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SENIOR COST ENGINEER


Type: Job Available
Submitter: New Jersey Schools Development Authority
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Posted: 2017/Oct/24 08:54
Description: This position is primarily accountable for reviewing, analyzing, and controlling the costs of construction contract changes and/or amendments. This includes the validation of merit and compliance to the Terms of Agreement between NJSDA and the Contractor, Design Consultant, and Project/Construction Management Firms. Assist Office of Chief Counsel in review of claims and analyze design errors and omissions to assist cost recoveries. Residency in New Jersey is a requirement for consideration for this position accordance with the New Jersey First Act. Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Review and analyze construction change orders, construction change directives, construction change requests and all supporting documentation in accordance with applicable policy and procedures to determine validity, Contract Compliance and reasonableness of proposed cost. Assist in negotiations as required, identify improvements and lessons learned related to bid strategies, field initiatives taken and approved operating procedures. 2. Perform post audit reviews of construction change orders and all supporting documentation valued at $75,000 or less to determine validity, contract compliance and reasonableness of costs. Develop weekly reports for supervisors and upper management use. 3. Review construction change orders, construction change directives, and construction change requests and all supporting documentation attributable to design consultant errors and omission to determine impacts to the construction contract terms of agreement, and recovery costs associated with those impacts. 4. Review Design consultant and Project Management Firm amendments for validity of scope of work and cost against actual agreement between NJSDA and the Design Consultant/PMF. 5. Perform independent cost estimating and scheduling analysis of baseline, recovery, and updated project schedules to determine validity of contractor/consultant change order proposals. 6. Set up criteria and perform statistical analysis on status of change orders for various NJSDA divisions to be able to prioritize and focus at most critical issues/aspects related to change order workload. 7. Assist Office of Chief Counsel in review of claims. Assist Special Projects in cost recovery efforts for the Authority. Required Skills and Abilities 1. Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze cost proposals, contract drawings, specifications and comprehend and interpret contracts. 2. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. 3. Strong organizational skills to successfully able to simultaneously manage multiple projects and adhere to strict deadlines. 4. Good knowledge of construction methods and standards. 5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, PMF/CM contractors, districts and engineering professionals. 6. Strong negotiation and influencing skills. 7. Strong technical knowledge of scheduling software (i.e. Primavera, MS Project) and knowledge in Building Codes. 8. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Primavera, and MS Project; Familiarity with Expedition software and other project management software. Required Education and Experience 1. Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering/Architecture or Construction Management. 2. Working knowledge of construction industry and environmental experience. 3. Technical knowledge of Project CPM scheduling and Construction Cost Estimating. 4. Ten years of experience in design and construction, cost estimating, and scheduling. 5. Experience in materials preparation, labor, and equipment cost estimates; Familiarity with 6. unit cost development and application of production rates; 7. Architectural, MEP, and/or Structural engineering experience. Construction Site experience including new building, Addition, and Renovation project experience. Physical Demands Minimal Certificates and Licenses Required Valid driversí license
Contact: NJSDA


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