ALQIMI Professional Services Group is seeking a Quality Assurance Technician for Construction Management Services (CSM) in support of the Guam Defense Policy Review Initiative (DPRI) for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for work in the Marianas Area of Responsibility to include Guam and its outer islands, Oahu and Australia.
POSITION: Quality Assurance Engineering Technician
QAET duties will vary in type and magnitude. Projects could involve construction of office and shop buildings, airfield expansions, utility installation, wharf repairs, industrial facilities, and similar structures. Projects may be in the $5M to $400M range. The QAET will typically be part of an assigned team typically consisting of a Government Construction Manager (CM)/Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or COE, and a Government Contract Specialist. The lead for each project will be the Government Contracting Officer Representative (COR). This QAET is to work with all CMs, COEs and any other individual that is assigned similar duties as a CM regardless of title.
The QAET must be capable of performing on multiple projects, in different stages of design/construction at the same time. The QAET will be the primary person responsible for on-site QA and safety compliance and may receive assistance from the COE or CM or other similarly tasked Government or contractor personnel.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
- Furnish the FEAD/OICC/ROICC or their designated Government representatives with documentation indicating whether the construction conforms to the contract requirements.
- Act as the primary person responsible for on-site quality assurance and safety compliance.
- Be responsible for coordinating team members and executing project scopes, schedules and budgets in conformance with the project and customer requirements.
- Facilitate the minimization of project delays.
- Assist Government field personnel with the technical oversight of multiple construction contracts (normally medium to high risk).
- Assist Government personnel with assuring the construction operations are performed in a safe manner in accordance with the contract requirements and any regulations of foreign Governmental entities having jurisdiction.
- Directly support the construction manager/construction oversight engineer as required if such duties are not specifically outlined herein.
- Review Requests for Information (RFIs) and provide the Government with submittal review/analysis, comments and recommendations.
- Maintain working files organized by construction contract of all reports, correspondence, etc. in accordance with FEAD/ROICC/OICC office policies. Maintain such records utilizing the electronic Construction Management System (eCMS), once established. Utilize/incorporate other project Construction Management Software approved by the Government.
- Provide Quality Assurance (QA) management and report to the Government on the adequacy of the construction contractor’s quality control program and tasks.
- Monitor compliance with environmental protection requirements and document all findings.
- Report and document instances of non-compliance with quality control and safety requirements.
- Monitor and document construction surveying, materials and system testing conducted by the construction contractor.
- Provide review/analysis and notes/comments/recommendations on Contractor’s Requests for Payment, including:
- Complete, the monthly field pay estimate worksheet for each construction contract with the construction contractor’s representative.
- Inspect material stored off-site, where applicable.
- Review and ensure as-builts/schedules are updated per specification requirements.
- Coordinate with Government representatives and appropriate construction contractor personnel before conducting required inspections and meetings such as the NAVFAC Red Zone meeting (coordination meeting typically held at 75% project completion).
- Assist Government personnel during preparation of contract modifications, including preparing estimates and reviewing construction contractor’s cost proposals (with the consent of the contractor submitting the proprietary data). Analyze and recommend Government action related to Claims and Delays.
- Review interim and final DD 1354 documentation and provide the Government with comments and recommendations.
- Assist in Constructability reviews as requested. Provide written review comments and recommendations.
- Perform complex, long term, multi-year program construction management activities including reviewing construction contractor RFI submissions and recommending responses to the Government.
- Accurately calculate construction costs for changes requested by construction contractors that reflect local costs, and assist the Government with the negotiation of equitable adjustments.
- Monitor the preparation of as-built activities of contractors to ensure that those documents are being prepared on an on-going basis. Review contractor submissions of as-built drawings for completeness and accuracy and advise the appropriate Government personnel in writing as to the acceptability of such submissions.
- Identify critical and long lead-time materials and recommend procurement strategies to prevent negative impact on quality, cost, and schedule.
- Assist Government personnel by providing technical knowledge of local conditions, including the availability of construction materials and skilled labor.
- Coordinate with project designers and assist Government personnel with the development of solutions to complex technical problems.
- Witness/observe Cyber security tasks and documents test results. Such tasks may be performed by the CM/COE in compliance with guidance established by the COR.
- Witness acceptance testing of critical systems as dictated by BMS/NETOPS/BOP. Should there be conflicts within these directives, contact the COR for further guidance. Task may be performed by the CM/COE individual, see COR for further guidance.
- Review contractor correspondence and recommend an appropriate response.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:
- Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a construction inspector or tradesperson and a shall have a basic understating of engineering, architecture or construction trades
- Have the ability to communicate in English effectively both orally and in writing
- Have completed and passed the Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors course.
- Have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining official construction site records
- Have demonstrated knowledge of construction practices and workmanship, including experience in proper uses of construction materials and installation methods.
- Have demonstrated ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications.
- Have demonstrated experience in generating material take-offs for construction work in support of cost estimates for changed conditions.
- Have demonstrated ability and experience to inspect materials, workmanship and construction and installation of various systems. Possess up-to-date knowledge of construction practices and techniques, e.g., proper applications of construction materials and methods of installation.
- Complete the 40-hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for Contractors Course.
- Have demonstrated knowledge of the latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ safety publications (including but not limited to EM385-1-1, OSHA safety requirements) as well as all other applicable national health and safety regulations, codes and standards.
- Have demonstrated knowledge of Federal building projects design codes (UFGS) and construction techniques. For projects in Australia, the QAET shall be familiar with local, Australian building codes and regulations as well as UFGS.
- Be capable of the physical exertion required to perform the necessary services such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping and reaching; climbing upon ladders and other physical activity common to the performance of such duties.
- Have demonstrated experience in the use and application of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc), Primavera, Costworks, etc. Have the ability to adapt to new software such as eCMS may also be necessary.
- This is a government contract position that requires US Citizenship and ability to obtain security clearance.
Guam and its outer islands, Oahu and Australia.
Guam, an island territory of the United States, is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Guam is the largest island in Micronesia and the gateway to the Region. It is approximately 6,000 miles from San Francisco; 3,800 miles west of Honolulu; 1,500 miles south of Japan; 1,596 miles from the Philippines and 2,026 miles east of Hong Kong. Guam enjoys mild temperatures of 86 degrees (F) on average year-round. Guam’s tropical weather allows for a multitude of activities. From tandem skydiving, jet skiing parasailing, kite surfing and many others; dive enthusiasts will enjoy the warm waters off Guam and snorkelers will be in awe of the Tumon Bay Marine Park protected marine life. Water activities are not the only pastime when it comes to appreciating the island. Attending village Fiestas, hiking WWII sites, golfing, three shopping malls, and five movie theaters are just a few other activities. Whether you are looking to experience traditional Chamorro culture, an exciting nightlife, or the irresistible shopping environment, Guam is the perfect place to enjoy paradise.
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