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Senior Construction Project Engineer

Company: Ocean State Job Lot
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

Metra is America's fourth busiest commuter rail system, providing essential transportation services to a community of over 9.4 million residents. As an organization of over 2,600 professionals, we are committed to safely and efficiently meeting the growing and changing transportation needs of the commuters and businesses we serve.
To meet those needs, Metra employs a diverse workforce in an environment that fosters creativity and drives innovation. We invite you to learn more about Metra and the many career opportunities we offer. Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service. The Capital Project Delivery team is responsible for the execution of design and construction projects in Metra's Capital Program. Major areas of ongoing project activity include: Stations & Parking (new stations, major rehabs, smaller updates); Bridges (repairs, upgrades, complete replacements); and Metra Facilities (yard facilities, mechanical shops, office buildings; crew facilities). The team also provides design expertise in various engineering disciplines for track, infrastructure, structure and signal work involving other railroads. Reporting to the Director, Construction within the Capital Project Delivery group, the Senior Construction Project Engineer will be responsible for field coordination of multiple large and complex construction projects, including major bridge construction work, the most complex of all infrastructure engineering jobs; manage third-party Construction Managers, ensuring all tasks are completed, issues are promptly addressed, and work is performed in accordance with bid specifications and Quality Management Plan; and coordinate, plan, and document reviews for interaction with municipal and state agencies for assigned projects. The primary duties include manage the performance of Metra's 3rd party Construction Management consultant, ensuring the CM performs according to contract terms including completion of all construction tasks and adherence to Metra's Quality Management Plan and Metra's Safety requirements. Provide guidance for typical daily engineering situations on assigned projects. Provide Professional Engineer level review of engineering issues on projects managed by other team members. Coordinate construction projects with railroad operations, Metra engineering labor forces and third parties. Work with the Engineering management team to develop specific resource requirements and schedules for required Metra labor. - Review and ensure all contract modifications, change orders, and monthly pay applications are complete and correct. - Advise on responses to contractors request for information (RFI) and record of contractors' contacts (ROCC). Works -under both inside and outside environmental conditions under prevailing conditions of heat, cold, rain, and snow. - Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential. Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration. 1. Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Advanced degree or additional studies in Structural Engineering preferred. 2. In addition to a #1, must have 10 years of civil engineering experience, with at least five years in construction and two years with bridge construction projects. 3. State of Illinois Registered Professional Engineer license is required. - 4. Comprehensive knowledge of:

  • modern construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • applicable computer software packages and applications, including CAD. 5. Considerable knowledge of:
    • OSHA General Construction Standards and construction and engineering technology codes.
    • applicable local, state, and federal codes, regulations, and requirements. 6. Good knowledge of bridge design and construction methods. 7. Knowledge of:
      • project costing and control.
      • the difference in general responsibilities of a 3rd party Construction Manager as compared to the responsibilities of the General Contractor in a large construction project. - 8. Strong:
        • organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills. -
        • verbal and written communication skills.
        • interpersonal skills in dealing with contractors and all levels of management. 9. Skilled in reading and interpreting working drawings, technical specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. 10. Good cost estimating and contract management skills. - 11. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Word, Excel, and Outlook. 12. Ability to:
          • review construction project related problems, analyze the situation effectively and efficiently, and propose appropriate alternative resolution(s). -
          • manage multiple construction projects simultaneously. -
          • review and understand complex multi-year construction project schedules. 13. Must be:
            • able to operate a vehicle and be willing to travel within Metra's 6-county region.
            • available to work flexible hours in the early morning, late afternoon, evenings, or weekends. Preferences:
              • Railroad specific experience. Metra requires all new-hire employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment. Please note: Regardless of any state laws that legalize marijuana, Metra prohibits applicants and employees' use or possession of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia), or having detectable amounts of marijuana in their bodies, including synthetic and/or non-synthetic substances such as THC for any reason for pre-employment screening purposes, while on duty, subject to duty, on Metra property, or in Metra work equipment and vehicles. Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Please note: Regardless of any state laws that legalize marijuana, Metra prohibits applicants and employees' use or possession of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia), or having detectable amounts of marijuana in their bodies, including synthetic and/or non-synthetic substances such as THC for any reason for preemployment screening purposes, while on duty, subject to duty, on Metra property, or in Metra work equipment and vehicles.
                Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. U. S. Patents 7,080,057; 7,310,626; 7,558,767; 7,562,059; 7,472,097; 7,606,778; 8,086,558 and 8,046,251.
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