Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.
USCâs Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) department is seeking Capital Construction Project Engineers to join its team!
The Work You Will Do:
The Project Engineer supports construction project managers in administration and coordination of projects including planning, organizing, controlling and reporting to ensure goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed cost, quality and contract parameters; plans and coordinates detailed aspects of project work.
The ideal candidate for the position of Project Engineer has the following:
Bachelorâs degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field; however, combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education
Seven years of directly related project or administrative experience is preferred
The Project Engineer:
Works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects. Assists construction project managers in administration and coordination of projects to ensure goals and objectives of projects are accomplished. Provides technical and contract management support to project manager during the design, construction, and closeout phases of project. Oversees closeout of contract.
Evaluates and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Formulates and solves problems. Oversees architectâs contract administration services to ensure required field checks are conducted on construction, demolition, refurbishment, rehabilitation, and alteration or addition projects to ensure compliance within project specifications, plans, established university guidelines, standards and policies.
Conducts job walks monthly with construction contractors to validate percent completion for purpose of calculating incurred cost for the month for purpose of progress payment. Analyzes monthly schedule submissions, as necessary. Reviews and negotiates an agreed recovery plan.
Assists project manager with coordination between the architect and general contractor participants with GMP contracts. Reconciles design phase estimates.
Assists project manager with managing, developing and coordinating universityâs design process to ensure that plans prepared by architect provide functional program requirements and conform to budgetary, environmental and legal requirements.
Prepares and conducts research and analyzes and interprets data. Helps develop and maintain the Estimate at Completion Cost (EAC) of project through all phases of project delivery.
Reviews change order requests. Analyzes change order request to determine merit. Prepares check estimates of work amount or obtains a check estimate and negotiates agreed change order, requiring expertise in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues. Assists project manager to prepare change order language.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This is a fixed-term position with an anticipated end date of 6/30/2024
Please note that this full-time role is eligible for all benefits/perks offered to USC employees, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision plans, tuition assistance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, wellness incentives, and more.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services in support of education and research at USC. FPM is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and university guests, who are our customers. FPM strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide functional and efficient facilities for the University. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us â apply today!
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.