Construction Field Representative

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director/Project Support Group Leader, the Construction Field Representative will provide daily inspections for quality assurance of capital construction projects. Responsibilities include daily reports, coordination with contractors for quality control/quality assurance, and coordination with other third-party inspectors as required. The position will ensure design compliance during project construction for multiple concurrent construction projects, and that projects are constructed according to the approved drawings from construction implementation through post-construction. In addition, the position will monitor the design and construction of projects for general conformance with the programs as defined by the University, the requirements of the "Virginia Tech Construction and Professional Services Manual (VTCPSM)", building and life safety codes, and with internal Virginia Tech design guidelines.

The Construction Field Representative will also:
- Assist in the development and management of construction project delivery schedules and budgets in compliance with funding authorizations, university program requirements, and project approval guidelines.
- Apply professional design and construction knowledge to monitor assigned projects through construction.
- Build consensus and teamwork with a disparate group of stakeholders, consultants, and contractors.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Construction Technology, Engineering, or related field and/or
training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.
Experience with complex building and infrastructure design and construction, including all types of major building construction methods.
Proven success in managing multiple, concurrent projects with respect to technical, professional, and fiscal issues.
Demonstrated conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Working knowledge of site/building design with a basic emphasis on construction processes.
Ability to provide recommendations and construction oversight with excellent communication skills.
Ability to interpret design/construction documents, drawings, schedules, building codes, and construction means and methods.
Experience administering design/construction/consultant contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing "state-owned" projects with knowledge of Capital Outlay
directives and higher education facilities requirements.
Knowledge of scheduling software (AssetWorks, MS Project, Suretrak, Primavera, etc.) and Microsoft Office programs.
Experience with the Virginia Division of Engineering and Commonwealth of Virginia Construction and Professional Services Manual (CPSM) processes and policies.
Understanding of Erosion and Sediment Control measures and installation practices with basic emphasis on compliance inspections, reporting, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan monitoring.

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Salary Information


Review Date

July 31, 2022

Additional Information

Work is performed primarily at construction sites, but also in an office setting.
Must be able to travel to construction sites and traverse uneven terrain.
Outdoor site inspection is required which may include site visits during all types of weather conditions.
Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more; maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated workstations such as ladders and scaffolds; and work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
Must be able to perform repetitive motion primarily through the use of keyboarding. Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Must have a driver's license check.
May be required to work additional hours or modified work schedule to meet the needs of the department or projects.
May be required to travel to non-Blacksburg work sites with overnight stay required.
As needed, may be required to be on construction sites during off hours.
This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cellphone, Ipad, Ipod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Operations HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: July 14, 2022
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