Battery Park City Authority is seeking to hire a highly motivated professional with experience in the fields of engineering, architecture, construction/construction project management, or construction auditing for the Engineering Audit Officer position. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), the Engineering Audit Officer primarily will lead reviews and desk audits of proposed and executed change orders pertaining to its $1B+ capital plan. Additionally, they may conduct audits related to construction operations and internal controls, provide reasonableness assessments of contract value, and lead and/or participate in construction risk assessments. The successful candidate will have experience estimating, auditing and reporting on construction costs, contract compliance, and project reports.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related discipline. Experience with and knowledge of Project Management software, including Procore. Experience reviewing project plans and specifications. Experience performing takeoffs based on contract documents and utilizing estimating software to create estimates of cost on complex construction projects. Knowledge and fluidity in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of construction management, construction cost estimating, and construction scheduling. Minimum 4 to 7 years of experience with design and construction audits, reviews, or assessments of construction risk areas: change orders, general conditions, material costs, labor costs, equipment costs, and bid processes. Strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, codes, policies, engineering standard practices, and business/operational practices of the construction industry. Experience reviewing contractual terms and conditions for contractor performance and deliverables.
Preferred Qualifications: One or more of the following certifications: Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, Engineer in Training, Certified Construction Auditor (CCA), Construction Control Professional (CCP), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Strong construction field experience is preferred. Flexibility and the ability to multi-task successfully, able to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances, as necessary. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong ability to work well with all levels of management, staff, team members, and business partners. Knowledge of public sector procurement processes. Strong time management and organizational skills. A high attention to detail.
Established in 1968, the Battery Park City Authority was charged with developing and maintaining a well-balanced community on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, in place of where deteriorating piers once stood in the Hudson River. Battery Park City has achieved worldwide acclaim as a model for community renewal. Through a public/private partnership between the Battery Park City Authority and private developers, this planned community has become a blueprint for successful urban development.
In October 2018, BPCA released its first-ever, scientific study of the use of Battery Park City’s 36 acres of parks and public spaces, an effort aimed at helping BPCA meet the challenges of maintaining the high level of satisfaction that its park users enjoy. The study’s findings confirmed that Battery Park City parks are extremely successful in providing an attractive and safe environment for a varied array of user populations.
The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation whose mission is to plan, create, coordinate, and sustain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-...acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan. There is a recognition that, as development of new parcels is completed, the importance of maintenance within the mission will become more significant.