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Actalent Field Engineer in West Des Moines, Iowa


  • Working out of our Des Moines office, the Field Engineer will work with Project Managers and Superintendents on our construction projects by providing on-site estimating, safety management, material procurement, project documentation, scheduling, problem-solving and other construction related activities as assigned.

  • Check local requirements or ordinances for field site conditions as directed by supervisor.

  • Perform weekly field site safety inspections to ensure that site conforms to local, OSHA and company safety standards and requirements; report difficulties that arise to the Project Manager or Superintendent.

  • Develop, schedule and present regular toolbox safety talks.

  • Obtain signed acknowledgment forms from employees relating to the company safety policy, and save forms in designated electronic file storage location.

  • Establish and maintain field site filing systems for all standard files, testing reports and results, etc.

  • Assist with time entry for field site employees and ensure time is properly reported to the Payroll Department.

  • Prepare progress reports that contain labor hours and in-place quantities.

  • Establish and maintain daily field reports and review with Superintendent.

  • Direct field reports and quantity reports for job cost control to the appropriate location on a weekly basis or as directed.

  • Initiate or participate in subcontractor and supplier delivery date scheduling and information gathering.

  • Negotiate, write, and initial purchase orders for Superintendent's signature.

  • Sign purchase orders with subcontractors and suppliers, as specifically assigned.

  • Gather information for owner change orders and review back-up for subcontractor change requests under Superintendent's direction.

  • Perform regular review of plans, specs, and shop drawings as directed to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to budget.

  • Monitor activities of testing firm(s) to ensure testing and inspection activities are completed and reported on a timely basis.

  • Ensure punch list completion.

  • Inform Superintendent of the state of all responsibilities regularly.

  • Fill in during Superintendent’s absence from field site as requested.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

3-5 years’ construction experience, preferably with majority of time spent on commercial or industrial building projects

Education in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related area – Bachelor’s Degree preferred

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.