Construction Engineering Assistant

Date: June 13, 2024

Title: Construction Engineering Assistant (Full-time, Flanders, NJ)

Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Senior Project Manager Water/Wastewater Department

Brief Description:

The Construction Engineering Assistant will work in SCE’s Water / Wastewater Department as directed by and under the supervi­sion of Senior Project Manager and in collaboration with SCE’s Construction Administration and Observation Team.  In general, the Construction Engineering Assistant will be responsible for performing construction administration activities and reviewing an array of construction documents while also ensuring their accuracy, quality, and integrity. Assisting SCE’s multi-disciplined construction administration and observation team adhere to record retention policies, safeguard information, and retrieve data more effectively.  Must effectively and proactively communicate with Senior Project Manager and SCE’s cross-functional construction administration and observation team on a regular frequency.  Must have the ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.

Examples of work/duties:

  • Performs construction administration activities including the review of project documentation such as Submittals, RFIs, Field Changes, Change Orders, Meeting Minutes, Daily Reports, Payment Applications, etc.
  • Proactively utilize SCE’s digital bidding document platform (QuestCDN) for creating projects, managing bidder Q&A’s, coordinating addendums, creating bid logs in advance of bid opening, and assisting with bid opening reviews and contractor awards recommendations.
  • Support scheduling efforts and collaborate with project teams to maintain timelines and milestones.  Track Client meeting dates and payment deadlines to coordinate appropriate review time with SCE’s Project Administrator.
  • Assist with standard specification development, identify/gather potential areas for improvement for Specification Committee review, research items, and perform updates to existing templates as needed.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate effective communication and project coordination.
  • Contribute to construction project management by coordinating activities, communicating with stakeholders, and ensuring smooth workflow.
  • Consistently review projects from start to finish for compliant project documentation.
  • Strong communication skills necessary for interacting with and providing representation as required with public, Clients and/or contractors.
  • Acquires general knowledge of principles and practices of related fields, and ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of and strict adherence to all site safety requirements.
  • Routine coordination with Project Manager(s) as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Senior Project Manager.

*Note: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

Requirements (education, licensing, certifications, etc.):

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • 2-5 years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Management Technology, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing project requirements.
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute to the success of construction projects within the Water / Wastewater discipline.
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following is advantageous:
    • Utility infrastructure improvement projects
    • Watermain replacement projects
    • Water and wastewater infrastructure processes, equipment, and construction
    • Collection system replacement and rehabilitation projects, including CIPP lining
    • Facility improvements including booster pump stations, lift stations, treatment plant work
    • Sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems
    • Storm sewer systems construction
    • Municipal Engineering projects
  • The ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 or ability to obtain.

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