Argonne National Laboratory Construction Field Specialist in Lemont, Illinois

Construction Field Specialist

Requisition Number: 405401 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Facilities/Security/Waste Management Division: FAC-Facilities Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Infrastructure Services organization at Argonne National Laboratory seeks highly qualified candidates for a Rapid Response Department Project Specialist role within the Rapid Response team.

The Rapid Response Department Project Specialist functions as the construction field representative for safety, technical, quality and for facilities maintenance, repair, and modifications projects. This role is responsible for; preparing work entry clearance permits, dig permits, Mode 1 and Mode 2 electrical documentation and blind penetration permits; verifying the approved Job Safety Analysis addresses the hazards associated with the scope of work for this type of work; working predominately in the field as a construction safety and technical field representative performance safety oversight functions of construction contractors for the Rapid Response Department; and performing and documenting tool and equipment inspections, scaffolding competent person inspections, excavation competent person inspections, fall protection competent person inspections and crane and rigging inspections.

The role also performs a Hazard Analysis using the Rapid Response Department Daily Safe Work documentation daily; performs detailed construction safety inspections on Rapid Response Task Order contracts and Service Request Order contracts; and conducts pre-job briefs before commencing field work and post-job reviews.

A successful candidate for this role will be able to perform oversight of all pre-approved contractors work and these contractors for safety, technical and quality. In addition, function as coordinator for the commissioning agent for new installations as well as modifications, repair and overhaul of systems including but not limited to chillers, boilers, HVAC systems, electrical and utility supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in managing multiple construction field work sites in a union environment.
  • Must have considerable experience in safety oversight of multiple construction projects.
  • Must have a minimal of OSHA 30 Hour Training in construction but 130 hour Construction Safety and Health Specialist Program is desired.
  • Ability to performing to customer expectations.
  • Knowledge of commercial/industrial electrical installations, duct bank, boilers; boiler control systems, medium pressure steam transmission, condensate return systems, chemical treatments for steam water; chiller operation, chiller construction, central chilled water distribution systems, evaporation and compressor type chillers, refrigerants; HVAC components including air handling units, duct work, heating and cooling coil construction/operation/protection; low voltage power distribution; pump construction/operation/maintenance; supervisory control and monitoring systems, man-machine interface definition, primary element requirements; water treatment processes and apparatus and sanitary treatment and apparatus.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate concurrent projects, review contractor submittals, and control costs.
  • Ability to interact with numerous levels of the organization utilizing strong interpersonal and labor relations skills.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

Education & Training:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent training and 10-15 years directly related experience. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent training and 5-10 years directly related experience.
  • OSHA 30 Hour Training is required.
  • OSHA 130 Hour training is preferred.
  • Competent Person Training for Excavation, Scaffolding and Fall Protection are required.
  • Crane and rigging inspection training is required.

Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection:

All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.