PSEP Field Engineer, Los Angeles, CA

PSEP Field Engineer, Los Angeles, CA

Roles and Responsibilities

The Field Engineer (FE) has several key responsibilities before, during, and after the construction phase. Prior to the commencement of construction the FE is responsible for meeting with Project Management personnel to familiarize himself both with the scope of the project and the key personnel involved in the project, as well as coordinating any necessary pipeline sampling and bell hole inspection with Pipeline Integrity. Once construction begins the Field Engineer report to the Construction Manager (CM) and begins a new set of responsibilities working with the inspection staff. The FE assures that all necessary documents are available on the job site and that all of the proper parties are notified of changes made to those documents. The FE, along with the Pipeline Contractor, CM, and Contract Administrator (CA) initiate all Requests for Information and makes sure that changes resulting from those requests are adhered to during construction. The FE is responsible for tracking construction progress and resources. The FE assists the CA, CM, and inspection staff to assure compliance with all specifications, standards, codes and drawings, and provides technical guidance during the construction phase. The FE also serves as the communication liaison between Project Management and Construction, making sure that CA and CM are provided all information related to the project. After construction is complete the Field Engineer assists with the closing out of the project as needed.

Pre-Construction (Stage 4)

  • Preparation for Project
    • The Field Engineer shall meet with the Project Engineer and Project Manager to develop a complete understanding of the project. The Field Engineer needs to review the design and scope of the project before construction begins so that they may ensure that construction and installation adheres to the design and specifications.
    • The Field Engineer shall attend Pre-Construction meetings. These meetings will allow the Field Engineer to become familiar with all parties involved in the project and any potential issues that may arise during construction.
    • The Field Engineer shall meet with Construction Management and ensure that they have all necessary instruction and documentation required for their role on the project.
    • The Field Engineer should work with the CA to identify locations where Pipeline Condition and Maintenance Reports will be required.
  • Pipeline Sampling and Bell Hole Inspection Coordination
    • Three weeks prior to construction, after the initial meeting with the Project Engineer and Project Manager, the Field Engineer will contact the Pipeline Integrity Risk and Threat group, provide the necessary details about the project and determine what pipe samples or bell hole inspections are necessary.
    • The Field Engineer will contact the Engineering Analysis Center Materials and Equipment group to coordinate the inspection or sample with several days’ notice prior to the excavation of the area where sampling or inspection will take place. The CM, CA, and Chief Inspector shall also be informed that the inspection or sampling will soon take place.
    • If an inspector is unable to be onsite when the sample is cut, the Field Engineer will properly document the sample. Partially completed paperwork will be provided to the Field Engineer, who will provide the missing details to complete the paperwork.
    • Once the sample is document and prepared, it will be sent to Ancon and stored in a designated area. The EAC will periodically arrange for the movement of samples to Pico Rivera.

Construction and Testing (Stage 5)

  • Documentation
    • The Field Engineer shall ensure that all required drawings and documentation are updated and maintained at the site office, ensure proper documentation is distributed to all necessary parties, and assist the Chief Inspector, inspection staff, and CA with keeping the Construction Management Construction Package binder (Job Book) up to date with all required documents. The Field Engineer shall assist the inspection staff and CA with all other critical documentation responsibilities as required.
  • Field Change Management
    • The Field Engineer shall work with the Pipeline Contractor, CM, and CA to complete the Request for Information form and ensure all of the following is documented before routing the Request for Information to the Project Engineer:
      • The issue that was unknown prior to construction
      • What the proposed solution to the issue will be and the justification for that solution, including details and sketches of any proposed design changes if necessary
      • What extra time and costs will be involved in the execution of the proposed solution, and the contractor’s justification for the time and costs
    • See SP 0613 Request for Information Management
  • Materials Management
    • The Field Engineer will work with the inspection staff and CA to ensure that materials are being logged and attributed are being verified in real time against the purchase order and bill of materials as they arrive on the jobsite. The inspection staff and CA are responsible for accepting the Material Test Records and making sure that materials have Material Test Records traceable to them. The Field Engineer shall work to resolve any issues with materials or Material Test Records. Ancon should be the first point of contact for any MTR or other documentation issues. When contacting Ancon, C.C. John Vest with the Construction Management group in any communication emails.
    • When materials have been ordered but are overdue to the job site, or the wrong materials have been delivered to the job site, the Field Engineer shall contact the PM and John Vest to assist in resolving the issue.
    • When materials have been delivered but need to be replaced or are required as a result of a change made out in the field, submit a Request for Information to resolve the issue.
  • Construction Progress and Resource Tracking
    • The Field Engineer shall track daily construction progress and resource use in the FE Daily Tracking form. The Field Engineer will coordinate with the Contractor and if necessary the Chief Inspector to receive the Contractor’s daily timesheet and daily equipment log to assist in the completion of this form. Reporting of this data may vary from project to project, but a good practice is to review with the PM at the beginning of the job so that they may decide if and how often they would like the data reported to them. When the project is complete, the FE shall provide the completed form to the PM.
    • The FE shall convey construction progress and change of milestone dates to the Construction Team Lead (CTL), CM, and CA. The CM will forward these date changes to the scheduler as needed.
    • As construction activities are completed, the Field Engineer shall update the SCG PSEP Program Estimate Detail Form with the manpower and resource data.
  • Pipeline Condition and Maintenance Report
    • The Field Engineer shall complete a Pipeline Condition and Maintenance Report (PCMR) under the guidance of the CA, in accordance with SCG Company Form Instruction 677-1 any time a high pressure (greater than 60 psig) pipeline is exposed.
    • Indicate on the form that the PCMR is for a PSEP job by writing PSEP in the ‘Description of Conditions Found and Work Performed’ box.
    • The Construction Administrator shall review and sign the PCMR. A copy of the completed PCMR shall be sent to Ashkon Nohroodi (ANohroodi@semprautilities.com).
    • A drawing or sketch should be made on the back of the form for clarification where multiple locations are documented on one form.
  • Quality, Compliance and Technical Guidance
    • The Field Engineer shall assist the inspection staff and CA as necessary to assure that installations are performed in accordance with project specific specifications and requirements as well as company standards.
    • The Field Engineer shall assist the Contract Administrator, Lead Inspector and contractor with technical guidance as necessary.
    • The Field Engineer shall coordinate with Project Management on any design revisions and verify that all necessary parties in the field have updated drawings.
    • The Field Engineer shall verify that Red Line drawings, Weld Maps, and As-Built drawings are being completed and review them for accuracy.
  • Communication with Project Management Group
    • The Field Engineer shall act as the communication liaison between Project Management and Construction Management and ensure that all involved parties (Contract Administrator, Construction Team Lead, Project Manager, Project Engineer, etc.) are included in communication between groups.
  • Safety
    • The Field Engineer does not have a direct responsibility for day to day jobsite safety, but they may provide spot safety surveillance of field activities.

Post-Construction (Stages 6 & 7)

  • Project Close Out
    • The Field Engineer shall be available to assist with project close out activities as necessary.
    • The Field Engineer shall review the completed drawings and ensure they are accurate to what has been installed in the field.
  • Detail Estimate Form
    • The Field Engineer shall complete the Detail Estimate form with the data from the FE Daily Tracking form. The Field Engineer shall send the completed SCG PSEP Program Estimate Detail Form and the FE Daily Tracking form to the Project Manager.

 
 
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