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Engineering Assistant/Field Engineer (Southern CA - New College Grad '18-'19)

Turner Construction Los Angeles Full-Time
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Position Description:  Involved in engineering and administration of Turner projects or Turner Special Projects Division (SPD) projects or in other Turner Business Unit Departments

Repots To:  Project Engineer, Engineer, Project Manager, Superintendent or other Department Head

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in obtaining and reviewing information and approvals for processing of shop drawings, product data and samples. Assist in the communication of this information across all levels of the project team.

  • Assist in managing other aspects of communication including submission and responses for Requests for Information (RFI’s).

  • Assist in preparing estimates for changes in the work including review of Change Order requests from subcontractors.

  • Study contract drawings, specifications and shop drawings to ensure proper coordination and installation.

  • Assist in the maintenance and updating of contract documents, electronic web-based documents and project logs.

  • Distribute information required for construction to appropriate parties.

  • Assist engineering to ensure that materials and equipment are released for fabrication or manufacture in time to meet the construction schedule.

  • Assist in the preparation of final records for the project including close-out documents, Operations/Maintenance (OM) Manuals, etc.

  • If assigned to another Business Unit department, will perform the requisite duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Minimum of four years of college graduating between September 2018 and August 2019 with formal engineering or architectural training or equivalent building construction experience and summer internship/co-op experience in construction highly desirable. Knowledge of general contract, subcontract documents, drawings and specifications also desirable. Must have good interpersonal and teamwork skills, desire to learn, ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing. Should be proficient with computer applications as required to perform responsibilities.  Proven written and verbal communication abilities. Ability to utilize leading-edge technologies such as BIM and LEAN. Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performance of the duties will occasionally require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear (bells, whistles, etc.), stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works on-site at the constructionworksite where the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in this work environment is usually moderate to very loud.

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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