Civil Field Engineer

The Civil Field Engineer is to provide technical engineering support to the on-site Construction Management and Supervision team to ensure activity complies with all engineering standards, codes and contract specifications. This candidate would be based out of Cranbrook or the east Kootenay’s in an onsite position.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Meets daily with project crews to review production schedule and confirm all materials, equipment, and resources are readily available for production to continue on schedule and within budget.
  • Collects, coordinates, and analysis shop drawings, design specifications, material requirements, and project data through the duration of the project to ensure quality and contract specification compliance.
  • Provides technical input for project work plan and scheduling. Identifying risk elements of production, materials, equipment or process that could negatively impact the budget or schedule.
  • Evaluates daily production, schedule, and budget projections to accurately track project performance. Documents daily activities in Company approved methods and technologies. Notifies team members and manager of any significant schedule changes and recommends solutions for management consideration.
  • Remits accurate project quantity input and controls using assigned project cost coding to ensure project financials are accurately reported. Manages cost coding with Company finance and accounting teams regarding employee time, materials, equipment and subcontractor needs.
  • Develop engineering procedures and work plans, draft field sketches to direct Contractors with issues
  • Reviews project specifications for quality assurance at the beginning of work, during the project work, and after work completes. Initiates and manages appropriate certificates, inspections, and other documentation regarding construction production on the project site.
  • Works with construction crews and engineering leaders to plan field layout on the project site, ensuring appropriate utility and commercial lines are marked before production begins. Initiates and manages any permits needed before work can begin.
  • Sets up and operates Topcon survey and GPS equipment; directs and conducts a broad range of field surveys for construction purposes.
  • Conducts required Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) to ensure a safe and compliance work environment for all construction personnel. Attends weekly safety meetings with the field team and project leadership; presents field analysis as needed.
  • Assists the estimating team with project schedules and provides technical input as needed.
  • Coordinates subcontractor work methods, schedule and crews as needed.
  • Reconciles job close-out checklist with owner representative and field crews at the end of the project.
  • Maintains knowledge of Company values and strategic plan.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of construction engineering experience required.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training preferred.
  • Beginner knowledge of construction equipment & techniques, drawing & specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to the project.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication needed.
  • Proven self-starter and self-motivated to learn and grow knowledge.
  • Knowledge of construction scheduling and production time management
  • Construction engineering experience or knowledge required.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

At MACKAY Contracting, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. We understand the challenges of recruiting and retaining strong talent. We are committed to developing, recognizing, and retaining talented employees. We offer a fun, respectful and supportive multi-cultural working environment. Our steadily growing team is hardworking, personable, and supportive about delivering highly rated quality results, with a high level of integrity while providing a cost-effective solution for our clients.

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