Owner Verification, Testing and Inspection (OVTI) Project Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler
 Dallas, TX

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an Owner Verification, Testing and Inspection (OVTI) Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years of construction management (CM) and/or construction engineering & inspection (CEI) experience on highway and bridge construction projects in Texas. This position requires a candidate with effective time-management, written communication, planning, organization and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has the ability to take initiative, work independently and coordinate efforts with multi-discipline teams.

As the OVTI Project Manager, you will play a key role in expanding the capabilities of a successful construction engineering and inspection transportation group. The ideal candidate has solid technical capabilities, and a commitment to delivering a quality product. A licensed Professional Engineer in Texas is required.

Key Technical Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Practice Leader in business development of the CM and CEI markets in Texas for TxDOT, toll authorities, regional mobility authorities and other agencies
  • Communicate and negotiate with clients for CM and/or CEI contracts
  • Under general supervision, manage CM and/or CEI service contracts
  • Lead CM/CEI teams and train and mentor key staff
  • Chair pre-construction meetings
  • Supervise the CM and/or CEI project teams delivering contract administration and CM and/or CEI services on transportation projects per the contract documents, procedures, specifications and manuals
  • Oversee payments to the contractors, Change Order justification, inspector performance, and resolution of construction issues
  • Oversee the project close out phase, including certificate of substantial completion, punch-list, and receipt of as-built drawings, warrantees, and manuals
  • Provide design support and constructability reviews

Key Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Accountability includes timely and satisfactory completion of CM and/or CEI services per the contractual agreements and assuring satisfactory client service
  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverage project experience to win work
  • Aid the Practice Leader in development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations
  • Manage the implementation of established procedures and the implementation of preventive and corrective actions

Skills / Qualifications

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Degree in construction management, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in construction and/or engineering of existing and new facilities
  • 5+ years as a Resident Engineer or Construction Manager with highway construction project experience from contract administration through project close out is preferred
  • Self-starter with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook and project scheduling tools
  • Must be familiar with TxDOT procedures, specifications, test methods and project administration manuals
  • Current TxDOT pre-certifications with Work Categories 11.1.1 and 11.2.1 a plus
  • Experience with Design-Build or Concession delivery and federally funded local government projects a plus
  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients
  • Availability to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Possess an extensive understanding of construction standards and practices
  • Skill in construction document handling and administration
  • Skill in organizing and managing cost estimating, bidding, and scheduling procedures
  • Skill in documenting and assessing field conditions, RFI's and change orders
  • Able to create and aggressively manage construction schedules
  • Able to manage sub-contractors and manpower and delegate tasks to complete goals, objectives and schedules
  • Understanding of fundamental cost accounting practices
  • Excellent listening, communication and organizational skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.