Construction Engineer I
New York Power Authority - Lewiston, NY

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The Construction Engineer coordinates, inspects, and controls the work of construction contractors assigned to perform contract work at Authority facilities. Ensures that quality workmanship is maintained at all times and in accordance with applicable construction procedures, methods, codes and specifications. Projects will include electrical, civil, mechanical, instrumentation & control engineering disciplines.
  • Be present at the work area and monitor "critical activities" when being performed. Critical activities include but are not limited to: excavation, lifts, core drilling, system activation and switching, system testing and commissioning. Critical activities will be discussed and defined by the Resident Construction Manager regularly.
  • Provide inspection of all work in place; review and approve construction check-off lists to ensure work performed is in accordance with contract specifications and applicable codes.
  • Prepare daily construction logs documenting progress. Recommend corrective courses of action to the Resident Construction Manager when progress is not in accordance with plan.
  • Review new contract specifications and drawings to ensure that designed work is constructable. Prepare recommendations to achieve cost reductions and to minimize AWR's and change orders during the course of the work. Recommend changes in the work plan if efficiencies in work practices can be improved.
  • Monitor the contractor's work force to achieve optimum productivity.
  • Review and comment on bid packages prepared by NYPA Engineering and/or Architect-Engineers to ensure design adequacy and constructability.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Resident Construction Manager on all payment items, including partial payments (contractor invoices), change orders and claim issues.
  • Prepare extra work documentation in the form of AWR's for approval by the Resident Construction Manager.
  • Provide assistance during the NYPA/Contractor estimate negotiation process.
  • Coordinate with plant Operations in obtaining and holding 'clearances" for project assigned.
  • Implement and comply with Configuration Management Policy and Construction Inspection/Monitoring Program (CI/MP) on all assigned projects. Tailor the CI/MP inspection forms accordingly for each project as deemed necessary.
  • Attend the Contractors Weekly Safety Toolbox Meetings as well as the Daily Task Meetings for the Contractors. Any scheduling conflicts will be brought to the Resident Construction Manager's attention well in advance and coordinated accordingly.
  • Daily inspection of work areas throughout facility

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art construction techniques, project management, and contract administration.
  • Basic knowledge to be able to inspect in-progress construction work to ensure compliance with the contract documents, specifications, permits and drawings.
  • Knowledge of related disciplines and the effects on the Authority and its customers
  • Knowledge of NYPA's policies and procedures as well as industry-wide practices and safety regulations
  • Awareness of changes and advancements in the industry and develop industry-wide expertise
  • Understand the various laws and regulations and how they affect NYPA and construction activities
  • Familiar with NYPA's budgets, costs, operations and policies
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to interface and coordinate work on a daily basis with other NYPA divisions and external organizations
  • Good negotiation skills with clients, contractors and vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to view tasks logically, break them down into essential requirements, and generate a solution to meet the project goals.
  • Ability to investigate what is not intuitive, anticipate problems and field construction constraints, and make recommendations as to the best course of action.
  • Ability to handle smaller projects from start to finish, with only major decisions being brought to the Manager.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal daily supervision.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to become a "clearance holder" within three (3) years if not already qualified.

Required Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years in construction management.
  • Inspection experience associated with Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentaiton/Control projects.
  • New York State EIT certification preferred.
  • Willingness to enter confined spaces and climb/scale power system apparatuses is required.
  • Ability to travel to vendor facilities worldwide to support construction activities.

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is the nation’s largest state power organization, operating 17 generating facilities and more than...