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Field engineer - track

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a multi-disciplined engineering and advisory consultancy, with a significant presence in the East Coast transportation and infrastructure realm. We have an opportunity for a field engineer - track to join our ever expanding transportation team in central Boston and embark on one of the largest projects of its nature in the region.

Alongside our joint venture partner, Mott MacDonald has been engaged by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to provide construction and program management services for the red line and orange line infrastructure improvements program (RL / OL program). The field engineer will be a member of the knowledgeable construction team and will be tasked with monitoring and coordinating construction activities between the client, construction team, design consultant and the construction contractor.

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

The field engineer will be tasked with assisting and supporting the lead field engineer and office engineer with all field activities as directed. Focuses on documentation of all construction activities using the PMIS system. Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Monitors safety and quality compliance with conformed contract drawings and MBTA policy
  • Generates daily field reports utilizing e-Builder® software reporting contractor’s progress, level of effort, and issues that develop in the field
  • Follows the MBTA Field Inspector’s Handbook as a guide for the project
  • Documents changed conditions and potential changes to scope with photographs and daily report notation, and monitors force account work
  • During design and contract procurement supports the following:
    • Constructability reviews, and review of plans at 30, 60, 90, and 100%
    • Reviews quantities of pay items and cost estimates
    • Review conformed set
    • Monitors fabrication and schedule delivery of MBTA procured materials
  • During project construction will:
    • Support approval of contractor’s schedules, invoices and pay requisitions
    • Review conformed contract drawings and monitors fabrication and schedule delivery of MBTA procured materials
    • Support review of Request for Information (RFIs), submittals and field changes
    • Support project environmental management including hazmat monitoring and interfaces between program construction projects and third-party coordination
    • Provides required data for progress meetings, weekly and monthly project reporting
    • Support, develop and implement program Construction Administration Management Plan (CAMP)
    • Support project punch listing and close out
    • Document lessons learned

Candidate Specification

Mott MacDonald's track record in rail dates back to the early 1900s. Our team of professionals provide cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American rail and transit industry with unprecedented success. We’re looking for an individual to join our team to continue this traction and invite applications from candidates with:
  • ​​A bachelor's degree in a relatable discipline is strongly preferred
  • 7+ years' experience in a similar position
  • 5+ years' construction experience
  • Experience with rail track projects preferred
  • Familiarity with electronic file management systems
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