PURPOSE: The Resident Engineer I will assist other Resident Engineers (RE’s) in many aspects of the construction phase of major works projects as well as may manage small, straight forward projects as the owner representative. May also provide direction to Assistant Resident Engineers and Inspectors. The primary work is with our Landside program which consists primarily of horizontal construction around the Sea-Tac Airport.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support and assist the RE’s with administering construction contracts by monitoring/reviewing the contractor’s work for compliance with plans, specifications and schedules. Coordinate special inspections and project testing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Maintain construction photographs, logs and other records. Monitors quality control requirements; issues non?conformance reports to contractor for corrections; and prepares and issues reports for compliance documentation. Supports construction management activities by participating in or conducting planning, preconstruction, coordination, progress, scheduling and field staff meetings. Review plans and specifications to update appropriate RFI, trend, submittal and change order logs, make field measurements and maintain as-built and red?lined drawing records.
Review and monitor contractor’s approved construction baseline schedule, prepare and initiate field directive change notices. Ensure all required tests, inspections, measurements, and special inspections are scheduled and satisfactorily completed and documented. Review and evaluate contractor pay requests to ensure payment only for work performed. Review and evaluate change order requests to ensure compliance with Port policy and applicable laws and regulations. Will negotiate routine change order requests. Manage construction contingency budget on small to moderately size construction projects; assist with management on larger more complex projects. May provide lead direction to Assistant RE’s and Inspectors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Technical knowledge of a variety of construction operations, methods, materials, costs and equipment. Knowledge of project construction management and inspection practices, procedures, and techniques. Knowledge of project management principles, practices and procedures including cost estimating and managing project budgets and schedules. Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they related to Port major construction projects. Knowledge of civil engineering methods and design criteria. Knowledge of engineering terminology.
Skilled in applying principles from one learning experience to comparable settings. Well-developed communication skills; both written and verbal. Seeks to understand and support the challenges and constraints facing the management team and coworkers. Skill in utilizing critical and creative thinking and problem solving. Well-developed research and analysis skills.
Ability to lead others and to effectively influence people without direct authority. Ability to re?prioritize and complete tasks in the order that minimizes risk to the Port. Handle changes in priorities on a daily basis. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, specifications and schedules. Ability to review, validate, justify and logically reason the events leading to contract changes. Takes responsibility for his/her actions. Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal Port stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; and
Two (2) to Five (5) years’ construction project management experience including inspection, cost estimating, and/or scheduling.
Three or more years’ experience as a Port of Seattle Assistant Resident Engineer and demonstrated ability to successfully perform at the RE I level.
Professional certification, which could include: Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license; and/or
Experience and knowledge of public government contracting procedures/processes.
Will work indoors in an office environment and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Will be required to work during emergencies, at heights, in confined spaces and in areas with and around hazardous materials.
Driver’s License Requirement: A valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required.
Weekly Standard Hours: Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (40 hours per week).
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About Port of Seattle
Bringing international trade and transportation to the Pacific Northwest for 100 years, the Port of Seattle supports diverse business activities from tourism to commercial fishing, and is a key builder of transportation infrastructure. The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle’s seaport with state-of-the-art cargo and grain facilities, two cruise ship terminals, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for broad economic advantage.The Port is working to be the cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port in the nation. With the Puget Sound region already in attainment of federal air quality standards, the Port’s many environmental programs create real benefits for the local community and a competitive edge for our customers.The Port of Seattle: Where a sustainable world is headed.The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.