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HNTB Resident Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

What We're Looking For

Resident Engineer/Construction Manager for multi-million dollar, major river bridge replacement project.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Act as the primary on-site liaison between Client, Contractor, and company personnel for resolution of project issues.

  • Coordinates daily observation of contractor activities and reviews Inspector’s Daily Reports.

  • Reviews verification of materials and tracks quantities.

  • Prepares and negotiates Work Change Directives and Change Orders.

  • Reviews and approves monthly contractor progress payments.

  • Monitors contractor progress compared with progress schedule and budget.

  • Leads project meetings.

  • Works with contractor and client to resolve conflicts in the field.

  • Draft responses to Contractor's correspondence as required.

  • Monitors activities of assigned staff for conformance with contractual requirements.

  • Provides technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.

  • Provides guidance, training, and mentorship to inspection staff.

  • Performs constructability and schedule reviews.

  • Manages contract close-out.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local agency construction administration policies.

  • Fosters a safety culture on the project site.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 12 Years of relevant experience.

  • Professional Engineer (PE), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level III.

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development of the project scope and fee quotation and assists in the preparation of technical proposals and contracts in accordance with HNTB's Sophisticated Contracting Approach (SCA).

  • Coordinates project activities establishes priorities and staff to jobs. Prepares Summary Inspection Report of Daily activities. Monitors contractor progress and compares with the reviewed progress schedule. Resolves technical field issues, and coordinates with Architects and Engineers for timely and accurate responses to requests for information.

  • Oversees project controls including checking contractors’ controls and coordinating schedules, reviews constructors schedule.

  • Reviews submittals for conformance to plans and specifications. Develops strategies with the contractor to create submittal packages that conform to schedule requirements.

  • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project. Leads the development and the execution of the project management plan. Supervises and mentors team to overall project objectives. Identifies and resolves non-compliant work.

  • Provides interpretation and enforcement of contract plans and specifications. Develops strategies with the contractor to create submittal packages that conform to schedule requirements.

  • Confirms change order requests, develops estimates, negotiates costs, and writes change orders.

  • Provides cost control on projects and quality control within discipline.

  • Partners with Client Service Leaders and pursuit champions to assist with business development, building client relationships and pursuit efforts for mini-mega and mega projects in accordance with HNTB's Sophisticated Sales Approach (SSA). Works with the project team and marketing resources to prepare appropriate proposal and presentation materials. Leads proposal development and interview presentations for strategic, mini-mega, and mega projects to the client as well as general presentations within the industry and community.

  • May be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of construction staff, including development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession.

  • Typically responsible for running projects of $10M or greater in construction value and key role in mega project pursuits.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 10 years construction related experience.

  • Fundamentals of Engineering certification.

  • All jurisdictional certificates.

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Bettendorf, IA, Des Moines, IA, Golden Valley, MN (Minneapolis), Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI (East Wisconsin Avenue), Milwaukee, WI (St. Paul Avenue)







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Construction Services Group

ReqID: R-10132