Civil Engineer - 31990 in Denver, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/16/2020

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Job Description

Position Summary

To address a backlog of restoration and rehabilitation projects for the White House and President’s Park, as well as security facilities for the United States Secret Service (USSS), the National Park Service has developed a design and construction program to allow for better advance planning, improved construction scheduling, and coordination, and to better manage and orchestrate the myriad site activities occurring continuously and simultaneously throughout the complex.

In support of this program, Alion is seeking a full-time experienced Civil Engineer to assist the NPS and USSS with oversight and management of design, design¿build and construction projects which are currently underway or which are planned for execution. The work is located in Lakewood, CO. The Civil Engineer may need to visit offsite locations for the purpose of performing design and construction work.

The primary role of the Civil Engineer is to assist the NPS Project Manager and stakeholders in cradle-to-grave project management and administration, overseeing, managing and inspecting the work of various design and construction contractors performing work on multiple projects. The Engineer actively manages, monitors, guides and inspects projects for progress, quality, budget and costs, and conformance with contract documents and project requirements. The Engineer assists the Project Manager in creating and providing formal written notification and/or direction to contractors and project stakeholders and investigates and analyzes issues that involve potential impacts to project schedules, budgets and/or costs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrange and conduct, and may be required to chair, a variety of meetings; and shall prepare written agenda and meeting minutes for all such meetings.
  • Participate in weekly telephone conference calls with project stakeholders on all assigned projects. The purpose of these calls is to update the CORs and other project team members on the work progress, address outstanding project issues and coordinate upcoming work activities.
  • Provide technical and project management assistance and support to the Project Manager and Contracting Officer on multiple, various projects as assigned, including but not limited to:
    • Prepare Scopes of Work, Cost Estimates and technical documentation for design and construction contracts and/or contract modifications.
    • Review and analyze contractor price and work proposals, prepare pre¿negotiation positions, conduct fact-finding and clarifications with contractors and/or project stakeholders, participate and/or assist with contract negotiations, prepare records of negotiations.
    • Review and analyze contractor provided schedules and requests for payment.
    • Review and provide detailed technical analyses and comment on contractor submitted designs, shop drawings, etc.; coordinate review of same with project stakeholders and consolidate and de¿conflict all stakeholder comments.
    • Review, comment, and process contractor Division 01 submittals; monitor compliance with all Division 01 Management Plans during contract performance.
    • For modifications to existing contracts, coordinate with all affected project stakeholders, determine requirements, prepare Request for Price Proposals (RPPs) that define work to be performed and cite relevant specification sections including appropriate sketches illustrating work to be performed; prepare Government Cost Estimates with breakdown of labor, materials and equipment costs.
    • Track and monitor the processing of contract submittals to ensure timeliness and resolution of issues.
    • Resolve and provide timely and accurate responses to contract Requests for Information (RFIs) through coordination with appropriate project stakeholders, review of contract documents and preparation of clear and definitive responses.
    • Assist in resolving disputes that may arise due to the interaction between the contractor and other project stakeholders and other Government personnel.
    • Review and document the contractor(s) claims for additional cost and/or time.
    • Prepare draft completion report within one week after final payment and provide to the Government project team.
    • Monitor overall contract performance to ensure compliance with contract requirements and adherence to project constraints; plan, prepare and execute corrective actions through coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Conduct Constructability Reviews
    • Review Government and contractor produced designs, plans, shop drawings, etc. for constructability, logistical and security considerations. Documents to be reviewed in this manner will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, design submissions from design/build contractor teams, design submissions from Government contracted design teams supporting ongoing construction projects at the work location, designs for modifications/changes to ongoing construction projects, contractor/vendor shop drawings, etc.
    • Review such documents to determine if the proposed work, activities, materials, equipment, etc. will be constructible in an efficient and reasonable manner given the constraints and challenges of the work location.
    • Collaborate with other Denver Service Center (DSC) and White House Liaison Office (WHLO) personnel in performing these reviews, and will be required to provide written reports of their findings, review comments and recommendations to the Government team.

Education and qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction, or other related field from an ABET accredited engineering college or university with a minimum of 2 or more years of relevant construction / engineering work experience and actively participating in Engineer in Training (EIT) program in preparation for taking the Professional Engineer exam to become a registered PE – OR – 3 years post-secondary school in an ABET accredited engineering program, or related science curriculum and 6 years relevant construction / engineering work experience and actively participating in Engineer in Training (EIT) program.
  • Demonstrated experience serving as an Engineer Level 2, Construction Management Representative, Owner’s Representative, Project Specialist, Project Manager or similar position on at least three construction projects in the previous five (5) years with construction values of at least $1 million each project and which involved the active management, oversight and/or inspection of multiple construction trades and which required close coordination with the Government/Owner on daily construction issues..
  • Demonstrated construction experience on project(s) located in a secure facility and with very limited site access, and on project(s) which involved construction activities in very close proximity to sensitive natural and/or cultural (buildings, historical artifacts, or similar) resources.
  • Demonstrated experience performing and coordinating communication and work among multiple stakeholders in a construction environment, representing and communicating the Government's/Owner's/Firm's interests to stakeholders with varying and competing interests, and assisting with or performing negotiations in a construction environment.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing engineering designs, contractor shop drawings and/or vendor specifications and plans, or similar, to determine constructability and practicality of proposed work and adherence to established standards and requirements.
  • The Civil Engineer shall be computer literate, knowledgeable in construction practices including applicable building codes, cost breakdown estimating and negotiating, and technical writing.  Individual shall have sufficient computer operating skills to be able to open and manipulate Primavera Project Planner (P3) schedules and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project. The CMR must also be able to access and utilize the internet for the transmission of digital progress photos and administrative communications.
  • The Civil Engineer shall be knowledgeable in applicable safety regulations and must have a minimum of OSHA 30-hour construction safety training or be able to receive such training within 90 days of award of the Call Order.  Additional training may be required such as Confined Space Training, Federal Information Systems Security training, or required training for gaining access to the Government’s Internet and Intranet systems.



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