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Assistant Resident Engineer

Company: Brown and Caldwell
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Brown and Caldwell is seeking an Assistant Resident Engineer to join our growing New York City office. This position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for building things of high quality, on time and under budget, meeting new people, and a desire to work collaboratively with seasoned professionals.

Work assignments for this role will be monitoring construction progress in accordance with construction contract documents and design intent at client sites across downstate NY, with periodic days in Brown and Caldwell's local New York City office. Future assignments will offer the opportunity to provide support for both local and regional clients.

Detailed Description:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide construction management oversight and onsite Resident Engineering for water, wastewater and infrastructure projects.
  • Assist client and CM staff in identifying methods to expedite construction work
  • Facilitate an effective, engaged and high-performing partnership with all project stakeholders
  • Collaborate with a local project delivery team and national team of technical experts, including Quality Manager, Project Controls Manager, Safety Professionals, Technical Leads, and Inspection staff.
  • Coordinate with Contractor's project manager; obtain daily updates on project issues and status from Construction Inspectors; report issues to Client and drive resolution to issues as they arise.
  • Oversee and direct construction management projects from conception to completion to meet contractual conditions of performance including budgets, schedule and quality
  • Review design and bidding documents for completeness, constructability and biddability
  • Be proactive in risk identification, management, mitigation, and solving project problems. Coordinate to resolve issues in the field with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers and regulatory agencies, and the effected public.
  • Ensure compliance for all construction management team members with company's and client's health and safety training requirements
  • Prepare effective and accurate internal and external reports pertaining to job status, written documents, and reports
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Supervise and coordinate construction management staff, including field inspectors, office support staff and testing subconsultants with responsibility for quality construction in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Review construction work progress daily. Provide daily site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, standards, codes, and permits
  • Prepare and review daily reports documenting weather, equipment, manpower, and construction activities, and daily progress photos, as well as monthly progress reports for project stakeholders
  • Review and analyze Contractors' Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules to ensure compliance with approved Contract schedule; address deficiencies.
  • Evaluate and negotiate change orders , invoices, and payment applications which may include final payment including coordination with the Owner. May include independent verification of pay quantities. Maintain records related to the base work, contingency and field changes Desired Skills and Experience:
    • BS degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field required. Master's degree preferable.
    • PE in New York or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire
    • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through CMAA preferred
    • Minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible, professional experience in the design and construction administration of municipal infrastructure water and wastewater facilities
    • Thorough working knowledge of civil, structural, architectural, process and building mechanical and electrical construction and demolition practices involved with major public works projects
    • Ability to provide design/consultation in specialized areas, make decisions and solve problems
    • Knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
    • Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations, local and national building codes, and quality standards
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a QA/QC program for construction projects as well as to review, analyze, and negotiate construction cost estimates, change orders, and contractor claims
    • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910
    • Ability to walk around a construction site of varying size and topography to perform inspections and ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting critical construction activities
    • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold
    • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
    • Ability to climb and/or descend stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 feet typically) to access structures for visual inspection and ability to lift objects less than 30 pounds

      Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employee's primary work location and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

      Location C: $109,000 - $149,000

      You can view which BC location applies to you here. If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

      Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.

      About Brown and Caldwell

      Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

      This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

      Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

      Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Brown and Caldwell, New York , Assistant Resident Engineer, Engineering , New York, New York

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