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Ghafari Resident Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


The Resident Engineer shall maintain and facilitate all functions and activities at all facets of a construction project from commencement to completion, and ensure all construction is in compliance with design specifications, completed on schedule, and is built to quality standards within the project budget. In understanding the critical nature of work within the Chicago Airport System, compliance to all FAA 139 regulations related to construction and safety shall be enforced by the Resident Engineer and the project team.

Assignment Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Supervises field staff and contractors on the site with responsibility for quality construction in accordance with the project plans and specifications

  • Responsible for the issuance of field orders, and approval of 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 to and understood by the project field inspectors

  • Work closely with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) representatives on day to day coordination of contractors’ work activities

  • 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

  • Monitor quality and safety programs for 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

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

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


Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience working on construction projects as either a field engineer of office engineer

Degree / Certifications:

  • Bachelors 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 2019-1381

Job Location US-IL-Chicago

Category Construction Management