Job Number: 78618
Loyal Source Government Services is seeking Construction Engineering Technicians (ET’ s) at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the execution of NAVFAC Southeast’ s broad and diverse mission of facilitating inter-governmental operational requirements. This position will provide engineering technician support to the Public Works Guantanamo Bay, Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD).
The required tasks/services include but are not limited to:
- Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards.
- Review and comment on plans and specifications and provide constructability review comments during construction contract development.
- Make visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and develop recommendations during project development.
- Coordinate and attend post-award kickoff meetings (PAK) and pre-construction conferences (PreCon).
- Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues.
- Prepare project status reports when directed using NAVFAC enterprise contract management system formatting (to be provided by Contracting Officer’ s Representative (COR)).
- Coordinate construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies and make recommendations for corrections.
- Use and prepare standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality.
- Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors.
- Review and monitor project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
- Administer technical aspects of construction contract modifications (assist construction manager, contract specialist or contracting officer with reviewing cost proposals, holding negotiations and preparing modification packages).
- Administer the Construction Quality Management Program as required in the construction contract specifications.
- Monitor the construction contractor’ s performance of required material testing and analysis in accordance with the contract requirements, review for compliance and make recommendations for corrections.
- Review construction contractor’ s daily reports for thoroughness and accuracy and check daily payrolls for any discrepancies. Note any unusual items or items of concern on reports. Provide reviewed and/or annotated copy of reports to the COR.
- Review and recommend approval of progress schedules and technical submittals.
- Monitor ongoing construction to check construction contractor progress and verify compliance with plans and specifications.
- Resolve problems not involving changes to contract value or duration and recommend solutions to the COR for problems that may result in a
- change of contract value or duration.
- Prepare cost estimates for construction contract modifications and provide to the COR.
- Perform cost and price technical evaluation on change order proposals that are within the scope of work to highlight hidden and unnecessary costs. Provide input to the COR for preparation of the pre-and post-negotiation documentation.
- Review construction contractor invoices or progress reports for accuracy and provide input to the reviewing official. Review and recommend approval/disapproval of the construction contractor’ s safety/accident prevention plans.
- Monitor construction contractor’ s updates to as-built drawings and verify that they are maintained regularly in accordance with contract requirements; verify that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract. Identify any updates that are not completed timely, and make recommendations for corrections.
- Verify that a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals is turned in to the PWD Facility Manager(s). Verify the construction contractor conducts any user training for equipment installed on the project, and turns over any extra materials stock all required by the construction contract. Make recommendations for corrections.
- Monitor the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and start-up of major systems, and final acceptance recommendations for corrections.
- Manage the NAVFAC Red Zone process for completing jobs, beginning at 75% construction complete or 90 days before the construction contract completion date, whichever is earlier.
- Participate in final acceptance and testing of major building systems including but not limited to fire protection certification, elevator certifications, ensuring contractor compliance in the areas of Testing and Balancing (TABs), Duct Air Leakage Testing (DALTS), Digital Control Systems (DDC) for HVAC systems.
- Utilize NAVFAC’ s Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System (eCMS) to manage electronic submittals and documents. Refer to Uniform Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS) Section 01 31 23.13 20.
- Monitor compliance and perform daily inspection of construction contractor’ s safety and health requirements. Support reporting significant incidents, near misses, good catches, and mishap investigations.
- Coordinate and attend pre-award site visits.
- Submit a weekly project status report for any assigned project to the resource manager (Project Management and Engineering Branch Head/Supervisory General Engineer) and attend any project meetings as required.
- Submit a monthly report to the Contracting Officer summarizing service provider actions for each month.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED
- Contractor employees performing services must meet the following requirements and have the following licenses and/or certifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Technical and practical knowledge and experience (at least 3 years) as an engineering technician, superintendent, or quality control/quality assurance manager or representative.
- Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) course. A record of completion for the Course is required within 60 days of performance start. Preference is to have this required training completed prior to reporting for duty. The government will not provide this training. Failure to provide record of completion within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal and the contractor shall provide a replacement at no cost to the Government.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the three-phases of control Quality Management process.
- Demonstrated sound understanding of construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical, and/or environmental projects and the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations.
- Demonstrated ability to review and interpret technical engineering specifications. drawings, and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes.
- Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods and construction management skills as demonstrated through relevant construction and/or construction management experience.
- Ability to write and speak English fluently in order to provide reports and make presentations to Government personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages.
- Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working is confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 and 29 CFR.
- At a minimum, a record of completion for the OSHA 30-hour Construction Training Course is required for the candidate at the time of award.
- Additionally, within 60 days of performance start, a record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE) is required. Preference is to have this required training completed prior to reporting for duty. The government will not provide this training.
- Failure to provide record of completion for the EM 385-1-1 Course within 60 calendar days is automatic cause for dismissal and the contractor shall provide a replacement at no cost to the Government.
- Extensive technical and practical knowledge, and experience as an Engineering Technician (or similar position) on energy, utilities and/or power distribution projects. Experience with turbine generators installations preferred for at least one of the ETs and experience with liquefied natural gas facilities preferred for at least one of the additional ETs.
- Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Confidential Clearance for unescorted visits in restricted areas.
- Knowledge of Submittal Exchange and/or other online system for exchanging, reviewing, and archiving construction submittals, RFI’ s and other design and construction communications electronica preferred.
- Candidate must be eligible for a government-issued Common Access Card (CAC) identification card. The CAC will be used to regularly access government systems during the normal course of their duties. CAC requirements are outlined in DOD Instruction 1000.13.