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Title Description: ENGINEERING
Date Posted: 8/1/2022
Deadline: 8/8/2022
Job Number: 114-22-N
Hourly Rate: Starting rate 34.72
Union Status: ILA LOCAL 2028


Under the direction of the Project Manager of Construction, performs engineering duties associated with administration and supervision of on-site construction monitoring activities, engineering/architectural (A/E) contracts, and furnishing technical engineering assistance for the maintenance of the NFTA, Metro and Metro Rail facilities. Performs construction monitoring and contract administration for construction projects; monitors and reviews the activities of consultants performing design support to construction and construction monitoring services; assists in the review of contract plans and specifications, cost estimates and bidding documents; may participate in consultant selection and negotiations of design support and construction monitoring contracts.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Provides administrative and technical monitoring of construction activities to ensure compliance with contract documents. • Maintains project records in conformance with the “Manual of Uniform Record Keeping” (MURK) requirements of the New York State Department of Transportation. • Reviews and approves requests for monthly and final payments. • Supervises and monitors testing; conducts and/or makes arrangements for field, laboratory or shop tests of construction materials as required by the plans and specifications. • Interprets the contract plans and specifications and checks the construction activities to assure compliance with the intent of the design; measures, computes, or checks quantities of work performed and quantities of materials in-place, for partial and final payment to the contractors. • Recommends, prepares, and negotiates change orders and supplemental agreements with the consultants and contractors. • Conducts and prepares minutes of pre-construction conferences and weekly construction progress meetings, reviews and processes the contractor’s shop drawings, material samples and test reports as required. • Prepares supplemental sketches to reflect differing field conditions. • Collects and assembles the contractor supplied operation manuals, guarantees, warranties, certifications and bonds. • Observes equipment start-up and provides technical assistance relative to equipment start-up; incorporates “as-built” changes and modifications into construction documents. • Performs construction survey work including layout, level work to confirm elevations and data collection using traditional and GPS survey equipment. • Submits progress reports of construction activity and problems encountered, as required. • Assists in preparation of contract plans and specifications. • Reviews and approves inspector reports. • Prepares Engineering Management Reports. • Performs additional duties and tasks as assigned.


An in-depth understanding of engineering design and construction principles. Thorough knowledge of construction procedures, materials, equipment and methods in order to direct construction activities and monitor progress. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and operate a personal computer and iPad using multiple applications including MS Word, Excel, Adobe and other .PDF editing software. Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Must be physically able to climb ladders, stairs and lift weights up to 40 pounds. Must be able to work at heights, access tight and/or confined areas.


Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work typically involving descending pits, climbing ladders and walking on scaffolds, roofs and structural steel, and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (10 – 40 pounds).


Work is performed in usual office conditions with occasional exposure to disagreeable environmental factors at construction sites.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and/or Architecture and five years of responsible Civil Engineering experience of which three years are in responsible construction monitoring, or an Associate’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Construction Technology and ten years of responsible Civil Engineering experience of which five years are in responsible construction monitoring type position. Must be able to obtain SIDA Badge clearance for access to secure locations on airport property. Must be able to become approved for driving on airport operations and movement area, including radio communication with airport tower. Must possess min OSHA 10 hour card. Must possesses a minimum Level II NICET Certification.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number to 114-22-N: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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