Construction Field Representative

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12790 



The Laboratory Modernization Division (LMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Construction Field Representative, with emphasis on new construction and renovation of buildings. This position will primarily support the team associated with constructing new facilities, but will include some amount of renovation of facilities at the Laboratory as well.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily field inspections of all active construction sites.

  • Provide oversight of contractors to confirm project goals and customer satisfaction are being met.

  • Witness acceptance testing as required in specifications (megger testing, load bank testing, commissioning, etc).  Duties would include transmitting test reports to project record file.

  • Oversee subcontractor adherence to the ORNL Integrated Safety Management requirements.

  • Oversee subcontractor work practices for compliance with the health and safety elements of the technical specifications.

  • Serve as point contact between the subcontractor and ORNL project team regarding technical matters and coordination of work.

  • Meet with building occupants and facility operations peronnel to understand user needs and sensitivities for the facility construction, turnover, and operations. 

  • Develop SOW documents for subcontract change orders, and review contractor proposals to determine of price and scope are reasonable.

  • Manage the work performed by ORNL operations and maintenance craft and construction subcontractors for facility support, modification and construction.

  • Assist in preparation of excavation and penetration permits including field verifications and incorporating as-built drawing revisions.

  • Assist in preparation of planning documents including schedules, site master plans, and move in planning documents.

  • Assist in preparing outages and planning successful missions with multi-disciplined stakeholders.

  • Provide timely notification and reporting of incidents, occurrences and events.

  • Promote construction safety on construction job sites through electrical work process assessments, work control reviews, and electrical safety education & training.

  • Review subcontractor safety programs/procedures, field construction hazards, and field work control documents. 

  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A BS in engineering or construction management with a minimum of five years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Training and proficiency in overseeing field construction work.

  • Experience performing constructability reviews, options analysis, and conceptual engineering for field construction conditions not anticipated during project design.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of architectural and engineering drawings. 

  • Experience with DOE Order 851 and DOE project experience.

  • Experience with maintaining configuration control of assigned systems.

  • Experiene with design and construction software programs commonly used in the industry  (e.g., Bluebeam, Prolog, etc.).


Special Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.

  • Visa Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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