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Turner Construction Company Assistant Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Position Description: Manage, evaluate and assess information necessary to construct the project on time, within budget and to the quality by the contract documents for the assigned areas. Has supervisory responsibility for Engineering Assistants, Plan Clerks and Interns. The Assistant Engineer is the individual on the project responsible for building parts of the project “on paper”.

Reports To: Engineer, Project Engineer or Project Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*: In the areas assigned:

  • Acting as liaison with architects, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers, inspectors, other Turner job staff and owner's representatives in resolving issues related to plans and specifications.

  • Having general knowledge of all general contract and subcontract documents, as well as the job estimate. Overseeing and making decisions related to contract drawings and subcontract information. Ensuring that all drawings and specifications properly relate to the estimate.

  • Managing the project budget.

  • Managing submittals and shop drawings. Assessing conformance to contract specifications. Resolving any conflicts in interpretation.

  • Negotiating change orders. Managing information on changes in the work; preparing an independent analysis, as required; obtaining and checking estimates for the changes from subcontractor; obtaining approval of the architect and owner; and resolving any conflicts.

  • Overseeing the close-out process. Preparing final records such as RFIs, close-out records, warranties, as-builts, operation and maintenance manuals, attic stock, and spare parts, and evaluating information to insure compliance with contract documents.

  • Supervising Engineering Assistants, Plan Clerks and Interns, including providing input on performance appraisals.

  • Preparing scope of work documents for trades.

  • Developing reports such as General Conditions Items, labor, safety, change order logs and quality control.

  • Scheduling and managing subcontractor trade coordination meetings, preconstruction meetings and submittal review meetings.

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