The Construction Engineer will handle engineering assignments of broad scope and complexity, and will be responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing projects for Construction Operations. Facilitate the construction designs, layout, and project documentation and ensure that the designs are implemented with utmost safety and that the whole process flows efficiently by continuously monitoring quality. The Construction Engineer will assure that field Construction Operations comply with governmental and contractual requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for providing constructability review of designs and construction processes from start to finish during pre-construction phase. Identify obstacles before project is built to reduce or prevent errors, delays, and cost overruns.
- Recommend both organizational and material resources required for the construction phase.
- Provide advice and support in the construction contractor selection process.
- Oversee various contractors to ensure that planned pads, roads, impoundments, surface and buried waterlines, etc. are built in accordance with approved plans.
- Ensure equipment and manpower resources are being used efficiently. Responsible for the management of construction contractors performing work.
- Follow the Company’s safety culture, environmental stewardship, and satisfy the requirements of drilling, completions, and production operations.
- Maintain compliance with the safety analysis plan so that work is accomplished in an environmentally sound manner using safe work practices.
- Foster ongoing communication, participate in Engineering reviews, and work together with the Civil Design group to identify, define, make changes, execute phases, and help improve the project’s design based on issues encountered in the field.
- Assist with the documentation of lessons learned. Develop a process improvement plan from the lessons learned, recommendations, and feedback received.
- In coordination with Construction Manager, develop yearly budget for planned construction activities.
- Attend various meetings with regard to safety, environmental compliance, scheduling, and planning to provide updates. Coordinate with groups to ensure proposed construction and work methods are clearly understood and ensure agreement on environmental and safety.
- Provide input into the scheduling of projects to meet the required deadline and maintain construction resources to acceptable levels. Monitor progress to ensure scheduling milestones are understood and are being met.
- Conduct pre-construction meetings, field reviews, and evaluate construction efforts on the project.
- Maintain project specific cost tracking and invoices to monitor project spend by using the Progressive Invoice templates from Procurement. Review and approve field purchases and contractor invoices.
- Enforce and uphold the Erosion and Sediment Control Plans as well as stream or wetland Best Management Practices (BMP’s) so that erosion runoff and sedimentation are properly controlled.
- Conduct safety observations and conversations to help achieve a zero-incident culture. Assist contractors to prevent accidents and report near misses, stop works, and any accidents, to their direct manager.
- Uphold and enforce the budget of financial resources allocated to a project.
- Oversee and observe quality control (QA/QC) tests and inspections of the work and ensure that a project is completed to the acceptable standards as designated by the Construction Manager, Design Engineer, and Design Manager.
- Identify any design deficiencies and communicate this to the Construction Supervisor in a timely fashion.
- Ensure that no design changes take place without proper approval from the Construction Manager, Design Engineer, and Design Manager.
- Communicate and coordinate the construction details with Third Party Inspector.
- Perform quantity tracking, calculations, and cost coding for purposes of productivity analysis and accurate job cost forecasting.
- Work with various groups to ensure projects are constructed in conformance with operational requirements.
- Complete the construction portion of the project on schedule, within budget, meeting safety requirements and with appropriate quality.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Assess the area where the job is to take place, paying special attention to environmental issues or government codes that need to be considered. Prepare reports on findings and consult with others on the project.
- Encourage Construction and Operations personnel to review designs early in the course of projects. Anticipate and resolve problems encountered in the field to eliminate rework, retesting, and optimize construction.
- Participate in a post-project appraisal review and report lessons learned.
- Network with various departments to ensure all appropriate permits and regulations are followed.
- Analyze the effectiveness of construction management processes and personnel.
- Gather performance data, provide input on variances, and assist with change control processes and documentation.
Required Education, Experience, Licensure
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental, Construction Engineering, or related Engineering field.
- Two (2) years of Civil Construction experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.
- Engineering-in-Training (EIT) Certification.
- Possess valid driver’s license and clean driving record (MVR) that meet Company’s Insurance qualifications to operate Company vehicle.
Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure
- Eight (8) or more years of Engineering, Inspection, and Construction experience.
- Professional Engineering (PE) Certification.
- Experience in construction management role.
Required Core Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Good knowledge of basic computer systems and software. Often use computers to produce and analyze the designs for a project, perform engineering level evaluations, and plan complex and dynamic construction project variables.
- Safety minded with utmost concern for well-being of others.
- Good knowledge of Environmental regulations and means to comply effectively.
- Strong analytical, math, and problem solving skills to be able to make accurate calculations, identify design deficiencies, address construction schedule weaknesses, and how to improve them.
- Self-starter and assertive that is comfortable in open discussion with personality ranges from field hand to regulatory representatives.
- Demonstrated knowledge of cost control, cost reporting, and project schedule management.
- Good track record of multi-project coordination with projects in varying phases of completion.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others in a non-confrontational manner.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
- Able to pay meticulous attention to detail.
- Able to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
- Good knowledge and ability to perform layout and surveying.
- Proper knowledge of estimating, planning, and controlling the costs associated with construction projects.
- Strong understanding of construction specifications, laws and regulations that affect the projects.
- Ability to safely operate vehicles, equipment, and tools.
- Able to recognize and apply safety processes and procedures.
- Functions as an individual contributor with no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Job is performed in an office and in the field overseeing operations and visually inspecting the work being performed.
This position may be subject to:
- Extreme cold and heat: temperatures typically below 32o F to above 100o F for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind, rain, snow, and humidity.
- Noise: there is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
- Vibration: exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
- Hazards: includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals.
- The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee will occasionally lift, push, carry and/or move 25-50 pounds.
- Be able to bend, stoop, crouch, etc. regularly.
- Regular amount of traversing through challenging terrain to evaluate project sites, conditions, manually inspect slopes or perform work.
- Minimal travel may be required to other locations.
- Regular travel to Company’s field operations. Approximately 50% or more of time in field.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.
- Attention To Detail
- Business Process Improvement
- Confrontational Skills