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Resident Construction Engineer - Mechanical

Job Description and Requirements
Position Overview:
  • Supervisory field engineering position in construction methodology, and application of engineering techniques on major projects. Responsible for supervision of field construction, mechanical, piping and welding activities. Provides technical guidance and expertise to ensure completion within established schedule, in accordance with design drawings, specifications, codes/standards and contractual obligations.
  • Receives administrative and technical direction in terms of broad project objectives from Senior Resident Construction Manager (SRCM). Frequent contacts requiring the capability to persuade, influence and/or motivate all levels of contractor representatives.
  • Occasional contacts with upper level management and client representatives. Organizes plans and supervises activities of assigned construction personnel of various disciplines and technical personnel dedicated to assigned projects.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides guidance to contractors regarding schedule, procedures, scope of work and other information requirements.
  • Plans and organizes monitoring of contractor’s activities.
  • Reviews activities of subordinates to ensure field operations are adequately monitored and all necessary tests and inspections are conducted.
  • Develops a close working relationship with contractor.
  • Provides technical guidance in interpretation of specifications.
  • Reviews job plans, methods, equipment, staffing and productivity and detects potential problems in conforming with approved design drawings or specifications.
  • Reviews problems with contractor to determine whether actions proposed are adequate for resolution.
  • Reviews shop and as-built drawings submitted by contractor and obtains engineering review and approval for same.
  • Identifies and reports on discrepancies in original design or in contract documents which necessitate contract modifications.
  • Reviews submitted construction, quality assurance and other procedures, and obtains necessary approvals.
  • Coordinates with other departments to obtain required support.
  • Coordinates interfaces between contractors and construction management staff where project has impacts on other projects.
  • Reviews conflicts in schedules and coordinates tie-ins of facilities where applicable, witness testing/commissioning of piping and equipment’s
  • Recommends approval of schedule changes in sequence of construction activities.
  • Compiles technical data to prepare weekly and monthly reports on project progress and quality control. Conducts or directs facts finding investigations and advises SRCM on problems in meeting schedule or specifications.
  • Assists SRCM in administration functions and initiates correspondence to contractors and other departments for SRCM’s signature.
  • Reviews and verifies that items submitted for billing on Work Estimates are justified.
  • Determines percentage of work completed and recommends payment as appropriate.
  • Advises contractor when implemented work is not acceptable or of necessary corrective action or additional documentation required.
  • Assists in coordinating the compilation of relevant documentation and the determination of actual events and situations causing contract delays and/or claims, and in evaluating validity of claims.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from recognized western university with minimum of 8 years of field experience in mechanical, pipe installation and welding work.
  • Knowledgeable with applicable codes and standards.
  • Knowledge in commissioning/testing is preferred.
  • Good communication skills in English language.
  • Candidate must be LEED certified
  • Must possess KSA driving license.
  • Computer literacy.
  • A US Professional of PE or PMP certification is required.