Senior Construction Engineer II, Office of Planning, Design and Construction (50015980)

Reports to: Assistant Director for Construction 

Purpose: Senior construction field engineer is to assist in supervising and inspecting field activities assigned to a particular construction discipline work area, such as all civil, architectural, finishing works and to ascertain the quality of the work. Ensure that all contract documents represented by working drawings and specifications are properly executed by the contractors. The job holder will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a professional working relationship with architects, engineers, testing labs, general contractors, university personnel and the general public.

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Implement planning, design and construction procedures and processes so as to maximize efficiencies and maximize end user satisfaction while maintaining the highest quality and design standards for AUC
  • Support the assistant director of construction to implement quality control standards and to enforce contractors to work according to standards as well as planning, design and construction policies and procedures
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete different projects
  • Manage and maintain small-scale through to large-scale construction projects in a safe, timely and sustainable manner
  • Oversee and inspect the contractor work plans, and ensure that the required work is meeting specifications, codes and the designed shop drawings
  • Prepare the cost estimate for any project before starting
  • Continually find solutions to conflicts in drawings and specifications by conferring with the consultants. Coordinate these solutions with the various sub-trades
  • Check and verify all materials stored on and off site for payment as well as materials used in site construction against submittals. Accurately monitor material ledgers to determine if quantities remaining in the estimate are sufficient to complete the project in the field
  • Coordinate inspections with consultants and authorities as required by the contract
  • Inspect work and submit reports to assistant director of construction which include project conditions (i.e. trade manpower and work description), architectural and engineering communications, general conditions and description of activities and work performed
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Understand construction methods and develop good construction management skills
  • Utilize management techniques and outside services to ensure the continued review of designs and standards in support of unit goals. Overlook and audit the generation of reports relevant to the construction and renovation which includes, but not confined to, inspection reports, final delivery reports, progress reports


Minimum education requirement: BSc in engineering or construction management

Experience: Minimum ten years of relevant field experience


  • Experience estimating and managing performed work activities and subcontracted work
  • Proficient with computer software used in the construction industry
  • Understand means and methods of construction associated with the construction and renovation
  • Has a working knowledge of civil, architectural, mechanical and electrical work
  • Has a working knowledge of the cost of goods and services; has a demonstrated ability to solicit, evaluate and manage the price, schedule and quality objectives of individual projects
  • Understand the sequencing of work and the strategy of creating effective project schedules
  • Ability to detect errors in construction projects
  • Understand project cost control and change order management
  • Understand contemporary software applications associated with managing and controlling workflow
  • Knowledge of commonly-accepted construction safety/environmental and work practices in applicable disciplines
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office software, ACAD or outlook e-mail software)


Position is open until September 4, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “50015980 Senior Construction Engineer II “in the subject line. 


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