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Resident Engineer 2 at Port Of Seattle

Posted in Project Management 30+ days ago.

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Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:
Interviews may be conducted while the position continues to accept applications.

The Resident Engineer II serves as the owner representative, independently managing concurrent multiple straightforward and/or moderately complex major construction projects at the Port of Seattle. This opportunity will work primarily with the Tenant/Terminal construction team.

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:
Provide simultaneous management of multiple construction projects of a more complex nature. Provide constructability reviews/comments of design drawings. Manage, coordinate and facilitate the day-to-day activities of major construction projects to ensure projects are constructed within the scope, on schedule, and within budget; review and enforce contract requirements, review change order requests for entitlement, develop independent change order estimates, negotiate change orders and cost/time impacts. Manage and direct staff on construction projects to assure completion of the job in compliance with the contract documents and Port policies. Work closely with the various port and airport stakeholders to ensure robust and timely stakeholder involvement in the project delivery process.

Manage and minimize risks and impacts to Port operations, costs, and project schedules. Ensure timely execution of construction documents from contract award through project closeout. Review estimates, design change notices, contract documents, potential claims and mitigate potential cost/schedule impacts. Coordinate construction activities by ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and Port regulations and guidelines. Provide leadership with regard to safety on construction sites and in the workplace. Review and evaluate contractor Requests for Information (RFI) and coordinate responses from multiple team members. Serve as principal point of contact for all issues related to assigned projects.

Manage multiple construction projects concurrently; may approve major change orders and/or construction claims that do not significantly affect the budget, scope and schedule of the project. Review, negotiate and process contract pay requests for general contractor; ensure timely and accurate payment for work actually performed; negotiate and resolve complex payment related disputes. During constructability reviews, identify potentials risks/issues and advise customer and project manager of needed changes to construction plans and details; provide alternative solutions and evaluate impact to project budget or schedule; lead and facilitate discussion to implement solution with appropriate parties; ensure proper implementation and provide status and final reports as needed. Manage construction contingency budgets on moderate to large size construction projects; assist with budget management of large and complex projects.

Advanced technical knowledge of a variety of construction operations, methods, materials, costs and equipment; advanced knowledge of project construction management and inspection practices, procedures, and techniques; project management principles, practices and procedures including cost estimating and managing project budgets and schedules. Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they related to Port major construction projects. Familiar with and highly knowledgeable with various construction contracting methods (i.e. Design Bid Build, GC/CM or Design Build).

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; effective negotiation and facilitation skills. Ability to manage and supervise staff including directing and prioritizing assignments, evaluation performance, solving personnel issues, promoting teamwork and a safe and healthy work environment. Demonstrated ability to delegate assignments and tasks to supervised staff or other project team members. Ability to resolve politically sensitive or controversial issues. Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with internal customers and stake holders as well as local, state and federal agencies.

Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural), Architecture, Construction Management or related field;
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in construction project management to include: inspection, cost estimating, and scheduling; and
  • Experience in a formal lead or supervisory role, providing leadership and coaching to others.
  • Masters degree in business, public administration or related field;
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in cost estimating, CPM scheduling and construction change order negotiations; working on large construction claims;
  • Construction project management experience at an airport or seaport; and/or
  • Professional certification, to include: Professional Engineer (PE) license, Registered Architect (RA), Certified Construction Manager (CCM). Experience managing projects with complicated budget and scheduling issues.