Resident Project Representative/Construction Manager
Troy, MI 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Brown and Caldwell's Detroit, MI office has a full-time opportunity for a Resident Project Representative/Construction Manager to join our growing team. This position is responsible for representing Brown and Caldwell and our clients on construction projects. The requires coordination with representatives from clients, regulatory agencies, construction managers and contractors. The successful candidate will need to be able to understand and interpret design documents (technical specifications, construction drawings, etc.), produce daily field documentation such as reports, facilitate progress meetings, be able to communicate to the design team, review pay applications, conduct and document field changes to the design documents, work closely with a diverse, multidisciplinary project team, manage change, be able to perform field work such as construction oversight, and interface with the BC design team, field crews and clients as needed.

Detailed Description:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide construction management oversight and full-time on-site Resident Engineering Inspections for water and wastewater pipelines, pumping station, and treatment projects including well/manhole and sewer repair.
  • Collaborate with a Project Manager to address design issues; coordinate with Contractor's project manager; obtain daily updates on project issues and status from Construction Inspectors; report issues to Client.
  • Review construction drawings and specifications and develop a detailed understanding of performance and construction requirements and evaluate these requirements versus construction progress and quality.
  • Provide notes, observations, photos and measurements documenting the implementation of the field work. Compare field implementation against the drawings, specifications, and submittals, and those requirements included by client requirements.
  • Prepare and review design and bidding documents for completeness, constructability and biddability
  • Generate project correspondence, including responses to Contractor correspondence in a timely manner to avoid delay, to convey the Owner's position, and to protect the Owner's
  • Review and analyze Contractors' Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules to ensure compliance with approved Contract schedule, address deficiencies.
  • Coordinate and resolve issues in the field with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers and regulatory agencies and the affected public
  • Prepare digital daily reports documenting weather, equipment, manpower, and construction activities, and daily progress photos, as well as monthly progress reports for project stakeholders using a tablet or lap top application.
  • Lead and / or assist with commissioning, testing, and start-up of process systems/equipment or facilities for turning over to the owner's personnel.
  • Prepare effective and accurate record documents and all project, permit, and contract closeout documentation
  • Perform constructability reviews of designs.
  • Conduct daily field investigations, up to 10 hours per day. Initial work will include pipeline inspections but may include inspection duties at water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Prepare, perform and/or oversee the preparation of daily reports and photo documentation of observation of contractor's construction activities at multiple construction sites. Collaborate with in-house and third-party Design Project Managers to address design issues; coordinate with Contractor's project manager; obtain daily updates on project issues and status from Construction Inspectors; report issues to Client and drive resolution to issues as they arise.
  • Mentor, supervise and provide direction for less experienced staff
  • Supervise and coordinate construction management staff, including field inspectors, office support staff and testing subconsultants with responsibility for quality construction in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Be proactive in risk identification, management, mitigation, and solving project problems. Coordinate to resolve issues in the field with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers and regulatory agencies, and the effected public.
  • Ensure compliance for all construction management team members with company's and client's health and safety training requirements
  • Evaluate and negotiate change orders, invoices, and payment applications which may include final payment including coordination with the Owner. May include independent verification of pay quantities. Maintain records related to the base work, contingency and field changes
  • Lead and/or assist with commissioning, testing, and start-up of process systems/equipment or facilities
  • Prepare effective and accurate record documents and all project, permit, and contract close-out documentation.
  • Develop and manage lists of deficiencies and lead punch list inspections

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree, in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or related field highly preferred. Candidates without a degree but possessing significant construction management experience will be considered as well.
  • Minimum five years related experience preparing design packages and performing construction oversight, construction inspection, and facility start-up
  • Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional experience in the design and construction administration of municipal infrastructure water and wastewater facilities
  • Strong verbal and written (technical writing) communication skills required. Ability to communicate professionally to multiple stakeholders, including the public is a must.
  • Thorough working knowledge of civil, structural, architectural, process and building mechanical and electrical construction and demolition practices involved with major public works projects
  • Ability to provide design/consultation in specialized areas, make decisions and solve problems
  • Knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations, local and national building codes, and quality standards
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a QA/QC program for construction projects as well as to review, analyze, and negotiate construction cost estimates, change orders, and contractor claims
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team of inspectors and project support staff; and to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to handle contentious issues with contractors in a professional and courteous manner
  • Construction and design background highly preferred as well as having worked in a resident/field/quality assurance oversight capacity on projects that involved environmental remediation and construction.
  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations, implementation, and guidance.
  • Ability to travel to work sites regionally and ability to accommodate overnight stays on a regular basis a MUST.
  • P.E. (Professional Engineer's License) preferred but not required
  • Possess NASSCO certification, preferred
  • Possess 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification with current 8-hour refresher or have the ability to take and pass the training/physical
  • Strong organizational and technical skills required.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), safety glasses, safety vests, respirators, etc.
  • Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting field conditions or critical construction operations at active construction sites in both urban and rural settings that may include exposure to dust, chemicals, etc. for which proper safety equipment will be provided.
  • Ability to walk slowly around and access sites of varying size that may be above or below ground and have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs
  • Ability to access/enter confined space areas to complete necessary inspections of contractor's work.
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb and/or descend stairs (2-3 flights), ladders (up to 24 foot typically) or via other safety measures, to access structures for visual inspection. This includes entering confined space areas.
  • Lifting - objects on job sites less than 30 pounds

Salary Range:Theanticipatedstarting payrange for this position is based on the employee's primary work location and maybemore or lessdependingupon skills, experience,and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Location A: $91,000 - 124,000

Location B: $100,000 - $137,000

Location C: $109,000 - $149,000

You can view which BC location applies to you If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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