• Construction Site Supervisor

    Job Locations US-WA-Richland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/21/2018 1:55 PM)
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  • Overview

    NV5 is recruiting for a Construction Site Superintendent for work within a 10 mile radius of Richland, WA. This is a Potential Future Opportunity.


    NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


    The Construction Site Superintendent will have a passion for high quality construction and worker safety to help our clients achieve success in the safety of their operations. The Construction Site Superintendent will serve as directed by the Commissioning Agent Director to support commissioning tasks during the construction, acceptance, and warranty phases of a large laboratory facility.


    Required responsibilities of this position include:

    • As directed by the Commissioning Agent Director, perform design, construction, and acceptance testing based on the Commissioning Plan, Functional Test Procedures (FTPs), and specifications developed during design phase.
    • During the design phase, support the Commissioning Agent Team in performing commissioning reviews of design documents to ensure adherence to established performance specifications and contract documents. Construction Site Superintendent will review design documents, with a particular focus on the constructability of the design. Work with Design/Build (D/B) team and client to develop commissioning specifications.


    During the construction phase:

    • Attend and successfully complete required training.
    • Conduct Pre-Job Safety Briefings
    • Perform site visits, at a minimum twice per month during construction to observe component and system installations.
    • Attend, at a minimum on a monthly basis, the construction progress meetings held onsite to obtain information on construction progress.
    • Review construction progress meeting minutes for revisions/substitutions relating to the commissioning process.
    • Identify any engineering issues to Commissioning Agent Director in order to involve appropriate engineering discipline for resolution.
    • Coordinate and direct commissioning activities in a logical, sequential manner, with clear and regular communications and consultations with necessary parties, frequently updating timelines, schedules, and technical expertise.
    • Coordinate commissioning with D/B Contractor and the client, ensuring that commissioning is included in the project schedule.
    • Before start-up, gather and review control sequences and interlocks with D/B Contractor, sub-tier contractors, and design engineers until sufficient clarity has been obtained, in writing, to be able to write detailed testing procedures.
    • Review and compile Installation and Start-up Certification Forms submitted from contractors certifying the respective equipment is in full compliance with the plans and specifications, including factory representative start-up documentation.
    • Support the Commissioning Agent Director in preparing and submitting Pre-functional checklists and FTPs for client approval.
    • With Commissioning Agent Director, identify testing means/methods that are in accordance with client standard work practices.
    • Coordinate with client to witness startup and testing of major equipment per FTPs.
    • Review and provide comments on Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) execution plan submitted by D/B Contractor.
    • Perform site inspections during rough in and installation of systems and equipment.
    • Maintain a deficiency log of issues found during design, construction and commissioning and the resolution and submit monthly report to client.
    • Witness a sampling of pipe test and flushing procedures, sufficient to be confident that proper procedures were followed.
    • Witness a sampling of checkout, TAB, end-to-end testing, and calibration of controls.
    • Observe pre-functional tests and start-up tests for critical equipment and a sampling of each type of system, including mechanical, controls, electrical, and specialty systems.
    • Support Commissioning Agent Director in developing a Commissioning Manual.

    During the acceptance phase:

    • Provide schedule update information on commissioning.
    • Obtain Installation and Start-up Certification Forms from constructor with sign-offs indicating systems have been satisfactorily tested.
    • Obtain pre-functional and start-up reports from General Contractor.
    • Verify TAB and equipment testing in accordance with specifications, providing documentation on findings.
    • Witness performance testing of smoke control systems.
    • Witness functional testing of each piece of equipment.
    • Provide troubleshooting to assist in resolving control problems as they are uncovered. Functional testing shall be performed on 100% of control points and routines.
    • Check Building Management Control System graphics to ensure graphics are developed and points are correctly mapped to graphics.
    • Keep a detailed lot on the testing of each Systems, Structures, and Components (SSCs).
      Maintain a deficiency log of items found during commissioning.
    • Notify client of equipment non-conformance.
    • Schedule and lead on-site meetings to review progress, coordination efforts, and resolve issues.
    • In conjunction with Commissioning Agent Director, review O&M documentation for completeness.
    • Witness seasonal functional performance testing of MEP.

    During warranty phase:

    • As part of Commissioning Agent Team, return to the site quarterly and review current building operations and condition of outstanding issues.
    • Interview facility staff and identify problems or concerns with building or equipment operations.
    • Identify deficiencies that may come under warranty or under original construction contract.
    • During third or fourth quarter of warranty phase, provide one day of additional systems training for users and staff.
    • Prepare detailed evaluation after ten months completion of commissioning on status of warranty issues.
    • Attend on-site meetings in addition to quarterly site reviews to discuss warranty issues.


    Potential responsibilities of this position are:

    • Serve as local Project Manager and client interface for the project, ensuring sufficient resources for Commissioning Agent scope of work, good communication and lines of authority, and ensuring milestones, schedules, and budgets can be met. Submit monthly status reports, identifying any deficiencies.


    Required Qualifications:

    • A High School Diploma or GED is required.
    • 10 years of experience serving as a Project Manager
    • 20 years of experience in commercial, heavy construction
    • 10 years of experience serving as Construction Site Superintendent or Construction Manager, overseeing subcontractors, crafts, and interfacing with the client, including design engineers.
    • Experience evaluating procurement construction materials for quality and suspect counterfeit items.
    • Experience performing quality assurance/quality control visual inspections for construction.
    • Evaluations may include for building automation, HVAC, and laboratory control systems; chilled water/process water systems; boilers, pumps, piping and associated equipment; rooftop and interior air handling units and energy recovery systems and equipment; laboratory and environmental air exhaust fans; fume hood/glove box air flow and control systems; heat exchangers; plumbing and safety shower/eyewash systems; fire protection and alarm systems; potable and process water heaters, pumps, and valves; emergency/stand-by power; emergency lighting; smoke control systems; security, access control; lighting control systems; voice/data communications systems; process sewer monitoring equipment and systems; or electrical systems.
    • Hands-on experience working with Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing (MEP) Systems.
    • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training and/or OSHA Compliance Training for Managers, Supervisors, and Foremen.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience serving as Construction Site Superintendent for Department of Energy Laboratories
    • Washington State Licensed Boiler Operator
    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management
    • Experience working in DOE nuclear facilities.

     Working Conditions:

    • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
    • The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32°F for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
    • The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100°F for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
    • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
    • The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
    • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

    Physical Requirements:
    Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Background Check / Drug Screening:
    Candidates who are proposed will be required to complete a background check, driving record, and drug screen prior to being hired.

    Verification of education will be required prior to employment.

    Medical Requirements:
    Candidates may be subject to baseline medical monitoring depending upon client requirements.

    Potential Future Opportunities are those positions which we believe we will be hiring for in the near future, although not currently open today. By applying for a Future Potential Opportunity, your resume is available to our recruiters immediately and although not currently open, you may be contacted for an exploratory interview. When a position does open for this role, our recruiters will review the candidate pool and contact those qualified at the time of the opening. Therefore, you may not get an immediate response when you submit your resume, since we may not be actively hiring for the role at the time at which you apply.


    NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package.


    NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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