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Construction Field Representative

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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4298 


We have an opening for a Construction Field Representative in support of the Laboratory Modernization Division (LMD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


We are the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.


The Construction Filed Representative (CFR) works as part of a project team under the leadership of the Project Manager to ensure the subcontracted work meets technical and environmental, health, and safety requirements.  The CFR also coordinates construction activities between subcontractors and ORNL operations.


Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties of the position will include:

  • Be aware of planned subcontractor work activities on all assigned projects
  • Oversee subcontractor adherence to the ORNL Integrated Safety Management Policy by construction subcontractors
  • 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
  • Assist in preparation of excavation and penetration permits including field verifications and incorporating as-built drawing revisions with ORNL ATLAS system.
  • Assist in preparing outages and planning successful missions with multi-disciplined stake holders.
  • Inspect construction for compliance with drawings and specifications
  • Work with Project Manager to coordinate the pre-bid meetings, pre-construction meetings, periodic project status meetings, etc.
  • Maintain a project working file (PWF) with relevant construction documents as required/requested by Project Manager and/or project execution plan (including concrete test results, QA inspections, etc.)
  • Coordinate construction activities with balance of plant operations and the Complex Facility Managers (CFMs)
  • Provide construction counsel to the Project Manager and project team related to constructability reviews, subcontractor schedules, subcontractor pay requests, project completion punch lists, etc.
  • Review subcontractor certified payrolls
  • Provide timely notification and reporting of incidents, occurrences and events  
  • Maintain current understanding of construction related SBMS subject areas and procedures


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in construction management of infrastructure construction, installation, start-up, testing and commissioning or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing constructability reviews, options analysis, and conceptual engineering for field construction conditions not anticipated during project design including civil/structural, piping, and electrical issues.
  • Effective communication and safe, professional, and ethical conduct.



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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