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Field Engineer

  • Job reference: FG-003990
  • Sector: Construction, Oil & Gas
  • Location: Chicago
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Faithful+Gould seeks an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to join our Chicago team as a Field Engineer working with our Oil and Gas client throughout the greater Chicago area. The Field Engineer will review schedules and contractor’s method(s) for assessing progress on projects. This position requires a solid understanding of schedule reporting procedures and the ability to evaluate physical progress, critical progress and evaluation of % project completion.  This position requires a valid driver's license and clean driving record. 


Faithful+Gould is a leading project and cost management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse employees to deliver ‘constructive expertise’ to every project. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships, while striving to optimize our clients’ project planning, delivery and operations, regardless of the size, environment or industry. Time and again, we are complimented on our depth of resources and expertise across multiple geographic markets coupled with the ability to provide the personal service of a local firm. Our expert and unique approach is focused on enhancing the value of each project with our services to clients in the automotive, aviation and transport, commercial property, education, energy, food and beverage, government and defense, health care, infrastructure and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in New York, Faithful+Gould employs more than 500 professionals in offices throughout North America, and we are a member of the Atkins group of companies, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consulting firms.


    Typical Duties and Responsibilities of this position include:

    • Understanding the “Rules of credit” and what the contractor requirements are.   
    • Investigation of changes and rework caused by fabrication or engineering errors in the field. 
    • Analyze project cost/schedule specialist should investigate how the contractor treats the extra work created by changes and rework caused by engineering or fabrication errors.  A flaw in some progress measurement systems related to the treatment of changes and rework, usually changes and rework require the expenditure of additional workhours that are not in the original budget.  Thus, this extra work should be rolled into the progress calculation so the most realistic assessment to the final amount of work can be given.
    • Provide timely spot checks of contractor progress and progress reporting via random sampling and validate variances with valid reporting to the Project Management team.   these spools in the field and confirm whether they are erected and tack welded.  Any variance from the stated progress should require further sampling.  The findings of the spot check should be documented in a brief memo to PM.  Report any discrepancies to the PM for appropriate action.
    • Review contractor provided progress curves and evaluate they are schedule based and aligned with committed deliveries.  Te contractor should provide planned vs. actual progress of key elements of the project:  home office engineering, procurement/deliveries, construction (pre-turnaround and turnaround).  These curves should be checked to confirm that they are schedule based and not just a mathematical exercise.  To the extent possible, the Owner should see only one planned curve instead of the early-late date envelope.
    • Evaluate production based progress curves that include; isometrics production, spool production, spool delivery, piping erection and others. 
    • Have full knowledge of MS Office, P6, reliable vehicle and solid work history.

    Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and the tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do.

    Faithful+Gould an ATKINS company is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability






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