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Stantec Construction Observer in ROSWELL, New Mexico

Construction Observer - ( 22000037 )


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Your Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Construction Observer out of our Roswell, NM office. This role as well as other field staff to assist Engineer in observing progress and quality of the work. The Construction Observer, assistants, and other field staff shall provide full or part time representation.

Your Key Responsibilities

The Construction Observer is the Engineer’s agent at the Site, will act as directed by and under the supervision of the Engineer, and will confer with the Engineer regarding the Construction Observer’s actions. The role’s dealings in matters pertaining to the Contractor’s work in progress shall in general be with the Engineer and Contractor, keeping the owner advised as necessary. The Construction Observer’s dealings with subcontractors shall only be through or with the full knowledge and approval of the Contractor. This role shall generally communicate with the owner with the knowledge of and under the direction of the Engineer.

Schedules: Review the progress schedule, schedule of Shop Drawing and Sample submittals, and schedule of values prepared by Contractor and consult with Engineer concerning acceptability.

Conferences and Meetings: Attend meetings with Contractor, such as preconstruction conferences, progress meetings, job conferences and other project-related meetings, and prepare and circulate copies of minutes thereof.


  • Serve as Engineer’s liaison with Contractor, working principally through Contractor’s superintendent, assist in providing information regarding the intent of the Contract Documents.

  • Assist Engineer in serving as Owner’s liaison with Contractor when Contractor’s operations affect Owner’s on-Site operations.

  • Assist in obtaining from Owner additional details or information, when required for proper execution of the Work.

Interpretation of Contract Documents: Report to Engineer when clarifications and interpretations of the Contract Documents are needed and transmit to Contractor clarifications and interpretations as issued by Engineer.

Shop Drawings and Samples:

  • Record date of receipt of Samples and approved Shop Drawings.

  • Receive Samples which are furnished at the Site by Contractor, and notify Engineer of availability of Samples for examination.

  • Advise Engineer and Contractor of the commencement of any portion of the Work requiring a Shop Drawing or Sample submittal for which RPR believes that the submittal has not been approved by Engineer.

Modifications: Consider and evaluate Contractor’s suggestions for modifications in Drawings or Specifications and report such suggestions, together with RPR’s recommendations, to Engineer. Transmit to Contractor in writing decisions as issued by Engineer.

Review of Work and Rejection of Defective Work:

  • Conduct on-Site observations of Contractor’s work in progress to assist Engineer in determining if the Work is in general proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents.

  • Report to Engineer whenever RPR believes that any part of Contractor’s work in progress will not produce a completed Project that conforms generally to the Contract Documents or will imperil the integrity of the design concept of the completed Project as a functioning whole as indicated in the Contract Documents, or has been damaged, or does not meet the requirements of any inspection, test or approval required to be made; and advise Engineer of that part of work in progress that RPR believes should be corrected or rejected or should be uncovered for observation, or requires special testing, inspection or approval.

Inspections, Tests, and System Startups:

  • Consult with Engineer in advance of scheduled major inspections, tests, and systems startups of important phases of the Work.

  • Verify that tests, equipment, and systems start-ups and operating and maintenance training are conducted in the presence of appropriate Owner’s personnel, and that Contractor maintains adequate records thereof.

  • Observe, record, and report to Engineer appropriate details relative to the test procedures and systems start-ups.

  • Accompany visiting inspectors representing public or other agencies having jurisdiction over the Project, record the results of these inspections, and report to Engineer.


  • Maintain at the Site orderly files for correspondence, reports of job conferences, reproductions of original Contract Documents including all Change Orders, Field Orders, Work Change Directives, Addenda, additional Drawings issued subsequent to the execution of the Contract, Engineer’s clarifications and interpretations of the Contract Documents, progress reports, Shop Drawing and Sample submittals received from and delivered to Contractor, and other Project-related documents.

  • Prepare a daily report or keep a diary or log book, recording Contractor’s hours on the Site, weather conditions, data relative to questions of Change Orders, Field Orders, Work Change Directives, or changed conditions, Site visitors, daily activities, decisions, observations in general, and specific observations in more detail as in the case of observing test procedures; and send copies to Engineer.

  • Record names, addresses, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, web site locations, and telephone numbers of all Contractors, subcontractors, and major suppliers of materials and equipment.

  • Maintain records for use in preparing Project documentation.

  • Upon completion of the Work, furnish original set of all RPR Project documentation to Engineer.


  • Furnish to Engineer periodic reports as required of progress of the Work and of Contractor’s compliance with the progress schedule and schedule of Shop Drawing and Sample submittals.

  • Draft and recommend to Engineer proposed Change Orders, Work Change Directives, and Field Orders. Obtain backup material from Contractor.

  • Furnish to Engineer and Owner copies of all inspection, test, and system start-up reports.

  • Immediately notify Engineer of the occurrence of any Site accidents, emergencies, acts of God endangering the Work, damage to property by fire or other causes, or the discovery of any Constituent of Concern.

Payment Requests: Review Applications for Payment with Contractor for compliance with the established procedure for their submission and forward with recommendations to Engineer, noting particularly the relationship of the payment requested to the schedule of values, Work completed, and materials and equipment delivered at the Site but not incorporated in the Work.

Certificates, Operation and Maintenance Manuals: During the course of the Work, verify that materials and equipment certificates, operation and maintenance manuals and other data required by the Specifications to be assembled and furnished by Contractor are applicable to the items actually installed and in accordance with the Contract Documents, and have these documents delivered to Engineer for review and forwarding to Owner prior to payment for that part of the Work.


  • Participate in a Substantial Completion (pre-final) inspection, and assist in the determination of Substantial Completion and the preparation of lists of items to be completed or corrected.

  • Observe Contractor-arranged inspections required by Laws and Regulations applicable to the Work, including but not limited to those performed by public agencies having jurisdiction over the Work.

  • Participate in a final inspection in the company of Engineer, Owner, and Contractor and prepare a final list of items to be completed and deficiencies to be remedied.

  • Observe whether all items on the final list have been completed or corrected and make recommendations to Engineer concerning acceptance and issuance of the Notice of Acceptability of the Work.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule.

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, writing, electronic communications, and presentations.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and work well with others to achieve group results.

  • Must be able to manage time, be organized, and set priorities.

  • Possess strong problem-solving skills and ability to make timely decisions.

  • Construction management, project reporting, quantity verification and compliance with contract documents.

  • MS Office skills, proficient in Excel.

  • Must be a team player and able to work with a variety of personalities.

Education and Experience

  • 5 years of experience in construction observation and other project construction functions, or the combination of related education and experienced may be considered.

  • TTCP Certification preferred, but not required.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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Primary Location : United States-New Mexico-Roswell

Other Locations : United States-New Mexico-Silver City, United States-New Mexico-Albuquerque, United States-New Mexico-Tucumcari

Job : Construction Observation

Organization : BC-1817 Transportation-US Southwest

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 14, 2022, 11:45:28 AM

Req ID: 22000037

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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