Project Engineer
Will support the Project Manager with oversite of the management and administration of project through all project phases from design, pre-construction to construction and close-out. The Chemistry Building has a budget of $93M for construction phase. The Project Engineer will assist in assuring all necessary jurisdictional approvals are obtained and that all applicable codes and standards are met.
Will support the Project Manager with project support staff for final decisions on overall project cost controls, schedule management and quality inspection assurance efforts. Responsible for anticipating and resolving potential problems that may jeopardize project success. Assures that projects adhere to approved scope, are completed within budget, on schedule and at the prescribed level of quality. Assures compliance with sustainability and construction technology.
Will support Project Manager in developing relationships with key project stakeholders; other technical and administrative units, jurisdictional approval agencies, and influential university community members to support project management activities and facilitate timely resolution of project challenges.
Will support the Project Manager in the preparation of the documents required by Procurement for soliciting design, construction and capital equipment services. Maintains project records and produces various reports. Maintains critical project information in an automated project management system (E-builder) on a continuous basis.
A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
• Must possess thorough knowledge of construction management practices with ability to work within a project team environment with minimum supervision.
• Ability to coordinate work with customer departments, campus administration, designers, other project managers, government agencies, and other service and support agencies.
• Ability to manage project finances, make and review estimates, negotiate contract change orders with A/E firms and contractors, and to develop and manage value-engineering efforts.
• Ability to review construction drawings and specifications for constructability. Knowledge of national, state and local codes and regulations applicable to the design and construction of facilities. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of a computer for email, reports, automated project management systems and MS Office Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).