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Ghafari Assistant Resident Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


The Assistant Resident Engineer shall be responsible assisting the Resident Engineer with all the functions and activities at all the facets of a construction project from commencement to completion. In addition, he/she shall ensure all construction is in compliance with design specifications, completed on schedule, and is built to quality standards within the budget. The Assistant Resident Engineer shall be capable of assuming the lead for the project during the absence of the Resident Engineer, shall adapt to the assignment responsibilities of the Resident Engineer. In understanding the critical nature of the work within the Chicago Airport System, compliance to all FAA 139 regulations related to construction and safety shall be enforced by the Assistant Resident Engineer and project team.

Assignment Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and provide oversight of the Office and Field Engineer's work product

  • Work closely with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) representatives on day to day coordination of contractor's work activities

  • Monitoring quality and safety programs for the contractor and construction management teams along with the QAQC and Safety Managers

  • Prepare a project specific Quality Plan

  • Establish and maintain the overall inspection coverage to oversee all work activity

  • Developing project correspondence Request for Information (RFI), submittal reviews, schedule reviews

  • Field staff coordination and other duties as directed by the Resident Engineer for the project

  • Responsible for the approval of field orders, invoices, and payment applications which may include final payment

  • Prepare for pre-award and pre-construction meetings

  • Review and maintain the project schedule in collaboration with the Contractor and the CARE Plus project team

  • Responsible for ensuring all required contract documentation and information is properly processed and understood by the Project Field Inspectors

  • Review and monitor staff time allowance and all approved overtime

  • Field staff coordination, ensure all required project documentation and information is forwarded and understood by the project field inspectors

  • Ensure all subcontractor information inclusive of insurance requirements, at any tier have been submitted and approved

  • Track various pay items and oversee entries into the quantity book

  • Prepare Field Orders when required with the necessary backup documents, review and approval of payment requests

  • Actively participate in progress meetings, roundtable and project management meetings


Experience Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience working on contruction projects as either a field engineer or office engineer


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management equivalent

  • Engineer-in Training (EIT) Certifications or Professional Engineer Certification


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2018-1331

Job Location US-IL-Chicago

Category Construction Management