Construction Specialist 2 – Electrical

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The following duties will be performed in any combination of time based on the type of construction project and where the project is in the construction lifecycle: Supervises and directs overall project activities of basic to moderate complexity as assigned. Provides technical, field, and site administration direction to field personnel. Prepares and reviews submittals of increasing complexity. Issues construction documents and layouts to field crews and answers questions. Prepares and interprets specifications and drawings for foreman and superintendents. Maintains and edits all field as‐built drawings for the project. Completes requests for information (RFI). Ensures timely arrival of parts, equipment, construction materials, and installation with field personnel and vendors. Develops or assists in development of purchase orders, subcontracts, change orders, and applications for payment to the client. Develops simple to moderately complex scopes of work. Performs surveying functions and verifies final locations and elevations. Prepares required documentation records such as: Project Execution Plans (PXPs), conforming bid documents from addenda, status reports and meeting minutes, Operations and Maintenance manuals, warranties, spare parts and punch lists. Assists design engineers and labor/subcontractors to determine solutions for unexpected site conditions. Develops agendas and attends project meetings with project team, subcontractor and/or the client/owner. Performs basic to moderately complex estimating tasks including performing quantity take‐offs, creating material price lists, and researching labor, material, and equipment costs for these take‐offs. Utilizes Timberline to prepare or assist in preparation of Opinions of Probable Cost of Construction (OPCC) on design build projects. Researches historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compiles summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates. Receives, reviews and files pricings received from project manager or procurement group against OPCCs performed by Estimators. Contacts subcontractors and suppliers for current pricing and bidder interest. Evaluates increasingly complex proposals for scope, schedule, and budget and develops bid tabs for review. Participates in pre‐bid job walks. Participates in Bid‐Day quote tabulations. Prepares project scheduling and financial analyses and spreadsheets of moderate complexity for routine and non‐routine project reporting. Collects and updates engineering and construction information to reflect most current plans/requirements. Develops preliminary baseline schedules for engineering and construction with projects, including developing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and basic activity logic ties and dependencies. Works with the project controls team to update portions of the project schedule. Generates reports and data for subcontract change requests, bid comparisons, new work item estimates, and resolution of potential schedule/work problems. Supports collection of subconsultant and contractor schedule and cost submittals. Develops portions of the Quality Control Plan (QCP). Reviews contract specifications, quality plans, design and construction submittals, and drawings. Conducts or assists with conducting field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used. Verifies quality of workmanship, quality/quantity of materials used, and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations. Documents deficiencies and deviations from plans. Maintains and updates Quality Control (QC) reporting for project sites. Works with Health & Safety professionals to identify Definable Features of Work (DFOWs). Develops Activity Hazard Analyses (AHAs) and portions of the Health and Safety Plan. Evaluates safety performance metrics of potential subcontractors and vendors as part of the procurement process. Helps complete Daily Job Reports (DJRs) including health and safety information and craft labor hours as part of the health and safety reporting process. Participates in controlling hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee activities on project sites. Communicates concerns or near misses to project manager. Works with project manager and VDC team to develop project capability needs and VDC plan. Deploys and supports construction technology and virtual design application on appropriate project sites. Assists in managing the modeling efforts and deliverables to solve construction issues including leading field teams through the design model and schedule sequence, running quantity takeoffs from the model, flying drones and analyzing drone data, confirming clash detection reports and similar items. Assists in facilitating solutions through collaboration with the design and project teams via VDC, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and traditional collaboration methods. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline. 1 year of related experience. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

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Skills and Abilities

Ability to identify problems and discrepancies, independently perform research and analysis of causes, and recommend corrective actions. Proficient computation skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with technology typically associated with engineering and construction. Ability to read and interpret construction and engineering documents and drawings. Basic knowledge of construction industry terminology. Knowledge of contract specifications, quality plans, design and construction submittals, and drawings. Ability to make independent decisions. Good time management and organizational skills.

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

U.S. Vaccine Status

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

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No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position.
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