LBNF FSCF Senior Construction Specialist

About the Job

Company

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Location

Chicago, IL

Description
The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) / Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Project is seeking a highly experienced manager to join the Fermilab team as the LBNF Far Site (FS) Logistics Manager. The LBNF/DUNE Project is hosted by Fermilab in Batavia, IL and includes participation from universities and laboratories from around the world and partnerships with CERN and the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) in Lead, SD. The LBNF/DUNE Project will design and construct the world’s largest proposed neutrino experiment to answer the most compelling questions about the makeup of our universe. In support of DUNE, LBNF will construct the world’s most powerful neutrino beamline at Fermilab and surface and underground conventional facilities (CF) to host DUNE’s large liquid argon neutrino detectors nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Lab.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Under minimal supervision, independently coordinates, inspects, and oversees all aspects of complex construction projects including the installed systems, safety management systems, quality assurance and controls systems, project schedules and costs. Inspects construction work in progress to ensure that materials and work standards conform to specifications, quality requirements of the contract and applicable construction codes. Oversees construction contractors’ activities to ensure compliance of their Environmental, Safety, & Health (ES&H) plans, applicable Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Standards, equipment manufacturers’ specifications, and applicable hazard analysis. This position is in Lead, South Dakota, the location of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect construction work in progress to ensure that materials and work standards conform to specifications and quality requirements of the contract and applicable construction codes.
  • Oversee construction contractors’ activities to ensure compliance of their ES&H plans, applicable OSHA Standards, equipment manufacturers’ specifications, and applicable hazard analyses.
  • Arrange work permits and prepare associated Hazard Analyses (HA’s) (coring, confined spaces, excavation permits, domestic water, waste water, electrical permits, etc.)
  • Coordinate construction contractor’s activities with lab operations and other laboratory construction projects
  • Issue reports to project management on construction concerns and work progress, and ensures that proper documentation is maintained.
  • Prepare cost estimates to compare with construction contractor change requests, verify construction contractor charges for work segments completed, verify progress payment invoices, and performs final acceptance inspections.
  • Review and recommend approval of construction contractor’s payment applications
  • Document changes in field conditions and changes in scope
  • Prepare and process field-directed changes

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology or related field with a minimum of 10 years of heavy industrial/commercial experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer is preferred.
  • Experience in overseeing and managing heavy industrial/commercial construction.
  • Knowledge of all construction disciplines, including; excavations, concrete, structural steel, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and building automation is desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to enable effective interaction with project, Fermilab, and stakeholder personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders to deliver complex projects.
  • Ability to use MS Office and document management systems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience in working on $250M+ projects with multiple stakeholders and significant contractor involvement, preferred
  • Experience working with international partners and contractors, preferred.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions
HUMAN FACTORS: Must be able to travel. Standing and Sitting long periods of time.

Closing
There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

 


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