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Capital Construction Project Engineer
ApplyCapital Construction DevelopmentLos Angeles, California
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USC’s Capital Construction Development department is seeking a Capital Construction Project Engineer to join its team.
The Project Engineer supports construction project managers in administration and coordination of projects including planning, organizing, controlling and reporting to ensure goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed cost, quality and contract parameters; plans and coordinates detailed aspects of project work.
The ideal candidate for the position of Project Engineer has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field and seven (7) years of directly related project or administrative experience.
Works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects. Assists construction project managers in administration and coordination of projects to ensure goals and objectives of projects are accomplished. Provides technical and contract management support to project manager during the design, construction, and closeout phases of project. Oversees closeout of contract.
Evaluates and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Formulates and solves problems. Oversees architect’s contract administration services to ensure required field checks are conducted on construction, demolition, refurbishment, rehabilitation, and alteration or addition projects to ensure compliance within project specifications, plans, established university guidelines, standards and policies.
Conducts job walks monthly with construction contractors to validate percent completion for purpose of calculating incurred cost for the month for purpose of progress payment. Analyzes monthly schedule submissions, as necessary. Reviews and negotiates an agreed recovery plan.
Assists project manager with coordination between the architect and general contractor participants with GMP contracts. Reconciles design phase estimates.
Assists project manager with managing, developing and coordinating university’s design process to ensure that plans prepared by architect provide functional program requirements and conform to budgetary, environmental and legal requirements.
Prepares and conducts research and analyzes and interprets data. Helps develop and maintain the Estimate at Completion Cost (EAC) of project through all phases of project delivery.
Reviews change order requests. Analyzes change order request to determine merit. Prepares check estimates of work amount or obtains a check estimate and negotiates agreed change order, requiring expertise in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues. Assists project manager to prepare change order language.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
THIS IS A FIXED-TERM ASSIGNMENT THROUGH 6/30/21
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related project or administrative experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field.
Supports construction project managers in administration and coordination of projects including planning, organizing, controlling and reporting to ensure goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed cost, quality and contract parameters. Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of project work.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.