Job Description Resident Engineer

Job Description
Resident Engineer – Union Square/Market (UMS) Station
for the
Program Management / Construction Management Team for the
SFMTA Central Subway Project – San Francisco, CA
The Resident Engineer (RE) will work at the Owner’s Construction Trailer in the vicinity of
UMS Station after a temporary residency at the client offices located at 821 Howard Street
in San Francisco as part of the integrated Program Management Team comprised of San
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Central Subway Partners (CSP), and
other Consultant staff.
The CSP supports the SFMTA by providing program management and construction
management (PM/CM) services necessary to deliver this critical project, which is the largest
ever undertaken by the SFMTA. The project is a 1.7-mile light rail extension which will
provide service on the street and underground, starting from the T Line terminus at 4th and
King Streets heading north to the Central Subway terminus leading into Chinatown with
three subway stations at Moscone Center, Union Square, and Chinatown.
The selected candidate will work as part of the Project’s PM/CM team. The successful
candidate for this position will manage and lead the efforts of the PM/CM inspection and
quality assurance staff in conjunction with the construction of the UMS Station. This position
requires the ability to pass all physicals necessary to make field visits and inspections of ongoing construction including station construction under various field conditions. The
responsibility for preparing and administering the construction site specific quality control
program rests with the construction contractor(s). The PM/CM team has responsibility for
Quality Assurance programs.
The Resident Engineer (RE) has policy-making responsibility on technical matters within
their area of expertise and will manage construction management services for the Central
Subway Project and perform other duties as assigned. These functions and activities relate
to a core competency needed within the Program and are required to meet current goals
and objectives to design and manage improvements meeting the needs of the public,
operations and maintenance, schedule, budget, and quality goals.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
 Originates, develops, and implements engineering methods, procedures, and
 Considerably responsible for continuing contacts with other agencies and contractors
relative to complex engineering matters.
 Responsible for overall supervision and quality of the preparation of detailed and
complex engineering plans, specifications and documentation.
Selects, trains, evaluates and disciplines staff.
Plans, develops budget, and assigns work.
Reviews and approves contract changes.
Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards,
commissions, approval agencies, and the general public.
Manages the contract management staff activities and supports as needed of the
field inspection efforts.
Advises the Construction Manager on administering the construction contract.
Monitors the implementation of the Contractor's Quality Program.
Provides field engineering support as required to resolve technical and construction
problems; and interfaces with Engineer-of-Record on the resolution of technical
Reviews and prepares responses to request for information (RFIs), request for
clarification (RFCs), and submittals.
Monitors the environmental compliance activities.
Processes the Application for Payment; reviews schedules, costs, and change
Monitors construction documentation and records for contract and program
Performs related duties as required.
Nature of Work:
The position has a rotating schedule that requires working weekends and nights on an asneeded basis. Additionally, working in confined spaces, stooping, squatting, crawling,
climbing, travel and exposure to noise, fumes, and inclement weather is required on an asneeded basis.
Special Conditions:
 Coursework and/or experience in civil engineering.
 Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the
State of California in Civil Engineering.
Desirable Qualifications:
Ten (10) or more years of experience in responsible charge of large, similar type
heavy construction including experience in such areas as utility construction
and/or utility relocation quality assurance/inspection, traffic control,
secant/tangent pile, drilled pile and jet grouting, and general cut and cover
construction of transit stations, managing quality assurance/inspection programs.
Possession of or ability to obtain within six months of employment a valid
certification or professional designation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Construction Quality Management.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as a respirator; meet
physical demands of the position such as walking, standing, lifting up to 40
pounds, climbing ladders, bending, squatting, and crawling in tight spaces to
safely access work sites.
Ability to work effectively under the direction of the Construction Manager.
Ability to communicate effectively with the field staff and project leadership on
relevant quality and safety procedures.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively.
Excellent organization and documentation skills.
Knowledge of business English, spelling and writing, present day office
methods, procedures, and equipment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of construction management information systems/databases;
proficient in Primavera P6 Contract Management Software.
Ability to read and understand critical path method (CPM) schedules.
Knowledge of quality assurance and quality control procedures.
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