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Field Engineer

KDG Construction Consulting is seeking an experienced ​Field Engineer II to provide a broad spectrum of technical, field and administrative duties associated with construction management for several airside projects currently underway at LAX. The Field Engineer will support the Construction Manager and work with the Project Controls group to ensure timely and accurate reporting. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Investigates field conditions, review and process all requests for information (RFI), change directives CDs, submittals, contractor change requests, etc.
  • Updates and maintain logs for all RFI’s, Shop Drawings, Change Directives (CD), Contractor Change Requests (CCR), Inspectors Job Memos, Inspectors Notices of Non-Compliance, Safety Notices and all incoming and outgoing construction correspondence
  • Reviews and processes all contractor’s required project plans and submittals such as, but not limited to, safety plan, quality control plan, noise control plans, shop drawings, etc.
  • Coordinates and administers all construction-related meetings including weekly progress meetings, pre-activity meetings, pre-construction meeting and all others as required (write and distribute minutes)
  • Performs project schedule review (baseline and weekly progress schedule) for constructability and compliance with all project requirements
  • Coordinates field activities with LAWA staff, FAA, Airfield Operations, Airport Police, other stakeholders, other projects and all affected utility companies such as LADWP, fuel line companies as directed by LAWA
  • Takes project photos as required to document problem areas, or other pertinent locations 
  • Inspects construction operations and make recommendations to ensure that minimum quality control requirements are maintained
  • Coordinates with Contractor and LAWA Inspector to review and process the Contractors’ monthly pay request
  • Distributes documents and drawings; maintain document and drawing logs
  • Coordinates the change order process, including providing draft documents, along with maintaining all project files
  • Coordinates close-out process including as-built drawings, punch list, technical manuals, warranties and other close out deliverables and documentation
  • Prepares periodic reports summarizing progress of construction activities for higher-level management and clients

Required Experience, Certifications, and Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering-related (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, etc.)
  • Must have 5 to 10  years of field engineering experience with three to five years directly supporting an active airfield construction project, preferably airside related construction and/or heavy roadway and paving
  • State of California Professional Engineer's license is preferable
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) by CMAA is preferable
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical and complicated construction program and the ability to communicate progress to both technical- and management-level personnel
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate complex issues to non-technical audience
  • Preferred civil flat work experience - airports and road construction.  Airport civil airfield work on runway, taxiway, apron and associated utilities
  • Thorough knowledge of FAA Standards and requirements and shall have technical expertise in construction and construction management of airfield projects is preferable
  • Experience working with outside agencies i.e. General Services division, LADBS, LADWP, etc
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Prolog and other Project Management Systems is preferred
     

About KDG: KDG currently provides Project Management and Construction Management (PM/CM) services to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) at LAX. KDG's employees work alongside the LAWA staff to support new construction and improvement projects, including airside, landside, terminal, and infrastructure work.

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