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Project Engineering Manager

Lombard, IL
The Project Engineering Manager will be a key part of the management team based in our Lombard, IL office. This person will be responsible for operational oversight in the areas of engineering management in support of international U.S. Federal Government construction projects. A critical part of their job will be ensuring necessary U.S. based project management office (PMO) resources are marshalled in support of the international job sites; this includes collaboration with engineering, estimating, procurement, logistics, and contracts management. A strong foundation of construction experience is necessary to be successful in this role. To be successful the Project Engineering Manager will build strong communication links between the PMO and international job sites. They will comply with all company and contract policies, and will conduct individual and business affairs in the highest ethical and legal manner. They will establish and contribute to a supportive, creative, enthusiastic, and cooperative environment for all team members.

Their responsibilities will include;
  • Preparation of required schedules and related documents in compliance with the Contract provisions, and upon request of the Project Manager.
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Responsible for Project coordination procedures throughout the construction period of the Contract.
  • Work in close cooperation with the Project Manager, Superintendents, Subcontractors, and suppliers relative to the engineering of the Project.
  • Work with Project Manager to ensure all minimum project controls and reporting requirements are maintained. 
  • Support the preparation of periodic progress reports and budget reports.
  • Support the preparation of status reports to ensure timely completion of projects within budget. 
  • Submittals Management – Review and process submittals. Track of the progress of submittals. Coordinate submittal reviews with Client, project management and subcontractors.
  • RFI Management – Investigate, research, prepare and understand RFIs. Track progress of RFIs, RFI responses, and impacts to the project
  • Write scopes of work
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Review – Technical review of RFPs. Estimate change orders and scope of work changes.
  • Procurement Review – Assist with review, coordination, and planning of Contractor and subcontractor procurement activities, materials needs, materials deliveries to site, and progress tracking.
  • Document Control – Coordinate receipt and distribution of project drawings and specifications. Update project controls logs (Submittals, RFIs, Drawings, etc.).
  • Schedule Management – Coordinate progress reports to/from home office. Review, prepare, and update Schedule of Values. Review subcontractor progress payment applications. Provide schedule analysis support to Project Manager.
  • The right candidate will have working knowledge of construction means and methods, cost and engineering principles.

Desired Skills & Experience 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible for a security clearance (able to pass a credit and criminal background check). Current clearance is a plus.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Architecture with at least 10 years’ experience in Construction/Engineering Management. 
  • Field experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of P6, understanding of WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and the ability to develop WBS for assigned projects is a plus.
  • International work experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications
  • Ability to be proactive, anticipating issues and addressing them quickly and efficiently - ensuring project schedule is maintained.

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