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Field Construction Engineer

Field Construction Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
US-LA-St James
Department / Discipline 
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler currently has an opportunity available for a Field Construction Engineer in St. James Parrish, LA.


Key Responsibilities

  • Insure project engineering activities comply with company and contract requirements and support overall construction schedule
  • Provide technical support for construction effort including participation in construction planning and design; interpretation of design; application of construction methods; resolution and documentation of design conflicts; constructability reviews, etc.
  • Understand, monitor and evaluate budget at commodity and hour detail versus actual and forecast predictable outcomes
  • Develop implement and administer project engineering procedures and other work controlling documents
  • IFC Quantity take offs, collection and validation
  • Develop Work packages, write, track and issue RFIs, lead tracking of expedited materials
  • Interface all on-site departments as required to resolve problems, ensure quality of construction, etc. in support of overall project schedule
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction
  • Additional responsibilities will be defined in the relevant process procedure
  • Self-Accountability for everyone’s Safety

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering or Construction Management and minimum of 4-5 years of practical experience or 5 years equivalent practical experience in a related position
  • Previous experience working in industrial construction or related field
  • Knowledge of construction and engineering technology, codes, standards, etc.
  • Understanding of the interdependence and relationship between other functional units
  • MS Office, Excel; Primavera training or experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Candidate must be willing to travel to job site locations for long term assignments

Communication Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, plus demonstrated ability to work across varied disciplines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to type and write
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl
  • The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision
  • Elevated work maybe required more than 10ft

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions
  • The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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