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    Job Details

    Position:  Field Engineer I, New Jersey Union Sites
    Posted:   11/01/2022
    Additional Information: $85,000-$99,000

    CAPE is looking for a qualified Field Engineer I or Field Engineer II to join our Federal Remediation Team to serve as an on-site Project Engineer supporting the construction of groundwater treatment plants throughout the United States (U.S.). CAPE has an immediate need for Field Engineering support in Northern New Jersey. Being local to the U.S. Northeast Region is preferred, but not a requirement. Willingness to travel for this position is required.

    The ideal candidate will provide full-time onsite field support in areas including but not limited to Engineering-Design (submittal review, RFI drafting, regulatory reporting, contractor design data, as-built maintenance, process optimization, environmental sampling), Quality Control (field inspection, evaluations and assessments with field documentation and report generation), Safety (hazard identification and mitigation, health and safety sampling), and Construction Management (procurement, schedule maintenance, material and production tracking, subcontractor management).

    This position will support the CAPE project management team consisting of the Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer, Superintendent, QC Manager, and Site Safety and Health Officer for the execution of groundwater treatment plant construction projects. This role will see the construction life cycle of a groundwater treatment plant from pre-construction planning through system commissioning, final inspection, and system operation and maintenance. This position will work closely with the Senior Project Engineer, who will provide support, coaching, and training. While working in this position, you will gain valuable field experience that will poise you for our senior technical, QC management, health and safety, estimating, or project management tracks. Our expectation is for the candidate to be in this role for at least 2 years, and then transition to another career track.

    During downtime between construction projects, you will work from home on training, preparing for upcoming projects (plan drafting, submittal review and preparation, material and subcontractor procurement, etc.), project close-out tasks (closure report writing, operations and maintenance support), and supporting other CAPE divisions (technical, estimating, PMs, etc.) as needed.

    CAPE’s project scopes vary widely. Below are a few examples of past groundwater treatment plant project scopes of work:

    -The construction of a groundwater treatment plant to replace a PFOS/PFOA/PFNA impacted treatment plant, for point-of-use drinking water. The treatment system consisted of pre- and post-chlorination, green sand filtration, and lime slurry dosing. The treatment system is to operate at a design flow of 200 gpm and feed a nearby water tower. The system is contained within a 3,200 sq ft CMU building.

    -The construction of a new prefabricated metal building with treatment and office space, with backup generator capability and air emission control systems, to house a groundwater extraction treatment system for maintaining hydraulic control of contaminated groundwater. The PLC controlled treatment process, for treating chlorinated solvents, consisted of well field extraction, equalization, particulate filtration, and phase separation through a shallow tray air strip with the contamination being adsorbed into vapor and liquid phase organic carbon.

    -The construction of a groundwater extraction and treatment plant for treating chlorinated solvents, including a new CMU with brick veneer building; trenching approximately 900 LF of force main trenching for connection to 10 extraction wells and 1 injection well with all necessary piping and vault installation; and procurement and installation of necessary groundwater treatment equipment consisting of 10 extraction well pumps, six tray air strippers with 350 cfm blowers, two centrifugal pumps, two 1,000-pound liquid GAC filters, and two 2,000 pound vapor GAC filters, interconnecting piping, valves, and appurtenances.

    $85,000–$99,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    80% travel, minimum, is required for this position. Note that there is often downtime between field projects and when that occurs, you will work from home.


    Field Engineer I / II:

    -Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field

    - Experience:

    • Field Engineer I: Two years of experience in a technical field of expertise consisting of construction, engineering, field management, QC management, or construction management.
    • Field Engineer II: Four years of experience in a technical field of expertise consisting of construction, engineering, field management, QC management, and construction management, with at least one year of experience in each area.

    -Experience in reading and understanding design drawings and specifications

    -Ability to use software to perform take-offs

    -Ability to use technical/functional expertise to establish plans and develop systems and processes

    -Proficient computer skills to include the use, management, and administration of the information technology platforms in use at CAPE

    -Ability to learn on own and comprehend complex instructions with difficult circumstances preventing ease in orientation to the job

    -Ability to perform high-level mathematics accurately and quickly

    -Ability to work efficiently, with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks with tight deadlines

    -Ability to establish, build, and maintain working relationships with various teams and levels of command

    -Ability to successfully manage the execution of technical work

    -Analytical skills and the ability to collect and research data and issues

    -Ability to learn the business and display organizational savvy

    -Ability to provide direction, including oral and written communication

    -Ability to act with integrity and commit to quality

    -Ability to foster teamwork and value diversity

    -Ability to establish contacts with vendors, sub-contractors, manufacturers, and laboratories to obtain quotes and submittals

    -Ability to display a consistent effort to listen, comprehend, and act in response to the needs of both internal and external clients to provide excellent service and client satisfaction

    -Ability to assist in the identification of clients’ standards, CAPE’s standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and industry standards to be applied to assigned projects, resolve conflicts, and communicate standards to be used on a project to all assigned project staff including the project manager

    -Ability to keep required licensing and certifications current

    -Ability to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information

    -Ability to comply with the rules governing applicable state boards of licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

    -Ability to meet budgets, schedules, commitments, and internal and external clients’ expectations


    -Experience in construction or remediation work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navy Facilities Engineering Command or other DoD and federal entities

    -Experience working with subcontractors and self-performing crews on construction or environmental remediation projects

    -Experience with coordination between multiple subcontractor trades and concurrent activities

    -Experience with building construction disciplines such as civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, or structural

    -Experience with system processes such as instrumentation and controls


    Field Engineer I:

    -HazWOPER 40-hour worker training and annual OSHA HAZWOPER refresher course

    -USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors Certification

    -OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Health Training

    -Additional safety training highly desired

    -Engineer in Training (EIT) highly desired

    -Valid driver’s license

    -Ability to submit verification of U.S. citizenship

    Field Engineer II:

    - Registered as a Professional Engineer in at least one state capable or registration in other states

    - USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors Certification

    - HazWOPER 8-hour supervisor training

    - HazWOPER 40-hour worker training and annual OSHA HAZWOPER refresher course

    - 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health Training

    - Additional safety training highly desired

    - Valid driver’s license

    - Ability to submit verification of U.S. citizenship


    -Potential exposure to equipment operation hazards and moving mechanical parts

    -Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, elevated work locations, outside weather conditions, and exposure to heat or cold extremes

    -Occasional moderate to high noise exposures in the work environment

    -Potential exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards such as hazardous materials/waste and toxic airborne contaminants, physical hazards from work environment conditions and equipment operations, and biological hazards from poisonous plants and animals

    -Potential activities requiring use of respiratory protection and chemical protective clothing

    -Tasks involving frequent standing and sitting; occasionally requirement to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell

    -Occasional lifting and/or moving of objects up to 50 pounds in weight required

    -Specifically required vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

    -Position may require the ability to safely use construction equipment

    -Travel required for technical project support


    For 37 years, CAPE has delivered construction and environmental remediation solutions to governmental and private organizations nationwide. Our projects are high-profile environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. The culture of our company is one of working together to achieve our company and professional goals and is succinctly and accurately defined as “We, Not Me” behavior. To ensure long-term, sustainable growth, we tailor our 3-year vision to be ahead of our industry in delivering our projects and aligning with our clients and team partners to improve our existing market share and develop new services to support smart growth.

    CAPE offers competitive benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, Vanguard retirement savings plan including both traditional and Roth 401(k) with up to 4% match and lowest in-class fees, health savings account (HSA) with investment option, flexible spending account (FSA), paid annual leave, paid maternity/paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement. CAPE also offers staff several other voluntary benefits options, as well as the option to work from home between project assignments.

    CAPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to our open positions.


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