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Field Project Assistant/SWPPP Inspector

OBEC Consulting Engineers

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted July 2, 2021.

SummaryThe main responsibilities of this position would include being the field lead for SWPPP inspection, documentation and reporting. When not performing SWPPP duties, the position would include but not be limited to a wide range of field construction related duties such as documentation and site inspection during the construction phase of projects, assist the Field Project Representative or Construction Engineer with the writing of requests for information, change orders and other field/construction administrative duties as needed.Due to the field nature of this position, applicants must have the ability to travel away from their home location for extended periods of time to work on field assignments. This position can vary between seasonal and full-time.Qualifications* SWPPP documentation and inspection project lead. Strong familiarity and working knowledge of SWPPP documents, Best Management Practices (BMPs), the Construction General Permit (CGP), and a construction SWPPP.* In addition to knowledge of the CGP, strong working knowledge of SWPPP documents and procedures such as inspections reports, grading and stabilization logs, amendment logs, delegation of authority, corrective actions, etc.* Thorough and detailed tracking of pay quantities for contractor payment.* Compilation and preparation of regular contractor pay estimates/requests for contractor payment.* Familiarity with construction phase documents for ability to assist other field staff with documentation and reporting. These documents may include, but not limited to:* Requests for information (RFI);* Change orders;* Public meeting agendas and note preparation;* Requests for Proposal (RFP);* Interim Work Authorizations (IWA)* Public Notices* Directives* Submittal trackingTo be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities* Sufficient English skills to compose correspondence, develop project documents, proofread documents, and effectively communicate with supervisors, engineers, clients and other applicable staff.* Ability to identify and define problems and communicate to supervisors.* Ability to multi-task and work share to balance workload of field project team.* Ability to work under deadlines.* Proficient to strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software, Windows Operating System, and printing output devices.* Proficient to strong ability to use Smartphones as field reporting tools.* Ability to train less experienced staff for assistance in key day-to-day functions.* Proficient knowledge of interpreting and understanding engineering drawings. Familiar and ability to work with key components such as:* Centerline and offsets* Plan and Profile views* Quantity summaries* Grades* Sheet referencesEducation and/or Experience* Two or more years of similar work experience in a SWPPP inspection or documentation role.* Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program field is desirable.Certifications, Licenses, Registrations* Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.* Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (AK CESCL), or equivalent, certification is required.* American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) or International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Worksite Traffic Supervisor, or equivalent, certification or ability to become certified is desirable.* Basic First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, or ability to become certified, is desirable.Mathematical SkillsAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to create and interpret graphs/charts.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.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.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, to moderately-loud due to the proximity to the construction site and related equipment.