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Resident engineer/chief resident representative

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is looking for professionals to join our ever-expanding transportation team here in the New York City Metro Area. We are currently looking for a resident engineer/chief resident representative with experience in the New York City Metro Area within the transportation (NYCT, MNR, LIRR) and infrastructure industry.

As a resident engineer/chief resident representative, your duties will include:
  • Supervise construction inspection staff for a project in the New York City Metro Area. This position entails all typical duties of a resident engineer or chief resident representative with the oversight of an inspection / office engineering staff.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise resident engineering and construction inspection activities for major transit projects.
  • Serve as the senior site representative for the inspection of contractor construction activities, payments, processing and negotiation of claims and change orders.
  • Supervise a staff of personnel consisting of engineers, inspectors, project control, office engineers, project administrators, and specialty sub-consultants.
  • Involvement in the progress meetings and interacting with client on a as needed basis. Coordinates responses to RFIs and other technical issues with design engineers and the owner.
  • Ability to interpret construction plans, specifications, and contracts.
    Must be willing to work weekends and/or weeknights as necessary.
The position is located full-time at a field site location.

Candidate Specification

We invite applications from candidates with the following experience:
  • ​Previous resident engineering experience working with public agencies.
  • Should have experience with overseeing heavy civil projects.
  • Minimum of 20+ years’ relevant experience in the infrastructure and/or transit industry.
  • Must be client service focused, embrace a safety culture, be a team player, and communicate well with multiple stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate is required to have a good understanding of the construction industry in the New York City Metro Area and experience working on public agency projects.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
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