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           Comment on Panama, China sign accords on Xi visit after diplomatic ties start by Steve       Cache   Translate Page      
I certainly hope these countries in the LatAm and Caribbean region are not dole-bludgers, non reimbursable bludgers, infrastructure bludgers and aid bludgers by pivoting to China.
          12/4/2018: INDUSTRIE & SERVICES: Le fonds suédois EQT finalise le rachat de Saur, numéro trois français de l’eau      Cache   Translate Page      
Le fonds d’investissement suédois EQT Infrastructure a finalisé l’acquisition de Hime, la société mère de Saur, numéro trois de la gestion de l’eau en France. Annoncée le 23 juillet, cette reprise doit donner à Saur les moyens d’accélérer son...
          Systems Engineer, Senior (Infrastructure Engineer (Lead)) - Secret Clearance Required - General Dynamics Information Technology - Arlington, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience developing and debugging Java software applications (JDK, Eclipse, LEWIT, Kona). Integrating, planning, coordinating, and facilitating information...
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          Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead      Cache   Translate Page      
Today is a day off for inveterate meeting goers. The week's events begin tomorrow.
  • On Tuesday, December 4, the Conservation Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. A full agenda is planned for the meeting. First, there will be a debriefing on the public presentation, which took place last Thursday, of the maps being prepared for the Open Space and Natural Resources Inventory. If you missed the meeting on Thursday, the maps presented can be viewed online here and comments on the maps can still be submitted.
Also at its meeting tomorrow night, the CAC will review the second draft of the narrative for the inventory and discuss proposed planning recommendations to be included in the inventory, those recommendations being: develop conservation planning guidelines based on the findings of the inventory, to be adopted as city policy; update and complete street tree inventory; develop a comprehensive, city-wide street tree and sidewalk plan, incorporating green infrastructure to address stormwater issues wherever possible; confront the expectation of higher tides and inundation in the low-lying parts of the city by adopting robust design requirements for any new construction or adaptive reuse of existing buildings in the flood plain, and make realistic decisions about how much should be invested there; address poor conditions and lack of amenities and programming in city parks.
  • On Wednesday, December 5, the Common Council Youth, Education, Seniors, and Recreation Committee meets at 5:30 p.m., and the Housing and Transportation Committee meets at 6:45 p.m. The city website offers no information about where these meetings will take place, but it is assumed that the Youth, Education, Seniors, and Recreation Committee will meet at City Hall, and the Housing and Transportation Committee will meet someplace at the Hudson Area Library. Last month, it was the History Room.
  • On Thursday, December 6, at 4 p.m., in City Hall, Mayor Rick Rector holds a public hearing on the controversial Local Law No. 5, sometimes known as "the Stewart's law," which would amend the zoning in R-2 and R-2H districts to allow a nonconforming use that has "been established and has operated continuously for a period of greater than twenty years" to double the size of its building and to expand into adjacent lots. The only nonconforming uses to which this amendment would apply are Stewart's and Scali's.
The public hearing held by the Common Council on November 13, at which only three people commented, lasted all of six minutes, and on November 20, the Council voted unanimously to enact the law. Those not able to be present for the mayor's public hearing on Thursday can submit written comments to the mayor. They must be received prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, and they must include the author's name and address. 
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           Comment on Brokenshire blocks planning permission for Purley ‘skyscraper’ by derekthrower       Cache   Translate Page      
Yes it really looks out of place against a massive Hypermarket and busy surrounding road network and rail infrastructure. Not acceptable for Purley, but perfectly acceptable for central Croydon.
          Worker – Infrastructure Services Eco Centre - Town of Cochrane - Cochrane, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Our western heritage is reflected in the Town’s architecture and our friendly people. The Town of Cochrane is located in the breathtaking Bow Valley corridor in...
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          Slog AM: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Is Set to Come Down, Mayor Durkan Hates Electric Scooters      Cache   Translate Page      
by Michael Bell
Fuck you and your scooter! -Jenny Durkan, probably
"Fuck you and your scooter!" -Jenny Durkan, probably Vasyl Dolmatov/Getty Images

Mukilteo residents don’t fuck around: Neighbors have united for 13 years to fight against the development of 112 houses in Mukilteo, reports KING5. Yesterday morning, they banded together and used their cars to physically block a flatbed carrying a bulldozer. The community’s alleged reason for banding together against the development is that “the land is at risk for landslides and erosion could send polluting sediment into the nearby salmon-bearing Picnic Point Creek.”

Hooray! They’re all set to take down the precarious Alaskan Way viaduct: Every time I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity to travel along its path—many over the years—I can’t help but visualize the utter chaos that would be if the Big One were to strike at that very moment. Which level of this shanty-way would be worst to be on? I'd wonder. But visualize no more! Kiewit Infrastructure West, the contractor for the demolition of the Viaduct is ready-to-fucking-go. According to the Seattle Times, the $75 million demolition will take 5 ½ months. Listen close for the sound of destruction this February and take solace knowing that piece of junk is being done away with for good.

Mayor Durkan hates scooters: Doug Trumm at The Urbanist has the scoop on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s disdain for the two-wheel transport vehicles. She says if we put them out in the public that we’re going to “have people use them knowing they’re going to get hurt,” and she doesn’t “think that’s responsible.” Doug points out that in our country “37,000 people die annually in car crashes.” Honestly, the only scooter-related issue that bothers me are the jokers at skateparks on those two-wheeled tragedies. Parents, do your child a favor and buy them a skateboard (and a helmet).

Woman charged with murder extradited from Japan: The body of Toshio Ota was found in the Columbia River in August of 2012. After a woman named Kyung Hee Dowdle was charged with first-degree murder for the killing, she fled to Japan. Last week she was extradited back to the U.S. and booked into jail on Thursday on a $5 million bail. “According to the charges,” reports the Seattle Times, “Dowdle rented a minivan and paid two men $150 each to help her move and dispose of a large suitcase she said was filled with books.”

Don’t throw away your N95 masks yet! Wildfires ain’t going anywhere, and in fact, experts say the risk they pose is only getting worse in Western Washington. A varied group of authorities on the subject gathered Monday at a conference called Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate. They see the number of fires increasing on the Western side of our state, where populations aren’t as used to them, and generally less ready to react, so the main concern at the conference was figuring out how to educate the populace on the risks, and what to do in threatening scenarios.

So pretty... But soooo cold:


Ever heard of McNeil Island in Pierce County? Neither had we. Alas, Washington State is spending $500,000 on cleaning up 100-year old debris off of the polluted little Puget Sound island. KING5 reports that “the only residents on the six-square-mile island in southern Puget Sound are the 200 sex offenders living in a special state facility.” But the state isn’t cleaning up the island for them, they are cleaning the island to create long stretches of undisturbed shoreline to improve the conditions for aquatic wildlife.

Hold up: Just one second. Whose grandma makes doughnuts of any variety? And why haven’t I met her yet?! My grandma never made any doughnuts. She did, however, make sausages and potato pancakes!


Another one bites the dust: Scratch Deli in Capitol Hill is set to close, according to Capitol Hill Blog. Scratch opened on 12th in 2012, and I’m sad to say I never even got a chance to go. They’re slated to close later this month, so if you are a fan, or want to try it, this may be your last few weeks to go.

Did you know the U.S. had a government owned international news network? Because they do! And NPR says that “President Franklin Roosevelt created the VOA during World War II to broadcast behind enemy lines.” VOA stands for Voice of America, and they claim to be a “free press.” It became a relevant thing to bring up when President Trump recently tweeted that “Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!” Hey, you learn something new every day, it’s just, you kind of hope the President isn’t learning things about the government he is running at the same rate you are.

What kind of animal is this, you ask? It is my spirit animal, on these cold days. This is absolutely my mood. Too bad, unlike this creature, I got shit to do.


Tonight's best Seattle entertainment options include: An evening of not-quite R&B, not-quite ambient, not-quite club music with How to Dress Well, a reading of Truman Capote's touching short story "A Christmas Memory" with Brad Craft, and a four-course Vermouth Dinner at Barnacle.

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          Supply of Gymnasium (Physical Fitness) Equipment      Cache   Translate Page      
CN ID:
CN3555089
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Department of Defence
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27-Nov-2018
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Sports equipment and accessories
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18-Oct-2018 to 25-Jan-2019
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$83,422.85
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Supply of Gymnasium (Physical Fitness) Equipment
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Open tender
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No
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BRAESIDE
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3195
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VIC
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AUSTRALIA
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EIG - Service Delivery Division

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          USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 46 States      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.2 billion (PDF, 509 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 936,000 rural Americans living in 46 states. “Access to water is a key driver for economic opportunity and quality of life in rural communities,”
          Le vendredi 30 novembre dernier: L’Ambassade du Japon a célébré la fête nationale      Cache   Translate Page      
Le vendredi 30 novembre 2018, l’Ambassade du Japon a organisé la réception de la Fête Nationale du Japon à l’occasion du 85ème Anniversaire de Sa Majesté Akihito, Empereur du Japon, à la Résidence de  M. Hiroshi Karube, Ambassadeur du Japon. Lors de son adresse, M. Hiroshi Karube a fait remarquer qu’il s’agit d’une célébration historiquement importante pour le Japon parce qu’en janvier 2019, Sa Majesté l’Empereur Akihito totalisera 30 ans de règne depuis son intronisation et abdiquera le 30 avril 2019 pour céder le trône à Son Altesse Impériale le Prince héritier Naruhito en date du 1er mai 2019. En 2018, comme les années précédentes, dit-il, le Japon a fait en sorte de renforcer davantage les relations bilatérales sans faire de distinction entre le secteur public et privé, à travers diverses coopérations économiques et culturelles, telles que l’aménagement d’infrastructures et l’aide alimentaire, ainsi que plusieurs manifestations culturelles. Concernant l’évolution des relations entre la République Démocratique du Congo et le Japon, M. Hiroshi Karube a retracé les différentes réalisations de la coopération japonaise durant toute l’année 2018, notamment : En ce qui concerne la coopération économique, en janvier, le Japon a fait un don de riz, d’un montant d’environ un million-quatre-vingt-mille dollars américains (1.080.000 USD) pour permettre à près de quarante-cinq-mille (45.000) élèves d’écoles primaires des provinces du Nord-Kivu et du Tanganyika de recevoir un repas par jour pendant une année. Et ce, sans oublier la signature en mai et en août de deux Echanges de Notes dans le cadre de la coopération économique ; l’envoi en mai de deux équipes japonaises pour répondre à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola survenue dans la Province de l’Equateur ; la visite officielle en août de trois députés japonais qui ont échangé, entre autres, avec le Président de l’Assemblée Nationale, Honorable Aubin Minaku, et en octobre, celle du Ministre délégué auprès du Ministre des Affaires Etrangères du Japon qui a été reçu, en particulier, par le président Joseph Kabila Kabange ; la participation en octobre de M. Léonard She Okitundu, vice-Premier Ministre, ministre des Affaires Etrangères et Intégration Régionale à la Réunion Ministérielle de la TICAD tenue à Tokyo ; l’organisation de plusieurs activités culturelles telles que des tournois de karaté et de judo. Par ailleurs, M. Hiroshi Karube a souligné l’importance de la stabilisation de la situation politique en RDC et a émis le souhait que les élections prévues pour le 23 décembre 2018 se tiennent de manière démocratique, équitable, transparente et pacifique. Rappelant les différentes catastrophes naturelles qu’a connues le Japon, M. Hiroshi Karube a exprimé sa sincère et profonde gratitude aux pays frères, particulièrement la RDC pour son message de soutien. Enfin, invitant ses convives à découvrir la gastronomie japonaise, Monsieur Hiroshi Karube a clos ses propos en portant un toast pour la prospérité et le bonheur du peuple congolais, ainsi que pour la coopération et l’amitié qui unissent la République Démocratique du Congo et le Japon. JMNK
          Agent réseau et soutien aux utilisateurs - UPA - Longueuil, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Bonnes connaissances de Linux et d’Exchanges 2010-2016 (infrastructure DAG); AGENT RÉSEAU ET SOUTIEN AUX UTILISATEURS....
From UPA - Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:08:27 GMT - View all Longueuil, QC jobs
          DevOps Engineer - Stack IT - Waterloo, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
5+ years experience working with Linux Infrastructure. Work with Linux infrastructure (RedHat), Git repositories, SVN, TFS version control systems....
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          Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
...prepare for the notion of "infrastructure everywhere." While doing so, I&O leaders must work within the constraints of tight budgets and cost pressures. One way to tackle this challenge is to wisely choose the network of partners needed for global ...

          StorMagic Included in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      
...is a simple solution for edge computing environments that demand low cost, high availability and easy management, due to restricted budgets and limited IT staff." In this latest Gartner Magic Quadrant, 14 HCI vendors were included in this research and evaluated ...

          This Was the Year the Movies Finally Understood the Internet      Cache   Translate Page      

This post contains mild spoilers for Ralph Breaks the Internet, Cam, Eighth Grade, and Searching.

Movies about the internet tend to range from the vexingly unrealistic to the luridly sensationalistic, with most of them oddly incurious about the web’s effect on our lives. The ’90s are largely remembered for the former, with movies named after digital subjects—Hackers, The Net—that those films didn’t seem to understand. During Silicon Valley’s golden PR years, Hollywood gave us tech-visionary biopics like The Social Network and Steve Jobs that mythologized their inventor subjects while displaying little sustained interest in their creations. More recently, features like 2017’s Ingrid Goes West, and documentaries like 2010’s Catfish and 2016’s Tickled, have contributed to a growing canon of movies that understand the internet as it exists. But it’s taken until 2018 for the movies to finally catch on to the web and produce more than just the occasional exception that proves the rule. This year, four films—Ralph Breaks the Internet, Searching, Eighth Grade, and Cam—successfully dramatized and illuminated how the web has transformed our relationships to ourselves and each other.

One of the less desirable features of our current, hyper-connected lives is that it’s never been so easy to ravage someone else’s life. The ability to destabilize or devastate another person’s existence is often just a few clicks or taps away. That gulf between the relative ease of ruination and the often overwhelming effect on the victim is a key element that makes Ralph Breaks the Internet not just a compelling piece of family entertainment but a resonant depiction of the web. When Ralph becomes jealous of his best friend Vanellope’s new crew, all he has to do to scare her away from moving in with them to the web is release a single virus in a small corner of cyberspace. No sooner does Ralph will it that the deed is done. The virus makes countless copies of Ralph himself, which eventually agglomerate to become a Ralphzilla that destroys the web’s infrastructure in pursuit of trapping Vanellope in their relationship.

As I previously wrote, Ralphzilla is an evocative metaphor for, among other things, revenge porn. Protagonists have been losing control of their creations at least since Frankenstein’s monster first escaped to terrorize the countryside. But there’s something online-specific about the amplification via replication of his insecurities and possessiveness—and their curdling into a fast-moving from-all-sides form of intimidation that its progenitor can’t quite steer or stop. Ralph Breaks the Internet feels more or less accurate in its portrayal of today’s web as a giant mall, and the film is undeniably clever in its personifications of various features of the web, such as pop-up ads and autofill. But it’s the third-act creation of Ralphzilla that gets at a core truth about how our digital lives have fundamentally changed human relationships through the power we now have over one another, to use or abuse.

Searching is more optimistic about the web. Starring John Cho as the widowed father of a teenage girl who goes missing, the desktop drama follows the protagonist’s browser-based pursuit to locate his child’s whereabouts. What turns up encompasses a parent’s greatest nightmare and their greatest fantasy about the web: Cho’s David learns that his 16-year-old daughter, Margot (Michelle La), had a set of interests, concerns, and acquaintances about which he knew nothing. But the not particularly web-savvy David is ultimately able to save his daughter by following her digital footprints.

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, who made his name working for Google’s ad department, Searching sometimes looks a little too slick and glossy, as if we’re glimpsing an internet of the near-future. But it also captures the scale of the internet’s presence in our lives, both past and present. The film’s opening montage, which traces Margot’s childhood through the family’s transition from a Windows 98 OS (cue that infamous modem sound) to an Apple desktop, evokes the passage of time through tech nostalgia. In later scenes that prove no less resonant, David has to fish for login information on a forgotten email account and a retired computer that had belonged to his dead wife, revealing the way our old laptops become archives of our younger selves.

As David continues his search, he gradually realizes the ways the internet has widened the fissures between him and his daughter. Their individual retreats to their digital silos are a product of their varying means of coping with grief. But that divergence also serves as an exaggeration of an acutely recognizable Web 2.0 dynamic—one where generational divides, especially, get magnified into canyons. That’s partly why the scenes in which David discovers how much he didn’t know about Margot make for some of the film’s most poignant moments: Any viewer knows the lonesome awareness of how the personalized algorithms that guide our browsing habits make us each become an island the instant we log on.

Unsurprisingly, one of the year’s smartest web-centric films hails from a native son. YouTube comedian–turned–indie-filmmaker Bo Burnham wrote and directed Eighth Grade, an observant and deeply compassionate look at how social media and web videos have raised the stakes for that most confusing but inescapable feature of middle school: the art of self-presentation. Nothing much happens in Eighth Grade, and therein lies its greatness. Its noneventfulness leaves room to follow Elsie Fisher’s Kayla as she passes from one day to the next, scrolling her feeds the entire while. Is that How Teens Socialize Now, or a mindless distraction, or simple muscle memory? It seems no one, including the characters and Burnham, could say.

The web isn’t a bogeyman in Eighth Grade but a fact of life. (The scariest thing in the film is, naturally, male aggression.) But Eighth Grade takes seriously the notion that social media further intensifies the (already pretty intense) feelings of self-consciousness that come with puberty. It’s bad enough that you have no idea what’s going on with your body, and your rapidly evolving identity, and that everybody seems to be watching your every clueless step. Now they can watch you through every single post and video, too. The early scene in which Kayla posts a patently fake “I woke up like this” selfie after applying a full face of makeup aptly captures both the obsessive vanity that act requires as well as how such seeming self-absorption is the obvious consequence of feeling scrutinized all the time.

But the most notable false face in Eighth Grade is the veneer of expertise Kayla assumes as part of her YouTube persona. YouTube Kayla is full of can-do optimism and hard-earned wisdom—qualities the middle-schooler doesn’t yet possess. YouTube Kayla instructs her (nonexistent) viewers on the importance of being yourself and putting yourself out there, parroting, probably, videos that the teen herself has watched on the same topics. Many an adolescence is devoted to learning how to look like you know what you’re doing, but Eighth Grade suggests a new kind of pressure among young people to know everything, especially when they’ve got every piece of information they could possibly want at their fingertips, and a social imperative to appear every bit as knowledgeable and self-assured as the YouTubers they watch.

The faux authority that Kayla evinces in her videos is as cringetastic as anything else in the film, in part because you can feel her desperation to mime the seeming self-possession of everyone else around her. (Her idiot crush, for instance, says during a school-shooting drill that he can’t wait for the real thing, so certain is he that he’ll blow away the bad guy.) When, toward the end of the film, Kayla makes a video just for her future self, she’s finally able to indulge in the kind of vulnerability and uncertainty she’d avoided copping to in front of any other audience.

But the most striking depiction of the internet at the movies this year might be Netflix’s Cam, a thriller about the relative luxuries, and unique hazards, of having the web as one’s office. Cam girl Alice (Madeline Brewer) performs for slobbering crowds on a webcam platform that that ranks its contractors, and she is determined to climb the charts. To do that, she believes she has to be more daring and creative than the other girls—to do something more than just loll in bed and peel off her clothes. In the film’s opening scene, she pretends to slit her throat for clicks, fake blood gushing in dramatic fashion on to her clothes. She’s not just competing for eyeballs with every other webcam model on the site, after all, but against every other damn thing on the internet.

Fascinatingly, many of Alice’s troubles are those of any other freelancer: long hours that never seem enough, an exhausting reliance on tips, and a hazy boundary between her job and her personal life that makes work-life balance seem like a cruel joke. But her other struggles are more web-specific, especially after a mysterious double hijacks her account: opaque and unhelpful customer service, police and others (especially of older generations) who don’t understand the nature of her work, and most disturbingly, the all-too-easy duplicability of her labor.

In many ways, Alice’s plight isn’t too different from that of an Uber driver’s. She works her tail off to make sure her customers get what they want, and all the while, a company or A.I. or some other hidden force is stealing the raw data she’s producing to ultimately render her work dispensable. Even more offensive to a creative mind like Alice, the algorithm that’s trying to put her out of business is smoothing out all the individual quirks that make her unique to deliver the most mass-appeal version of her. Cam boasts the authenticity of having been written by a former webcam model (Isa Mazzei) in its wealth of lived-in details, but the film is arguably even better at illustrating how industries and labor itself are being transformed by the web. In its dystopic intimations we can see the present, and possible future, of our ever-shifting relationship to technological progress. There’s no need to exaggerate.


          Government commits extra $22.5 million for America's Cup infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      
The Government has approved a further $22.5 million for America's Cup infrastructure, taking its total contribution to $136.5 million.
          System Administrator – Microsoft Infrastructure Services - Tundra Technical Solutions - Calgary, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Rather than continually trying to sell to new clients and companies and simply filling databases with candidates, we focus on developing stronger relationships...
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          Senior Systems Engineer/ Web Server Administrator, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK      Cache   Translate Page      
The new position is in IT and infrastructure at EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
          Admin Officer – ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited – ARM Life Plc      Cache   Translate Page      
ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited (“ARMHIIL”), is a Joint Venture between Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (“ARM”) of Nigeria and Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd (“Harith”) of...

          Dorsey Attorney Randon W. Wilson Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who      Cache   Translate Page      
...from a wide range of industries, including leaders in banking & financial institutions, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare and technology, as well as major non-profit and government entities. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire ...

          Strategic Design Firm Method and Hitachi Announce Trust 2030: What Might Society Look Like?      Cache   Translate Page      
...digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Financial/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com . View source version on ...

          Estimateur (trice)- chargé (ée)de projet - J.M. Demers Inc. - Lévis, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
*DESCRIPTION DU POSTE : * auras à calculer des quantités et des prix pour des soumissions de projets de bâtiments commerciaux et d’infrastructures en génie...
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          Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Everbridge with Technology Leadership Award for Critical Event Management      Cache   Translate Page      
...operations," continued Ellertson. Everbridge serves Fortune 1000 clients globally in industries such as critical infrastructure, manufacturing, financial services, government, transportation, healthcare, higher education, and public safety. Unlike traditional security center methods, Everbridge enables organizations to monitor and manage critical events that ...

          Smart Cities Market to Reach $2,402.12 Bn, Globally, by 2025 at 21.28%, Says Allied Market Research      Cache   Translate Page      
...a report, titled, " Smart Cities Market by Functional Area (Smart Governance & Smart Education, Smart Energy, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Mobility, Smart Healthcare, Smart Building, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025 " . The report offers in-depth analyses of the ...

          Liberalism and the Catholic Left      Cache   Translate Page      

 

This essay is the last in a series of three responses to the book Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen.

 

Both Samuel Moyn and Bryan Garsten turn Tocqueville, an abiding presence in Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed, against Deneen’s own conclusions. Both are generally more sympathetic to liberalism than Deneen, and believe that, as Moyn puts it, “remedies are possible within modern liberalism to bring out its virtues and contain its vices.” Finally, both Moyn and Garsten pick up on the book’s curious ambiguities. Moyn insists that Deneen doesn’t seem to actually believe his more extravagantly pessimistic claims. After all, at the end of his more or less unrelenting polemic, Deneen admits that whatever replaces liberalism will have to acknowledge its achievements, though he is rather vague about how one might separate these from liberalism’s vices. Garsten expresses pointed concerns about the favor shown to “relatively closed communities of meaning”; and while Deneen admits we can’t go back to the Middle Ages, it’s also true that his chief criticism of liberalism is that it undoes traditional habits and ways of life and the virtues that supposedly support them. He also occasionally concedes that liberalism is a richer tradition than his rhetoric sometimes suggests—that it is the inheritor of ideals from both the classical and Christian traditions, and that its aspirations have often been quite noble. By the end of Why Liberalism Failed, I confess that I was frustrated that these nuances were mostly tacked on to the beginning and end of the book—why not actually have them inform the main argument?

It’s important to realize, however, that this is typical of anti-liberal polemics from the traditionalist right. It’s easy to rail against an amorphous thing called “liberalism,” to which you attribute much of what’s wrong with the world; it’s significantly harder to specify which features of liberalism we should reject and to grapple with the consequences of doing so. Which rights and freedoms associated with liberalism—or more precisely, whose rights and freedoms—should be curtailed? What sacrifices will have to be made, and by whom? Far safer to leave it all rather vague, expressing dismay about “the sexual revolution” or “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” than to specify just who would bear the costs of finally putting liberalism behind us. We know who suffered in traditional communities, and the inequities and prejudices that the past can hand down to us. We should not forget the injustices that have been all too traditional. I wish more anti-liberals would think harder about what defending “tradition” against the claims of equality meant even just a few decades ago.

Why Liberalism Failed is also a surprisingly abstract book. It portrays a world in which almost no one makes actual political decisions; liberalism just inexorably works itself out, a magical, corrupting essence. In its very first pages, Deneen invokes “a political philosophy conceived some 500 years ago,” before noting that “some 70 percent of Americans believe that their country is moving in the wrong direction”—thus drawing a straight line from Hobbes and Locke to our present discontent. In one of the book’s most telling features, liberalism is consistently assigned a peculiar agency: liberalism does this or that, demands this or that, and so on. As someone who writes about ideas, I admit it’s easy to slip into that kind of shorthand. But in this case it’s not just shorthand: the device is actually essential for the book’s conception and execution.

If Deneen were to attribute agency to real people who make decisions about how to live together, rather than making them the mere plaything of ideas, then he would need to be more specific about where we went wrong. Instead of (not unreasonably) lamenting the role of “technology” in our lives, he might have to decide whether we should blame liberalism for antibiotics as well as for the smartphones to which we’re all so addicted. Is the former part of the sinister, Promethean desire to seek “mastery” over nature that sprang from the mind of Francis Bacon? If not, why? Instead of conflating liberalism and unbridled capitalism, Deneen would need to tease out their complicated relationship in history—and decide whether or not the recent “populist” revolts were fated centuries ago (from Locke to “Lock Her Up,” one might say) or have more recent causes, such as four decades of neoliberal economics. In short, Deneen would have to grapple with specific choices in the history of recent politics—choices that were never inevitable—instead of making sweeping claims about the unavoidable consequences of “liberalism.” Of course, it might turn out that all these slopes really are quite slippery; maybe we can’t have antibiotics without also expecting smartphones, or maybe once we move beyond a world of yeoman farmers we are destined for the most rapacious forms of global capitalism. But rather than proving that liberalism has a destiny—that it always will grow more destructive over time—Deneen simply assumes it.

It’s not surprising, then, that he doesn’t have much to say about what might come after liberalism. How could he? It would require a totally different style of analysis. He does endorse Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option,” and recommends more robust “home economies.” But if liberalism is as pervasive and destructive as Deneen says it is, I doubt such experiments in localism will be an effective response. Won’t the supposedly jealous god of liberalism cut them down before they can gain a real foothold? I understand the impulse to avoid constructing just one more “ideology,” but surely setting forth political principles and suggesting what institutional arrangements might sustain them is not too much to ask. I want anti-liberals to describe what the world they want to live in would actually look like.

 

I still want liberalism’s best ideals to be realized, and think they can be. I want to extend its promises to those it has not yet reached.

I don’t want to be unfairly critical of Deneen, who is a beloved former teacher (without a doubt the most generous and engaged professor I had in graduate school). Why Liberalism Failed is a bracing read; it pushes us to ask first-order questions about the foundations of liberalism, about the assumptions that might lurk behind contemporary debates. But liberalism is not all, or only, Bacon, Hobbes, and Locke; it is not just progressives who assume they are on the “right side of history”; it is not all technology run amok. It’s also the belief, to cite Thomas Jefferson (perhaps dubiously), “that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of god”; it’s also Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, Isaiah Berlin’s pluralism, and Judith Shklar’s demand that we avoid cruelty. And given the rising tide of anti-liberal politics all around us, it is important to write about these matters with nuance and precision.

I make these claims from the Catholic left and as an editor at a Catholic magazine that has long struggled to hold the Catholic faith and liberal democracy in creative tension. So I share at least some of Deneen’s criticisms of liberalism, especially liberalism at its most individualistic and most subservient to propertied interests and existing structures of power. I, too, am wary of “libertarian” iterations of liberalism, and I’ve argued, in agreement with Deneen, that liberal politics can easily become too technocratic, too prone to an illusory “neutrality,” too ignorant of the way its health can depend on moral resources outside of itself. Only, I don’t believe any of this means that liberalism is simply a poison tree. Liberalism is a rich and varied tradition, not reducible to “possessive individualism.” For these reasons, I’m not willing to declare that liberalism has “failed.” I still want its best ideals to be realized, and think they can be. I want to extend liberalism’s promises to those it has not yet reached.

Deneen, for example, laments the inequality that ravages our society, as do I. But I don’t know how appeals to traditional communities and the disciplines they impose will fix that. Instead, I look to the burgeoning set of arguments on the left about, say, Medicare for All, the necessity of robust unions, better and more democratic corporate governance, a universal basic income, and investment in infrastructure. I mostly agree with Daniel Bell that one can be liberal in politics and socialist in economics. What liberalism proposes formally—equality—I want to make a substantive reality. That often entails going beyond liberalism’s own modest requirements. Such proposals, though, constitute a different stance toward liberalism than Deneen’s, one that is both more dialectical and also less fearful of “the state,” viewing it not as an agent of individualism but as the vehicle to achieve a more decent and just society. We have to confront capitalism, not hide from it. Something like democratic socialism is in this sense not the negation of liberalism, but its fulfillment.

Critics of liberalism, whether those like Deneen who have a fondness for the Benedict Option or those Catholics now agitating for “integralism,” tend to imagine communities in which all social problems are settled ahead of time. Maybe by defending liberalism, whatever my criticisms of it, I’m defending politics as an ongoing, open-ended endeavor rather than a menu of self-sufficient theories that wish away our most pressing dilemmas and challenges.


          The Coming Gas Tax War In Next Year’s Legislative Session      Cache   Translate Page      

We covered this a good bit in a post last month, but at the time we were assured that the concrete, asphalt and general contractor lobbies weren’t actually pushing for an increase in the state’s gas tax but rather creating an advocacy campaign to come up with creative means of financing infrastructure improvements in Louisiana […]

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MI-Dimondale, Youngsoft is one of the fastest growing companies based out of Wixom Michigan providing IT services to various clients across the USA. currently we have a "Unix Centrify Architect" position at one of our client locations Job Description: Advanced experience in architecting infrastructure solutions including proven experience with infrastructure integration. During the initial evaluation of the Cen
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          Sr. UNIX Scripting Developer      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-San Leandro, Job Duties Coordination with 16+ applications for file operations Coordination with 16+ applications for NDM file transfer Make sure NDM configuration is correctly setup in common file environment Design the jobs required using Autosys schedulers. Work with network team for NDM setups and scripts setup Work with infrastructure team setting up test environments and deploy UNIX files. Required Skill
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          Data Engineer - Ritchie Bros. - Burnaby, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Operational Technician-Radiological Infrastructure Operations - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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           Baró de Viver Sports Urban Park / SCOB       Cache   Translate Page      

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The intervention area is located within the Trinitat road junction, next to the Besòs River in Sant Andreu district, in Barcelona. The site is strongly marked by the infrastructures that surround and cross it, at different levels and with different directions. It has a complicated accessibility and this has turned the place into an unknown spot for the neighbors. Mostly, it’s the underground users who to walk through it in order to reach the station access, located precisely in this spot. It had the condition of a residual place. A place that neighbors perceived as an insecure abandoned place, submitted to the speed and scale of the motorway traffic.


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          Comment on “Resign…. Get out of the place” – Bishop Oyedepo tells President Buhari | WATCH by Just a Random observer      Cache   Translate Page      
Okpete... Na wa oh, its people like you who deserve the government of Sani Abacha for real! Wake up my dear sister and smell the coffee before it’s too late! Infrastructure for where? ‘Infrastructure’ funded by loans from the Chinese that will take 100’s of years for your grandchildren to repay via taxes. Infrastructure consisting of trains from the North to already overcrowded commercial hubs of Nigeria. And what will those people be coming to do? Uneducated and unskilled due to the Fulani rejection of science and advancement, all they will bring is their message of death and destruction, so far isolated to Yobe and the like, to places like Lagos, (because now they have train) Government Salaries have not been paid in 18 months (Yobe State) Governors are stealing (Ganduje) Jihadist “herdsmen” (sponsored by forces in power who also sponsor Boko Haram and aided by the military) are killing ethnic Indegenues and driving them from their ancestral lands. Nigeria is not at war, and yet refugee camps are increasing (IDPs) If you don’t take care, there’ll be more refugee camps in Nigeria than Somalia! Food is so expensive because of scarcity of basic foodstuffs (because how can you have abundance of foodstuffs when the same farmers who will grow that food is being killed because of cow)? Be sitting there and waiting for the final act of ethnic cleansing, but some people have woken up and thank God the Bishop is sounding alarm for those who are too scared to talk, for fear of arrest, ruin of business etc. Foreign investors see all this and they will not invest their hard earned money into the cemetery Nigeria is becoming, so be there and be a zombie! May God bless the Bishop. To Buhari -you and your kind evil ways is what has destroyed the North and turned most of the North into a wasteland of illiterate zombies, almajiris and Islamic ingrates, imbibed with Sharia, whilst you send your children abroad to school and advance themselves in non sharia Abuja. The good Lord sees all, Sir, and if these your crazy ways are working return to Daura and form your own colony/new country, continue your Islamist ways there, no wahala. Once you’ve divided the country, you people can even introduce Arabic as the official language for the new country of the North, importing your fellow Fulanis from other countries to populate if you need, your Malian, Chad and Cameroonian Janjaweeds. The South will continue forwards without the slave chains of the Backwards North to drive it to the 8th century. Haba! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
          ArcSight Engineer - US,PT - PSJP00009177 - AEGIS IT - Martinsburg, WV      Cache   Translate Page      
ArcSight infrastructure and application administration - ArcSight ingestion, connector and syslog management engineering and support across server, database,... $50 - $64 an hour
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          Tessco Expands Thought Leadership Role In Wireless Infrastructure With New "Tessco Concierge Series"      Cache   Translate Page      

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Private, public and hybrid clouds are growing in popularity as lift and shift cloud apps are making migration easier for businesses. Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that while cloud computing has proven that it is a better option than in-house servers, security challenges remain a concern [&hellip
          Comment on AT&T says it’s getting that 5G Samsung phone, too by Salman Raza      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on Apple announces its ‘Best of 2018’ lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more by Salman Raza      Cache   Translate Page      
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          12/4/2018: REPORT ON BUSINESS: CANADA INFRASTRUCTURE BANK      Cache   Translate Page      

FRANÇOIS LECAVALIER Pierre Lavallée, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Infrastructure Bank, is pleased to announce that François Lecavalier has joined the organization as Head of Project Development, effective Dec. 3, 2018. François...
          Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Containers - Docker, Kubernetes, EKS - Zillow Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          City looks to patch pension problems      Cache   Translate Page      
PRINCETON — The city of Princeton plans to levy taxes at a 2 percent increase over last year. The city council on Monday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting the levy, which comes with a 96-cent tax rate.

City manager Rachel Skaggs said levies for the fire and police pensions changed this year’s overall levy plan when they came in at about $200,000 more than last year.

The city plans to levy $414,644 for fire pension and $353,326 for police pension. Currently, Princeton’s police pension is funded at 74.34 percent and the fire pension at 62.33 percent.

“There is a state mandate that those have to be fully funded by 2040, and it’s something that I am going to be working on over the next six months or so,” Skaggs said.

To help ease the burden of those big increases, a closer look was taken at other levies to see where reductions could be made. It seems the city’s general fund will take the biggest hit, with a 40 percent decrease, or about $160,000, Skaggs said.

The general fund is the operational budget for police, fire and streets.

“This will be an issue when we address the budget for the upcoming fiscal year,” Skaggs said, adding she also will be looking into changing the city’s fiscal year, which runs from May 1 to April 30, to a calendar year, which would run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

The change would allow the tax levy and budget to be done at the same time. Skaggs hopes to make this change this coming year or the following year.

Mayor Joel Quiram said municipalities facing pension problems have been in the news lately.

“It’s affecting communities throughout the state of Illinois. It’s a problem,” he said.

Quiram pointed out that Geneseo plans to raise its tax rate 20 percent and LaSalle 14 percent to cover pensions. Peoria is laying off 27 municipal employees to counter its pension problems, he said.

“There’s problems of this throughout the state, but I think we have a pretty good handle on it,” he said. “Unfortunately … $160,000 shortage in our general fund — that’s basically what our yearly street budget is, so that makes our referendum coming up in April all the more important.”

Quiram was referring to the proposed one-quarter percent sales tax increase the city will be asking voters to approve on April 2 to help fund a street and sewer infrastructure program.

The city council will vote on the second and final reading of the tax levy ordinance at its next meeting on Monday, Dec. 17. The overall total levy is $1.8 million, with $560,153 of that being the Princeton Public Library’s total levy. Skaggs said the library’s tax levy rate is 41 cents.


          #264 Nick Sullivan: Cloudflare - The Internet's (De)centralized Security Blanket      Cache   Translate Page      

We enter dozens of trust relationships ever time we interact with the Web. Browsers, ISPs, DNS providers, cloud hosting companies, all the way down to the handful of people who control certificate root keys; we rely on the integrity of these intermediaries to serve reliable, and accurate information. The concentration of power by any one of these actors threatens to compromise the very foundational principles of the Web. Decentralized technologies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tor, and IPFS seek to reverse this trend.

We're joined by Nick Sullivan, Chief Cryptographer at Cloudflare. Founded less than 10 years ago, the company offers content delivery services (CND), DNS, and DDoS protection to over 12 million websites. The company contributes to open source cryptography libraries, some of which are used by Etherum. They recently launched an IPFS gateway and features which allow users to have strong guarantees as to the integrity of the content.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Nick's background as a cryptographer and previous position at Apple
  • The Internet's infrastructure and trust model
  • How Cloudflare is experimenting with IPFS
  • The challenges to hosting static websites with IPFS
  • Cloudflare's Onion routing service (Tor) and the benefits to users
  • The Roughtime protocol and encrypted SNI
  • Cloudflare's contribution to open-source cryptography libraries
  • The vulnerabilities of DNS and Cloudflare's free private DNS service (1.1.1.1)

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          System Administrator, Network Infrastructure - FGF - Greater Toronto Area, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Rise of China’s technology: 5G fearmongering?      Cache   Translate Page      
5G development has become a bogeyman for the Trump administration . If “big data” is the new oil of the digital era, then 5G is the next set of pipes that will deliver it – and unlike previous generations, China is determined to own more of this infrastructure, giving it mastery of its own industrial […]
          Owen Taylor: Flatpaks in Fedora – now live      Cache   Translate Page      

fedora-plus-flatpak

I’m pleased to announce that we now have full initial support for Flatpak creation in Fedora infrastructure: Flatpaks can be built as containers, pushed to testing and stable via Bodhi, and installed by users from registry.fedoraproject.org through the command line, GNOME Software, or KDE Discover.

The goal of this work has been to enable creating Flatpaks from Fedora packages on Fedora infrastructure – this will expand the set of Flatpaks that are available to all Flatpak users, provide a runtime that gets updates as bugs and security fixes appear in Fedora, and provide Fedora users, especially on Fedora Silverblue, with an out-of-the-box set of Flatpak applications enabled by default.

At a technical level, a very brief summary of the approach we’ve taken is to take Fedora RPMs, rebuild them with prefix=/app using the Fedora modularity framework, then using the same container build service we use for server-side containers, create Flatpaks as OCI images . Flatpak has been extended to know how to browse, download, and install Flatpaks packaged as OCI images from a container registry. See my my talk at DevConf.CZ last year  for a slightly longer introduction to what we are doing.

Right now, there are only a few applications in the registry, but we will work to build up the set of applications over the next few months, and hopefully by the time that Fedora 30 comes out in the spring, will have something that will be genuinely useful for Fedora users and that can be enabled by default in Fedora Workstation.

Special thanks to Clement Verna, Randy Barlow, Kevin Fenzi, and the rest of the Fedora infrastructure team for a lot of help in making the Fedora deployment happen, as well as to the OSBS team and Alex Larsson!

Using it

From the command line, either add the stable remote:

flatpak remote-add fedora oci+https://registry.fedoraproject.org

Or add the testing remote:

flatpak remote-add fedora-testing oci+https://registry.fedoraproject.org#testing

There is no point in adding both, since all Flatpaks in the stable remote are also in the testing remote. (The plan is to eventually that most users will simply use the stable remote, and there will be links in Bodhi to make it easy to install a single application from testing.)

Note that some fixes were needed to make OCI remotes work properly system-wide. These were backported to the Fedora Flatpak-1.0.6 packages, but are only in master upstream, so if you aren’t using Fedora, you should add the remote per-user instead.

Creating Flatpaks

If you are a Fedora packager and want to create a Flatpak of a graphical application you maintain, or want to help out creating Flatpaks in general, see the packager documentation. There is also a list of applications that are easy to package as Flatpaks.

Future work

One thing that should make things easier for packagers is the flatpak common module – by depending on this module, different Flatpaks can share the same binary builds of common libraries. This is particularly important for libraries that take a long time to build, or when an application needs to bundle a large set of libraries (think KDE or TeX). The current flatpak-common is a prototype, and there needs to be some thought given to the policies and tools for updating it.

Automatic rebuilds of Flatpaks are essential: when a fix is added to a library that an application bundles, the module and Flatpak should automatically be rebuilt without the maintainer of the Flatpak having to know that there was something to do – and then the maintainer should be notified, either with a link to a build failure, or, more hopefully, with a link to a Bodhi update that was automatically filed. Adding Flatpak support to Freshmaker and deploying it for Fedora is probably the right course here – though not a small task.

Another thing that I hope to address in the near term is signatures. Right now the authenticity is checked by downloading a master index from https://registry.fedoraproject.org that contains hashes for the latest versions of applications. But having signatures on the images would add further protection against tampering, and depending on how they were implemented, could allow things like third party signatures added by an organization’s IT department. There’s quite a bit of complexity here, because there are multiple competing signature frameworks to coordinate: not just Flatpaks native signatures, but multiple different ways of signing container images.

A more long-term goal is to create a way to download updates to Flatpak container images as deltas, so that every update is not a full download. Reusing OCI images for Fedora Flatpaks has strong advantages for creating a common ecosystem between server applications and desktop applications, but on the server side, reducing bandwidth usage for server updates was usually not an important consideration, so the distribution strategy is simply to download everything from scratch. Hopefully work here could be shared between Flatpaks and the server usage of OCI images.


          Important Immigration Proposals by the Trump Administration Impacting Transportation and Infrastructure Companies      Cache   Translate Page      
I. H-1B Visa Changes - H-1B visas are arguably the most common U.S. work visa applicable to all industries. Every year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a limited number of H-1B visas available for foreign nationals...
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          Pritzker transition unveils infrastruction committee      Cache   Translate Page      
* Press release… Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee. The committee is the tenth of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee will be [...]
          Chiba University launched Open Access Resource 'c-arc'      Cache   Translate Page      
(Chiba University) Chiba University launched a new academic resource collection named 'Chiba University Academic Resource Collections (c-arc)' which makes contents published and provided by Chiba University Libraries widely available on the web. This website is a new infrastructure to realize 'Digital Scholarship,' which promotes using digital content to research, education, and learning materials. Not only students and researchers at Chiba University, but anyone can use this open resource. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
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With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
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With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
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Houthi Ansarullah Delegation Departs Yemen for Peace Talks in Sweden
Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:44PM
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Delegates from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, escorted by United Nations Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, prepare to board a Kuwaiti plane and head for UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden, in Sana’a, Yemen, on December 4, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Delegates from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, escorted by United Nations Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, have flown from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a to Sweden to attend UN-sponsored peace negotiations with representatives from the administration of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The Houthis left aboard a Kuwaiti airliner on Tuesday, one day after 50 wounded fellow fighters were allowed to fly to neighboring Oman for treatment in a major boost to peace efforts.

An unnamed senior United Nations official said Griffiths offered to accompany the Ansarullah delegates after they voiced fears that the Saudi-led military coalition, which has imposed an aerial blockade on Yemen and is conducting a devastating aerial bombardment campaign against the impoverished Arab country, might intercept the flight.

Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the spokesman and chief negotiator for the Ansarullah movement, wrote on his official Twitter page that the Houthis “will spare no effort to make a success of the talks to restore peace and end the aggression.”

Ansarullah officials said that preliminary consultations with Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists could begin as early as Wednesday.

Although no date has been announced for the start of the talks, there are reports they could begin on Thursday.

Britain has presented a draft UN Security Council resolution on Yemen, and called on parties involved in Yemen’s crisis to restart peace negotiations.

“The conflict in Yemen can only be resolved though an inclusive political process,” the draft resolution said.

The draft sets a two-week deadline for warring Yemeni parties to remove all barriers to humanitarian aid, halt attacks on civilian areas and allow unhindered access to the strategic port city of Hudaydah.

Also on Tuesday, tens of Saudi-backed militiamen after Yemeni army troopers, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, thwarted their offensive on al-Qatab area in the Nihm district of Yemen’s province of Sana’a.

Moreover, a young girl lost her life after Saudi military forces and their mercenaries targeted residential buildings in the al-Durayhimi district of the western Yemeni province of Hudaydah with a barrage of artillery rounds and mortar shells.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah movement.

According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of around 56,000 Yemenis.

The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.

A number of Western countries, the US and Britain in particular, are also accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.

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Julie Segal of Institutional investor reports, Not One Ivy League Endowment Beat a Simple U.S. 60-40 Portfolio Over Ten Years:
The performance of Ivy League endowments has trailed a passive portfolio of 60 percent U.S. stocks and 40 percent bonds over the past ten years — and has been more volatile to boot, according to a new report from research and analytics provider Markov Processes International.

MPI says this is the first time in the 16 years that it has been collecting data on all the Ivies that Yale, Harvard and the other elite colleges have lagged the indexed portfolio when looked at over a decade. The firm looked at performance for the period between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2018.

What’s more, MPI found that the volatility of the endowment model — which includes large allocations to private equity, real estate, infrastructure and other illiquid investments — is significantly higher than that of a simple mix of stocks and bonds.

The performance of Ivy League and other college endowments is closely watched by the industry, as other institutional investors have been adopting some version of the portfolio allocation model — often referred to as the Yale Model, pioneered by Yale CIO David Swensen — since the early 2000s. The perennial question has been whether the addition of expensive alternative investments, including hedge funds, is worth the trouble, given the cost, illiquidity, and underperformance of many of these funds.

“There’s a tug of war going on in endowments, as well as in asset management,” said Jeff Schwartz, president of MPI, in a phone interview. “A lot of people are hoping that there is no point in investing in these complex alternatives. Then you have devotees of the Yale model who want to show there is a payoff for putting so much of the portfolio into private equity, VC, and all the things we think of as sophisticated and expensive. This report shows that the reality is much more complex than either narrative.”

Over the most recent decade, Columbia and Princeton led the pack, both delivering 8 percent annually, according to MPI. Harvard turned in returns of 4.5 percent over the period, with Cornell at 4.8 percent. The 60-40 portfolio returned 8.1 percent.

The news wasn’t all bad for the Ivy endowments. Though the endowments didn’t beat a plain-vanilla portfolio over ten years, they did outpace it when looked at over the most recent 15-year period on an annualized basis. Results varied widely, however. On the low end, Cornell earned 8.01 percent annually during the time period, while Yale generated an 11.18 percent return, coming out on top.

And while the ten-year period measured by MPI wasn’t stellar for the schools, fiscal year 2018 was a good one. Every endowment, except Columbia University, had double-digit returns, and all outperformed the 60-40 portfolio. According to MPI’s returns-based analysis, private equity and venture capital investments were the primary drivers behind most endowments’ gains.

The returns this year were similar to 2017, with Harvard’s performance still far behind its peers, at 10 percent. Harvard has spent seven years at or near the bottom of this group. Princeton was the best performer in fiscal 2018, with returns of 14.2 percent. Columbia generated a 9 percent return, falling to the bottom from No. 3 last year.

Although MPI only has data for four schools going back 20 years, all of those — including Harvard — beat the 60-40 benchmark, MPI found.

The Ivy League endowments’ investments in alternative funds have remained high, according to MPI. Many are increasing their allocations, with Brown upping private equity investments faster than other endowments.

“We observe that the high endowment returns are accompanied by high risk. Ivy risks are noticeably higher than a 60-40 portfolio, with private equity and real estate contributing the most across the board,” wrote the report’s authors. “In fact, equity (public and private) and real estate risk are the two dominant sources of risk across the Ivies, indicating their portfolios are not as diversified as many believe them to be,” they continued.

The endowment returns were measured against a U.S. portfolio, which has generated extraordinary returns over the past ten years. Though this is the standard benchmark for all endowments, according to the report, investors that had any international holdings would have lagged a U.S-.only portfolio over the past decade.
This article generated a lot of discussion last week and gave ammunition to those who think pension funds following the Yale model are only wasting their time and money, they're better off indexing their portfolio to the US 60-40 benchmark.

Now, I shared this article with three pension heavyweights, Leo de Bever, Wayne Kozun and Andrew Claerhout. They all had senior roles at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Leo is the former CEO of AIMCo.

Let me begin with Leo's insights:
Any particular ten year timeframe for return and annual volatility is not necessarily indicative for how things will play out in the next ten years.

The Ivy League model has had its 10-year issues, i.e. getting squeezed in 2008 by over-committing to new funds assuming the old ones would pay out when they did not. We all make mistakes.

As the article observed, international diversification did not pay off over the last ten years for US equity investors. Again, that may not last.

The last decade in the US listed market was not kind to long term value investing, which is what private equity is supposed to be. The question is whether the value put on some of the growth stocks makes sense, and whether low corporate taxes are sustainable.

The private equity model may need to change as well: reasonably priced brownfield investments are harder to come by. Persistence of private equity managers is falling.

That may be because the participants have become too attached to what worked well for so long. Financial engineering alone may not be as powerful in a world where technological change is accelerating.
Next, Wayne Kozun, OTPP's former SVP Public Equities, shared this:
This is somewhat Monday morning quarterbacking as over the last decade US equity has done much better than the equity markets of any other country, fixed income has done very well, and the US dollar has gotten stronger. So a US 60-40 portfolio looks great as it has no foreign exposure, but no one know this ten years ago. In hindsight you can always find "simple" portfolios that will have done better than "sophisticated" portfolios. But that doesn't help unless you know for certain what the future holds.

This paper was done by MPI and the volatility numbers that they quote are based on their own proprietary technique of estimating the "true" volatility of private assets. I don't know if there methodology is good or bad, but they likely have a bias which may be coming through in this analysis. While I do believe that private assets are much riskier than what the annual volatility is measured at, there is some value to being able to smooth asset returns for entities like endowments and pension plans. So you can say that the "true" volatility of private equity is higher than public equities, but that is ignoring the value in being able to smooth returns.
Wayne's insights prompted this reply from Leo de Bever:
I did not say so explicitly but the grossing up of private asset volatility to equate it to listed assets is backwards.

A long term investor should not care what monthly or annual volatility is, even if you accept volatility as a measure of risk instead of using some measure of downside.

Long term investors would want to look at their long term volatility relative to the long term volatility of listed markets.

Long term investments are not a sequence of short term investments. They attempt to exploit the existence of superior long term returns not accessible to managers that do not control how long they have access to invested capital.
And Andrew Claerhout, OTPP's former senior managing director Infrastructure and Natural Resources,shared these insights:
I don’t disagree with anything either of you (Leo and Wayne) have said.

The US markets have done remarkably well since the GFC but what I find interesting is that few stock pickers in US public equities have been able to beat the index and as a result there is a greater and greater shift towards indexing by many institutional investors.

Private assets provide diversification benefits but unequivocally some of this is overstated due to a lagging and conservative (in good times) and aggressive (in bad times) mark to market process.

What will determine the quality of an investment program is how it performs through a variety of economic and financial market cycles. We’ve been spoiled in the last ten years as a rising tide raises all boats... some more than others... but let’s see what happens when the tide recedes.
Indeed, we have been spoiled and this reminds me of a famous quote from John Kenneth Galbraith: "In a bull market, everyone is a financial genius."

The last ten years were unbelievably strong for US stocks and bonds following the 2008 crisis, and we can all thank the Fed and other central banks for goosing up the financial system through their multi-trillion dollar balance sheet operations.

Moreover, while volatility is underestimated in private markets, as Leo de Bever states, a long-term investor shouldn't care about monthly or annual volatility (until it impacts their career risk).

On the question of how MPI calculated volatility, however, Richard J. Tomlinson, Deputy CIO at LPP, shared this on LinkedIn: 
I’m curious how they estimated volatility - not a simple task when you have a large weighting to illiquids. There’s also the point of volatility of capital value vs volatility of income, different institutions have different preferences depending on liability profile, contributions etc
What else? I remember Mark Wiseman and his successor Mark Machin telling me their portfolios are structured in a way that when there is a roaring bull market they will under-perform but outperform considerably during a bear market or when public equities are lackluster. "Over time, the benefits of diversifying into private markets all over the world are there and they add up as we have handily beat CPPIB's Reference portfolio over the long run."

"Bullocks! Just index their portfolios so we don't have to pay these guys outrageous compensation each year!"

Well, it's not that simple. First, you pay for performance, and you need to pay if you're hiring people with a particular skill set in private equity, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. You also need to pay people competitively if you stand a chance to beat the S&P 500.

Second, indexing has worked extremely well over the last ten years but there are no guarantees it will continue to do so over the next ten years.

Moreover, the popularity of indexing has generated a whole set of issues. Last week, Vanguard's Jack Bogle, the father of indexing, sounded a warning on index funds:
There no longer can be any doubt that the creation of the first index mutual fund was the most successful innovation—especially for investors—in modern financial history. The question we need to ask ourselves now is: What happens if it becomes too successful for its own good?

The First Index Investment Trust, which tracks the returns of the S&P 500 and is now known as the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, was founded on December 31, 1975. It was the first “product,” as it were, of a new mutual fund manager, The Vanguard Group, the company I had founded only one year earlier.

The fund’s August 1976 initial public offering may have been the worst underwriting in Wall Street history. Despite the leadership of the Street’s four largest retail brokers, the IPO fell far short of its original $250 million target. The initial assets of 500 Index Fund totaled but $11.3 million—falling a mere 95% short of its goal.

The fund’s struggle for the attention (and dollars) of investors was epic. Known as “Bogle’s folly,” the fund’s novel strategy of simply tracking a broad market index was almost totally rejected by Wall Street. The head of Fidelity, then by far the fund industry’s largest firm, put the kiss of death on his tiny rival: “I can’t believe that the great mass of investors are [sic] going to be satisfied with just receiving average returns. The name of the game is to be the best.”

Almost a decade passed before a second S&P 500 index fund was formed, by Wells Fargo in 1984. During that period, Vanguard’s index fund attracted cash inflow averaging only $16 million per year.

Now let’s advance the clock to 2018. What a difference 42 years makes! Equity index fund assets now total some $4.6 trillion, while total index fund assets have surpassed $6 trillion. Of this total, about 70% is invested in broad market index funds modeled on the original Vanguard fund.

Yes, U.S. index mutual funds have grown to huge size, with their holdings doubling from 4.5% of total U.S. stock-market value in 2002 to 9% in 2009, and then almost doubling again to more than 17% in 2018. Even that penetration understates the role of mutual fund managers, as they also offer actively managed funds, and their combined assets amount to more than 35% of the shares of U.S. corporations.

If historical trends continue, a handful of giant institutional investors will one day hold voting control of virtually every large U.S. corporation. Public policy cannot ignore this growing dominance, and consider its impact on the financial markets, corporate governance, and regulation. These will be major issues in the coming era.

Three index fund managers dominate the field with a collective 81% share of index fund assets: Vanguard has a 51% share; BlackRock, 21%; and State Street Global, 9%. Such domination exists primarily because the indexing field attracts few new major entrants.

Why? Partly because of two high barriers to entry: the huge scale enjoyed by the big indexers would be difficult to replicate by new entrants; and index fund prices (their expense ratios, or fees) have been driven to commodity-like levels, even to zero. If Fidelity’s 2018 offering of two zero-cost index funds has established a new “price point” for index funds, the enthusiasm of additional firms to create new index funds will diminish even further. So we can’t rely on new competitors to reduce today’s concentration.

Most observers expect that the share of corporate ownership by index funds will continue to grow over the next decade. It seems only a matter of time until index mutual funds cross the 50% mark. If that were to happen, the “Big Three” might own 30% or more of the U.S. stock market—effective control. I do not believe that such concentration would serve the national interest.

My concerns are shared by many academic observers. In a draft paper released in September, Prof. John C. Coates of Harvard Law School wrote that indexing is reshaping corporate governance, and warned that we are tipping toward a point where the voting power will be “controlled by a small number of individuals” who can exercise “practical power over the majority of U.S. public companies.” Professor Coates does not like what he sees, and offers tentative policy options—some necessary, often painful to contemplate. His conclusion—“The issue is not likely to go away”—is unarguable.

Solutions to resolve the issues connected with the concentration of corporate ownership are not self-evident, but a number of tentative possibilities have already been advanced:
  • More competition from new entrants to the index field. For the reasons noted above, this eventuality seems highly unlikely.
  • Force giant index funds to spin off their assets into a number of separate entities, each independently managed. Such a drastic step would—and should—face near-insurmountable obstacles, for it would create havoc for index investors and managers alike.
  • Require index funds to hold just one company in any industry. Leaving aside the dubious ability of either academia or federal bureaucrats to define precisely what constitutes a given industry, such a drastic change would lead to the destruction of today’s S&P 500 index fund, by common agreement, the most beneficial innovation for investors of the modern age.
  • Timely and full public disclosure by index funds of their voting policies and public documentation of each engagement with corporate managers. This would take today’s transparent and constructive governance practices several steps further.
  • Require index funds to retain an independent supervisory board with full responsibility for all decisions regarding corporate governance. The problem with this idea is that it is not clear how such a board could add to the present scrutiny of the fund’s independent directors.
  • Limit the voting power of corporate shares held by index managers. But such a step would, in substance, transfer voting rights from corporate stock owners, who care about the long-term, to corporate stock renters, who do not... an absurd outcome.
  • Enact federal legislation making it clear that directors of index funds and other large money managers have a fiduciary duty to vote solely in the interest of the funds’ shareholders. While I believe that such a fiduciary duty is implicit today, making it explicit, with appropriate penalties for violations, would be a constructive step.
It is time for public officials to consider the pros and cons of these issues with indexers, the financial community, academia, and active managers alike—and develop national policies that support high standards of corporate governance. It will require their working together constructively and cooperatively.

But one thing seems crystal clear. Even if present trends continue (sometimes they don’t), the enormous value of index funds should not be ignored. First, index funds provide investors with the most effective stock-market strategy of all time: buy American business and hold it forever, and do so at rock-bottom cost. Second, index funds are among the few truly long-term owners of stocks—for all practical purposes, permanent owners of capital—an enormously valuable asset to society. The long-term focus of index funds is a much needed counterweight to the short-termism favored by so many market participants.

Prof. Coates agrees that nothing should jeopardize the existence of today’s index funds.

“Indexing has created real and large social benefits in the form of lower expenses and greater long-term returns for millions of individuals investing directly or indirectly for retirement,” he writes. “A ban on indexing would clearly not be a good idea.” I can only say, “Amen” to those words.
Take the time to read John Coates' paper here (h/t, Wayne Kozun).

Indexing in public markets is here to stay. There will be setbacks during bear markets and I too worry about what happens if it becomes even more popular than it already is (the great economist Paul Samuelson once praised Burton Malkiel's book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, but also worried about what happens when everyone adopts this indexing approach).

Funny thing about markets, when everyone is doing the same thing, two things happen, great bubbles and great dislocations. The rise in indexing presents opportunities and risks.

But if indexing is here to stay, so are alternative investments at pension funds, endowment funds, sovereign wealth funds and other large asset allocators looking to diversify away from public markets into private markets.

Below,Vanguard Group Founder Jack Bogle discusses how the indexing business has changed over the years and the problem with index funds (June 2018). Here he discusses a different problem.

Also, Bogle explains why "if you hold the stock market, you will grow with America" and how we could avoid the financial crisis from 10 years ago. Great discussions, love hearing his wise insights.



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A 20-year plan that will provide flexibility for the city of Columbia to manage wastewater and stormwater is one step closer to final approval. At Monday night’s meeting, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved the proposed Wastewater and Stormwater Integrated Management Plan, which could cost around $1 billion over 20 years, according to previous Missourian reporting. The plan now moves to the Department of Natural Resources. If the agency approves the plan, it can be officially adopted by the city. The plan will allow Columbia to create its own infrastructure approach to sewer and stormwater issues and will require utility rate increases over the next 20 years. The plan would also fulfill the necessary federal regulations in addition to addressing issues brought up by the community, namely issues with flooding. To read more on this story, visit our partners at columbiamissourian.com
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          Mobile Industry Reports Increasing Impact Across all SDGs      Cache   Translate Page      
The report assesses the progress of the mobile industry’s contribution to each SDG. The three SDGs most impacted by mobile are SDGs 4 (quality education), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 13 (climate action). Three SDGs have significantly improved their SDG impact scores since 2015: SDGs 3 (good health and well being), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 13.
          Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Concludes with 62 Commitments      Cache   Translate Page      
The Conference focused on the theme, ‘The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. “Leaders’ Commitments” were announced related to: marine protection; plastics and waste management; maritime safety and security; fisheries development; financing; infrastructure; biodiversity and climate change; technical assistance and capacity building; private sector support; and partnerships.
          Green Banks Mobilize US$41 Billion for Clean Energy Ahead of 2019 Target      Cache   Translate Page      
The sixth Green Bank Congress was held 29 November 2018 in Shanghai, China. Green Banks closed transactions that are expected to mobilize US$41 billion in financing for clean energy and sustainable infrastructure projects. According to internal analyses, members of the Green Bank Network, leverage on average 10 dollars in private funding for every dollar of public investment.
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UNDP is working with the transition team set up by the UN Secretary-General to ensure that the reformed development system will be in place on 1 January 2019 – an operation described as “lift and shift” by the Secretary-General. The Resident Coordinator system is currently being moved from UNDP to the Secretariat, efforts being undertaken to: put in place an infrastructure to allow the RCs to operate on 1 January 2019; help staff their offices in 129 countries; and set the payroll for 129 RCs and 1,200 RC offices and DOCO staff that form the new RC system.
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The Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development considered the implications of an accelerated energy transition. The event focused on four themes: energy transition and decarbonization; robust energy systems and infrastructure resilience; matchmaking and investor confidence; and hot topics and deep dives. The Forum also included the annual meetings of the UN Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) expert groups on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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CA-San Jose, Job Title: Senior Mobile Release Engineer Job Location: San Jose, CA Duration: 6+ Months contract The Challenge Client is looking for a senior release engineer who is passionate about software application build/test/release infrastructure and helping accelerate release velocity of our world-class products such as Photoshop, Premier and Lightroom. You’ll be part of a team that is responsible for Di
          The #MeToo Cultural Revolution      Cache   Translate Page      
What could possibly go wrong? You unleash the feminist furies against male sexual predators. You unleash the dogs of culture war against men. You create a political campaign to blame and shame men for sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual innuendo. You do not distinguish between egregiously criminal activity and bad jokes. You subject such men to high-tech lynchings… destroying their careers and their families. No due process. No distinctions. No nothing.

What could go wrong?

Better yet, you launch this crusade in the name of a failed presidential candidate who owed her political ascent to her ability to defend and enable her sexually predatory husband.

Will contradictions never cease?

Among other things, when you produce an atmosphere of unremitting suspicion and hostility someone is going to get hurt. If you put out vitriolic hatred, do not be surprised of you get some of it back.

One result, as occasionally noted on this blog, is that women in the workplace have become a threat. Why would any man risk his career, his family and his life in order to mentor a young woman, especially an attractive young woman? His wife would never allow it. Thus, as a Bloomberg article reports, yet again, more and more men are refusing to hire and refusing to mentor young women.

And, you can feel confident that men who speak to reporters are downplaying the corporate shunning of threatening females.

So, women are going to pay a price for this orgy of recriminations and attacks. Worse yet, for those who can think their way out of a paper bag, women associate with men outside of work, in situations that are not defined by workplace relationships. Do you really believe that in this hostile culture environment men and women are more or less likely to get along. If a man is being told to zip it up when on the job, how is he going to behave when he is off the job. Let's be extra clear: there are lots of ways to hurt another person, ways that are perfectly legal and that do not involve assaultive or even bad behavior.

Bloomberg has the story. Though, this already feels like an old story:

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Naturally, the feminist Red Guards who are leading the charge think that all will be well if men just do the right thing.

This is hardly a single-industry phenomenon, as men across the country check their behavior at work, to protect themselves in the face of what they consider unreasonable political correctness -- or to simply do the right thing. The upshot is forceful on Wall Street, where women are scarce in the upper ranks. The industry has also long nurtured a culture that keeps harassment complaints out of the courts and public eye, and has so far avoided a mega-scandal like the one that has engulfed Harvey Weinstein.

Of course, no one knows what the right thing is any more. And besides, why do you imagine that women have absolutely no say in any of this? Didn’t feminism teach us that women want sex as much as men? Do women never flirt at work? Do they never attempt to use their feminine charms as a pathway to more promotions? Perhaps these are just a minority of the cases, but #MeTooism portrays women as hapless and helpless victims. So much for strong and empowered....

As noted above, most men refuse to speak openly about their way of dealing with this cultural revolution:

While the new personal codes for dealing with #MeToo have only just begun to ripple, the shift is already palpable, according to the people interviewed, who declined to be named. They work for hedge funds, law firms, banks, private equity firms and investment-management firms.

For obvious reasons, few will talk openly about the issue. Privately, though, many of the men interviewed acknowledged they’re channeling Pence, saying how uneasy they are about being alone with female colleagues, particularly youthful or attractive ones, fearful of the rumor mill or of, as one put it, the potential liability.

Why take the risk? In the end this movement of mindless and intemperate outrage is going to bite women back.

A manager in infrastructure investing said he won’t meet with female employees in rooms without windows anymore; he also keeps his distance in elevators. A late-40-something in private equity said he has a new rule, established on the advice of his wife, an attorney: no business dinner with a woman 35 or younger.

The changes can be subtle but insidious, with a woman, say, excluded from casual after-work drinks, leaving male colleagues to bond, or having what should be a private meeting with a boss with the door left wide open.

Let’s be a little serious here. Even if you believe that women are unfairly excluded from after work drinks, shouldn't you also notice that a woman who has young children at home will prefer to spend time helping them with their homework or having dinner with them than carousing with the boys. This applies also to a woman who is married but does not have children or even a woman who wants to have a life outside of work. Do women really want to spend their after-work time in a sports bar throwing down shots.

And of course, the great minds of feminism have decided that the fault lies with men:

In this charged environment, the question is how the response to #MeToo might actually end up hurting women’s progress. Given the male dominance in Wall Street’s top jobs, one of the most pressing consequences for women is the loss of male mentors who can help them climb the ladder.

“There aren’t enough women in senior positions to bring along the next generation all by themselves,” said Lisa Kaufman, chief executive officer of LaSalle Securities. “Advancement typically requires that someone at a senior level knows your work, gives you opportunities and is willing to champion you within the firm. It’s hard for a relationship like that to develop if the senior person is unwilling to spend one-on-one time with a more junior person.”

Men have to step up, she said, and “not let fear be a barrier.”

When you spend your time inducing fear, don’t complain that fear is a barrier.

So, what is #MeToo really all about? If I had to take a wild guess I would say that it’s about ginning up females to vote in elections. Make all women feel empathy for those women who have been harassed and propel them to the ballot box. After all, the feminist matriarchy has decided that the eminently unlikable Hillary Clinton lost the election because women did not come out and vote for her. They ignore the possibility that women simply despised the Dowager Duchess of Chappaqua for her morally reprehensible behavior toward women and did not fall for her decidedly flimsy resume.

Just as Democrats run around yelling about racism in order to gin up black voters and just as they yell about anti-Semitism to push Jewish voters to cast ballots for them, feminist Democrats have found in #MeToo a way to increase Democratic votes, especially among suburban women.

It’s going to be bad for women in business and in life, but it was, if the last elections were any evidence, good for Democrats. And, in the end, that’s what really matters, don’t you think?


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The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage & Water Board began a full reconstruction project on Bourbon Street from St. Louis to […]
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          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) Structural Project Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Structural Project Engineer to help construct a new 8MGD waste water treatment plant and adjacent community center and park in Highland California. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive civil, structural and mechanical improvements for the new treatment plant as well as new buildings and sitework for the community center. This is expected to be a 3 year project with a contract value of $130M. As the Structural Project Engineer you will assist the Construction Manager and Project Superintendent with both short term and long term planning and the daily execution of the construction project as it relates to concrete and CMU structures. You will be responsible for confirming correctness of the project schedule as it pertains to structural work assigned to you by the project manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, preparing and coordinating work packages with field operations, coordinating the timely delivery of material, and maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions + Ensure that all work is planned ahead of time with safety in mind. + Assist project management by proactively managing the project budget by controlling costs, identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget and ensuring the success of office support functions related to the overall cost and schedule completion. + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conduct preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the superintendent. + Serve as onsite quality manager and enforce quality standards on assigned subcontractors ensuring that their work complies with the contract requirements, assisted by field engineers. + Generate and distribute proposal change documents to Subcontractors/Suppliers and assist in collecting pricing and/or prepare change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensure all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs etc. are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all assigned subcontractors/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors/suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. + Assist startup manager in compiling assigned vendor and subcontractor startup forms in a timely manner prior to and during startup. + Act in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations as economically as possible. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field required. + Must have experience with large cast in place concrete structure construction. + Including knowledge of concrete forming systems and standard practices. + 1 year or more of structural engineer experience required. + Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) required. Preferred Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in Structural engineering, civil engineering preferred. + Prefer 5+ years’ water treatment plant construction experience. + Experience organizing people, tools and equipment. + Plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. + Some working knowledge of Autocad, any Revit experience, or P6 experience a plus. + Experience organizing people, tools and equipment. + Plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Assistant Superintendent      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Washington, DC we are seeking two Assistant Superintendents to join the Large Projects team. This role will assist the Superintendent by managing designated field activities associated with the project and supervision of designated field construction work by subcontractors and employees. Assists the project team to ensure the project is built on time, within budget, and in accordance with Balfour Beatty Construction’s policies & procedures and the focus on our vision and purpose through Service, Talent and Choices. 30 hours of OSHA training once every four years, or maintain STS certification. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-Out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or equivalent. + Six years or more of commercial construction field experience. + One yearr or more of commercial construction experience in an Assistant Superintendent role. + One year of direct supervisory experience related to subcontractor management. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Ability to read plans and specs. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + Previous commercial general contractor or subcontractor experience working in an Assistant Superintendent role, highly desired. + Working on commercial construction job-sites over $30 million. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Project Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Project Engineer (Rail) in San Mateo, CA. The primary role of the Project Engineer is to assist the Project Manager and Construction Manager with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Project Financial Responsibilities + Assists project management by proactively managing the project budget by controlling expenses, administering owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget and ensuring the success of office support functions related to the overall cost and scheduled completion. Preconstruction Services + Establish procedures for controlling contract drawings. + Initiates set-up of the job management system. + Assists with the scopes of work, bid package development and help solicit subcontractors and suppliers. + Initiates the building permit process. Project Administration, Coordination and Close-out + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conducts preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the Project Manager and/or Superintendent. + Serves as the onsite quality manager for assigned trades by verifying subcontractor deliveries meet approved submittal requirements. + Attends and participates in meetings with Architect/Engineer and owner representatives, provides information and assists the Project Manager in the preparation of progress reports/meeting minutes. + Distributes proposal change documents to subcontractors/suppliers and assists in collecting pricing and/or prepares change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensures all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs, etc., are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all subcontractor/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors /suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. Minimum Requirements + B.S. degree required. + At least 5 or more years experience working with a commercial, civil, or rail construction company. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo jobsite, if not local to the San Mateo, California area. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred. + Rail or civil construction experience highly desired. + Knowledge of CAD and Primavera a plus. + Organizes people, tools, and equipment and plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. + Makes decisions under tight deadlines, sometimes with incomplete information. + Exhibits commitment to quality by evaluating project-related processes and make necessary changes, using customer input to make improvements, and meeting/exceeding internal and external customer expectations. + Acts in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) System Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified System Integration Manager. This role will be responsible for translating the client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for a very large complex solutions and integration. He or she will collaborate with a diverse team of engineers and work in a dynamic and fast-pace environment. Essential Functions + Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains enterprise-wide solutions to total system. + Analyzes and identifies all or part of a project's existing systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs. + Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, solves hardware/software interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system. + Provides direction for design activities. Minimum Requirements + B.S Degree in Construction, Engineering or related field position. + Minimum of 10 years in rail systems integration involving OCS, traction power, rail signaling, communications, and rail vehicles; general rail systems expertise. + Understanding of technical systems elements related to CBOSS PTC. + Expertise in 2x25 kVAC electrification rail transit experience coordinating systems design with multiple rail systems design disciplines, construction contractors, and 3rd party stakeholders including active, operating railroad. + Systems Integration Lead on at least one rail transit, Design-Build project of similar complexity. + California PE license. + Willing to work frequent nights or a weekend work schedule. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + Demonstrate leadership ability. + Relevant experience of transit construction management preferred. + Coordinating and compiling responses to action items. + Effective communication skills. + Strong attention to detail. + Ability to operate effectively in the site environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-WA-Seattle) Senior Estimator      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company is seeking a Senior Estimator to join our Major Projects Preconstruction team in Seattle, Washington. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. As a member of the preconstruction team, the Senior Estimator is responsible for preparing budgets, estimates, and pre-bid packages for construction projects to be built for clients under the Lump Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) structure. Responsibilities also include working with the project management team in establishing a bidders list, soliciting and evaluating subcontractor proposals and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys, pricing the work, and reviewing project plans and specifications for constructability and value engineering in all categories of work. Includes supervision of other estimators, intern/co-op students, or project engineers. Essential Functions + Performs accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs for all systems for all levels of project documents (schematic, design development and, construction documents). + Can prepare estimates in both CSI and Systems (Uniformat) as required. + Develops accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with the project management team’s assistance. + Manages multiple projects concurrently with ability to multitask. + Obtains clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary. + May assist the project management team in soliciting and analyzing subcontractor and vendor pricing input when required. + Develops unit costs accurately. + Develops and analyzes value management analysis options. + Performs technical/plan reviews (i.e. constructability analyses) when required. + Considers and understands problems, and identifies appropriate solutions. + Develops knowledge in building designs, systems and construction materials through available resources and uses this knowledge in guiding the owner to a viable project. + Accurately assesses and plans takeoff workload. + Ensures all data placed in the historical database is accurate. + Becomes proficient in all computer software programs used in preconstruction. + Attends project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, and post-bid interviews as required. + The majority of the work is completed in an office setting at the Division’s main office. + Periodic meetings at off-site locations may occur. Minimum Requirements + B.S. Degree. + 10 + years of preconstruction/estimating experience on commercial construction projects. + Knowledgeable in all of the following commercial building project components: civil/sitework, foundation and structural systems, interior finishes, exterior wall systems, mechanical and electrical systems and the costs of these systems. + Must be able to operate as a “stand alone” estimator able to handle complete projects if required. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use estimating software, word processing, spread sheets, bid management, online plan rooms and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + Local candidates to the Seattle, Washington area are strongly encouraged to apply. + Tier 1 construction estimating experience is highly preferred, but not required. + Possess good organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Resourceful and diligent in seeking solutions to problems and adapting to new situations. + Possess the ability to estimate all aspects of a commercial construction project, assemble into one budget, and present to internal and external clients. + Must be able to view things from an owner/developer’s perspective and present accordingly. + Must be able to work in and/or organize teams. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) Civil Project Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Civil Project Engineer to help construct a new 8MGD waste water treatment plant and adjacent community center and park in Highland California. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive civil, structural and mechanical improvements for the new treatment plant as well as new buildings and sitework for the community center. This is expected to be a 3 year project with a contract value of $130M. As the civil project engineer you will assist the Construction Manager and Project Superintendent with both short term and long term planning and the daily execution of the construction project. You will be responsible for confirming correctness of the project schedule as it pertains to mechanical work assigned to you by the project manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, preparing and coordinating work packages with field operations, coordinating the timely delivery of material, and maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions + Ensure that all work is planned ahead of time with safety in mind. + Assist project management by proactively managing the project budget by controlling costs, identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget and ensuring the success of office support functions related to the overall cost and schedule completion. + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conduct preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the superintendent. + Serve as onsite quality manager and enforce quality standards on assigned subcontractors ensuring that their work complies with the contract requirements, assisted by field engineers. + Generate and distribute proposal change documents to Subcontractors/Suppliers and assist in collecting pricing and/or prepare change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensure all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs etc. are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all assigned subcontractors/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors/suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. + Assist startup manager in compiling assigned vendor and subcontractor startup forms in a timely manner prior to and during startup. + Act in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations as economically as possible. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field. + 2 + years’ water treatment plant construction experience. + Must have experience with site grading, structural excavation & backfill, drainage, road/parking lot construction and site concrete. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, accounting applications and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Experience organizing people, tools, and equipment. Preferred Requirements + 5 + years’ water treatment plant construction experience. + Some working knowledge of Autocad, any Revit experience, or P6 experience a plus. + Ability to plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) APM OS to Fixed Facilities Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a APM OS to Fixed Facilities Integration Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Support interface management for all system interfaces, including with 3rd parties. Responsibilities include: + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Significant customer interface will be required in collaboration with Project Manager(s) in the project execution phase of work. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + Interface with the Systems Integration Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + 10+ years of related work experience is required. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Self-motivated and able to self-direct. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-IN-Indianapolis) Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator (Internal Opening)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, sick days, and much more. Summary Balfour Beatty has an internal job opening for a Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator to join the Bridge Division team in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator have the ultimate responsibility to provide safe, high quality boom truck operation in a manner concurrent with all on-track operating procedures, and possess, at minimum, a valid Class B CDL preferably with Hazardous Materials endorsement. In addition to operating responsibilities, the operator will provide the necessary manpower and maintain a level of performance that results in achieving high safety and quality work standards in the repair and construction of concrete, steel, and timber bridge structures. When boom truck operation is not required, operators are commonly involved in crew management as well as the demolition of concrete, installation of steel rebar, forming and pouring of concrete, repair or replacement of steel sections within structures, and the repair or replacement of timber sections within timber trestles. Essential Functions Please see the following descriptions for job responsibilities in addition to boom truck operation: Concrete Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various concrete structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of concrete construction and restoration. This will range from operating a 90+ pound air compressed jackhammer to final finish work upon cast-in-place concrete. Shotcrete, epoxy injection, pile driving and other construction activities will also fall within the typical scope of work. Timber Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various timber structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to, all phases of timber construction and restoration. New employees must learn to climb using lineman’s gear. Work includes drilling, inspecting, and replacing various timber members within a timber trestle. Steel Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various steel structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of steel construction and restoration. Work includes strengthening a structure to increase load capacity, bearing replacement, repair or replacement of corroded or damaged steel members, and minorlead paint removal procedures. In all cases, the employee will receive on-the-job training involving the use of specialized equipment under the direction of an experienced superintendent. All employees prior to placement in the field will also receive instructions and procedures regarding all applicable safety standards and Federal Railway Administration rules. Safety is the most important aspect of any job. The people at Balfour Beatty have a sincere emphasis upon working in a safe manner. Safety shall be strictly enforced and a condition of continued employment. Tools Used Shovels, picks, chipping hammers, hydraulic tools, hammers, 90 pound jackhammers, winches, jacks, rebar benders, saws, drills, and various other hand tools. Physical Demands + Lifting from the ground and carrying, pushing, pulling objects up to 100 lbs. + Working at great heights. + Repetitive climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and reaching overhead. + Use of hands with various tools; shoveling. + Climbing ladders 20 – 30 times a day. + Use of lineman’s climbing gear when employed on a timber crew. + Rivet removal with pneumatic impact buster when employed on a steel crew. + Repetitive use of hands for fine motor manipulations. + Concrete demolition with a 90 lb. hammer. + Crawling in close quarters stripping concrete forms. + Cutting steel material with an oxygen acetylene torch. + Cutting material with an air-arc slice tool. + Sandblasting operations. + Driving small crew truck between job site locations. + Working with various steel fabrication tools. Possible Environmental/Health Exposures Cold and hot temperatures, wet and dry conditions, day or night time periods, dust, chemical vapors, lead fumes, and falls from heights. Travel Travel is of a continuous job-to-job nature, and is a job requirement. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Assistant Project Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join our Large projects team. This team works on ground-up projects equal to or greater than $40 million in the local Atlanta area. The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Project Manager in managing all administrative and technical requirements for construction projects. Assists in all activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed in a quality, profitable way, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management or an Engineering related field. + At least 4 years or more of previous commercial construction office or field experience in a Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, or Assistant Project Manager role. + 2 years or more of direct supervisory experience related to subcontractor management. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + Tier 1 commercial construction experience helpful, but, not required. + Local qualified candidates with commercial construction experience in the Atlanta market, are highly encouraged to apply. + Project history backgrounds in high-rise office buildings, hospitality/hotels, aviation, K-12, multi-family, or Interiors highly desired. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-FL-Miami) Assistant Superintendent      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Miami, FL we are seeking two Assistant Superintendents to work on either the River Landing Shops & Residences ($260M) or Gables Station ($250M). This role will assist the Superintendent by managing designated field activities associated with the project and supervision of designated field construction work by subcontractors and employees. Assists the project team to ensure the project is built on time, within budget, and in accordance with Balfour Beatty Construction’s policies & procedures and the focus on our vision and purpose through Service, Talent and Choices. 30 hours of OSHA training once every four years, or maintain STS certification. Essential Functions + Reviews and updates progress and cost reports, schedules, and requirements for completion on a regular basis to support and assist the Project Manager/Superintendent. + Participates in preconstruction planning, when possible, regarding the project schedule and budget. Reviews project estimates and cost control system at the beginning of the project. + Understands project specifications, the contract, and the contract’s general conditions, and confirms that all materials and subcontract work comply with contract documents and quality specifications. + Ensure all materials are properly tested according to specifications, and ensure all test results are properly recorded. + Directs and coordinates subcontractor and Balfour Beatty Construction field personnel in designated areas of expertise. + Assists the Superintendent in communicating with subcontractors and employees a consistent level of expectations and direction regarding schedules, construction methods, company policies and procedures, permits, safety, sustainability, quality control and other performance standards. + Collaborates with Superintendent to ensure project site and company assets are secure, and maintains a safe and respectful working environment at all times by implementing safety, sustainability, EEO, risk management, training, and quality control programs. + Attends weekly project progress meetings with all subcontractor representatives and understand the upcoming week’s work to be accomplished. + Assists Superintendent in ensuring the project closeout process is finalized to settle all financial obligations, demobilize all resources, and transition the project to the customer. + Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or equivalent. + Six years or more of commercial construction field experience. + Two years or more of direct supervisory experience related to subcontractor management. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Ability to read plans and specs. Preferred Requirements + Tier 1 Commercial Construction backgrounds, helpful. + Current or previous field experience working on large mixed-use commercial construction job-sites, helpful, and not required. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Office/Field Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Office/Field Engineer in San Mateo, CA. The primary role of the Office/Field Engineer is to assist the Project Engineer and Superintendent with the planning and daily execution of the project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Shared time between office and field management operations may include: + safety meetings. + processing of submittals and request for information. + cost analysis and projections. + payment requisitions. + change order estimating. + procurement of materials. + subcontractor scheduling and coordination. + scheduling - use of critical path logic. + third party outreach / coordination. Minimum Requirements + B.S. degree required. + At least one 6 month Internship with a commercial, civil, or rail construction company. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo jobsite, if not local to the San Mateo, California area. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred. + Rail or civil construction experience highly desired. + Knowledge of CAD and Primavera a plus. + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-WA-Seattle) Project Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader, Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright (HSW), a Balfour Beatty Company in Seattle, Washington is seeking a Project Engineer to join the Major Projects team. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. The Project Engineer assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule, as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials and maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitability and while complying with our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree required. + 1 six month intern co-op with a construction company. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + Construction Science, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, or Civil Engineering B.S. degrees preferred. + RFI. + Change orders. + Submittals. + Punch-list. + Assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-OR-Portland) Project Manager (Interiors)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright (HSW), a Balfour Beatty Company in Portland, Oregon is seeking an Interiors Project Manager. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. This position will work on projects less than $10 million and primarily include office and tenant building improvements.The Interiors Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + Nine years or more of experience in commercial construction project management related to Interior job-sites. + Three years or more of direct supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractors. + Previous TI experience, multi-tasking two or more projects at once. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). + Previous or current Interiors project history with office and tenant building improvements between $1M to $10M, very helpful. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) Mechanical Project Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer to help construct a new 8MGD waste water treatment plant and adjacent community center and park in Highland California. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive civil, structural and mechanical improvements for the new treatment plant as well as new buildings and sitework for the community center. This is expected to be a 3 year project with a contract value of $130M. The mechanical project engineer will assist the Construction Manager and Project Superintendent with both short term and long term planning and the daily execution of the construction project. The position is responsible for confirming the correctness of the project schedule as it pertains to mechanical work assigned to you by the project manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, preparing and coordinating work packages with field operations, coordinating the timely delivery of material, and maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions + Ensure that all work is planned ahead of time with safety in mind. + Assist project management by proactively managing the project budget by controlling costs, identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget and ensuring the success of office support functions related to the overall cost and schedule completion. + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conduct preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the superintendent. + Serve as onsite quality manager and enforce quality standards on assigned subcontractors ensuring that their work complies with the contract requirements, assisted by field engineers. + Generate and distribute proposal change documents to Subcontractors/Suppliers and assist in collecting pricing and/or prepare change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensure all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs etc. are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all assigned subcontractors/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors/suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. + Assist startup manager in compiling assigned vendor and subcontractor startup forms in a timely manner prior to and during startup. + Act in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and employees, while maintaining a constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations as economically as possible. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field. + 3 + years’ water treatment plant construction experience and knowledge of mechanical equipment and piping procurement, installation and testing. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, accounting applications and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Experience organizing people, tools, and equipment. Preferred Requirements + 5 + years’ water treatment plant construction experience. + Some working knowledge of Autocad, any Revit experience, or P6 experience a plus. + Ability to plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-IN-Indianapolis) Bridge Construction Superintendent (Internal Opening)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, sick days, and much more. Summary Balfour Beatty has an internal job opening for a Bridge Construction Superintendent to join the Bridge Division team in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bridge Construction Superintendent works on various Construction and repair on Concrete, Timber and Steel Structures. Essential Functions Field Superintendents play a vital role in managing field operations, which will include safety, directing the field employees and properly maintaining the necessary equipment and material resources necessary to complete work on schedule and within budget. This individual will have the ultimate responsibility to maintain safe, high quality work standards for all employees on his/her crew. In addition to management responsibilities, he/she must be self-starting, motivated and willing to provide labor effort as necessary to lead the crew employees by work example. Field Superintendents employed by Balfour Beatty are commonly involved in all tasks associated with crew management. The range of work is broad. It includes, but is not limited to, on-site instruction and training, accomplishment and leadership by example. Concrete Work Superintendent will assist in the construction and repair of various concrete structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to; all phases of concrete construction and restoration from operating a 90-pound jackhammer to final finish work upon cast-in-place concrete. Shotcrete, epoxy injection, cement grouting, bearing restoration, formwork installation, concrete placement, concrete testing, pile driving and other activities will also fall within the typical scope of work. Timber Work Superintendent will assist in the construction and repair of various timber structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to, all phases of timber construction and restoration. Work items include pile driving, drilling, inspecting, cutting, and replacing various timber members within a bridge structure. Steel Work Superintendent will assist in the construction and repair of various steel structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to, all phases of steel construction and restoration. Work items include pile driving, strengthening a structure to increase load capacity, bearing replacement, repair or replacement of corroded or damaged steel members, and minor lead paint removal. Safety is the most important aspect of any job at Balfour Beatty. The Field Superintendent and the people of Balfour Beatty shall have a sincere emphasis upon working in a safe manner. Safety shall be strictly enforced and a condition of continued employment. Balfour Beatty realizes that a company is only as good as the people it employs and how these employees work safely and efficiently. Tools and Equipment Used + Shovels, picks, chipping hammers, hydraulic tools, hydraulic jacks, hammers, jackhammers, winches, rebar benders, saws, drills, welders, torch, various other hand tools and heavy equipment such as cranes, boom-trucks, excavators, skid steers, forklifts, dozers, man-lifts, pile hammers, vibratory hammers, augers and many more. Physical Demands + Lifting from the ground and carrying, pushing, pulling objects up to 100 lbs. + Working at great heights. + Repetitive climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and reaching overhead. + Use of hands with various tools; shoveling. + Climbing ladders 20 - 30 times a day. + Rivet removal with pneumatic impact buster. + Repetitive use of hands for fine motor manipulations. + Concrete demolition with a 90 lb. hammer. + Crawling in close quarters stripping concrete forms. + Cutting steel material with an oxygen acetylene torch. + Cutting material with an air-arc slice tool. + Sandblasting operations. + Working with various steel fabrication tools. + Welding knowledge. + Proper rigging knowledge and techniques. Possible Environmental/Health Exposures + Cold and hot temperatures, wet and dry conditions, day or night time periods, dust, chemical vapors, lead fumes, and falls from heights. Travel + Travel is of a continuous job-to-job nature and is a job requirement. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          Building Technician III - SNC-Lavalin - North Battleford, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure....
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          (USA-SC-Charleston) Project Engineer (Multifamily)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Summerville, South Carolina is seeking a Project Engineer to work on a multifamily job-site. The Project Engineer is an entry level position that assists Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Assists in the development of the site utilization plan. + Assists Project Manager / Superintendent in the review and coordination of the Loss Prevention, Sustainability Action Plan and Quality Control Program. + Develops submittal log, participate in subcontractor project orientation meetings, communicate and coordinate submittals and coordination drawings with subcontractors and the Superintendent. + Actively participates in subcontractor project orientation. + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conducts preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the Project Manager and/or Superintendent. + Serves as the onsite quality manager for assigned trades by verifying subcontractor deliveries meet approved submittal requirements. + Attends and participates in meetings with Architect/Engineer and owner representatives, provides information and assists the Project Manager in the preparation of progress reports/meeting minutes. + Distributes proposal change documents to subcontractors/suppliers and assists in collecting pricing and/or prepares change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensures all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs, etc., are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all subcontractor/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors /suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. + Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Science, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a related engineering field. + 1 three or six month intern co-op with a commercial or residential construction company. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + 6 months or more of work experience in a commercial or residential construction Project Engineer role. + Previous or current multifamily (wood-frame) experience, very helpful. + RFI + Change orders + Submittals + Punch-list + Assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Sacramento) Structural Project Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Structural Project Engineer for our $300M project in Elk Grove, California. This project is an expansion of Sacramento County’s already existing Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive structural and mechanical improvements through the addition of a Tertiary Treatment Facility. As the Structural Project Engineer you will assist the Project Manager and Project Superintendent with both short term and long term planning and the daily execution of the construction project as it relates to concrete and CMU structures. You will be responsible for confirming correctness of the project schedule as it pertains to structural work assigned to you by the project manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, preparing and coordinating work packages with field operations, coordinating the timely delivery of material, and maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions + Ensure that all work is planned ahead of time with safety in mind. + Assist project management by proactively managing the project budget by controlling costs, identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget and ensuring the success of office support functions related to the overall cost and schedule completion. + Responsible for proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time. + Conduct preconstruction meetings with subcontractors, assisted by the superintendent. + Serve as onsite quality manager and enforce quality standards on assigned subcontractors ensuring that their work complies with the contract requirements, assisted by field engineers. + Generate and distribute proposal change documents to Subcontractors/Suppliers and assist in collecting pricing and/or prepare change proposal requests for internal pricing review. + Ensure all clarifications, changes, directives, RFIs etc. are updated on the “as-built” drawings and are fully coordinated with company supervision and all assigned subcontractors/suppliers. + Responsible for submitting owner required close-out documents and assisting subcontractors/suppliers in scheduling owner required training and documentation. + Assist startup manager in compiling assigned vendor and subcontractor startup forms in a timely manner prior to and during startup. + Act in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations as economically as possible. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field required. + Must have experience with large cast in place concrete structure construction. + Including knowledge of concrete forming systems and standard practices. + 1 year or more of structural engineer experience required. + Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) required. Preferred Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in Structural engineering, civil engineering preferred. + Prefer 5+ years’ water treatment plant construction experience. + Experience organizing people, tools and equipment. + Plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. + Some working knowledge of Autocad, any Revit experience, or P6 experience a plus. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Project Engineer Internships - Summer 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction, the Texas Geography, is seeking motivated college students for the Summer 2019 Internship program to work in Dallas and Austin on various projects. Internships will start in May of 2019 and last for approximately 3 months. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. Essential Functions • Learn about managing the project budget by controlling expenditures, coordinating owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor, and ensuring successful office support related to overall cost and schedule. • Learn about Safety and Quality Control programs and how to coordinate actions to address problems. • Learn about company procedures, the correspondence process and handling, etc. with the Office Manager in accordance with the Operations Manual. • Learn how to review and process submittal data and shop drawings. • Understand how to coordinate submittals, deliveries, etc. that affect the project schedule with the Superintendent. • Monitor/review weekly and monthly status reports and weekly subcontractor meeting minutes, change orders, etc. to understand process. • Understand change documents and change proposal requests for price review. • May go with Project Engineer to meetings with architect and owner representatives to understand information required by owner, necessary progress reports and summaries, and how action plans from owner/architect meetings address all outstanding issues related to the project. • Learn how changes, clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are updated on “as-built” plans and coordinated with company supervision and subcontractors/suppliers. • Learn how to maintain RFI logs and change request log. Minimum Requirements + Currently enrolled in a Construction Management program. Preferred Requirements + Prior commercial construction internships or work experience, very helpful, but not required. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Participate in training, seminars, task team meetings, etc. + Demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, etc. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spread sheets, etc. + Possess good self-organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) QC Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified QC Engineer in the San Mateo, CA area. The primary role of the QC Engineer is to assist the QA/QC Program Manager with the planning and daily execution of the project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the QA/QC Program Manager, by managing the daily QA/QC tasks of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Shared time between office and field management operations may include: + safety meetings. + processing of submittals and request for information. + QC reports. + QC field inspections. + writing procedure. + QC audits. + subcontractor scheduling and coordination. + coordinating inspections. + compute punch list. + final inspection and turnover. Minimum Requirements + B.S Degree required. + Minimum of 5 plus years experience in a QA/QC role required. + Computer knowledge of office suite programs (excel, word, PowerPoint) is a minimum requirement. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or construction management preferred. + Good understanding of specifications. + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others. + Knowledge of Rail Electrification is a plus. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          Dynatrace bietet KI-basiertes Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring      Cache   Translate Page      

München, 4. Dezember 2018 – Dynatrace, die „Software Intelligence Company“, bietet Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring jetzt als unabhängig lizenziertes Produkt an. Bislang war es nur als Bestandteil der umfassenden Software Intelligence Plattform von Dynatrace erhältlich. Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring bietet einen rein Infrastruktur-basierten, automatischen Ansatz für das Monitoring von Cloud-Infrastrukturen und Containern im Web-Bereich. Mit automatischer Erkennung […]

Der Beitrag Dynatrace bietet KI-basiertes Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring erschien zuerst auf IT-I-Ko.


          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Engineer (Power & Communications Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Engineer (Power & Communications) for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Serve as a Systems Engineer in the conceptual, preliminary and final design for complex rail transit projects. Responsibilities include: + Work with a team in coordinating systems engineering design and construction services for rail transit projects involving traction power, signaling and train control equipment, SCADA, APM OS, substations and signal buildings, public address equipment, voice and data communication, telephones, fiber optic, CCTV, security alarm, fire detection and suppression, computer systems, and systems integration testing and startup activities. + Responsible for assisting in the preparation of design drawings, specifications, and reports. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + Assures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations. + Interface with the Systems Contract Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, oversee field work, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + 6+ years of related work experience is required. + Understanding of construction means and methods with previous subcontract management experience desired. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Engineering. + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package a plus. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) OCS Field Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified OCS Field Engineer. This role will provide technical engineering information to company supervision and craft to insure construction work complies with all engineering standards. This position will consist of office and field work relating to the design, construction and testing of a 25kv OCS system on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project in San Mateo. This OCS system includes 51 miles of electrification on double track, including multi track areas (3 or more), stations and rail yards. Essential Functions + Interpret design/drawings for crafts installing material. + Research, recommend resolutions to drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors. + Verify all completed work complies with applicable codes, drawings, specifications. + Prepare and disseminate all required documentation records such as status reports, punch lists describing work items to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc., to supervisor. + May provide technical support and direction of project material control functions including implementation and operation of maintenance program. + Prepare spreadsheets, drawings and sketches to support construction work, change orders, estimates, etc. + Track production quantities for work performed. + Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction. + Provide assistance to Project Superintendent with all aspects of project. + Provide support to supervision and craft to ensure construction work complies with design drawing locations. + Perform tasks related to the collection and evaluation of data required to monitor and update project schedules. + Develop and update work plans and hazard analysis on tasks as needed. + Prepare Procurement Documentation and Subcontractor/Vendor Payment Applications. + Perform regular safety inspections as determined by project safety. + Attend meetings and assist with coordination between disciplines. Minimum Requirements + 4 year engineering degree or equivalent degree required. + Must be willing to work night and weekend shifts in addition to regular day shifts. + Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings & specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline. + Ability to perform trigonometric calculation either manually or with calculator. + Basic computer knowledge, excel, word required. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred. + Rail or civil construction experience highly desired. + Knowledge of CAD a plus. + Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-NC-Charlotte) Senior Superintendent      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are seeking a Senior Superintendent. This role helps provide overall leadership for on-site field administration, supervision and technical management for all construction operations on assigned project(s), including direct supervision of other project superintendents, assistant superintendents, foreman, subcontractors, and other construction related personnel. Directing them in planning, coordination and execution of work on time, within budget, attaining or exceeding profit goals, implementing and maintaining zero harm commitment, working with the project manager on the overall management of the project, promoting and enhancing client relationships and the company image. A senior superintendent is capable of delivering large and complex projects or multiple smaller projects generally with one or more reporting superintendents. Essential Functions Project Financial Responsibilities • Participate with the project manager in issuance of monthly progress report, monthly payment applications, anticipated cost report, and other financial cost reports. • In coordination with the project manager develop general conditions budget, and through labor cost reporting manage and control the budget. • Review, approve, and code subcontractor and vendor payment applications and miscellaneous invoices. • Strategize with the project manager to ensure risk is addressed at the project level Preconstruction Services • Assist preconstruction and project management to develop an initial project • schedule and communicate sequence and schedule updates to all subcontractors and vendors. • Prepare or assist in preparing operations related components of proposals and • presentations, including logistics plans, phasing plans, project risk assessments, quality control plans, safety plans etc. • Lead construction delivery portions of presentations. Project Start-up and Scheduling • Develop, maintain, and enforce a project site logistics plan and temporary facilities plan. • Actively participate and/or lead post-bid, buyout, owner/architect/contractor, coordination, lead team, subcontractor, staff, scheduling, and post-mortem meetings. • Review and provide feedback on all purchase orders and subcontracts. • Perform a qualitative review of all contract documents for potential conflicts or interpretation issues to mitigate risk. Project Administration, Operations and Close-out • Develop, implement, maintain, and enforce a project site specific safety program that achieves an effective implementation of Zero Harm program. • Develop, implement, maintain, and enforce a project specific quality assurance and workmanship program to include all subcontractors. • Management of an OSHA site visits. • Working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, contract with owner, subcontracts, purchase orders, daily correspondence, shop drawings, submittals, and all other project related documents, and maintain a complete and accurate set of as-builts. • Perform and monitor all jobsite control reporting measures including daily reports, payroll, quantity reporting, accident and incident reports, emergency action plan, erosion and sediment control documentation, and timesheets. • Ensure timely project completion through project scheduling and pull planning, monitoring and expediting of material deliveries and the management of material and document submittals/approvals. • Responsible for supervision of layout and field engineering in accordance with all project requirements. • Ensure that all requirements of insurance, safety, labor relations, classifications, wage rates, and Equal Employment Opportunity are met • Proactively identify and solve problems to minimize risk. • Develop and execute a plan for monitoring the completion of punch list items and coordinate all required field inspections.• Understand local labor requirements, availability and capability for self-perform work. • In the absence of other superintendents being assigned to the project, the senior • superintendent assumes all duties and responsibilities of the superintendent. • Understand all trade contractor’s means and methods in accordance with the • project contract documents. • Coordinate daily construction activities within existing operating facilities. Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or GED required. + Fifteen years of construction field experience. + Ten years of direct supervisory experience. + Five years of preconstruction experience + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office). + Demonstrates proficiency using scheduling software. + Ability to read plans and specs. + Able to meet minimum driving record requirements. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-TX-Austin) Project Manager (K-12 Schools)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction, in Austin, Texas is seeking a Project Manager who will work on K-12 Education projects in the local Austin area. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + Five years or more of experience in a commercial construction project management role. + Must have completed a minimum of two K-12 schools greater than $20M. + Three years or more of direct supervisory experience. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). Preferred Requirements + Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. + Tier 1 Construction candidates, very helpful. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Project Business Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a highly qualified Project Business Manager (Rail) in San Mateo, California. This position will manage and monitor job costs and analyze budgeted amounts for a construction project. Assure that all billable costs and change orders are handled properly and prepare financial reports to assure maximum profitability on our jobs. Essential Functions + Assemble and organize budget and cost data, develop analyses, monitor job costs and variances. + Assure that all billable costs and change orders are handled properly to assure maximum profitability on our jobs. + Manage all invoices so they are proper, certified by the owner, and that all billable costs are invoiced. + Review the job costing system to ensure all costs are properly recorded, and comparison of estimated to actual costs are communicated to the appropriate management personnel. + Work with Project Manager, Controller and others to assure profitability. This will be accomplished by providing up to date financial information and project status profitability reports and helping the Project Manager develop Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analyses as the job progresses in order to monitor key tasks and milestones. + Develop and prepare reports that compare actual results to plan and provide accurate information to operations management, accounting management and cost planning to provide a sound quantitative basis for management decisions. + Organize and assemble cost data, develop analyses and present cost information to management in such a manner that it is useful for decision-making purposes. + Prepare monthly financial reports for projects and other work pertaining to costs and service activities. + Undertake assigned special projects and cost analyses as specified by Project Manager or Controller. + Enter project estimates into Project Management Cost Tracking Software Programs. + Perform other duties as required. + Manage the day-to-day operation of the project office. Minimum Requirements + Four year business/accounting degree and two years of construction cost accounting experience or four years of construction cost accounting experience + Working knowledge of cost accounting software, construction/rail technology, and budget analysis Preferred Requirements + Four year business/accounting degree + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + Relevant experience of transit construction or rail construction management highly preferred. + Effective communication skills. + Ability to operate effectively in the site environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-NC-Charlotte) Project Engineer Internships - Summer 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction, the North & South Carolina Geography, is seeking motivated college students for the Summer 2019 Internship program to work in Charlotte and Raleigh on various projects. Internships will start in May of 2019 and last for approximately 3 months. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. Essential Functions • Learn about managing the project budget by controlling expenditures, coordinating owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor, and ensuring successful office support related to overall cost and schedule. • Learn about Safety and Quality Control programs and how to coordinate actions to address problems. • Learn about company procedures, the correspondence process and handling, etc. with the Office Manager in accordance with the Operations Manual. • Learn how to review and process submittal data and shop drawings. • Understand how to coordinate submittals, deliveries, etc. that affect the project schedule with the Superintendent. • Monitor/review weekly and monthly status reports and weekly subcontractor meeting minutes, change orders, etc. to understand process. • Understand change documents and change proposal requests for price review. • May go with Project Engineer to meetings with architect and owner representatives to understand information required by owner, necessary progress reports and summaries, and how action plans from owner/architect meetings address all outstanding issues related to the project. • Learn how changes, clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are updated on “as-built” plans and coordinated with company supervision and subcontractors/suppliers. • Learn how to maintain RFI logs and change request log. Minimum Requirements + Currently enrolled in a Construction Management or Engineering degree program. Preferred Requirements + Prior commercial construction internships or work experience, very helpful, but not required. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Participate in training, seminars, task team meetings, etc. + Demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, etc. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spread sheets, etc. + Possess good self-organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Interface Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Interface Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Support interface management for all system interfaces, including with 3rd parties. Responsibilities include: + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Significant customer interface will be required in collaboration with Project Manager(s) in the project execution phase of work. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + Interface with the Systems Integration Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + 10+ years of related work experience is required. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Self-motivated and able to self-direct. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-WA-Seattle) Project Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company is seeking a Project Manager to join our team in Seattle, Washington. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. The Project Manager serves as the senior on-site company representative responsible for managing all administrative and technical requirements. Supervises Project Managers’ activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financials set-up and updates, and schedule to ensure projects are completed in a quality, profitable, safe, and timely manner. Maintains a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Builds business with current customers by delivering on our promises and creates new business with potential customers in a proactive manner, promoting all of our construction services. Ensures projects are completed in quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + 10 years or more of experience in commercial construction project management. + 5 years or more of direct supervisory experience. + Experience with project management software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews and labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Senior Project Managers (Interiors)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Washington, DC we are seeking two Interior Senior Project Managers to join our Special Projects Group with unique backgrounds. One Senior Project Manager will work on corporate office Interior finish-out job-sites. The other candidate will work on Interior finish-out job-sites related to clean rooms, labs, medical, and pharmaceutical projects. The Senior Project Manager serves as the senior on-site company representative responsible for managing all administrative and technical requirements. Handles activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financials set-up and updates, and schedule to ensure projects are completed in a quality, profitable, adhering to our Saftey/Zero Harm culture, and timely manner. Maintains a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Builds business with current customers by delivering on our promises and creates new business with potential customers in a proactive manner, promoting all of our construction services. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + Ten years or more of experience in commercial construction Interiors project management. + Five years or more of direct supervisory experience related to subcontractors. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). Preferred Requirements + General contracting backgrounds preferred. + Local Washington D.C. Metro area Interiors experience, helpful. + Previous or current working experience in corporate office spaces. + Previous or current working experience in clean rooms, labs, medical, and/or pharmaceutical preferred. + Local qualified candidates, strongly encouraged to apply. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-IN-Indianapolis) Bridge Construction Laborer (Internal Opening)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, sick days, and much more. Summary Balfour Beatty has an internal job opening for a Bridge Construction Laborer to join the Bridge Division team in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bridge Construction Laborer have responsibility to provide the necessary manpower and maintain a level of performance that results in achieving high safety and quality work standards as they repair and construct concrete, steel, and timber structures. Laborers employed by Balfour Beatty are commonly involved in the demolition of concrete, installation of steel rebar, forming and pouring of concrete, repair or replacement of steel sections within structures and the repair or replacement of timber sections within timber trestles. Essential Functions Please see the following descriptions for job responsibilities: Concrete Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various concrete structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of concrete construction and restoration. This will range from operating a 90+ pound jackhammer to final finish work upon cast-in-place concrete. Shotcrete, epoxy injection, pile driving, and other construction activities will also fall within the typical scope of work. Timber Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various timber structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to, all phases of timber construction and restoration. New employees must learn to climb using lineman’s gear. Work includes drilling, inspecting, and replacing various timber members within a timber trestle. Steel Crew Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various steel structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of steel construction and restoration. Work includes strengthening a structure to increase load capacity, bearing replacement, repair or replacement of corroded or damaged steel members, and minor lead paint removal procedures. In all cases, the employee will receive on-the-job training involving the use of specialized equipment under the direction of an experienced superintendent. All employees prior to placement in the field will also receive instructions and procedures regarding all applicable safety standards and Federal Railway Administration rules. Safety is the most important aspect of any job. The people at Balfour Beatty have a sincere emphasis upon working in a safe manner. Safety shall be strictly enforced and a condition of continued employment. Tools Used Shovels, picks, chipping hammers, hydraulic tools, hammers, 90 pound jackhammers, winches, jacks, rebar benders, saws, drills, and various other hand tools. Physical Demands + Valid driver’s license. + Lifting from the ground and carrying, pushing, pulling objects up to 100 lbs. + Working at great heights. + Repetitive climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending and reaching overhead. + Use of hands with various tools; shoveling. + Climbing ladders 20 - 30 times a day. + Use of lineman’s climbing gear when employed on a timber crew. + Rivet removal with pneumatic impact buster when employed on a steel crew. + Repetitive use of hands for fine motor manipulations. + Concrete demolition with a 90 lb. hammer. + Crawling in close quarters stripping concrete forms. + Cutting steel material with an oxygen acetylene torch. + Cutting material with an air-arc slice tool. + Sandblasting operations. + Driving small crew truck between job site locations. + Working with various steel fabrication tools. Possible Environmental/ Health Exposures Cold and hot temperatures, wet and dry conditions, day or night time periods, dust, chemical vapors, lead fumes, and falls from heights. Travel Travel is of a continuous job-to-job nature, and is a job requirement. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Senior Project Manager - Integrated Projects      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in Southern California (San Diego, CA area) is seeking a Senior Project Manager - Integrated Projects. This role will work on Design-Build and CM At-Risk projects in the following market sectors (Higher Education, Criminal Justice and Civic) in the dollar value ranges of $50M to $250M. Additionally, this role will require travel equal to or greater than 75% of the time. The primary role of the Senior Project Manager is to be the primary company representative responsible for the design administration and client expectations from pursuit to start of construction. The responsibilities include knowing and understanding project details and overseeing the direction of the design team to produce a design that complies with all aspects of the owner’s requirements while maintaining the budget. Collaborates with and helps transition the project to the on-site job team to ensure that the project is built effectively and efficiently according to the design documents. The Senior Project Manager is to be proficient in the advanced skills required to assist in the preparation of estimates in a way similar to a lead estimator. Assists the Chief Estimator in finalizing and assembling the budget, leveraging their experience on the procurement process as they are assigned the most complicated portions of a project. Helps the company gain an advantage during a pursuit or on bid day. Advanced skills includes the review of construction documents, preparation of cost estimates, management of subcontractor participation, teaming decisions, assistance with the bid process, chairs design meetings and maintenance of estimating databases. In addition to project duties, they are engaged in project pursuits, proposal development and business acquisition duties such as purchasing. Essential Functions + Oversees the development, execution and presentation of proposals. + Oversees and monitor team based relationships. + Tracks leads via partner relationships and referrals in business development capacity. + Coordinates with Legal/Risk regarding policies relating to teaming, contracts and pursuits. + Attends functions in a relationship building capacity. + Helps establish and manage client and team member expectations. + Supports best value bid process with bid day activities and oversight. + Participates in the decision process for blending partners into winning teams. + Oversees global project team during project pursuit. + Training and staff development. + Assists as needed with purchasing. + Develops design deliverable schedule and be responsible for progress. + Monitors risk and budget as well as the contract deliverable schedule. + Reviews and approves deliverables. + Verify agreements with strategic partners, draft contracts to execution. + Informs Director and BUL of issues and status. + When assigned, manages design build process, serves design manager role and LLC staff. + Encourages employee growth by mentoring and managing development plans. + Develops documents and maintains the delivery process and coordinate same with SOP. + Identify, hire and create development plans for individuals. + Participates in trade organizations. + Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. + Actively participates in industry, client, and community relations to enhance company image. + Makes presentations to proactively seek new business opportunities through relationships. Minimum Requirements + 10 or more years of experience in a commercial construction Business Acquisition or Operations role. + Supervises and develops direct reports while prioritizing and delegating significant responsibilities to others. + Experienced and familiar with team based delivery, contracting and the design-build process. + Must be willing to travel 75% or more of the time. Preferred Experience + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field preferred. + Design-Build and CM At-Risk projects in the following market sectors (Higher Education, Criminal Justice and Civic). + Demonstrates leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding their requirements and expectations. + Manages essential functions effectively by consistently driving for quality, profitable, safe, and timely results on the assigned project. + Demonstrates solid presentation skills and verbal/written skills. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Integration Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop Integration Test and Acceptance plans including testing forms, procedures for testing, and approval steps. + Coordinate and integrate all System interfaces so that the System is properly integrated with itself, existing systems, and into the Project area, including the right-of-way, the surrounding communities, and all facilities, equipment, and data provided by others. + Establish and maintain a systematic, documented, comprehensive, and verifiable systems integration process to be applied throughout the duration of the Project. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Interface with the Systems Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + 15+ years of progressive experience in transit system designs or Systems Integration. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Demonstrated initiative, drive, leadership, communication, & interpersonal skills. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. + Excellent organization and planning. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Superintendent      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a Superintendent or Senior Superintendent with a diversified project history in the local Atlanta, Georgia market. The Superintendent is responsible for all field operations, including the coordination of subcontractors’ work. Responsible for all field activities associated with the project, including ultimate responsibility for implementation of Safety/Zero Harm program for the job site, supervision of all field construction work by subcontractors and self-performed work. Shares responsibility with the project manager for developing the project budget, actively participating in the preconstruction phase, and ensuring that the project is built on time, within budget, and according to company policies and procedures. Manages and mentors assistant superintendents and other field personnel. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or equivalent. + Ten years or more of commercial construction field experience. + Five years or more of direct supervisory experience related to subcontractor management. + Previous or current commercial construction experience in a Superintendent role required. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Ability to read plans and specs. + Scheduling experience sequence using software application. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates, highly encouraged to apply. + Tier 1 construction backgrounds, helpful for this role, but not required. + Project history backgrounds in high-rise office buildings, hospitality/hotels, aviation, K-12, multi-family, or Interiors highly desired. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-WA-Seattle) Service Carpenter Foreman (Howard S. Wright)      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary Howard S. Wright (HSW) a Balfour Beatty Company in Seattle, Washington is seeking a Service Carpenter Foreman. This role performs multifaceted hands-on construction activities as well as supervise/coordinate direct labor and subcontractors in a fast paced, rapidly changing project environment. More information about the position includes: + 90% night work (6pm – 2:30 am typical) + Self-perform and supervise projects ranging from one night to several weeks duration. + Work area mostly in downtown Seattle, but includes most of greater Puget Sound. + Commercial TI work in active offices/spaces. Position Job Perks: + Company vehicle + Fuel Card for company vehicle + Cell phone + Laptop computer + 5 paid holidays + Potential for over union foreman scale based on experience Skills and Experience Required: + Maintain safe working environment according WISHA/company standards and requirements + Minimum of 10 years journeyman carpenter experience + Union Carpenter + Experience and Ability to self-manage and run crews & subcontractors + Experience following and managing project schedules + Versed in commercial doors and hardware including electrified systems + Capable of reading and understanding blue-prints and manufacturer specifications + Strong time management skills + Basic computer knowledge and skills + Good attendance/Reliable + Good driving record + Must be able to pass background check + Professional appearance & people/customer oriented personality + Schedule project needs i.e. permit inspections, ordering equipment/materials + Ability to creatively solve unforeseen dilemmas and problems on the jobsite as they occur + Basic knowledge of Washington State Building Code (IBC) About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-WA-Seattle) Safety Health & Environmental Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company is seeking a Safety Health & Environmental Manager to join our team in Seattle, Washington. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. Essential Functions Coordinate and facilitate safety training and incentive programs, maintain statistical information on costs and frequency, perform accident investigations, manage safety personnel and consultants, including the following specific tasks: + Jobsite visits/safety audits – frequency as dictated by project and/or project personnel. + Project safety start -up packets – new-hire packets, federal /state compliance materials, safety and workers compensation material. + Review/assist superintendents with project specific safety plans. + MSDS books – Provide sources for projects to obtain, ensure that projects have required information on-site. + Accident investigations, including written reports. + Addresses and provides resources and solutions for environmental and hazardous material issues and concerns. + Safety training and tracking of said training, for project personnel. + First aid training to ensure supervisors have required up-to-date first aid cards. + Keeper of the site safety records. + Oversees the site’s craft/hourly drug testing program. + Represents the Company at meetings of safety professionals, alliances, associations, etc. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science in Safety & Environmental Health or related field. + 7 + years of safety experience, preferably in the commercial construction industry. + Knowledgeable of WA State Labor & Industries compliance requirements. + Experience with commercial construction means and methods required. + Familiarity with hospital construction desired, but not required. + Certification as a Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), very helpful. + Demonstrates accurate record keeping skills. + OSHA 30 required. + 3 years of supervisor experience. + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Able to fully manage a safety program on a large commercial construction project. + Able to work with subcontractors to archive desired safety goals. + Able to oversee day to day safety operations in the field and manage required documentation, meetings, investigations, training, etc. + Problem solver, able to work independently and with others to address daily safety related issues. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
           apartment 154m for sale in district 5 marakez new cairo with landscape vie       Cache   Translate Page      
With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
          (USA-CA-Sacramento) Structural Office/Field Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Structural Office/Field Engineer for our $300M project in Elk Grove, California. This project is an expansion of Sacramento County’s already existing Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive structural and mechanical improvements through the addition of a Tertiary Treatment Facility. The primary role of the Structural Office/Field Engineer is to assist the Project Engineer and Superintendent with the planning and daily execution of the project as it relates to the construction of large structural concrete and CMU structures. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Shared time between office and field management operations may include: + Safety meetings. + Processing of submittals and request for information. + Cost analysis and projections. + Payment requisitions. + Change order estimating. + Procurement of materials. + Subcontractor scheduling and coordination. + Scheduling - use of critical path logic. + Third party outreach / coordination. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field required. + 1 year or more of structural engineer experience required. + Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) required. Preferred Requirements + Bachelor’s Degree in Structural engineering, civil engineering preferred. + 2 year or more structural engineer experience preferred. + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others. + Knowledge of CAD and Primavera a plus. + Any experience with Revit 3D modeling a plus. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
           apartment 154m with 199m garden for sale in district5 marakz newcairo       Cache   Translate Page      
With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Entry Level Construction Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. is an infrastructure contractor that excels at large, complex projects. Our projects include highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants and rail civils. Balfour Beatty is seeking an Entry Level Construction Engineer for the Southern Gateway joint venture project in Dallas, Texas. General contractor Balfour Beatty US in a joint venture with Irving-based Fluor Enterprises have landed a $625 million roadway reconstruction and improvement project along 35E and U.S. 67 at the southern gateway of Dallas. The 11-mile project will expand Interstate 35E from four lanes to five lanes in each direction, with plans to build two reversible, non-toll express lanes in the center of the thoroughfare. The interchange will also be improved by rebuilding the Interstate 35E and U.S. 67 interchange and widening U.S. 67 from Interstate 35E and Interstate 20 by adding a third lane in each direction. Pegasus Link Constructors (PLC) LLC, comprised of two of the world's largest, most experienced design-build firms: Fluor Enterprises Inc. and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. Their successful 10-year partnership has resulted in many design-build projects in Texas over the last 15 years. Essential Functions + Coordinate with project Superintendents and Foreman to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications in a safe and efficient manner. + Review and approve timecards for accuracy and proper cost allocation. + Ensure all labor, equipment, and material costs are properly allocated. + Coordinate delivery of materials. + Coordinate with survey crew to ensure timely lay out. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field. + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Requirements + Internship(s) or Co-ops with a civils or construction company is highly desired. + Local Dallas/Fort Worth candidates are encouraged to apply for this role. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
           apartment 160m with 95m garden for sale in district5 marakz newcairo       Cache   Translate Page      
With District 5, we selected a 200-acre parcel of land in the best located plot of land in New Cairo, perfectly linking the old city to the fast-emerging New Capital. Investing heavily in infrastructure to create closer links with Road 90 and the rest of New Cairo. Giving easy access to Cairo Airport, Maadi, Madinat Nasr, and the Red Sea. District 5 is not named due to the proximity to the 5th Settlement but because it brings together the five key elements required to create a vibrant and thriving community. We have utilized the land intelligently to maximize the enjoyment for everyone, be they families, corporates or simply visitors. District Five Residences promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. An array of modern and residential homes is available, a focus on generous interior spaces. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District 5’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. At District 5, you’re invited to grow into the best version of yourself at the state-of-theart Wellness Centre and make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and meditation ensuring you connect both physically and mentally at District5.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Project Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking two Project Engineers to work on new/existing K-12 job-sites projects in the Orange County or Riverside California area. The Project Engineer assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule, as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials and maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitability and while complying with our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree required. + 1 year or more of previous commercial construction Project Engineer office or field experience required. + Sub-contractor management. + Ability to read technical plans. + Must be able to complete RFI's, Change Orders, Submittals, and assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management or related Engineering field. + K-12 or Higher Education project history, helpful, but not required. + Local qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Risk Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Dallas, Texas, we are seeking a Risk Analyst. Provides timely and accurate Risk Analysis for internal and external customers; reviews financial and insurance related information and ensures compliance with internal procedures. This information minimizes subcontractor’s risk, which is integral to ensuring our projects’ success. Essential Functions Risk Assessment: + Ability to identify risk exposures, special or common hazards, and appropriate controls. + Analyzes subcontractor prequalification documents. + Ability to evaluate Subcontractors based on scope of work, financial wherewithal, project experience and several other criteria. + Establish single project and aggregate limits for subcontractors < $1,000,000 and submits to Sr. Risk Analyst for approval. + Ensure timely procurement and processing of subcontractor documents. + Review and resolve issues of non-compliant subcontractor prequalification submissions. + Ability to communicate acceptable options to Program Manager when exceptions exist. + Work as a liaison with divisional preconstruction teams and project teams in regards to subcontractor compliance. Financial Proficiency: + Understanding of financial statements and ratios used in risk analysis. + Understanding of insurance financial fundamentals; impact of underwriting decisions on company assets. + Ability to understand credit risk. Promote Customer Relations: + Builds effective relationships with customers, operations, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations.• Actively participates in industry, client, and community relations to enhance company image Maintains working relationships with the following:-Internal: Executives, Risk Managers, Project Managers, Office Managers, Accounts Payable Accountants, Project Accountants and other Jobsite Personnel.-External: Subcontractors, Owner Representatives, Insurance Brokers/Agents, Insurance Carriers, Suppliers, and Architects/Engineers. Database/Document Management: + Ability to maintain accurate and timely databases for use by Operations, Preconstruction, Finance and Legal. + Assist subcontractors and their agents in completing and submitting necessary documents. + Run various reports and distribute to the proper personnel + Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or GED required. + 5 plus years experience in accounting, project management or finance. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Strong computer skills in spreadsheets, Microsoft access, JD Edwards and database management systems. Preferred Requirements + Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Business, Finance, Accounting or related field is preferred. + Must have a team-player mentality and strong communication skills. + JD Edwards experience highly desired, but not required. + Excellent verbal and written communication skills. + Able to organize people, tools, equipment, and other resources and orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish desired results. + Able to use time effectively based on key priorities; pursues work with energy and a need to finish. + Show personal commitment to improving skills and compensating for weaknesses and limitations. + Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, it values, and the employees while maintaining a constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Environmental Health & Safety Representative (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Environmental Health & Safety Representative (Rail) in San Mateo, California. As a member of the loss prevention team, this position is responsible for the implementation of the company’s safety and loss prevention programs. Ensures jobsite employees and subcontractors are trained in all safety programs and protocol, including federal/state regulations, in order to prevent accidents and/or injuries. Manages and mentors Loss Prevention Coordinators and Loss Prevention Managers. Essential Functions + Conducts new employee project orientation and basic training with Balfour Beatty and subcontractor employees. + Assists Loss Prevention and Operations in preparing safety related bid documents and project-specific safety programs. + Coordinates all Loss Prevention efforts on the project with the Project Manager and Superintendent. + Attends subcontractor preconstruction meetings, review task specific Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) and assist with planning for safety issues. + Assists with material and equipment acquisition for new project setup. + Conducts frequent inspections of projects and identifies current and future safety challenges. + Assists Loss Prevention in establishing and administering project safety recognition programs. + Prepares written reports of project inspections and assists project staff with correcting and preventing hazards. + Conducts project loss prevention audits. + Provides technical safety consulting services for projects and reviews preconstruction safety submittals. + Leads Loss Prevention and project staff with safety training at all levels. + Assists with establishing and maintaining a project crisis management plan. + Conducts accident investigations and assists with OSHA and environmental inspections. + Manages workers compensation claims including the return to work program. + Maintains project incident logs for all reported injuries, GL claims, WC claims, and OSHA recordable. + Assists Superintendent with sediment and erosion control and other environmental responsibilities to manage Hazardous Materials Storage areas, Fugitive Dust, Cal EPA requirements and more. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering, environmental science, safety, industrial hygiene or similar related degree. + 5 plus years of experience, overseeing multiple areas, preferably in the construction or rail industry. + Must have Valid driver’s license. + Ability to work flexible work shifts, i.e., nights, weekends. + Must be proficient in the standard MicroSoft Office Suite of products. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo jobsite, if not local to the San Mateo, California area. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. + Demonstrated ability to assist with more than one project at a time. + Demonstrates accurate record keeping skills. + Demonstrates solid customer service skills and verbal/written skills. + Demonstrates the ability to be a team player and function in a fast-paced, changing environment. + Demonstrates the ability to mentor/train others. + Demonstrates leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding their requirements and expectations. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Senior Estimator      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking a qualified Senior Estimator to join our Southern California team in either the San Diego or Newport Beach office. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. The Senior Estimator is a member of the preconstruction team and is responsible for preparing budgets, estimates, and pre-bid packages for construction projects to be built for clients under the CM at Risk, design-Build, CM Multiple Prime, GC, Lease-Leaseback and Hard Bid delivery methods. Responsibilities also include working with the project management team in establishing a bidders list, soliciting and evaluating subcontractor proposals and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys and reviewing project plans and specifications for constructability and value engineering in all CSI (Construction Specification Institute) categories of work. Some supervision of other estimators, intern/co-op students, or project engineers. Essential Functions + Leads estimates for active projects and pursuit opportunities. + Performs accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs using company format, detail and coding for all CSI division systems for all levels of project documents (schematic, design development and, construction documents). + Develops accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with the project management team’s assistance. + Manages multiple projects concurrently with ability to multitask. + Obtains clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary. Solicits and analyzes subcontractor and vendor pricing input. + Attends project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, and post-bid interviews as required. + Develops unit costs accurately. + Develops and analyzes value management analysis options. Performs technical/plan review. + Considers and understands problems, and identifies appropriate solutions. + Develops knowledge in building designs, systems and construction materials through available resources and uses this knowledge in guiding the owner to a viable project. + Experienced with lean practices, target value design and trend log management. Accurately assesses and plans takeoff workload. + Ensures all data placed in the historical database is accurate. Assists in purchasing or buyout duties. + Participates in document review workshops. + Proficient in all computer software programs used in preconstruction with emphasis on 2D/3D estimating software, sub solicitation software and Bluebeam. + Prepares and presents budget presentations to owners and architects. + Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. + Performs other related duties as needed. Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent work experience with 7 + years of preconstruction and/or operations experience on commercial construction projects or 10 years and more of progressive equivalent work experience in a related field. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity the years of experience may vary. + Knowledgeable in some or all of the following: civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, interior finishes, exterior wall systems, mechanical and electrical systems and the costs of these systems. + Must possess knowledge of exterior building wall systems and interior finish construction systems. + Must demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, and other trades. + Possess the ability to estimate all aspects of a commercial construction project, assemble into one budget, and present to owners. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use estimating software, word processing, spread sheets, bid management, online plan rooms and database applications and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Requirements + Hard bid experience is a plus. + Higher Education, Civic, K-12 and correctional estimating backgrounds, highly desired. + Experience in the Southern California region, with intimate knowledge of the local markets and subcontractor base in the public market sector. + Must be able to view things from an owner’s perspective and present accordingly. + Must be a team player, able to work in and/or organize teams. + Must be able to operate as a “stand alone” estimator able to handle complete projects. + Must possess specific expertise with design-build and Construction Management at Risk projects. + Possess good organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Resourceful and diligent in seeking solutions to problems and adapting to new situations. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Construction Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. is an infrastructure contractor that excels at large, complex projects. Our projects include highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants and rail civils. Balfour Beatty is seeking a Construction Engineer with 4 or more years of experience to assist the Southern Gateway joint venture project in Dallas, Texas. General contractor Balfour Beatty US in a joint venture with Irving-based Fluor Enterprises have landed a $625 million roadway reconstruction and improvement project along 35E and U.S. 67 at the southern gateway of Dallas. The 11-mile project will expand Interstate 35E from four lanes to five lanes in each direction, with plans to build two reversible, non-toll express lanes in the center of the thoroughfare. The interchange will also be improved by rebuilding the Interstate 35E and U.S. 67 interchange and widening U.S. 67 from Interstate 35E and Interstate 20 by adding a third lane in each direction. Pegasus Link Constructors (PLC) LLC, comprised of two of the world's largest, most experienced design-build firms: Fluor Enterprises Inc. and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. Their successful 10-year partnership has resulted in many design-build projects in Texas over the last 15 years. Essential Functions + Coordinate with project Superintendents and Foreman to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications in a safe and efficient manner. + Responsibilities will include plan takeoffs and tracking of installed quantities. + Review and approve timecards for accuracy and proper cost allocation. + Ensure all labor, equipment, and material costs are properly allocated. + Coordinate delivery of materials. + Interpret plans and resolve issues that arise with project design team. + Supervise and direct subcontractors and major suppliers. + Coordinate with survey crew to ensure timely lay out. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field. + 4 years or more of construction field experience is required for this position. + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Requirements + Local candidates to the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex are highly desired + Candidates with software experience in Primavera; AutoCad; Microstation; Topcon; AGTEK or related software is helpful + 7 or more years of construction field experience preferred. + Organizes people, tools, and equipment and plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. + Makes decisions under tight deadlines, sometimes with incomplete information. + Exhibits commitment to quality by evaluating project-related processes and make necessary changes, using customer input to make improvements, and meeting/exceeding internal and external customer expectation. + Acts in a manner of integrity that demonstrates support for the company values and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Safety Health & Environmental Director      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in San Diego, California is seeking a Safety Health & Environmental Director to help support the California division. This position serves as the primary company representative responsible for the overall direction of the company’s loss prevention function. Proactively implements company safety programs to enforce compliance on all divisional job sites and prevents accidents and reduces time lost due to accidents by developing, communicating and training on safety programs and policies. Essential Functions + Enforces compliance with federal and state safety regulations on all projects. + Develops and administers company’s loss prevention programs and policies with Loss Prevention and Operations staff. + Participates in intra-company Loss Prevention Task Team meetings, initiatives and planning efforts. + Reviews project plans and specifications and make recommendations to Operations on potential hazards. + Oversees and conducts education and training programs for employees, subcontractors and owner representatives and ensure programs are effective and cost efficient. + Conducts random safety and loss control surveys and audits; implements changes to meet identified needs. + Manages incident investigations and open claims, and analyzes claim data for prevention solutions. + Assists Project Safety Task Teams with weekly safety evaluations and necessary corrections. + Ensures job startup kits and signs are prepared for projects. + Ensures Loss Prevention team is communicating progress, issues, and new developments with company employees on a regular basis. + Maintains division-wide records, including daily injury logs, OSHA 300 forms, meeting minutes, subcontractor correspondence, etc. + Prepares and analyzes reports that summarize and forecast division activity and financial impact in areas of safety, worker’s compensation, and other loss prevention activity. + Prepares and manages the Loss Prevention budget. + Strives to continually seek feedback and improve services/tools/department deliverables to internal customers. + Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations. + Actively participates in industry, client, and community relations to enhance company image. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science in Safety & Environmental Health or related field. + 10+ years of experience, preferably in the construction industry. + Certified as a Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) required. + 3 years or more of supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractors. + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + OSHA 30 required. + Willing to travel at least 25% of the time. Preferred Requirements + California market experience helpful, but, not required. + Tier 1 construction safety backgrounds helpful, but, not required. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Project Manager (K-12 Schools)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Torrance and Orange County California, we are seeking Project Manager's to work on K-12 Schools. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + 10 years or more of commercial construction experience in project management. + Must have been a Project Manager on at least 1 or more K-12 job-sites. + 5 years or more of direct supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractors. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). Preferred Requirements + Previous or current K-12 Schools project experience, highly desired. + Local qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Project Engineer (May or December 2019 Graduates)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in the Virginia or Washington DC area is seeking campus recruitment graduates who will graduate in May or December 2019 for future work. These positions will not be needed until May 2019 or December 2019. The Project Engineer is an entry level position that assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management or an Engineering related degree. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook) Preferred Experience + Previous or current commercial construction experience, helpful. + RFI + Change orders + Submittals + Punch-list + Assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-OR-Portland) Project Executive      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company is seeking a Project Executive to join our team in Portland, Oregon. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. The primary role of the Project Executive is to be the project leader ultimately responsible for all aspects of the project’s success including a positive referral from the Clients. The Project Executive ensures project success through monitoring the processes, progress and results of the following: Client satisfaction, team effectiveness, employee development, financial goals, quality and schedule. Serving as the liaison between the jobsite, the Business Unit Leader (BUL) and the main office, the Project Executive provides the support and resources that are needed by the Project Manager and Superintendent to perform their duties. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field position. + Twenty years or more of commercial construction experience in the office or field management. + 10 plus years experience working on Ground-Up Commercial Construction projects of $50 million or greater. + 2 or more years of experience in a commercial construction Project Executive role required. + Ten years or more of direct supervisory experience. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Project Engineer Internships - Summer 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction, the Atlanta Geography, is seeking motivated college students for the Summer 2019 Internship program to work in the local Atlanta area on various projects. Internships will start in May of 2019 and last for approximately 3 months. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. Essential Functions • Learn about managing the project budget by controlling expenditures, coordinating owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor, and ensuring successful office support related to overall cost and schedule. • Learn about Safety and Quality Control programs and how to coordinate actions to address problems. • Learn about company procedures, the correspondence process and handling, etc. with the Office Manager in accordance with the Operations Manual. • Learn how to review and process submittal data and shop drawings. • Understand how to coordinate submittals, deliveries, etc. that affect the project schedule with the Superintendent. • Monitor/review weekly and monthly status reports and weekly subcontractor meeting minutes, change orders, etc. to understand process. • Understand change documents and change proposal requests for price review. • May go with Project Engineer to meetings with architect and owner representatives to understand information required by owner, necessary progress reports and summaries, and how action plans from owner/architect meetings address all outstanding issues related to the project. • Learn how changes, clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are updated on “as-built” plans and coordinated with company supervision and subcontractors/suppliers. • Learn how to maintain RFI logs and change request log. Minimum Requirements + Currently enrolled in a Construction Management or Engineering degree program. Preferred Requirements + Prior commercial construction internships or work experience, very helpful, but not required. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Participate in training, seminars, task team meetings, etc. + Demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, etc. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spread sheets, etc. + Possess good self-organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-NC-Wilmington) Project Business Manager (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. is an infrastructure contractor that excels at large, complex projects. Our projects include highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants and rail civils. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure in Wilmington, North Carolina is seeking a Project Business Manager. This role applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems. In addition, this role will generate and analyze weekly and monthly financial reports. Essential Functions + Perform project budgets, prepare and allocate costs within multiple project budgets and monitor the development of actual against budgets/forecasts. + Perform monthly reviews of the value of work in progress and report on costs incurred, revenues and irregularities. + Review and measure the percentage of completion of each project segments, and makes sure that all costs related to the projects are allocated and the invoice to the client prepared. + Collect cost data required to monitor all project cost accounts to ensure that these accounts reflect actual costs to be matched against revenue and any irregularities reported to senior management. + Manage accounting staff in performance of payroll, AP, AR/billing, HR. + Maintain subcontracts including review of insurance requirements, pay estimate preparation and account reconciliation. + Reviews on a monthly basis, in conjunction with project field personnel, progress within the project and determine the value of the completed work. + Develop budget forecasts and monitor progress of work per cost account to ensure adherence to budget. + Prepare month end profit and loss report for budgeted segments of projects and forward to senior management together with the construction forecast to reflect most current plans/requirements. + Supervise and provide on-the-job training to entry level professional personnel assigned to cost accounting area. + May provide technical direction on job costing software. + Position responsible for timeliness and accuracy of reports for the projects. + Works closely with immediate accounting associates, finance associates, and with project managers. + Occasional contact with executive level management required. + Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction. Minimum Requirements + Four year business/accounting degree plus four or more year’s similar construction cost accounting experience or equivalent combinations of training/experience. + Working knowledge of cost accounting software, construction technology, and budget analysis required. + Must be able to multi task and manage the financials for multiple projects. Preferred Requirements + Current or previous cost accounting software knowledge in JDE (J.D. Edwards), preferred, but not required. + Current or previous A/E/C accounting experience, desired. + Previous or current experience in a construction Project Accountant role or similar, preferred. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Superintendent      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty in the Southern California Region, we are seeking a Superintendent to work in San Diego, California. The Superintendent will work on the following project types: Education (K-12 & Higher Education), Civic, and Criminal Justice. Please include a project list when applying. The Superintendent is responsible for all field operations, including the coordination of subcontractors’ work. Responsible for all field activities associated with the project, including ultimate responsibility for implementation of Safety/Zero Harm program for the job site, supervision of all field construction work by subcontractors and self-performed work. Shares responsibility with the project manager for developing the project budget, actively participating in the preconstruction phase, and ensuring that the project is built on time, within budget, and according to company policies and procedures. Manages and mentors assistant superintendents and other field personnel. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or equivalent. + Ten years or more of commercial construction field experience. + Five years of direct supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractor management. + Five years or more in a commercial construction Superintendent role required. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Ability to read plans and specs. + Scheduling experience using software application. Preferred Experience + Previous or current project experience with: Education (K-12 & Higher Education), Civic, or Criminal Justice. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-NC-Wilmington) Assistant Controller (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more. + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. is an infrastructure contractor that excels at large, complex projects. Our projects include highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants and rail civils. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure in Wilmington, North Carolina is seeking an Assistant Controller. The Assistant Controller will assist the Controller and/or CFO with the financial affairs of the organization and with preparation of financial analyses of operations for the guidance of management. Directs and supervises the financial services staff in accounting and financial reporting/analysis activities. Essential Functions + Prepares and analyzes reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expense, and earnings based upon past, present and expected operations and risks. This may include: summary reports on project progress, monthly overhead reports, balance sheet, financial statement, income statement, etc. + Prepares and approves all journal entries. + Participates in various internal financial audits. + Maintains financial projection system. + Reviews owner contracts. + Coordinates and prepares quarterly projections and annual plan in concert with Operations management. + Analyzes and communicates to management variances between projections and actuals. + Ensures compliance with accounting policies, procedures and internal controls. Minimum Requirements + High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. + 7 years or more of experience in an Accountant or Finance role. + Extensive knowledge/experience in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. + Demonstrates proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, accounting applications and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Periodic travel to job sites is required. Preferred Requirements + Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred + Accounting or Finance experience in the A/E/C industry, highly desired. + Supervises and develops direct reports while prioritizing and delegating significant responsibilities to others. + Demonstrates solid presentation skills and verbal/written skills. + Demonstrates the ability to organize people, tools and equipment to orchestrate multiple activities at once. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-NC-Charlotte) Project Engineer (May or December 2019 Graduates)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in the Charlotte and Raleigh area is seeking campus recruitment graduates who will graduate in May or December 2019 for future work. These positions will not be needed until May 2019 or December 2019. The Project Engineer is an entry level position that assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management or an Engineering related degree. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook) Preferred Experience + Previous or current commercial construction experience, helpful. + RFI + Change orders + Submittals + Punch-list + Assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Sacramento) Construction Contract Administrator (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking a Construction Contract Administrator for our $300M project in Elk Grove, California. This project is an expansion of Sacramento County’s already existing Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive structural and mechanical improvements through the addition of a Tertiary Treatment Facility. The primary role of the Construction Contract Administrator is to perform various tasks throughout the duration of our subcontract and material contracts to ensure that the terms of the agreements are being adhered to. Essential Functions + Maintain all records and documents related to subcontracts and material contracts. + Assist in both startup and closeout of contracts. + Respond to subcontract and material requests/questions by being a liaison between administrative teams. + Obtain all required documentation/forms after execution of contracts, including exhibits, special provisions, etc. + Process progress payments, including inputting and tracking and obtaining lien releases. + Maintain various tracking logs and spreadsheet for contracts. + Draft and track Supplemental Agreements for contracts. + Review contracts for deviations from our standard terms and conditions. + Track, notify and bill all back charges associated with contracts. + Report/complete all DBE Utilization Reports for contracts. + Ensure that we have current Certificates of Insurance that meet the project specifications. + Manage OCIP Enrollment, Payroll Reports and assist our subcontractors with enrollment. + Obtain bonds and process reimbursements. + Respond and track suppliers request for Preliminary Notice Information. + Ensure Certified Payroll records are submitted and accurate. + Flow down all contract requirements to tiered subcontracts. + Prepare special reports and complete other projects as directed. + Read and interpret project specifications as required to administer subcontract and material contracts. + Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction. Minimum Requirements + A minimum of five (5) years of office administration experience + High School Diploma or equivalent + Ability to meet strict daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly deadlines + Strong computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet software. Word, Excel, Outlook Preferred Requirements + Construction industry experience a plus. + 4 year Business Administration or Accounting degree preferred. + JD Edwards experience preferred. + Strong verbal and written communication skills. + Excellent multi-tasking capabilities while maintaining organization and meticulous attention to detail. + Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. + Excellent customer service skills. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CO-Denver) Chief Financial Officer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, education assistance and much more. + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR) in Denver Colorado, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer for the Denver Transit Operations, which is part of the Denver Transit Partners team (DTP). This 29 year O&M obligation in JV with DTP, the Regional Transportation District selected concessionaire for the Eagle P3 Project, is comprised of a partnership between Fluor Enterprises, Inc. (a unit of Fluor Corp.); Balfour Beatty Rail Inc., ACI, Ames Construction and HDR. The Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility for the financial operation of the organization, including budgeting and planning, change management, accounting and financial reporting, benefit administration including company 401K plan, managing the contract and procurement organization, oversees company warranty process and the administration of the small business enterprise requirements. Essential Functions + Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports summarizing and forecasting company business activities and financial position in areas of revenue, cost and profit based on the past, present and expected operations. + Develops credibility for the accounting department by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, financial trends and cash flow projections. + Manages all Company banking. + Oversees payroll using the ADP payroll system. + Manages the department’s use of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting System. + Manages contractual Small Business Enterprise program including reporting, good faith efforts and reporting to client. + Manages audits including internal, tax and 401K audits. + Manages the procurement of service contracts, spare parts, materials and supplies. Negotiates contracts with suppliers. + Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with SOX, GAAP and other applicable regulations and standards. + Manages Accounts Payable, processing invoices and payments in a timely manner. + Completes cash forecast and cash management responsibilities. + Produces monthly invoices to the client, reflecting all phases of work and includes scheduled fixed payments and adjustments based on performance. + Manages the annual budget process, summarizing past expenditures, projecting future expenditures and prioritizing funding requests from departmental managers. Coordinates with departmental managers to make sure that their budgetary requirements are well documented. + Completes monthly, annual and project to date analysis of project performance driving company performance including identification of efficiency improvements. + All other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements + CPA or Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, operations analysis or computer science required. + Minimum of ten years of professional level work experience in business administration, accounting, budget management or similar duties. This includes some experience in a supervisory role. + Experience in establishing and/or implementing policies and procedures to control business processes. + Experience in supporting personnel in operational and/or production roles. + Experience in negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors. + Experience in establishing, calculating and reporting performance indicators. + Experience in managing an accounting group. + Experience working within a Joint Venture enterprise. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and business accounting systems. + Must be eligible to work in the U.S., successfully pass a pre-employment background check, and credit check + Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy Preferred Requirements + A/E/C Accounting/Finance backgrounds highly desired, but, not required. + Ability to manage time and workload effectively. + Sound judgment. + Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as necessary. + Ability to research and analyze or an equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Project Engineer (May or December 2019 Graduates)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction in the Atlanta area is seeking campus recruitment graduates who will graduate in May or December 2019 for future work. These positions will not be needed until May 2019 or December 2019. The Project Engineer is an entry level position that assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management or an Engineering related degree. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook) Preferred Experience + Previous or current commercial construction experience, helpful. + RFI + Change orders + Submittals + Punch-list + Assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Sacramento) Office/Field Engineer (Infrastructure)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty is seeking an Office/Field Engineer for our $300M project in Elk Grove, California. This project is an expansion of Sacramento County’s already existing Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant. Balfour Beatty’s scope of work includes extensive structural and mechanical improvements through the addition of a Tertiary Treatment Facility. The primary role of the Office/Field Engineer is to assist the Project Engineer and Superintendent with the planning and daily execution of the project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions The shared time between office and field management operations may include: + Safety meetings + Processing of submittals and request for information + Cost analysis and projections + Payment requisitions + Change order estimating + Procurement of materials + Subcontractor scheduling and coordination + Scheduling - use of critical path logic + Third party outreach/coordination Minimum Requirements + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, internet, Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook) Preferred Requirements + 4 years’ experience, equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience + Knowledge of CAD and Primavera + Experience with Revit 3D modeling About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Project Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty in the Southern California Region, we are seeking a Project Manager to work in San Diego, CA. The Project Manager will work on the following project types: Education (K-12 & Higher Education), Civic, and Criminal Justice. Please include a project list when applying. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related a Engineering field. + 10 years or more of experience in project management. + 5 years or more of direct supervisory experience. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). Preferred Requirements + Previous or current project experience with: Education (K-12 & Higher Education), Civic, or Criminal Justice. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-DC-Washington) Project Engineer Internships - Summer 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction, the Mid-Atlantic Geography, is seeking motivated college students for the Summer 2019 Internship program to work in the local Virginia or Washington DC area on various projects. Internships will start in May of 2019 and last for approximately 3 months. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. Essential Functions • Learn about managing the project budget by controlling expenditures, coordinating owner and subcontractor billings, identifying work not covered by subcontractor, and ensuring successful office support related to overall cost and schedule. • Learn about Safety and Quality Control programs and how to coordinate actions to address problems. • Learn about company procedures, the correspondence process and handling, etc. with the Office Manager in accordance with the Operations Manual. • Learn how to review and process submittal data and shop drawings. • Understand how to coordinate submittals, deliveries, etc. that affect the project schedule with the Superintendent. • Monitor/review weekly and monthly status reports and weekly subcontractor meeting minutes, change orders, etc. to understand process. • Understand change documents and change proposal requests for price review. • May go with Project Engineer to meetings with architect and owner representatives to understand information required by owner, necessary progress reports and summaries, and how action plans from owner/architect meetings address all outstanding issues related to the project. • Learn how changes, clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are updated on “as-built” plans and coordinated with company supervision and subcontractors/suppliers. • Learn how to maintain RFI logs and change request log. Minimum Requirements + Currently enrolled in a Construction Management or Engineering degree program. Preferred Requirements + Prior commercial construction internships or work experience, very helpful, but not required. + Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly. + Participate in training, seminars, task team meetings, etc. + Demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, etc. + Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spread sheets, etc. + Possess good self-organizational and management skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Aliso Viejo) Architect, Data Solutions And Mining      Cache   Translate Page      
Overview FOUNDED IN 2003, Carrington has evolved from a mortgage credit asset manager into a vertically-integrated financial services company that covers virtually every aspect of the single family residential real estate transaction, including investment in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, and title and escrow services. Carrington has built the infrastructure necessary to maximize value during any market cycle. We are currently hiring a Data Mining Architect in our Aliso Viejo Ca location. Consider Carrington Today! Responsibilities SUMMARY: The Data Solution and Mining Architect is responsible for Full Lifecycle Management (Design, Develop, Test & Implement) of the Data Integration solutions and platform. In addition, the Data Architect will participate in the development of new data related products and services which will be utilized by the enterprise as well as for external clients or vendors. This position is also responsible for Data Architecture/Modeling, building Machine Learning Models, and taking them from research to production. Leverages data to drive both Operational and Tactical level decisions, making recommendations regarding business solutions derived from data analysis to senior management in IT and the business units. Creates Strategies that translate data into actionable business decisions. Performs all duties in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures, all US state and federal laws and regulations, wherein the company operates. The Data Solution and Mining Architect will be a “Hands On” expert and will participate in Design, Coding, Modeling and Policy/Procedure creation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: LEADERSHIP > + Provide thought Leadership for sustainable, high-performance Information Architectures to meet the dynamic requirements across the enterprise. + Work closely with IT management to propose and implement Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps and participate in the Execution and Governance of enterprise DW/BI initiatives and programs + Work closely with the Business and IT Teams to generate data solutions and approaches. ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN > + Architect, design, develop and implement a robust Information Architecture platform including, but not limited to, enterprise data/application integration (ETL), Master Data management, Data Quality services, multi-dimensional data structures data mining, and big data. + Develop plans to transition new projects and technologies to operations for ongoing support, maintenance and enhancement by the Data Engineering department. + Leverage data to drive both operational and tactical level decisions; make recommendations regarding business solutions derived from data analysis to senior management in IT and the business units. + Provide actionable insights and/or innovative data products for solving some of the most complex business situations. DEVELOPMENT > + Design and build new analytical data models for new insights that can improve our business in key areas including Loan Origination and Marketing. + Create Data Visualizations and communicate data insights. + Drive the Initiatives related to collection of new data and refinement of existing data sources. + Identify new data sources/patterns that add significant lift to Predictive Modeling capabilities. + Create analyses that tell a story focused on insights, translating data into actionable steps. + Assist in design and development of Enterprise Data Warehouse components. Qualifications + Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field (e.g., Economics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, CS, Mathematics) or equivalent experience. + Five (5) plus years of experience with database management systems – MS SQL. + Five (5) plus years of experience on Microsoft BI platform + Five (5) plus years of experience with ETL tools – MS SSIS + Five (5) plus years of experience performing quantitative analysis, predictive analytics, mathematical modeling, and/or machine learning + Hands on knowledge of Microsoft PowerBI a huge plus Job ID2018-7447 Position CategoryInformation Technology CompanyCarrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC Position TypeRegular
          (USA-NC-Greensboro) LAND SURVEY INSTRUMENT MAN – Greensboro, NC      Cache   Translate Page      
LAND SURVEY INSTRUMENT MAN - Greensboro, NC GEL SOLUTIONSCareer Opportunities Why Join our Team? + Career path options in a rapidly growing, dynamic company + Exposure to a wide range of market sectors, clients and technologies + Stimulating work environment with a highly experienced and skilled team + We have fun while working hard! GEL Solutions (GEL) is a niche professional services firm providing subsurface utility engineering (SUE), land surveying and geophysical services to clients throughout the southeastern United States. We are seeking an outstanding and energetic individual to help build our survey department in our Greensboro, NC office. The successful candidate will join us in solving challenging problems in the infrastructure, environmental and natural resources sectors. Our goal is to apply our surface and subsurface mapping skills to improve our clients’ bottom lines and reduce their risks. We are committed to offering the latest technologies and services. To this end, we employ and train customer-focused staff with exceptional attitudes and technical skills. We are proud of our culture of innovation and our focus on quality. GEL Solutions – LAND SURVEY INSTRUMENT MAN, Greensboro, NC GEL has a position open for a NC Land Survey Instrument Man to assist in supporting our NCDOT Locations and Survey contract and other valued clients in the Greensboro market. This position has very high growth potential and is ideally suited for a mid-level I-Man who aspires to build upon their surveying experience with a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company. An added benefit of this position is the opportunity to learn and support our SUE (utility locating) and geophysical services. Field work and some travel is required. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: + Assist the Crew Chief in field land surveying operations + Operation of level, total station, robot and GPS with appropriate principles, techniques and procedures to perform various types of land surveying + Teach others how to do the same + Perform basic survey calculations + Assist Crew Chief with other survey tasks as necessary, data collector operations, field notes, reports + Maintain vehicles and field equipment + Provide exceptional customer service + Perform all work in a safe and professional manner Experience/Skills/Education Required: + 1 year as a survey instrument man + High School Diploma + Possess high ethical standards and the Core Values of The GEL Group + Boundary, Topo survey, working with DOT Location & Surveys a plus + Good interpersonal and communication skills + Physical strength and endurance to perform field work + Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to successfully pass GEL driver requirements + Pass a background and a drug screen test + Ability to work as part of a team
          (USA-NC-Greensboro) LAND SURVEYING TECHNICIAN – Greensboro, NC      Cache   Translate Page      
Land Surveying Technician – Greensboro, NC GEL SOLUTIONS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Why Join our Team? + Career path options in a rapidly growing, dynamic company + Exposure to a wide range of market sectors, clients and technologies + Stimulating work environment with a highly experienced and skilled team + We have fun while working hard! GEL Solutions (GEL) is a niche professional services firm providing Surveying, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), and Geophysical services to clients throughout the southeastern United States. We are seeking an outstanding and energetic individual to support our Land Surveying department in our Greensboro, NC office. The successful candidate will join us in solving challenging problems in the infrastructure, environmental and natural resources sectors. Our goal is to apply our surface and subsurface mapping skills to improve our clients’ bottom lines and reduce their risks. We are committed to offering the latest technologies and services. To this end, we employ and train customer-focused staff with exceptional attitudes and technical skills. We are proud of our culture of innovation and our focus on quality. GEL Solutions – LAND SURVEYING Technician - Greensboro, NC GEL has a position open for a Land Surveying Technician in our Greensboro, NC office. This position has very high growth potential and is ideally suited for a motivated individual who enjoys working within a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company. An added benefit of this position is the opportunity to learn and support our SUE (utility locating) and geophysical services. Field work and some travel is required. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: + Support survey and utility locating crews and provide quality control for all work products + Perform and document field work for survey and utility locating projects + Provide exceptional customer service Education Required: + Associates Degree or Equivalent (preferred) + High School Diploma/GED with existing land surveying experience Experience/Skills Required: + Working experience with land surveying equipment a plus + Computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word, and CADD software) a plus + Good interpersonal and communication skills + Physical strength and endurance to perform field work + Ability to work as part of a team and independently + Possess high ethical standards and the Core Values of the GEL Group + Valid driver’s license with good driving record
          (USA-TX-College Station) Wage Instructor - UAS Pilot      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Title Wage Instructor - UAS Pilot Agency Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Department Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate Job Location College Station, Texas Job Type Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term) Job Description Agency Instructor I - UAS Pilot Location: College Station, Texas Temporary/Casual Staff – Part Time Salary: $55/hour Job Description Summary: The instructor/UAS Pilot will assist with leading the development and delivery of ITSl's small Unmanned Aerial Systems training program. This position will serve as a UAS subject matter expert for ITSl's program which will include oversight of flight operations, training programs, curriculum development, and instructional/flight audit duties. This position will interface with representatives of TEEX Divisions and Centers as well as outside entities and course participants. Reports to the UAS Program Director. Required Qualifications: • 5 years UAS experience or 500 hours logged UAS flight experience • FAA CFR Part 107 certification • Bachelor's Degree by accredited college or university • Valid Driver's License • 2 years' experience in developing and instructing adult education Preferred Qualifications: • 5 years' experience in managing a manned or unmanned flight department preferred • Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight experience preferred • Bachelor's Degree or Graduate work in aviation, aerospace, and/or engineering preferred • Private pilot license preferred, with experience flying fixed-wing and/or rotorcraft • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate preferred Physical Requirements: • Dexterity to work with small components/parts • Capable of working in field environments with extremes in temperature, humidity, wind, rain, etc. • Must be in good physical condition consistent with standing for extended periods of time • Capable of lifting aircraft (under 50 lbs.) and support equipment into and out of a standard pickup bed • Communicate via telephone and computer. • Must be able to travel Knowledge Skills and Abilities: • Specific knowledge consistent with aviation, UAS and flight operations of both manned and unmanned systems. • Specific knowledge of aviation regulations, rules and restrictions. • Ability to safely pilot a UAS within regulations, rules and restrictions inside the United States. • Skill to develop a maintenance, logistics and schedule for UAS flight operations • Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups. • Knowledge of office software and ability to prepare professional presentations Notifications: • This position is security-sensitive. • This position may require up to 30% travel. • This position is funded from grant and/or contract funding, which is renewed through provisions of the granter of the contract. Therefore, this position is contingent upon continuation of funding from these grants and/or contracts, as well as satisfactory job performance. • This position regularly directs and evaluates the work of others. Essential Duties and Tasks: Oversee operational duties required to support the program -10%: Work with the Program Director to ensure deliverables associated with the program are met or exceeded. Delivers relevant FAA notices and/or restrictions to Pilot/Instructors. Develops time lines to ensure work products are completed on time. Reviews and approves flight operation plans. Provide written reports and updates as required. Set and maintain quality controls, policies and procedures for flight operations to ensure flight operations meet TEEX and contract standards. Assists with maintenance of fleet aircraft, including work by vendors or sub-contractors related to flight operations. Assists with program development and delivery - 60% Researches, develops, and writes instructional materials and training programs. Serves as Instructor to deliver UAS training programs to clientele. Provide guidance to Pilot/Instructional staff- 15%: Maintains a record of each pilot's suitability for flight operations, which may include restricting staff from conducting flight operations. (Part-Time) - Provide guidance to Pilot/Instructor staff on related aviation issues. Assist with maintaining Certification documentation of staff, provide for relevant continuing education and recertification scheduling. Assist with ensuring flight operations staff maintain all relevant certifications, medicals, and stay within regulations for all operations. Maintains a record of each pilot's suitability for flight operations, which may include restricting staff from conducting flight operations. Maintain sound fiscal management - 5%: Analyze budget to assure expenditures do not exceed allotted amount. Ensure financial controls are in place and followed. Ensure deliverables and work products are within budget Certification of Aircraft, Maintenance and Flight Operations - 5%: Works with staff to ensure all applicable assets and efforts obtain and maintain appropriate certifications. Serves as Subject Matter Expert for TEEX- 5%: Provides relative SME assistance on behalf of TE EX, both within the Agency and externally. May act as representative for TEEX on internal or external boards, committees, panels, etc. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security, workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 173,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 81 countries worldwide. TEEX operates a comprehensive emergency preparedness campus, which includes some of the world’s top training facilities in the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Emergency Operations Training Center, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for public utilities, law enforcement, and unexploded ordnance training. As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been a leader in homeland security training since 1998. The agency also sponsors the state’s elite urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force 1, standing ready to respond at a moment’s notice in times of disaster. Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6801. Useful Links: + Applicant FAQ + Bryan/College Station Area + TEEX Home Page + TEEX Agency Video + Texas A&M University System + Equal Employment Opportunity - English + Equal Employment Opportunity - Spanish + Family Medical Leave - English + Family Medical Leave - Spanish + Employee Polygraph Protection Act - English + Employee Polygraph Protection Act - Spanish + E-Verify - English + E-Verify - Spanish + USERRA
          (USA-CA-Escondido) Director of Patient Experience FT (Date Admin Site)      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Descriptions: Summary: Neighborhood Healthcare, a 700-employee, mission-focused healthcare provider, has an immediate opening for a Director of Patient Experiencein our Escondido, California office. Reporting to the Chief Operations Office, this position serves as a leader, catalyst and advisory resource for patient experience initiatives, and is responsible for developing system-wide service standards and service improvement initiatives, developing and leading implementation of robust and enduring pathways for patient engagement within NHcare including informatics, community initiatives, healthcare quality improvement initiatives and system redesign efforts. Through collaboration with NHcare leadership, the Director will define, direct, coordinate and manage all aspects of the Patient-Centered Care experience. The Director will lead the Customer Service Center including call center, referrals case management, and medical records functions. The Director of Patient Experience builds programs and seeks improvements to services impacting the patient and visitor experience; implements new programs and initiatives with organization-wide and community impact. Through daily collaboration with corporate, clinical and administrative staff, develops strategies for education, continuous improvement and change management in a manner consistent with our Mission, Vision, and Values. . Key focus areas Strategy / Patient-Focused Initiatives + Develops, implements, monitors and supports an organization-wide patient experience strategy that establishes and continually improves the overall patient experience with the intent to positively impact patient retention and new patient attainment. + Leads efforts to use the voice of the customer to impact strategic and operational priorities, including development and convening of appropriate patient advisory councils, committees or focus groups. Conducts periodic mystery shopper calls and/or site visits to measure quality of service and compliance with all regulation programs and shares trends with appropriate staff. + Determines operational strategies by conducting needs assessments, reviewing capacity plans, and estimating cost/benefits; identifying and evaluating state-of-the-art technologies; defining user requirements; establishing technical specifications, and contributing information and analyses to organizational strategic plans and reviews. + Assures and supports the active participation of patients in community health improvement activities, commissions and/or workgroups. Develops and utilizes patient focus groups to enhance understanding of patient care barriers or catalysts. + Uncovers the socio-economic barriers that keep people from achieving their healthcare goals. Communicates barriers to relevant stakeholders and works to support consumer advocacy. Identifies barriers that can be addressed through innovation or those that are further impeded + Assesses NHcare’s current use of health information technology (HIT) for patient engagement and works with key individuals to develop strategies to increase the number of new patients that access services. Leadership / Management & Supervision + Leads a team of support staff to ensure the business maintains the highest level of service by delivering value to the customer while operating an outstanding customer service center including call center, referrals case management, and medical records functions. + Develops departmental policies, procedures and infrastructure to support best practices in patient experience throughout NHcare, including but not limited to, delivering products on time and keeping accurate client records. Ensures the highest levels of business practices are in place and continuously monitors workflows and processes. Responsible for the implementation of changes including system upgrades or migrations, new project roll-outs, service modifications and other initiatives. + Nurtures employee growth and development and enables employees to focus their efforts on direct patient care management. Provides coaching, training and staff development feedback to employees. Performs performance evaluations and disciplinary actions as needed consistent with NHcare process and timeline. Training, Employee Development and Communications + Collaborates cross-functionally in the development and improvement of training resources and materials. Liaisons with other administrative and operational departments to best provide patient engagement through the effective flow of information and activity + Works with clinical teams to strengthen service orientation and identify specific communication skills needed for effective, culturally appropriate and empathetic communication with patients and families. + In partnership with Human Resources, develops and deploys organization-wide employee initiatives to support improved patient experience and consistent application of standard service behavior. Develops appropriate metrics to evaluate and interpret the connection between patient satisfaction and customer service ratings on annual employee performance evaluations. Ensures a consistent approach to patient advocacy and customer service and influences local accountability and ownership of the patient experience at all staff levels. + Partners with the Communications department to ensure consistent internal and external communication and marketing strategies which recognize patients first as essential components of the NHcare brand. Conducts literature reviews, researches best practices and inventories of community services and program data to support and inform the development, implementation and evaluation of best practices and strategies related to engaging patients Analytics/Informatics/Metrics + Builds and analyzes identifiable markers in patient metrics that correspond with renewed patient engagement tactics. Tracks metrics of the patient portal and develops recommendations for portal improvement to utilize as a patient engagement tool. + Oversees the operations of patient experience data reporting and internal education about patient satisfaction surveys. Elicits patient input when developing tools and resources that aim to improve patient engagement. + Collaborates with the EMR/HIS team to develop and operate appropriate patient support software and technologies, including patient engagement and experience surveys. Analyzes data to monitor unusual occurrences and real-time feedback. + Communicates patient satisfaction analytics to executive leaders with remediation plans as required; Implements remediation plans. Required Experience: + EDUCATION: Requires Bachelor’s degree in business management, healthcare, organizational development, or related field; or equivalent experience, generally identified as four years work experience in healthcare or a related field. + EXPERIENCE: Eight years of progressive management experience in a multi-cultural healthcare organization, including direct patient experience, required. Must have five years of experience in program development or a change agent role including demonstrated ability to facilitate complex projects producing the desired outcome. + KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrated strong business acumen, operational skills, and successful partnership with line operations. Knowledge of industry trends, competitive benchmarking skills, and ability to apply cutting edge practices that deliver business results + SKILLS: Excellent collaboration, influencing, project management, organizational, and change agent skills. Strong problem solving, negotiation, collaboration, presentation and communication skills. Must demonstrate high learning agility and have an ability to deal with and coach others through constant change. Data analytic smarts and the ability to tell a story using objective and subjective information. Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. Proficiency with computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. + ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to execute both strategic and tactical priorities using knowledge of the organization and its employees. Ability to speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of employees at all levels and all ages, social and ethnic backgrounds. Able to work independently and as part of a team and maintain confidentiality. + OTHER: May travel to other NHcare sites for training or meetings. Must have reliable transportation, CA driver’s license and proof of insurance. Keyword: Director, Patient Experience, Operations, Patient Care, Healthcare Operations, Healthcare Administration, Patient management, From: Neighborhood Healthcare
          Skilled Labourer - Technical Workforce Inc. - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Must be able to understand measurements and perform basic math functions. Technical Workforce Inc., supply's skilled workforce to the industrial, infrastructure... $26.97 an hour
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          (USA-MO-Kansas City) Operator      Cache   Translate Page      
With over 2,000 employees located in 30 locations across 20 states, InfraSource provides a comprehensive scope of construction and professional services to the natural gas and electric industry. Utilities and Pipeline Operators throughout North America choose InfraSource for its extensive knowledge, expansive resources, and unmatched scope of services. With legacy companies dating back to 1954, InfraSource has built its reputation as an industry leader for solutions and a premier provider of infrastructure services with a solid track record of performance, integrity, and - above all - a commitment to safety and quality. Job Overview:Operates a variety of power construction equipment and assists craft workers in performing their assigned duties. Responsibilities: + Operates power equipment such as excavators, backhoes and front-end loaders to excavate or move dirt, rock, sand, gravel and other materials. + Pushes levers and depresses pedals to move the machine, to lower, push/pull bucket into the material and to lift, swing and dump contents of the shovel into truck or stockpile or to power jackhammer. + Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading. + Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging. + Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards. + Inspects and maintains equipment as required. + May drive machine to workplace, lift and move materials and objects, and operate according to signals from others. + Digs, spreads and levels dirt, gravel or sand; and, mixes pours and spreads concrete and asphalt using hand tools. + Performs a variety of machine and non-machine tasks such as removing forms, placing the pipe in the trench, jackhammering and tapping. + Exercise proper care, maintenance and operation of company equipment. + Work harmoniously, cooperatively and courteously with others at all times. + Adhere to all Company Safety Policies. + Performs miscellaneous other duties and responsibilities as required. Qualifications: + Must hold a valid Class A CDL. + Must possess a valid unrestricted Driver’s License. + High school diploma or equivalent education and experience and on the job training required. + Work within precise limits on standards of accuracy, repeat tasks of short duration according to set procedure and make decisions based on measurable criteria. + Physically, a worker must be able to work easily and skillfully with hands and be able to stand, walk, or sit for long periods, use arms, hands, and feet to reach for, handle and manipulate objects. + The carrying of tools and equipment, stooping, kneeling and crouching and the ability to see well (either naturally or with correction). + Must be able to able to lift and carry 50 lbs. + Capable of passing required DOT physical examination. + Knowledge of equipment and their uses. + Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division & multiplication). Appropriate licenses required as designated by state laws. + Knowledge of basic measurements and how to read a tape measure.
          Project Controls Planning Engineer (Scheduler P6) - APTIM - Niskayuna, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
The main project areas at the site include remediation of historical research facilities, demolition of buildings, and characterization of site-infrastructure...
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          Operational Technician-Radiological Infrastructure Operations - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Description Intermediate/Senior: Perform work in an industrial environment that may include the performance of measurements using equipment, documentation of...
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          George H.W. Bush - The Death of a War Criminal      Cache   Translate Page      

How the Mainstream Media Turn Villains into Saints



It is sickening the way the press eulogise dead war criminals and US Presidents in particular.  I can remember the BBC gushing over Ronald Reagan when he died and making a tribute programme to the man who unleashed the Contras in Nicaragua and supported the death squads in El Salvador. Ronald Reagan was seen as a beacon of hope for democracy even whilst he did his best to impoverish the poorest Americans.  But this is how our opinion makers work.
George Bush was the man who headed the CIA, a criminal organisation which subverted democratically elected governments in Latin America and brought the regimes of Pinochet and Videla to power in Chile, replete with their torture chambers and mass disappearances.  Bush represented all that was most vile in American politics and the fact that the Clintons are gushing all over his memory should teach us that when it comes to US politics there is no essential difference between Republicans and Democrats.

George Bush was the son of Senator Prescott Bush, a businessman and banker who made much of his fortune trading with Nazi Germany even after war was declared.  But as one of America's leading families, almost akin to  royalty, he escaped prosecution for aiding the enemy at a time of war despite financing Fritz Thyssen one of the largest steel and coal barons who organised finance for Hitler.
People won't remember the shooting down of an Iranian civil airliner Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes of the US Navy. 290 people, including 66 children, were murdered. George H W Bush was not the kind quirky, friendly soul that is made out today.  George H.W. Bush in 1988 responded to the mass murder by saying: "I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don't care what the facts are." was his Trumpian response. 
The USS Vincennes
Below is an article by Mehdi Hassan on Bush’s legacy.

Tony Greenstein

December 1 2018, 4:38 p.m.

President George H.W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office on Jan. 16, 1991, after U.S. forces began military action against Iraq, code-named Operation Desert Storm. Photo: Charles Tasnadi/AP
The tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday aged 94, have been pouring in from all sides of the political spectrum. He was a man “of the highest character,” said his eldest son and fellow former president, George W. Bush. “He loved America and served with character, class, and integrity,” tweeted former U.S. Attorney and #Resistance icon Preet Bharara. According to another former president, Barack Obama, Bush’s life was “a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.” Apple boss Tim Cook said: “We have lost a great American.”

In the age of Donald Trump, it isn’t difficult for hagiographers of the late Bush Sr. to paint a picture of him as a great patriot and pragmatist; a president who governed with “class” and “integrity.” It is true that the former president refused to vote for Trump in 2016, calling him a “blowhard,” and that he eschewed the white nationalist, “alt-right,” conspiratorial politics that has come to define the modern Republican Party. He helped end the Cold War without, as Obama said, “firing a shot.” He spent his life serving his country — from the military to Congress to the United Nations to the CIA to the White House. And, by all accounts, he was also a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather to his 17 grandkids and eight great-grandkids.

Yes I know this was written for his son but it is equally applicable  to the father
Nevertheless, he was a public, not a private, figure — one of only 44 men to have ever served as president of the United States. We cannot, therefore, allow his actual record in office to be beautified in such a brazen way. “When a political leader dies, it is irresponsible in the extreme to demand that only praise be permitted but not criticisms,” as my colleague Glenn Greenwald has argued, because it leads to “false history and a propagandistic whitewashing of bad acts.” The inconvenient truth is that the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush had far more in common with the recognizably belligerent, corrupt, and right-wing Republican figures who came after him — his son George W. and the current orange-faced incumbent — than much of the political and media classes might have you believe.
Consider:
He ran a racist election campaign. The name of Willie Horton should forever be associated with Bush’s 1988 presidential bid. Horton, who was serving a life sentence for murder in Massachusetts — where Bush’s Democratic opponent, Michael Dukakis, was governor —  had fled a weekend furlough program and raped a Maryland woman. A notorious television ad called “Weekend Passes,released by a political action committee with ties to the Bush campaign, made clear to viewers that Horton was black and his victim was white.
As Bush campaign director Lee Atwater bragged, “By the time we’re finished, they’re going to wonder whether Willie Horton is Dukakis’s running mate.” Bush himself was quick to dismissaccusations of racism as “absolutely ridiculous,” yet it was clear at the time — even to right-wing Republican operatives such as Roger Stone, now a close ally of Trump — that the ad had crossed a line. “You and George Bush will wear that to your grave,” Stone complained to Atwater. “It’s a racist ad. … You’re going to regret it.”
Stone was right about Atwater, who on his deathbed apologizedfor using Horton against Dukakis. But Bush never did.
He made a dishonest case for war. Thirteen years before George W. Bush liedabout weapons of mass destruction to justify his invasion and occupation of Iraq, his father made his own set of false claims to justify the aerial bombardment of that same country. The first Gulf War, as an investigation by journalist Joshua Keating concluded, “was sold on a mountain of war propaganda.”
For a start, Bush told the American public that Iraq had invaded Kuwait without provocation or warning.” What he omitted to mention was that the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, had given an effective green light to Saddam Hussein, telling him in July 1990, a week before his invasion, “[W]e have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait.”
Then there is the fabrication of intelligence. Bush deployed U.S. troops to the Gulf in August 1990 and claimed that he was doing so in order “to assist the Saudi Arabian Government in the defense of its homeland.” As Scott Peterson wrote in the Christian Science Monitor in 2002, “Citing top-secret satellite images, Pentagon officials estimated … that up to 250,000 Iraqi troops and 1,500 tanks stood on the border, threatening the key U.S. oil supplier.”
Yet when reporter Jean Heller of the St. Petersburg Times acquired her own commercial satellite images of the Saudi border, she found no signs of Iraqi forces; only an empty desert. “It was a pretty serious fib,” Heller told Peterson, adding: “That [Iraqi buildup] was the whole justification for Bush sending troops in there, and it just didn’t exist.”

President George H. W. Bush talks with Secretary of State James Baker III and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney during a meeting of the cabinet in the White House on Jan. 17, 1991 to discuss the Persian Gulf War. Photo: Ron Edmonds/AP

He committed war crimes. Under Bush Sr., the U.S. dropped a whopping 88,500 tons of bombs on Iraq and Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, many of which resulted in horrific civilian casualties. In February 1991, for example, a U.S. airstrike on an air-raid shelter in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad killed at least 408 Iraqi civilians. According to Human Rights Watch, the Pentagon knew the Amiriyah facility had been used as a civil defense shelter during the Iran-Iraq war and yet had attacked without warning. It was, concluded HRW, “a serious violation of the laws of war.”

U.S. bombs also destroyedessential Iraqi civilian infrastructure — from electricity-generating and water-treatment facilities to food-processing plants and flour mills. This was no accident. As Barton Gellman of the Washington Post reportedin June 1991: “Some targets, especially late in the war, were bombed primarily to create postwar leverage over Iraq, not to influence the course of the conflict itself. Planners now say their intent was to destroy or damage valuable facilities that Baghdad could not repair without foreign assistance. … Because of these goals, damage to civilian structures and interests, invariably described by briefers during the war as ‘collateral’ and unintended, was sometimes neither.”
Got that? The Bush administration deliberately targeted civilian infrastructure for “leverage” over Saddam Hussein. How is this not terrorism? As a Harvard public health team concludedin June 1991, less than four months after the end of the war, the destruction of Iraqi infrastructure had resulted in acute malnutrition and “epidemic” levels of cholera and typhoid.
By January 1992, Beth Osborne Daponte, a demographer with the U.S. Census Bureau, was estimating that Bush’s Gulf War had caused the deaths of 158,000 Iraqis, including 13,000 immediate civilian deaths and 70,000 deaths from the damage done to electricity and sewage treatment plants. Daponte’s numbers contradicted the Bush administration’s, and she was threatened by her superiors with dismissal for releasing “false information. (Sound familiar?)
He refused to cooperate with a special counsel. The Iran-Contra affair, in which the United States traded missiles for Americans hostages in Iran, and used the proceeds of those arms sales to fund Contra rebels in Nicaragua, did much to undermine the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Yet his vice president’s involvement in that controversial affair has garnered far less attention. “The criminal investigation of Bush was regrettably incomplete,”wrote Special Counsel Lawrence Walsh, a former deputy attorney general in the Eisenhower administration, in his final report on the Iran-Contra affair in August 1993.
Why? Because Bush, who was “fully aware of the Iran arms sale,” according to the special counsel, failed to hand over a diary “containing contemporaneous notes relevant to Iran/contra” and refused to be interviewed in the later stages of the investigation. In the final days of his presidency, Bush even issued pardonsto six defendants in the Iran-Contra affair, including former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger — on the eve of Weinberger’s trial for perjury and obstruction of justice. “The Weinberger pardon,” Walsh pointedly noted, “marked the first time a president ever pardoned someone in whose trial he might have been called as a witness, because the president was knowledgeable of factual events underlying the case.” An angry Walsh accused Bush of “misconduct” and helping to complete “the Iran-contra cover-up.”
Sounds like a Trumpian case of obstruction of justice, doesn’t it?

 A U.S. marshal, left, looking for a suspect, shows a mug shot to a man found allegedly using drugs in a crackhouse, according to police, in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 1989. The police raid was part of President George H.W. Bush’s war on drugs. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP
He escalated the racist war on drugs. In September 1989, in a televised address to the nation from the Oval Office, Bush held up a bag of crack cocaine, which he said had been “seized a few days ago in a park across the street from the White House . … It could easily have been heroin or PCP.”

Yet a Washington Post investigation later that month revealed that federal agents had “lured” the drug dealer to Lafayette Park so that they could make an “undercover crack buy in a park better known for its location across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House than for illegal drug activity” (the dealer didn’t know where the White House was and even asked the agents for directions). Bush cynically used this prop — the bag of crack — to call for a $1.5 billion increase in spending on the drug war, declaiming: “We need more prisons, more jails, more courts, more prosecutors.
The result? “Millions of Americans were incarcerated, hundreds of billions of dollars wasted, and hundreds of thousands of human beings allowed to die of AIDS — all in the name of a ‘war on drugs’ that did nothing to reduce drug abuse,” pointed out Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, in 2014. Bush, he argued, “put ideology and politics above science and health.” Today, even leading Republicans, such as Chris Christie and Rand Paul, agree that the war on drugs, ramped up by Bush during his four years in the White House, has been a dismal and racist failure.
He groped women. Since the start of the #MeToo movement, in late 2017, at least eight different womenhave come forward with claims that the former president groped them, in most cases while they were posing for photos with him. One of them, Roslyn Corrigan, told Time magazine that Bush had touched her inappropriately in 2003, when she was just 16. “I was a child,” she said. The former president was 79. Bush’s spokesperson offered this defenseof his boss in October 2017: “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures.” Yet, as Time noted, “Bush was standing upright in 2003 when he met Corrigan.”
Facts matter. The 41st president of the United States was not the last Republican moderate or a throwback to an imagined age of conservative decency and civility; he engaged in race baiting, obstruction of justice, and war crimes. He had much more in common with the two Republican presidents who came after him than his current crop of fans would like us to believe.

          (USA-IL-Chicago) Sr Infrastructure Service Management Analyst - SNOW      Cache   Translate Page      
Description: As the health care industry continues to rapidly transform, our IT team conceives, develops and delivers impactful technology solutions to support access to quality, affordable health care for our members. We are driven by our collective company purpose: To do everything in our power to stand with our members in sickness and in health®. Our IT team unleashes the power of this purpose through technology. We come to work every day to make a difference, and we deliver the highest quality and best solutions to our members. Job Purpose This position is responsible for creating and maintaining process information for IT processes, including mapping and measuring business objectives to IT process outputs; driving conversations with IT and business partners to define process requirements, and create process flows and metrics to measure success for one or two of the following processes: incident, problem, service request, configuration, knowledge, and asset in conjunction with the enterprise process design team; leading the creation maintenance, and reporting of various ITIL process area metrics, including Configuration, Knowledge, Incident, Problem, Asset and Service Request; utilizing analytics to plan, implement and continually improve processes to transition activities of newly deployed apps/services from development to support staff. Required Job Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree and 4 years in Information Technology OR Technical Certification and/or College Courses and 6 year Information Technology experience OR 8 years Information Technology experience, with 2 years in ITIL Process role.* Experience with ITIL v3.* Experience with SaaS ITSM Suite of tools such as ServiceNow.* Experience with IT Asset Management and CMBD Integration.* Experience with IT standards, procedures, policies.* Familiarity with HIPAA, COBIT, ITIL, CMMI and other process standards.* Customer relationship management.* PMO structures, processes, and methods.* Experience with demand / consumption management. Preferred Job Qualifications: * Oral & written communications.* Problem solving / analytical skills, tools and techniques.* Process engineering and re-design.* Teamwork and collaboration.* Adaptability / ability to manage change.* Problem solving / analytical thinking with a results oriented focus.* Conflict management.* Navigating organizational politics. *CA Location: IL - Chicago, IL - Naperville, IL - Waukegan, TX - Richardson Activation Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Expiration Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018 Apply Here
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Sr Infrastructure Service Management Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Description: As the health care industry continues to rapidly transform, our IT team conceives, develops and delivers impactful technology solutions to support access to quality, affordable health care for our members. We are driven by our collective company purpose: To do everything in our power to stand with our members in sickness and in health®. Our IT team unleashes the power of this purpose through technology. We come to work every day to make a difference, and we deliver the highest quality and best solutions to our members. Job Purpose This position is responsible for creating and maintaining process information for IT processes, including mapping and measuring business objectives to IT process outputs; driving conversations with IT and business partners to define process requirements, and create process flows and metrics to measure success for one or two of the following processes: incident, problem, service request, configuration, knowledge, and asset in conjunction with the enterprise process design team; leading the creation maintenance, and reporting of various ITIL process area metrics, including Configuration, Knowledge, Incident, Problem, Asset and Service Request; utilizing analytics to plan, implement and continually improve processes to transition activities of newly deployed apps/services from development to support staff. Required Job Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree and 4 years in Information Technology OR Technical Certification and/or College Courses and 6 year Information Technology experience OR 8 years Information Technology experience, with 2 years in ITIL Process role.* Experience with ITIL v3.* Experience with SaaS ITSM Suite of tools such as ServiceNow.* Experience with IT Asset Management and CMBD Integration.* Experience with IT standards, procedures, policies.* Familiarity with HIPAA, COBIT, ITIL, CMMI and other process standards.* Customer relationship management.* PMO structures, processes, and methods.* Experience with demand / consumption management. Preferred Job Qualifications: * Oral & written communications.* Problem solving / analytical skills, tools and techniques.* Process engineering and re-design.* Teamwork and collaboration.* Adaptability / ability to manage change.* Problem solving / analytical thinking with a results oriented focus.* Conflict management.* Navigating organizational politics. *CA Location: IL - Chicago, IL - Naperville, IL - Waukegan, TX - Richardson Activation Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Expiration Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018 Apply Here
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Infrastructure Portfolio Delivery Consultant      Cache   Translate Page      
Description: As the health care industry continues to rapidly transform, our IT team conceives, develops and delivers impactful technology solutions to support access to quality, affordable health care for our members. We are driven by our collective company purpose: To do everything in our power to stand with our members in sickness and in health®. Our IT team unleashes the power of this purpose through technology. We come to work every day to make a difference, and we deliver the highest quality and best solutions to our members. Job Purpose: This position is responsible for tracking end-to-end infrastructure project delivery; maintaining aggregate view of all infrastructure projects across all IT portfolios and internal infrastructure projects; coordinating overall communication, reporting and consolidation of demands on Infrastructure; ensuring program and project performance metrics are met to deliver key business values. This position will assist Portfolios to follow the intake and demand process to ensure proper tracking and unnecessary work efforts/demand on infra is avoided. Required Job Qualifications: + Bachelors Degree and 7 years in Information Technology or equivalent work experience. + Experience in Project Management. + Knowledge of Infrastructure Products and Technologies. + Knowledge of Cloud computing / SaaS / PaaS. + Knowledge of DevOps / continuous deployment / integration process. + Knowledge of ITILv3. + Ability to tie together solutions across systems. + Project / portfolio management tools - MS Project / CBA / PPM / PMP Leadership. + Business acumen. + Consultative problem solving / consulting. + Prioritize and make trade-off decisions. + Adaptability / ability to manage change. Preferred Job Qualifications: + Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS. + Customer relationship management. + Experience working in a highly outsourced / offshore environment. + Knowledge of SDLC / Iterative / Agile / Scrum development. + Vendor / SLA management. + Problem solving / analytical thinking. + Prior Intake and demand management Location: IL - Chicago Activation Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Expiration Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Apply Here
          (USA-PA-King of Prussia) Construction Supervisor      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: King of Prussia, PA + Job Type: Construction + Experience: At least 1 year(s) + Date Posted: 12/4/2018 Job DescriptionAre you ready to join an inclusive work environment, contribute to our dynamic teams and "Seek and Achieve Excellence" in all you do? We are SBA Communications, (SBA) a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. Our mission is to be our customers' first-choice provider of wireless infrastructure solutions.As a member of our team, you will be inspired by our Guiding Principles; Integrity, Work Ethic, Ownership Mindset, Quality, Customer Service, Innovation and Collegiality. If you are challenged by the opportunity to stretch and grow yourself and your career, then SBA Communications can help you “Reach New Heights”.Join our Commitment to "Building Better Wireless" and apply or text keyword Towersba to 313131 Summary: Manage construction/colocation process to produce quality sites to customer specifications within the timeframe and budget required by planning, coordinating and managing multiple projects while supervising field employees and subcontractors. Act as on site representative to client with responsibility for ensuring all requirements are clearly communicated to internal team and met within budget and timeframes specified. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: + In conjunction with Territory Management, plan, schedule, prioritize and organize material deliveries, equipment, manpower and subcontractors in a manner ensuring that projects progress in an efficient and productive manner. Consider company priorities and customer expectations in all decisions. + Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on customer specifications and produce quality sites, which meet or exceed customer expectations. + Inspect job sites daily to ensure construction is performed in accordance with plans, and specifications, and that customer and SBA quality standards are met. Immediately implement corrective action for any deficiencies identified. + Maintain and enforce all SBA and OSHA safety practices and perform daily job site safety inspections. Immediately stop work on any site where unsafe work practices or conditions exist, regardless of who is performing the work. Conduct weekly job site safety meetings with all employees and subcontractors. Submit report to safety representative on topics discussed and names of those in attendance. + Inspect subcontractor work daily; ensuring it meets design criteria and quality standards. Ensure that all subcontracted work progresses according to schedule. Immediately notify Territory Management of any schedule, quality or budget impacting issues that cannot be resolved with subcontractor. Perform final inspection on completed work and have any deficiencies corrected, prior to subcontractor demobilizing from site. + Interface with client’s representative on job site to resolve issues, schedule customer provided equipment deliveries and ensure total customer satisfaction. + Maintain open communication with internal/external field personnel and respond, if possible, or convey their needs and concerns to appropriate office personnel. + Confirm hours worked and description of work performed for employee(s) with Territory Management. + Notify Territory Management of resources and equipment needs. + Provide manager and customer representative with daily status report(s) as required. + Perform bid walks and submit documentation to Territory Management as required. + Provide documentation to Territory Management for preparation of project deliverables to client. + Coordinate delivery of concrete, stone, tower, building, etc. with vendors and Territory Management. + Participate in pre-construction walks with client and vendors to confirm site layout and staking to ensure correct setbacks, tower orientation and tower anchor distances. Ensure underground utilities have been identified and properly marked. + Immediately report any vehicle accident or workplace injury to company safety representative. + Develop and Build Subcontractor Base. + Ensure all appropriate building permits, NTP(s), and lease status approvals have been received prior to initiating construction. + Must be able to work extended hours as required to include evenings and weekends. + Perform other related duties as required to ensure a safe workplace, quality construction and timely completion of each project. + Other projects and duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: + Supervise field personnel including but not limited to subcontractors. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: + One of the following: + High School diploma or GED required and 1+ year of construction or equipment installation experience, wireless telecom experience preferred. + Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. + Ability to effectively lead a crew to the completion of and in conformance with schedule, customer requirements, and budget guidelines. + Must be computer proficient, having demonstrated intermediate knowledge and ability to work with MS Word and Excel. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work. Language Skills: + Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Mathematical Skills: + Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Reasoning Ability: + Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: + Valid Driver’s License required, CDL preferred. + OSHA 10Hr Safety Course preferred. + Adult First Aid / CPR preferred. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + Ability to hear, understand, and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone in an understandable and professional. + Manual dexterity to input data into the computer, the ten key calculator and operate a fax and or copier. + Visual ability correctable to 20/20. + Ability to operate a vehicle for long distances – approximately for 9-10 hours per day. + Walking eighty percent of the day. + Ability to stoop and bend. + Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. + Ability to walk, stand and climb. + Ability to twist, turn, pull, and push. + Ability to work extended hours on a consistent basis. + Overnight travel as required. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + To be successful in this position, one must possess the ability to work near mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and in outdoor weather conditions. This position also carries the risk of electrical shock and radiation. The typical work environment typically includes very loud noise levels equivalent to earth moving equipment and jackhammers.
          (USA-WA-Kirkland) Senior Software Engineer, Testing (Database)      Cache   Translate Page      
**Senior Software Engineer, Testing (Database)** Department: **Engineering** Location(s): **Kirkland, WA or Seattle, WA** Tableau Software is a company on a mission. We help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t take our word for it—read what analysts like BARC and Gartner have to say about us. (Spoiler: You’ll find terms like “Leader” and “#1.”) Tens of thousands of companies and organizations have chosen Tableau. From the executive suites of Fortune 500 companies to the jungles of Central America, from immunology research labs to high school robotics club meetings, our software can be found anywhere people have data and questions. Additionally, journalists, bloggers, and major media web sites have embraced our free product, Tableau Public, for its ability to help them share data online in the form of interactive visualizations. Check out all of our products at: www.tableau.com/product-tour at http://www.tableausoftware.com/product-tour . Tableau’s culture is casual and high-energy. We are passionate about our product and our mission and we are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world. Tableau offers exceptional professional and financial growth potential. To learn more about Tableau’s mission, please visit: http://mission.tableau.com at http://mission.tableausoftware.com. **Description** **What you’ll be doing…** You’ll be designing and developing software for our database group to power all the products of our Visual Analytics and Collaboration suite, with a focus on quality, automation, tooling, and infrastructure. You’ll be challenged to leverage all your creativity and expertise to help us create the fastest in-memory database technology in the world based on the groundbreaking Hyper research. If you love working with an international team of smart people and you have a desire to have an impact, then this is the team for you! Some of the things you’ll be doing include… + Extending and improving Tableau’s query compilation and optimization to speed up visualization of our customers’ data and enable our customers to always have fresh data ready for analysis + Writing tools to measure query performance under high concurrency + Analyzing customer usage across the breadth of product offerings, and identifying opportunities for optimization + Creating infrastructure that measures data ingestion from various big data sources at high throughput + Review C++ product code, design and perform white-box testing **Who you are...** ***LI-LA1** + **A True Team Player.** You love working as part of a team. You’re a strong communicator who is up for the challenge of working as an integral part to a geographically dispersed team, and you enjoy collaborating with, learning from and teaching others so we can all become better engineers. + **Data Rock Star.** You love data and you’re not afraid to say it! Looking at the publications and presentations at **http://hyper-db.com/** excites you! + **Experienced.** You have 5+ years of experience working in large scale code bases, and are familiar with analyzing and profiling the performance of large scale enterprise systems. + **Technically Proficient.** Working knowledge of database internals and C++, with a demonstrated interest in database architecture and database systems. + **Technically Flexible.** You believe great software relies on a great foundation. You want to help create cross-platform database technologies running in client, server, cloud, and mobile applications. You have strong skills in creating and analyzing systems that run on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux). + **Relentlessly High Standards** . You are committed to ensuring high quality in your products, through automation, tooling and infrastructure development. You understand what it takes to write software that is used by thousands or millions of people. You love writing things that “just work” – things that are robust, scalable, and that perform well. + **Customer-focused.** You take great pride in finding solutions to customer challenges and responding to their needs – helping them to see and understand their data effectively! + **You are a Recruiter!** Tableau hires company builders and, in this role, you will be asked to be on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard to help us continue to build one of the best companies in the world!
          (USA-PA-Philadelphia) Construction Supervisor      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Philadelphia, PA + Job Type: Construction + Experience: At least 1 year(s) + Date Posted: 12/4/2018 Job DescriptionAre you ready to join an inclusive work environment, contribute to our dynamic teams and "Seek and Achieve Excellence" in all you do? We are SBA Communications, (SBA) a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. Our mission is to be our customers' first-choice provider of wireless infrastructure solutions.As a member of our team, you will be inspired by our Guiding Principles; Integrity, Work Ethic, Ownership Mindset, Quality, Customer Service, Innovation and Collegiality. If you are challenged by the opportunity to stretch and grow yourself and your career, then SBA Communications can help you “Reach New Heights”.Join our Commitment to "Building Better Wireless" and apply or text keyword Towersba to 313131 Summary: Manage construction/colocation process to produce quality sites to customer specifications within the timeframe and budget required by planning, coordinating and managing multiple projects while supervising field employees and subcontractors. Act as on site representative to client with responsibility for ensuring all requirements are clearly communicated to internal team and met within budget and timeframes specified. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: + In conjunction with Territory Management, plan, schedule, prioritize and organize material deliveries, equipment, manpower and subcontractors in a manner ensuring that projects progress in an efficient and productive manner. Consider company priorities and customer expectations in all decisions. + Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on customer specifications and produce quality sites, which meet or exceed customer expectations. + Inspect job sites daily to ensure construction is performed in accordance with plans, and specifications, and that customer and SBA quality standards are met. Immediately implement corrective action for any deficiencies identified. + Maintain and enforce all SBA and OSHA safety practices and perform daily job site safety inspections. Immediately stop work on any site where unsafe work practices or conditions exist, regardless of who is performing the work. Conduct weekly job site safety meetings with all employees and subcontractors. Submit report to safety representative on topics discussed and names of those in attendance. + Inspect subcontractor work daily; ensuring it meets design criteria and quality standards. Ensure that all subcontracted work progresses according to schedule. Immediately notify Territory Management of any schedule, quality or budget impacting issues that cannot be resolved with subcontractor. Perform final inspection on completed work and have any deficiencies corrected, prior to subcontractor demobilizing from site. + Interface with client’s representative on job site to resolve issues, schedule customer provided equipment deliveries and ensure total customer satisfaction. + Maintain open communication with internal/external field personnel and respond, if possible, or convey their needs and concerns to appropriate office personnel. + Confirm hours worked and description of work performed for employee(s) with Territory Management. + Notify Territory Management of resources and equipment needs. + Provide manager and customer representative with daily status report(s) as required. + Perform bid walks and submit documentation to Territory Management as required. + Provide documentation to Territory Management for preparation of project deliverables to client. + Coordinate delivery of concrete, stone, tower, building, etc. with vendors and Territory Management. + Participate in pre-construction walks with client and vendors to confirm site layout and staking to ensure correct setbacks, tower orientation and tower anchor distances. Ensure underground utilities have been identified and properly marked. + Immediately report any vehicle accident or workplace injury to company safety representative. + Develop and Build Subcontractor Base. + Ensure all appropriate building permits, NTP(s), and lease status approvals have been received prior to initiating construction. + Must be able to work extended hours as required to include evenings and weekends. + Perform other related duties as required to ensure a safe workplace, quality construction and timely completion of each project. + Other projects and duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: + Supervise field personnel including but not limited to subcontractors. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: + One of the following: + High School diploma or GED required and 1+ year of construction or equipment installation experience, wireless telecom experience preferred. + Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. + Ability to effectively lead a crew to the completion of and in conformance with schedule, customer requirements, and budget guidelines. + Must be computer proficient, having demonstrated intermediate knowledge and ability to work with MS Word and Excel. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work. Language Skills: + Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Mathematical Skills: + Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Reasoning Ability: + Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: + Valid Driver’s License required, CDL preferred. + OSHA 10Hr Safety Course preferred. + Adult First Aid / CPR preferred. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + Ability to hear, understand, and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone in an understandable and professional. + Manual dexterity to input data into the computer, the ten key calculator and operate a fax and or copier. + Visual ability correctable to 20/20. + Ability to operate a vehicle for long distances – approximately for 9-10 hours per day. + Walking eighty percent of the day. + Ability to stoop and bend. + Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. + Ability to walk, stand and climb. + Ability to twist, turn, pull, and push. + Ability to work extended hours on a consistent basis. + Overnight travel as required. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + To be successful in this position, one must possess the ability to work near mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and in outdoor weather conditions. This position also carries the risk of electrical shock and radiation. The typical work environment typically includes very loud noise levels equivalent to earth moving equipment and jackhammers.
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  • Mshiriki wa kikundi cha kazi cha data mavl, aliripoti katika blogu yake kuhusu ujumbe za kwanza 1000 ambazo zimepokelewa kutoka kwa zana mpya ya kutoa taarifa ya openstreetmap.org. Karibu asilimia 60 ya taarifa hizo zilikuwa zinahusu watumiaji, ikifuatwa na maelezo ya OSM. Bila kujali kitu cha wasiwasi, sababu kuu ya ripoti ilikuwa spam

Taasisi ya OpenStreetMap

  • Frederik Ramm, mshirika wa bodi ya OSMF na mfadhili wa OSMF, aliripoti kuhusu uvumi wa makampuni mawili ambayo hayajajulikana ambayo "yanahamasisha" wafanyakazi wao kujiunga na OSMF,na kuwapa mapendekezo ya uchaguzi na kulipa ada ya uanachama.

  • Rory McCann anaeleza katika orodha ya barua pepe ya OSMF jinsi mwajiri anaweza waambia wafanyakazi wale ambao wanapaswa kupigia kura na jinsi hii inaweza kuthibitishwa licha ya "haijulikani" uchapisho wa kura.

  • Tunajiunga na Michael Reichert na wito wa watu wengine kuwa mwanachama wa OSMF. Mjumbe wa bodi tu anaweza kuhakikisha kwamba bodi ya OSMF itatenda daima kwa maslahi ya watengenezaji wa ramani. Ikiwa unataka kupiga kura katika uchaguzi wa mwaka huu,unapaswa kujiunga kabla ya Novemba 15. Aidha, karibu vikundi vyote vya kazi vya OSMF vinatafuta msaada.

  • OSMF imekuwa ikifanya kazi katika kurekebisha OpenStreetMap API (Rails Port and CGIMap) ili kuzingatia Kanuni ya Ulinzi ya Takwimu Mkuu na imetangaza ombi la zabuni kala ya 15 Novemba.

Matukio

  • Mkutano wa tatu wa State of the Map Czech utafanyika mnamo tarehe 17 hadi 18 mwezi wa Novemba 2018 katika mjii wa Brno.

OSM ya Kibinadamu

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Erasmus+ wanafunzi walitangaza katika tweet, kwamba walikuwa wameendesha kozi ya wiki-mrefu inayoitwa kufundisha walimu. Mpango huo ulikuwa na wigo mpana na mada ikiwamo kutengeneza ramani, programu ya Overpass, OSM Wiki, njia za mawasiliano na mengine. Mpango huu umeonyesha uwezekano wa OSM kwa majibu ya kibinadamu na msaada wa maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kupainia viongozi (ambao ni waenye hiari) .

  • HOT inahitaji usaidizi juu ya wiki chache zinazofuata, kutambua idadi ya wakimbizi wa Venezuela walio katika kisiwa cha Aruba.

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team imemaliza kutengeneza ramani ya miundombinu, hasa majengo, barabara, na vipengele vya maji huko Semarang, mji mkuu wa tano wa Indonesia.

Ramani

  • Programu ya Magic Earth Navigation sasa inatumika katika programu ya CarPlay ya Apple baada ya sasisho la hivi karibuni, kulingana na hii ripoti (de) (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Nicolas Bétheuil alieleza kuhusu ramani yake ya usafiri wa umma katika orodha ya burua pepe ya Kifaransa . (fr)(tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Template ya JOSM ya ramani ya Xmas ilirekebishwa na Negreheb kwa taarifa fupi (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja) ana akachapisha katika tovuti ya wiki (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

switch2OSM

  • Pristina, mji mkuu wa Kosovo, inatumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap kama ramani yao rasmi ya utalii. Stereo; (Guillaume Rischard) amendika makala kuhusu safari yake huko Kosovo, mkutano na jumuiya ya OSM, na kushawishi Manispaa ya Pristina kutumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap.

Open Data

  • OpenGeoHub imetangaza kutolewa kwa kwanza wa LandGIS, mfumo wa ramani ya wavuti iliyo sawa na OSM, ya data zinazohusika na ardhi na mazingira.Mradi huo inaeneza (au kwa maneno mengine inashindana) na OSM.

  • Statistics Canada imejadili kuhusu Open Database of Buildings, na inashirikiana na jumuiya ili kuagiza katika mikoa tofauti ya Canada.

Programu

  • Simon Poole aliandika kuhusu kutoendelea kwa Google Play ya Android 2.3 and 3.x katika blogu yake na nini inamaanisha kwa Vespucci, ambayo bado inatumia matoleo haya ya Android. Pia anaelezea jinsi ya kutumia Vespucci kwa vifaa ambavyo vina RAM iliyo chini sana

Programming

Vingine vya kijeographia

  • Justin O'Beirne ameandika makala kuhusu uchapishaji wa ramani mpya ya Apple na anaeleza jinsi ramani hizo ni tofauti na za zamani kwa kuonyesha mabadiliko ya kuvutia, kama kiasi cha kina cha mimea. Soma zaidi juu ya swala hili katika blogu yake.

Kumbuka: Ikiwa ungependa kuona tukio lako hapa, tafadhali ongeza tukio hilo kwenye kalenda. Data iliyopo tu ndiyo itaonekana kwenye weeklyOSM. Tafadhali angalia tukio lako katika kalenda yetu ya uma, hakikisha na sahihisha ambapo inafaa.


          Ad hominem      Cache   Translate Page      

A funny thing OSMWeekly mentions my posts as "ad hominem". Whether it truly is or is not, I'm not sure.

However the thing I know is, this discussion is not about exclusively professional topics. It is not a "perfectly sterile scientific discussion". We are talking politics since OSMF and DWG are essentially OSM politicians. OSM is heavily used by many organizations related to governments. OSM depends on grants offered by international organizations and corporate sponsorship, it uses infrastructure provided by corporations. It does not exist in a vacuum, and is related to the processes happening in the real world. It influences said processes and is, in turn, influenced by them, whether we like it or not. OSM's independence is important - but it is independence from corporate politics, not public responsibility. Since OSM itself is not commercial, its success is greatly dependent on its reputation and public image. In this situation the one who makes decisions should understand that his decisions do not concern him alone. Like circles on the water from a thrown stone, these decisions cause consequences, both close and far-reaching, both for OSM and outside OSM, and it is paramount to understand these consequences. Legal consequences. Commercial consequences. Influence on mass-media and public opinion. In our century sources of information can start and stop wars, make or break a man. Or an organization, for that matter.

(Seriously though, I feel really uneasy now, as I perceive all of the above as self-explanatory, and it is extremely hard to explain something you see as obvious).

OSMF officials and DWG members like to call themselves volunteers. In a sense, they are. But they also are something much more than that, and I suspect they are still oblivious to that. OSM is not a small sandbox for a handful of programmer enthusiasts any more, it is an international project with thousands of people contributing to it and millions using it on a daily basis. Behavior that was acceptable for a small project is no longer acceptable of a large one. Any OSMF member, any DWG member is a public figure. He trades a part of his privacy for a chance to steer the project. This is politics. And just like common politics, this one requires total transparency, honesty and wisdom. If a judge or a police officer makes questionable decisions, people start digging information on him and pointing at questionable and suspicious details. It is a collective immune system of sorts, preventing corruption and ensuring the governing body is healthy. Can it really be called "ad hominem"?

When I criticize concrete people, I am driven by two ideas:

*1. If a person presents OSM on an official level, we should always ask ourselves if his actions benefit the project or harm it.

It is my firm belief that lack of transparency (and calls to "be quiet" and "avoid pressure on OSMF") harms the project. Once again, it is politics. Organized peaceful actions, manifestations, petitions are all legit forms of politics. Complaining that these forms "harm someone's feelings" show that these people are not ready for their position. While the protest stays civilized (and I'm all in for civilized) I see no reason why it should be avoided.

*2. Public figures either present their own opinions or collective opinions.

As I've said elsewhere in my blog and posts, a public figure takes full responsibility for his actions. We either hold him accountable, or we hold the entire collective accountable. I, for one, don't think we should extrapolate responsibility of one man on the group without having facts supporting this. We should give everyone a chance to explain the situation. Still, I've yet to see detailed DWG explanation beyond their purely official "resolution".

Another thing concerning individual and collective. I see some people calling not to question DWG decision but to explain its "non-political" ground. For me, this stance is a faulty one. As I've mentioned, OSM has many users, both corporate and private. Explaining it on a person-to-person level is not an appropriate way to resolve the situation. Nor is it right to tell people who do not support your decisions to essentially protect you from possible repercussions, shifting and extrapolating responsibility from a handful of people to the entirety of OSM community. If we talk about the future of OSM, it is especially questionable in corporate part. "You need it, you fix it" works good for small opensource projects. For global projects (and I see OSM as one) this approach is irresponsible and can do a lot of harm, seeing that we are said to value quality data.

Still, I once again stress that this discussion should remain civilized. If I allowed myself some rough words in the past, I apologize for them.

That being said, caution this is Internet.


          (USA-PA-Wilkes-Barre) Construction Supervisor      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA + Job Type: Construction + Experience: At least 1 year(s) + Date Posted: 12/4/2018 Job DescriptionAre you ready to join an inclusive work environment, contribute to our dynamic teams and "Seek and Achieve Excellence" in all you do? We are SBA Communications, (SBA) a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. Our mission is to be our customers' first-choice provider of wireless infrastructure solutions.As a member of our team, you will be inspired by our Guiding Principles; Integrity, Work Ethic, Ownership Mindset, Quality, Customer Service, Innovation and Collegiality. If you are challenged by the opportunity to stretch and grow yourself and your career, then SBA Communications can help you “Reach New Heights”.Join our Commitment to "Building Better Wireless" and apply or text keyword Towersba to 313131 Summary: Manage construction/colocation process to produce quality sites to customer specifications within the timeframe and budget required by planning, coordinating and managing multiple projects while supervising field employees and subcontractors. Act as on site representative to client with responsibility for ensuring all requirements are clearly communicated to internal team and met within budget and timeframes specified. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: + In conjunction with Territory Management, plan, schedule, prioritize and organize material deliveries, equipment, manpower and subcontractors in a manner ensuring that projects progress in an efficient and productive manner. Consider company priorities and customer expectations in all decisions. + Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on customer specifications and produce quality sites, which meet or exceed customer expectations. + Inspect job sites daily to ensure construction is performed in accordance with plans, and specifications, and that customer and SBA quality standards are met. Immediately implement corrective action for any deficiencies identified. + Maintain and enforce all SBA and OSHA safety practices and perform daily job site safety inspections. Immediately stop work on any site where unsafe work practices or conditions exist, regardless of who is performing the work. Conduct weekly job site safety meetings with all employees and subcontractors. Submit report to safety representative on topics discussed and names of those in attendance. + Inspect subcontractor work daily; ensuring it meets design criteria and quality standards. Ensure that all subcontracted work progresses according to schedule. Immediately notify Territory Management of any schedule, quality or budget impacting issues that cannot be resolved with subcontractor. Perform final inspection on completed work and have any deficiencies corrected, prior to subcontractor demobilizing from site. + Interface with client’s representative on job site to resolve issues, schedule customer provided equipment deliveries and ensure total customer satisfaction. + Maintain open communication with internal/external field personnel and respond, if possible, or convey their needs and concerns to appropriate office personnel. + Confirm hours worked and description of work performed for employee(s) with Territory Management. + Notify Territory Management of resources and equipment needs. + Provide manager and customer representative with daily status report(s) as required. + Perform bid walks and submit documentation to Territory Management as required. + Provide documentation to Territory Management for preparation of project deliverables to client. + Coordinate delivery of concrete, stone, tower, building, etc. with vendors and Territory Management. + Participate in pre-construction walks with client and vendors to confirm site layout and staking to ensure correct setbacks, tower orientation and tower anchor distances. Ensure underground utilities have been identified and properly marked. + Immediately report any vehicle accident or workplace injury to company safety representative. + Develop and Build Subcontractor Base. + Ensure all appropriate building permits, NTP(s), and lease status approvals have been received prior to initiating construction. + Must be able to work extended hours as required to include evenings and weekends. + Perform other related duties as required to ensure a safe workplace, quality construction and timely completion of each project. + Other projects and duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: + Supervise field personnel including but not limited to subcontractors. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: + One of the following: + High School diploma or GED required and 1+ year of construction or equipment installation experience, wireless telecom experience preferred. + Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. + Ability to effectively lead a crew to the completion of and in conformance with schedule, customer requirements, and budget guidelines. + Must be computer proficient, having demonstrated intermediate knowledge and ability to work with MS Word and Excel. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work. Language Skills: + Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Mathematical Skills: + Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Reasoning Ability: + Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: + Valid Driver’s License required, CDL preferred. + OSHA 10Hr Safety Course preferred. + Adult First Aid / CPR preferred. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + Ability to hear, understand, and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone in an understandable and professional. + Manual dexterity to input data into the computer, the ten key calculator and operate a fax and or copier. + Visual ability correctable to 20/20. + Ability to operate a vehicle for long distances – approximately for 9-10 hours per day. + Walking eighty percent of the day. + Ability to stoop and bend. + Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. + Ability to walk, stand and climb. + Ability to twist, turn, pull, and push. + Ability to work extended hours on a consistent basis. + Overnight travel as required. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. + To be successful in this position, one must possess the ability to work near mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and in outdoor weather conditions. This position also carries the risk of electrical shock and radiation. The typical work environment typically includes very loud noise levels equivalent to earth moving equipment and jackhammers.
          America could save $78 billion by shutting down coal power plants      Cache   Translate Page      

Coal can be dangerous to mine, is a finite resource, and has, over humanity's centuries of using it as a power source in one way or another, done unspeakable damage to our environment. The Sun's light, ocean tides and the wind? They're practically an infinite resource, can be turned into a power source relatively safely and, due to the infrastructure required to harness them, could be be responsible for tens of thousands of jobs. The coal industry and coal power stations should die: they've had their time. But the Trump administration and the rich loons that love it have a vested interest in coal: money.

Wait, what? The coal industry is fiscally unsound? Well, shit...

From Carbon Tracker:

Two-fifths of the world’s coal power stations are already running at a loss, finds Carbon Tracker in a unique study released today which challenges the need for new coal generation and shows that it makes economic sense to close plants in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

**42% of global coal capacity is already unprofitable because of high fuel costs; by 2040 that could reach 72% as existing carbon pricing and air pollution regulations drive up costs while the price of onshore wind and solar power continues to fall; any future regulation would make coal power still more unprofitable.

**It costs more to run 35% of coal power plants than to build new renewable generation; by 2030 building new renewables will be cheaper than continuing to operate 96% of today’s existing and planned coal plants.

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          Account Manager (IT Sales) - X-TRA Communication Pte Ltd - North-East Singapore      Cache   Translate Page      
*Responsibilities* * Generate new sales, accounts and prospects in, amongst others, Enterprise Grade Network Infrastructure Setups and Communications Solutions...
From Indeed - Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:19:34 GMT - View all North-East Singapore jobs
          Storage Engineer - Omega Marketing Group - Ang Mo Kio      Cache   Translate Page      
Responsibilities Provide third/fourth level escalation support for the service centre. Maintaining the core infrastructure used to deliver managed services....
From Omega Marketing Group - Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:21:49 GMT - View all Ang Mo Kio jobs
          Guide to Advertising Technology      Cache   Translate Page      
Executive Summary Advertising technology has built a massive technical infrastructure. The technology and motivations of advertising undergird the economy of the internet. News sites are no exception. The information we seek about our world is underpinned with, and shaped by, advertising and its needs. Journalists need to know more about these technologies, how they work, […]
          Senior Geotechnical Engineer - GEI Consultants Inc - Concord, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial....
From Glassdoor - Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:58:59 GMT - View all Concord, ON jobs
          Ethiopian cops take 3 IL&FS workers into custody      Cache   Translate Page      
Even as 5 IL&FS employees continue to remain in captivity of unpaid staff in Ethiopia, police there have taken into custody three Indian officials of the infrastructure company over non-payment of taxes and workers' salaries, a source said. IL&FS had 15 Indian employees in Ethiopia, 7 of whom were held captive by the staff and 2 were released last week.
          Administrateur système - Avenue Recruitment Inc. - Montreal, WI      Cache   Translate Page      
Notre client, une firme importante en télécommunication est présentement à la recherche d'un administrateurs de systèmes pour supporter son infrastructure....
From Avenue Recruitment Inc. - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:38:19 GMT - View all Montreal, WI jobs
          DevOps Infrastructure Lead (PSG) - HOOPP - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and collaborative technologist who can build relationships across our business and take ownership beyond their...
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          Infrastructure Management Engineer - TalentMinded - Mississauga, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
For over 15 years they’ve been a competitive choice providing leading-edge products and outstanding client service to an impressive list of clients from LEGO to...
From TalentMinded - Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:18:05 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          BI Developer - StarTech.com - Kitchener, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
The BI Developer will interact with a variety of teams in the business, and work directly with the BI Architect in maintaining the existing BI infrastructure...
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          Trainee Desktop Engineer at Siliguri - Kaizen IT Services Pvt ltd - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
Maintain the company network infrastructure. Applying patches in accordance with company procedures. Designation - Desktop Support Engineer (Exp required in... ₹1,00,000 - ₹1,20,000 a year
From Indeed - Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:05:32 GMT - View all Shiliguri, West Bengal jobs
          Talent Acquisition Strategist -Infrastructure - Stantec - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Collaborate with the Talent Brand Manager, Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations &amp; Manager, Sourcing &amp; Research to develop research plans, target profiles...
From Stantec - Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:57:21 GMT - View all Edmonton, AB jobs
          Principal Transit Infrastructure Practice Leader -Ontario - GHD - Greater Toronto Area, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
With more than 10,000 people across five continents and the Pacific region, GHD is one of the world's leading engineering, environmental and construction...
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          Talent Acquisition Strategist -Infrastructure - Stantec - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Collaborate with the Talent Brand Manager, Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations &amp; Manager, Sourcing &amp; Research to develop research plans, target profiles...
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          Project Engineer - FGF - Greater Toronto Area, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
The Project Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the Infrastructure Engineering team and manage the execution of capital projects for...
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          Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment      Cache   Translate Page      
Our food system is linked to an economic system that is fundamentally biased against what’s good for people and the planet.

If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, regenerative agriculture and other methods that can alleviate or perhaps even eliminate the global food system’s worst impacts: biodiversity loss, energy depletion, toxic pollution, food insecurity and massive carbon emissions.

These inspiring testaments to human ingenuity and goodwill have two things in common: They involve smaller-scale farms adapted to local conditions, and they depend more on human attention and care than on energy and technology. In other words, they are the opposite of industrial monocultures — huge farms that grow just one crop.

But to significantly reduce the many negative impacts of the food system, these small-scale initiatives need to spread all over the world. Unfortunately, this has not happened, because the transformation of farming requires shifting not just how food is produced, but also how it is marketed and distributed. The food system is inextricably linked to an economic system that, for decades, has been fundamentally biased against the kinds of changes we need.

Put simply, economic policies almost everywhere have systematically promoted ever-larger scale and monocultural production. Those policies include:

  • Massive subsidies for globally traded commodities. Most farm subsidies in the US, for example, go to just five commodities — corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice — that are the centerpieces of global food trade.  At the same time, government programs — like the US Market Access Program — provide hundreds of millions of dollars to expand international markets for agriculture products.   

  • Direct and hidden subsidies for global transport infrastructures and fossil fuels.  The IMF estimates these subsidies and ignored environmental costs at $5.3 trillion per year—  the equivalent of $10 million every minute.

  • ‘Free trade’ policies that open up food markets in virtually every country to global agribusinesses. The 1994 NAFTA agreement, for example, forced Mexico’s small corn producers to compete with heavily-subsidized large-scale farmsin the US; the recent re-negotiation of NAFTA will do the same to Canadian dairy farmers.

  • Health and safety regulations. Most of these have been made necessary by large-scale production and distribution — but they make it impossible for smaller-scale producers and marketers to compete and survive.  In France, for example, the number of small producers of cheese has shrunk by 90%thanks in large measure to EU food safety laws.

These policies provide a huge competitive advantage to large monocultural producers and corporate processors and marketers, which is why industrially produced food that has been shipped from the other side of the world is often less expensive than food from the farm next door.

The environmental costs of this bias are huge. Monocultures rely heavily on chemical inputs — fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides — which pollute the immediate environment, put wildlife at risk and — through nutrient runoff — create “dead zones” in waters hundreds or thousands of miles away. Monocultures are also heavily dependent on fossil fuels to run large-scale equipment and to transport raw and processed foods across the world, making them a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, scientists estimate the greenhouse gas toll of the global food system at one-third of total emissions.

There are social and economic costs as well. In the industrialized world, smaller producers can’t survive, their land amalgamated into the holdings of ever larger farms — in the process decimating rural and small town economies and threatening public health. In the Global South, the same forces pull people off the land by the hundreds of millions, leading to poverty, rapidly swelling urban slums and waves of economic refugees. In both North and South, uprooted small farmers easily spiral into unemployment, poverty, resentment and anger.

There are also risks to food security. With global economic policies homogenizing the world’s food supply, the 7,000 species of plants used as food crops in the past have been reduced to 150 commercially important crops, with rice, wheat and maize accounting for 60 percent of the global food supply. Varieties within those few crops have been chosen for their responsiveness to chemical fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation water — and for their ability to withstand long-distance transport. A similar calculus is applied to livestock and poultry breeds, which are skewed toward those that can grow rapidly with inputs of grain and antibiotics in confined animal feeding operations. The loss of diversity even extends to the size and shape of food products: harvesting machinery, transport systems and supermarket chains all require standardization. The end result is that more than half of the world’s food varieties have been lost over the past century; in countries like the US, the loss is more than 90 percent. The global food system rests on a dangerously narrow base: without the genetic variety that can supply resilience, the food system is vulnerable to catastrophic losses from disease and the disruptions of a changing climate.

The Benefits of Local Food

The solution to these problems involves more than a commitment to ecological models of food production: it also requires a commitment to local food economies. Localization systematically alleviates a number of environmental problems inherent in the global food system, by:

  • reducing the distance that food travels, thereby lessening the energy needed for transport, as well as the attendant greenhouse gas emissions;

  • reducing the need for packaging, processing and refrigeration (which all but disappears when producers sell direct to consumers, thus reducing waste and energy use);

  • reducing monoculture, as farms producing for local or regional markets have an incentive to diversify their production, which makes organic production more feasible, in turn reducing the toxic load on surrounding ecosystems;

  • providing more niches for wildlife to occupy through diversified organic farms;

  • and supporting the principle of diversity on which ecological farming — and life itself — is based, by favoring production methods that are best suited to particular climates, soils and resources.

Local food provides many other benefits. The smaller-scale farms that produce for local and regional markets require more human intelligence, care and work than monocultures, thus providing more employment opportunities. In the Global South, in particular, a commitment to local food would stem the pressures that are driving millions of farmers off the land.

Local food is also good for rural and small-town economies, providing not only more on-farm employment, but supporting the many local businesses on which farmers depend.

Food security is also strengthened because varieties are chosen based on their suitability to diverse locales, not the demands of supermarket chains or the requirements of long-distance transport. This strengthens agricultural biodiversity.

Local food is also healthier. Since it doesn’t need to travel so far, local food is far fresher than global food; and since it doesn’t rely on monocultural production, it can be produced without toxic chemicals that can contaminate food.

Countering the Myths

Although local food is an incredibly effective solution-multiplier, agribusiness has gone to great lengths to convince the public that large-scale industrial food production is the only way to feed the world. But the fact is that the global food economy is massively inefficient.

The global system’s need for standardized products means that tons of edible food are destroyed or left to rot. This is one reason why more than one-third of the global food supply is wasted or lost; for the US, the figure is closer to one-half.

The logic of global trade results in massive quantities of identical products being simultaneously imported and exported — a needless waste of fossil fuels and a huge addition to greenhouse gas emissions. In a typical year, for example, the US imports more than400,000 tons of potatoes and 1 million tons of beef, while exporting almost the same tonnage of each. The same is true of many other food commodities, and many other countries.

The same logic leads to shipping foods across the world simply to reduce labor costs for processing. Shrimp harvested off the coast of Scotland, for example, are shipped 6,000 miles to Thailand to be peeled, then shipped 6,000 miles back to the UK to be sold to consumers.

The supposed efficiency of monocultural production is based on output per unit of labor, which is maximized by replacing jobs with chemical- and energy-intensive technology. Measured by output per acre, however — a far more relevant metric — smaller-scale farms are typically 8-20 times more productive.  This is partly because monocultures, by definition, produce just one crop on a given plot of land, while smaller, diversified farms allow intercropping — using the spaces between rows of one crop to grow another.  What’s more, the labor ‘efficiencies’ of monocultural production are linked to the use of large-scale equipment, which limitthe farmer’s ability to tend to or harvest small portions of a crop and thereby increase yields.

Making the Shift

For more than a generation, now, the message to farmers has been to “get big or get out” of farming, and a great number of the farmers who remain have tailored their methods to what makes short-term economic sense within a deeply flawed system. To avoid bankrupting those farmers, the shift from global to local would need to take place with care, providing incentives for farmers to diversify their production, reduce their reliance on chemical inputs and fossil fuel energy, and to seek markets closer to home. Those incentives would go hand-in-hand with reductions in subsidies for the industrial food system.

After decades of policy bias toward global food, some steps in this direction are being taken by local and regional governments. In the US, for example, most states have enacted “cottage food laws” that relax the restrictions on the small-scale production of jams, pickles and other preserved foods, allowing them to be processed and sold locally without the need for expensive commercial kitchens.

Several towns in the state of Maine have gone even further. Seeking to bypass the restrictive regulations that make it difficult to market local foods, they have declared “food sovereignty” by passing ordinances that give their citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.”

In 2013, the government of Ontario, Canada, passed a Local Food Act aimed at increasing access to local food, improving local food literacy and providing tax credits for farmers who donate a portion of their produce to nearby food banks.

Even bolder action is needed if there is to be any hope of eliminating the damage done by the global food system. A crucial first step is to raise awareness of the costs of the current system, and the multiple benefits of local food. No matter how many studies demonstrate the virtues of alternative ways of producing and distributing food, the destructive global food system is unlikely to change unless there is heavy pressure from the grassroots to change the entire system. That needs to start now.

This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute, and originally published by Truthout.

 

 

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“Art and culture bind people to place and to each other. A dozen years ago, we saw an arts community that could be leveraged to make art general in Miami,” said Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation president. “One hundred and sixty-five million dollars over a decade says we’re serious about this. The latest $37 million says we’re delighted with the impact and are shifting focus more toward the middle-level arts organizations and with a much greater emphasis on the creation of art in the city.”

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New World Symphony: $2.5 million
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Pérez Art Museum Miami: $3 million
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Promoting the creation of cutting-edge art in Miami

Borscht Film: $1.25 million
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Friends of the Underline: $500,000
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Locust Projects Inc. - Locust Labs: $1 million
To provide local, national, and international artists the time, space, and resources necessary to experiment and push their practice, as well as further strengthen the lab as a place for people to experience the wonder of art.

Miami Light Project: $750,000
To further strengthen the organization’s work as a key cultural incubator and presenter by supporting an operations and business model restructure, including a transition to a new space and a deeper focus on long-term financial sustainability.

Miami New Drama: $750,000
To elevate and sustain the production of original, critically-acclaimed theater in Miami by further strengthening the organization’s work through support for casting, staffing, technological upgrades, and a deeper focus on long-term financial sustainability.

O, Miami at The Betsy: $1.25 million
To create a new home for poetry in the Americas by supporting a partnership between O, Miami Poetry Festival and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach.

Visual Art Residency Programs: $1 million
To pilot a series of visual arts residency programs in to further solidify Miami’s position as a leader in the visual arts regionally, nationally, and internationally.  

Advancing training and learning opportunities
ArtCenter/South Florida - Cinematic Arts Residency: $500,000
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DASH/New World School of the Arts - Knight Art Student Travel Funds:  $1 million  
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Florida International University - CasaCuba: $2 million
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Frost School of Music: $2.25 million
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Miami Music Project: $750,000
To introduce more youth to classical music training by expanding access to affordable music education programming across Miami-Dade County.

O Cinema: $1.5 million
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Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation: $500,000
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About PAMM
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

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          Call for Applications for Framework Contracts: Individual Expert      Cache   Translate Page      
Call for Applications for Framework Contracts: Individual Expert As a flagship initiative of UK Aid, the Department for International Development (DFID) is sponsoring the Uganda Cities & Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme, implemented through Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd. DFID’s mission is to help eradicate poverty in the world’s poorest countries by supporting economic transformation that shifts economic activity into higher productivity sectors to attract investment, growth, and create jobs for women and men. Cities have a key role to play in supporting the structural transformation of economies through the benefits of agglomeration to generate large scale employment. However, poor planning, inadequate governance and environmental damage can lock cities into dysfunctional forms. Urbanisation without reform and modernisation will prevent cities from fulfilling their social and economic potential. CIG recognises that deficits in Uganda’s urban planning and infrastructure development are binding constraints to growth. Lack of reliable and affordable power, water supply and infrastructure connectivity raise costs, reduce competitiveness and hold back investments and job creation. The Uganda Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) is a five-year DFID funded programme with the aim of strengthening the management of urban and energy sectors and boost investment into infrastructure in Uganda. In the Ugandan context, given its economic geography, this may include urban centres of varying sizes as well as sub-regions, especially where these are centres of prospective economic growth and where infrastructure may be a key enabling factor. The programme will deliver inclusive economic transformation and growth that is climate resilient and contributes to poverty reduction and economic inclusion of disadvantaged groups. The Uganda Cities & Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme, managed by Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd, is seeking applications from individual experts to establish a pre-qualified database of highly qualified and experienced consultants through framework contracts in the following four themes/fields: 1) Urban Planning and Development; 2) Infrastructure; 3) Infrastructure Project Preparation and Financing; and 4) Power. The framework contracts database will become a mechanism through which CIG Uganda will be able to swiftly source, contract and mobilise consultants from a list of pre-qualified experts for specific assignments and will reduce the time for sourcing and selecting individual experts. Cardno Emerging Markets will deliver the CIG Uganda programme of projects and activities between 2019 and 2022. This application process is open to any individual who meets the criteria detailed in the call for applications document and there are no restrictions with regards to nationality or country of residence. Women and locally based individuals are encouraged to apply. Interested Individual experts can download the call for application document here: https://www.cardno.com/media/3653/call-for-applications-for-individual-framework-contracts.pdf Interested individuals can also request the call for application document at CIGUg.procurement@cardno.com. All applications must be received by no later than 5:00pm UK time on Friday 31 January 2019. Applications and all queries must be submitted directly to CIGUg.procurement@cardno.com. Cardno Emerging Markets is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Child Protection.
          Whole of Domain Web Harvest Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)      Cache   Translate Page      

The National Library of New Zealand is part of the Department of Internal Affairs and is seeking Respondents interested in partnering with the Library to undertake a crawl in January 2019 of the publically accessible New Zealand web domain. The New Zealand web domain is broadly defined as those resources belonging to the country-code top-level domain (i.e. .nz) and other resources identified as being hosted within New Zealand.

There are effectively two phases to this work. First the crawl is the managed systemic browsing of the Internet via software, following links found from starting URLs (seeds). Second, the resulting harvest is the collected artefacts of the crawl. These are the Internet resources (HTML documents, images, stylesheets, multimedia, social media, etc.) that are collected and packaged in such a way that allows faithful replay of the original webpages.

The Library is looking for Respondents with a proven solution, technical and support infrastructure, and track record in Web crawling at scale. They must have the ability to crawl according to breadth and depth specifications that will be supplied by the Library
It is important for the Successful Respondent to run a transparent crawl process so that the Library has a view into the crawl underway. This should include the flexibility to add additional seeds and/or stop further crawling of a particular domain during the crawl.
It is essential to achieve a harvest that is a good representation of the New Zealand web domain - all provided seeds crawled, captures as complete as possible to allow the faithful replay of the original webpages.

This project will enable the NLNZ to collect a snapshot of the entire New Zealand Web space, which it has been doing since 2008. By providing the crawling service for this project, you will be playing a key role in the building of this large and growing historical collection of New Zealand websites and social media.


          R&M Registered Remarkable Growth; Targets 2x Revenue Growth by 2022      Cache   Translate Page      
R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber & copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world, announced its impressive YoY growth of 20%. With the strong... Read more »
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CA-Palo Alto, Job Title: Development Engineer Location: Palo Alto, CA Duration: 6 Months+ Job Description: The Infrastructure Services Team is looking for a Senior DevOps Tools Engineer to join the team that is building the NextGen CI/CD pipeline using technologies like Docker, Jenkins, Consul, Nomad, Terraform, Vagrant etc. Duties and Responsibilities: You will be a member of the DevOps Tools/Services team res
          Norway-Oslo: Maintenance of information technology software      Cache   Translate Page      
Landbruksdirektoratet 981 544 315 Stortingsgata 28 Oslo 0161 Vladimir Milic +47 99255170 vladimir.milic@landbruksdirektoratet.no https://www.landbruksdirektoratet.no https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/338802 Contract for the Maintenance of ICT Systems for the Directorate of Agriculture 2018 18/5010 The contract for the operation of ICT systems must give the Directorate of Agriculture access to professional and correct competence and infrastructure for maintenance of ICT services and systems for the Directorate. 90000000.00 Oslo. Maintenance of the Contracting Authority's systems and services is triggered by changes, new assignments or other guidelines from public authorities, in addition to changed or new needs from users of the Contracting Authority's services. The activity level is managed by annual grants and is in accordance with the limits given by the Authorities. The contract will ensure: — a general management regime for the entire system portfolio, — cost efficient maintenance, — continual improvement of quality, — stable service with a high degree of availability and user friendliness for inhabitants, businesses, the administration, municipalities and counties, — efficient and digital management of agriculture, — flexible and iterative approach to the maintenance services included in the contract, — improvements to system administration and maintenance of systems and environment, — a clear process for handling change, testing and commissioning new versions of services, — good interaction and clear responsibility between the Contracting Authority´s suppliers within development, maintenance and operation, — accordance with public requirements on service orientated architecture and other public requirements, — a sufficient degree of information security in the service. Ability to deliver 40 % Competence 30 % 30 % 2018/S 125-286987 1 Contract for the Maintenance of ICT Systems for the Directorate of Agriculture 2018 2018-10-17 4 4 Experis Ciber AS 931390643 Stortorvet 10 Oslo 0561 +47 22348000 firmapost@ciber.com http://www.ciber.no 90000000.00 82263380.00 If there are discrepancies between the information given in the tender documentation and the information in the tender management tool, it is the information in the tender documentation that applies. Landbruksdirektoratet Postboks 8140 Oslo 0033 +47 78606000 postmottak@landbruksdirektoratet.no www.landbruksdirektoratet.no 2018-11-13
          Branch Manager - Wood - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
Maintain consistent Wood branding. Wood Environment &amp; Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Branch Manager....
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          (USA-WA-Redmond) Sr. Software Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Azure Networking is the team behind Microsoft cloud infrastructure. Physical Networking team is responsible for the data center networks, that enable cloud services. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy individual to help build the network that powers the world's largest online services. Phynet/Network Virtual Appliance group extends Azure's rich offering of networking functionalities with a whole new set of virtual appliance from the industry. The team is responsible for working with the industry of vendors on the design, implementation, engineering and support of various virtual appliances into Azure ecosystem. This includes but is not limited to appliances like load balancers, firewalls and gateways. This team is critical to the success of Microsoft, as network virtual appliances are rapidly growing business We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with strong knowledge in Network Programming and familiar with C, C# and Python languages with strong experience in networking technologies such as Routing, Switching, Load Balancing, etc. Knowledge in network appliance is a strong plus. **Responsibilities** + Develop a technical roadmap for major network virtual appliance infrastructure. + Provide technical expertise to develop and implement strategies to drive virtual appliance in Azure ecosystem. + Create or propose technical solutions when faced with a new complex systems design or process issue, where little or no precedent exists + Take responsibility for prioritizing critical, competing tasks that may lack clear end results. + Effectively apply influence strategies and negotiation skills to impact decisions and make trade-offs based on TCO and risk + Drive creation and execution of documentation, process and procedure improvements to streamline and optimize work performed + Drive automation to manage the scale and yet, deliver faster and safer. **Qualifications** Required Qualifications: + 5 years’ experience in software development using C, C# and Python Preferred Qualifications: + 10+ years of past network engineering experience driving large scale, data driven projects is highly desirable. + Strong expertise in routing, switching and network appliances. + Knowledge and experience with Azure ecosystem or windows networking stack is a strong plus. + Expert-level knowledge, experience, and ability troubleshooting and producing designs that leverage protocols such as OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, LDP, VRF etc. + Working knowledge, experience, and ability with TCP internals and other L4-7 protocols and technologies such as: SSL, HTTP, DNS, NTP, Load Balancing, Netmon/Wireshark, etc. + Experience in developing security hardening procedures, security best practices, and policy implementation + Familiar with debugging large-scale system + Masters/Bachelor’s in Computer Science is desirable. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form . Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. \#aznw
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Component Planning Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s cloud services. The team is responsible for designing, building and operating our unified global datacenters; managing the demand planning and capacity utilization of our unified infrastructure; and all the operations needed to run the physical infrastructure (including supply chain, hardware, power, security, and workflow teams). We focus on smart growth with an emphasis on automation, data driven engineering, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability. We deliver the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s over 200 online businesses including Bing, MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive and the Microsoft Azure platform. Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our portfolio is built and managed by a team of subject matter experts working 24x7x365 to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide. Within MCIO, Forecasting and Capacity Supply Chain (FACS) is responsible for customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning of datacenters worldwide. FACS partners with several teams across MCIO and Microsoft to ensure critical capacity is deployed on-time to meet business priorities of the engineering teams. We are looking for a Supply Chain Planning Manager to join our Supply Chain & Operations Management (SCOM). This position will be responsible for creating the Supply Plan of Record for several of our long lead time component suppliers and driving actions to assure supply of raw materials into our system integration partners. The Supply Chain Planning Manager will contribute to defining key processes and systems requirements for the function, including managing day to day interactions with suppliers, providing forecast and capturing supply capability information in support of our overall supply planning requirements. This role will engage across multiple groups within Microsoft to assure supply, mitigate risk and mitigate any E&O **Responsibilities** • Work with internal teams to drive forecast and share with suppliers to assure they have capacity and raw materials to meet production targets •Meet regularly with assigned suppliers to review forecast, capture supply commitments and publish internally. • Manage metrics including days of supply, E&O, shortages within lead time and inventory exposure at each supplier to improve performance. • Work with Supply Chain, and Capacity Planning teams on the timing and availability of product transitions in order to plan for platform end of life (minimizing E&O inventory) and ramp of new platforms • Define inventory buffer targets (in conjunction with Component Planning) and strategies based on historical usage and forecast, and define financial risk/liability associated with said buffers • Travel to suppliers twice per year and support MSFT Sourcing with supply capability feedback and scorecard performance. Perform scenario analysis to understand impact of component shortages, demand upside/downside, etc. to Supply Plan of Record **Qualifications** **Basic Qualifications** : • 5-10+ years in demand and/or supply planning, preferably in an OEM/ODM/CM supply chain • Bachelor’s degree required (BS/MS in business, supply chain, operations management, economics or engineering preferred) • Capable of performing complex data analysis to identify problems or opportunities to improve supply chain performance • Strong knowledge of electronics manufacturing processes and logistics **Preferred Qualifications:** • Direct experience in electronics assembly and server industry. • Strong understanding of Supply Planning elements and process • Proven track record in delivering change, process improvement, and lean manufacturing • Experience with MRP/ERP systems, including material planning specific software such as Rapid Response by Kinaxis • Expert level with MS Office Applications, focus on Excel **Personal Attributes:** • Possess business acumen, able to think and plan strategically, and also able to execute tasks with strong attention to detail. • Strong communication, interpersonal & presentational skills • Results orientated with strong analytical and problem resolution skills • Ability to work under continual deadline constraints • Strong process/system background and proven capability to rapidly understand, use and drive improvements in new processes/systems • Strong critical thinking and ability to drive resolution in ambiguous situations • Comfortable working in a fast-pace, high-growth environment This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
          (USA-KY-Lexington) Civil Engineering Intern      Cache   Translate Page      
At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or watershed level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the water infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large. **Your Opportunity** As an Intern based in our Lexington, KY office, you will work in a team environment and have exposure to Geotechnical projects. Candidates should be highly motivated and dependable students who are taking or have taken Geotechnical and Water Resources type classes. This is a terrific opportunity for a college student to support a number of exciting local and national projects. **Your Key Responsibilities** Candidate will assist engineering and administrative staff with such tasks as: + Applying formulas to routine calculations + Preparing spreadsheets and graphs for engineers + Assisting with site inspections and observations + Performing AutoCAD work, and researching materials and manufacturer equipment _Will also assist with report preparation and routine office tasks such as photocopying and collating drawing. May possibly include some fieldwork assisting with data gathering for various projects._ **Your Capabilities and Credentials** + Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) + Desired software applications include: AutoCAD and ArcView/GIS + Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills + Must have good organizational skills, be reliable, detail orientated and capable of taking initiative + Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and take direction + Knowledge of state and federal regulations, policies, and programs, are a plus **Education and Experience** + Must be a college student candidate for Civil and/or Environmental Engineering degree or other technical discipline + Valid drivers license required + Experience working with public agencies an/or municipal government a plus + Previous internship or co-op experience in similar type work a plus Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. _This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice._ Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. **Job:** Co-op/Summer/Intern Student **Primary Location:** United States-Kentucky-Lexington **Organization:** BC-1755 Water-GE-US **Employee Status:** Regular **Job Level:** Entry Level **Travel:** No **Schedule:** Part-time **Job Posting:** Dec 4, 2018, 4:56:39 PM **Req ID:** 180002RY
          Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Rapidly Growing over 2018 - 2028: Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Diagnostic Centers      Cache   Translate Page      

Latest Market Research Study on "Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market - Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 - 2028."

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market: Drivers & Restraints

Medical infrastructure in various developing countries has been expanding, which is providing impetus to the growth of the ultrasonic cleaning systems market. Manufactures are focusing on the development of new and improved ultrasonic cleaning systems that can be used for the cleaning of all types of medical systems and offer reduced cleaning time. The increasing pool of patients seeking treatment by surgery or seeking diagnosis for diseases identification also boost the market of ultrasonic cleaning systems.

On the other hand, the high cost of ultrasonic cleaning systems along with the lack of awareness regarding ultrasonic cleaning systems in various geographical regions may deter the growth of the ultrasonic cleaning systems market to some extent.

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Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market: Segmentation

Segmentation of the ultrasonic cleaning systems market on the basis of product type:
Medical Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
Dental Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
Laboratory Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Segmentation of the ultrasonic cleaning systems market on the basis of type:
Compact Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems,
High Capacity Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Segmentation of the ultrasonic cleaning systems market on the basis of end user:
Hospitals
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Diagnostic Centers
Others

The ultrasonic cleaning systems market is a rapidly growing market. The increasing demand for cost-effective medical treatments directly boosts the ultrasonic cleaning systems market as these systems enable the reuse of medical equipment and thus, can reduce the cost of overall treatment in various developing countries. The cleaning of medical devices and systems is essential to abide by the proper medical guidelines laid out for the reuse of these systems and devices. Patients are looking for affordable treatments, which indirectly boosts the market of ultrasonic cleaning systems. Technological advancements among industries players are leading to the launch of new versions of ultrasonic cleaning systems that facilitate an accurate cleaning process.

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Regional Analysis

On the basis of geography, the ultrasonic cleaning systems market has been segmented into: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific Excluding China, China and the Middle East & Africa. North America holds a major market share in the global ultrasonic cleaning systems market as the stringent guideline for maintaining stranded parameter for medical device system which are used during treatment along with favorable reimbursement rate boost the overall market of ultrasonic cleaning systems market. The market in Europe is also registering sound growth as the adoption rate for ultrasonic cleaning systems among healthcare professionals is high. Further, regulatory agencies in Europe monitor medical equipment and thus, ultrasonic cleaning systems find adoption in the cleaning of these equipment.

The Asia-Pacific excluding China ultrasonic cleaning systems market is also witnessing significant growth as the adoption rate of ultrasonic cleaning systems is increasing, driven by the end user need to provide affordable treatment to patients. Moreover, the Asia-Pacific excluding China ultrasonic cleaning systems market is also driven by the rise in healthcare expenditure. The market in China is pegged to exhibit moderate growth as local players are launching new medical device systems at lower prices, which impacts the ultrasonic cleaning systems market. The Middle East & Africa region is slated to witness slow growth, owing to the underdeveloped medical infrastructure in various countries across the region. Product availability is also a challenge in this region, owing to a lack of distribution network.

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Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants in the ultrasonic cleaning systems market include Meltronics, Mettler Electronics Corp., Sharpertek USA, Blue Wave Ultrasonics Inc., L&R Manufacturing Co., Elma Schmidbauer GmbH, US Ophthalmic, NAMROL GROUP, Luneau, Steelco S.p.A., Bausch Advanced Technology Group, Mettler Electronics Corp. and Essilor.

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Regional analysis includes

Report Highlights:

Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Segments
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Dynamics
Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 – 2017
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Size & Forecast 2018 to 2026
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
Competition & Companies involved
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Market Drivers and Restraints
North America
Latin America
Europe
Asia Pacific Excluding China
China
Middle East & Africa
Shifting Industry dynamics
In-depth market segmentation
Historical, current and projected industry size, recent industry trends
Key Competition landscape
Strategies of key players and product offerings
Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
A neutral perspective towards market performance

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          (USA-OH-Columbus) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          (USA-OH-Cleveland) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          (USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Security Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**306446BR** **Auto req ID:** 306446BR **HR Job Code:** 102167 Security Associate **Job Profile:** + Participates in activities, processes, and utilizes tools needed to improve overall security posture of the organization. + Applies security concepts, reviews information, executes defined tasks, analyzes requirements, reviews logs, and creates documentation. Performs investigation and data loss prevention, data manipulation, and coordination of activities. Performs actions to address or mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. Reviews and defines controls. + Advises on less complex security procedures and products for clients, security administrators and network operations. Participates in enforcement of control security risks and threats. + Conducts security assessments and other information security routines consistently, with supervision. **Position City:** PA - Pittsburgh **Position Title:** Security Associate **Line of Business:** Technology **Building Location:** PA374 - Two PNC Plaza **Job Type:** Regular **Total Hours Per Week:** 40 **Travel:** <20% **Job Status:** Full Time **Shift:** Daylight **Scheduled Days/Hours:** Mon - Fri 8-5 EST On Call Rotation **EEO Statement:** PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law **Location(s):** OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Pittsburgh, ZZ - Remote Location **Required Education and Experience:** Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. **Job Specific Competencies:** **Analytical Thinking - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. **Effective Communications - Basic Experience** + Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. **Information Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to protect information and information systems while ensuring their confidentiality, integrity and availability. **Information Security Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the processes, tools and techniques of information security management, ability to deploy and monitor information security systems, as well as detect, resolve and prevent violations of IT security, to protect organizational data. **Information Security Technologies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of technologies and technology-based solutions dealing with information security issues; ability to apply these in protecting information security across the organization. **IT Environment - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes and activities; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations. **IT Standards, Procedures & Policies - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures. **Problem Solving - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. **IT Systems Management - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of technical tools to guarantee service availability and ensure IT system performance. **Software Security Assurance - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of and the ability to detect and prevent data security vulnerabilities of coding throughout the software development life cycle within software development organizations. **Core Competencies:** **Manages Risk - Basic Experience** + Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. **Customer Focus - Basic Experience** + Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. **Position Overview:** At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Security Associate within PNC's Network Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH. Remote eligibility for this position will be considered outside of the locations defined. The open position on the Network Security Operations team requires an individual with a strong understanding of network security, operational troubleshooting and self-motivation. Incumbents are responsible for managing network firewalls, Web proxy/gateway security platforms, and in-depth troubleshooting. (Platforms include Fortigate firewalls, VMware NSX distributed firewall, and Cisco ASA's,) . Experience with the security component of products such as F5 and ZScaler is a plus. The position requires an individual capable of operating in a highly visible role in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A qualified candidate should have a strong protocol-level understanding of computer networking, a general knowledge of the networking functions of enterprise computer applications, be passionate about all aspects of information security, proactive in researching and following security trends and best practices, and capable of self-learning new technologies with minimal assistance. Extensive expertise and work as a network security administrator in some or all of the following categories is preferred: + Administration and troubleshooting of firewalls, load balancers, routing and switching. + Intrusion detection systems (IDS/IPS), network forensics, network behavioral analysis + VPN and encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL/TLS, GRE, etc) + Understanding of TCP/IP and common protocols + Virtualization, micro segmentation, and software defined network security (NSX, VMWare, converged infrastructure) + Logging, monitoring, health and fault management automation Current certifications from Fortinet, Cisco, or others is highly preferred. This position will be staffed during normal business hours, but does require rotating on-call coverage, and some work will be performed during after-hours maintenance windows.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Lead - Sr. System Engineer - Identity & Access Management (IAM) - CyberSecurity      Cache   Translate Page      
**Overview** We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer. **Responsibilities** **WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:** + This Sr. System Engineer will lead our IAM Engineering team through installing, configuring, and deploying IAM solutions and systems across Southwest. They will help transcribe and present technical information to stakeholders, support testing, respond to L3/L4 support issues, perform reviews of technical deliverables, and mentor other team members. + This team utilizes a number of technologies and tools including NetIQ eDirectory, NetIQ Identity Manager, Microsoft Active Directory, AWS Directory Service, Azure Directory Service, and RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle + While also guiding others, responsible for vendor management, partner governance, and oversight to deploy systems which are complete, designed and managed over life cycles. + (Technical solutions) Proactively identify problems, plan solutions, recommend software and systems, and coordinate developments in an orderly manner to meet business requirements. Including but not limited to: monitor and test performance and capacity for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with partners to implement fixes. + Responsible for providing innovative solutions to proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability in order to resolve escalations of high complexity. + In collaboration with Enterprise Architecture, sets the platform strategy and road map. + In collaboration with Enterprise Architecture, proactively identifies opportunities to adopt emerging industry trends in area of responsibility. + Meet commitments and deliverables as related to leading projects and/or project oversight. + Provide technical development, mentoring, and guide the work of others. Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description. May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders. **Qualifications** **BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:** High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. **EDUCATION:** + Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems, or equivalent formal training preferred. **WORK EXPERIENCE:** + Minimum five years of work experience in System Engineering (or equivalent knowledge base) required. + Minimum 2 years as technical or team lead preferred. + 5+ years in Cybersecurity Services (Identity & Access Management, Access Governance, Threat & Vulnerability Management, etc.) preferred. + 5+ years in Identity Provisioning for RSO (Reduced Sign On) prefrred. + 3+ years in Federated Identity Management (SAML, ADFS, OpenID Connect, etc.) preferred. + 3+ years in Directory Services Integration and Federation preferred. + 3+ years in Access Governance (Role Management, Access Certification, Access Policy Automation, Identity Access Analysis, etc.) preferred. + 1+ year in DevOps (Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Chef, Puppet, Ansemble, vRA, etc.) preferred. + 1+ year in disaster recovery (site location, regional disaster architecture, site resiliency, etc.) preferred. **SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:** + Ability to analyze and resolve problems of high complexity, requiring expert knowledge of hardware components, systems, software, and networking technologies. + Ability to mentor/guide others to perform troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, solution development, and implementation within specific technology areas. + Expert partnering, negotiation, and communication skills in working with Business Customers and Technology support. + Expert knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, concepts, and technologies obtained through formal training and or work experience. + Expert knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. + Able to prioritize effectively and take on multiple concurrent assignments, whether administrative or project related, while maintaining a successful level of completion in all responsible self-work and/or the work of others. + Able to develop, present, and effectively communicate complex ideas and strategies in both technical and user-friendly language to a variety of audiences. + Additional job skills include, but are not limited to: excellent project management skills; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; and excellent analytical/creative problem-solving skills. + Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based, Customer service oriented environment with a high regard for hospitality. Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines. **OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:** + Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Department needs. Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines. **_Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer._** **Requisition ID** _2018-24589_ **Category** _Corporate_ **Location** _US-TX-Dallas_ **Employment Type** _Regular Full-Time_ **Department** _20-Technology_ It is also the policy of Southwest Airlines to provide equal opportunity to all individuals and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status.
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Sr Project Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
**Overview** We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer. **Responsibilities** **WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:** + Partners with Technology Managers and Directors to lead Technology projects in support of the department's strategic plan. Viewed as a project Leadership resource responsible for driving analysis, recommendations, decisions and delivery. + Defines complex project plans for multiple simultaneous projects or for a single highly complex project including scope, budget and schedule and executes tasks defined in the project plan to achieve project goals using standard project management methodologies and practices. + Validates and helps develop business cases with Customers, as well as develops a project charter. + Drives testing and acceptance of project results. + Partners with resource managers, Business Partners and vendors to assemble a project Team and provide ongoing motivation to drive projects to completion. + Mentors and coaches other Project Managers. + Proactively monitors risks, issues, and scope, ensuring the appropriate level of priority, visibility and escalation. + Leads and facilitates project meetings and presentations to Leadership. + Engages and initiates change leadership. + Drives Teams and Customers toward decisions. + Establishes cross functional alliances within and outside of the Technology Department to drive results. + Leverages governance for project benefit. + Gains buy-in for project goals and decisions with "tough" and diverse Customer groups. + Proactively communicates plan and all relevant components of the plan such as risk, schedules, expectations and ongoing updates to Stakeholders, Sponsors and Project Teams to maintain project alignment. + Builds trust and influences without authority cross-functionally and across diverse teams. + Builds partnerships to collaborate and uses influence to gather Customer and business requirements and communicate effectively with all project Teams and support groups. Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description. May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders. **Qualifications** **BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:** High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. **EDUCATION:** + College degree in Technology, Finance, Business or equivalent work experience + MBA preferred. **WORK EXPERIENCE:** + 3 or more years work experience in project management. + 2 or more years as a project manager required. + Agile expertise + Knowledge of issues/risk management and project change requests required. + Proficient knowledge of strategic and financial analysis. **LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:** + PMP certification or equivalent work experience as a Project Manager required. **SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:** + Expert knowledge of project processes, problem management tools and procedures. + Expert knowledge of MS Project, Visio, MS Office Suite including SharePoint. + Expert knowledge of technology applications and systems infrastructure. + Advanced knowledge of application impact on operational and business functions. + Proficient financial acumen to interpret corporate financial analysis and financial statements. + Strong Customer Service and Team orientation. + Demonstrates and employs active listening skills. + Maintains composure under pressure and accurately assesses problem situations. + Assumes a high level of responsibility and provides direction in a Team-oriented environment, directing tasks to finish by scheduled completion date. + Communicates effectively, both verbally and written, at all levels + Reorders job priorities for Team and self as needed. + Manages highly sensitive and confidential information. + Works effectively in a fast paced, collaborative, Team based environment. + Demonstrates Leadership skills to direct performance of outside Contractors and maintain positive relations with internal Customers. Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines. **OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:** Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines. **_Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer._** **Requisition ID** _2018-26220_ **Location** _US-TX-Dallas_ **Employment Type** _Regular Full-Time_ **Department** _20-Technology_ It is also the policy of Southwest Airlines to provide equal opportunity to all individuals and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status.
          (USA-VA-McLean) Assoc Analyst, Intelligence-TS/SCI w/Poly Required      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Researches, monitors and analyzes intelligence data and makes recommendations based on that data. 1. Provides analysis and research for national security, infrastructure, technology, country, geographic area, biographic and targeted vulnerability. 2. Prepares assessments of current threats and trends based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information. 3. Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operational success. 4. Collects data using a combination of standard intelligence methods and business processes. 5. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas. 6. Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelor's Degree in a related technical or military discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work/military experience Qualifications 0-2 years of related experience supporting intelligence operations. For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class. Job ID2018-47963 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionIntelligence Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          Anchorage, Alaska hit by magnitude 7.0 earthquake      Cache   Translate Page      
An earthquake struck around 12 kilometres to the north of Anchorage, Alaska on Friday 30th November, causing widespread damage to infrastructure and an expectation of thousands of minor incidences of property damage as impacts to homes were also widespread, although not expected to result in severe losses. The USGS said there economic costs from the […]

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          Video: The Bots Are Coming! A Blue Teamer Survival Guide      Cache   Translate Page      

See the SOC of Tomorrow and How to Survive It!

EH-Net Live! Nov 2018 - The Bots Are Coming! A Blue Teamer Survival Guide - Video - Teaser ThumbVideo and Slide Deck from EH-Net Live! Nov 2018

We've all heard the stories of millions of available jobs in InfoSec that go unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. Our guest can attest to this not only in his own organization but also those he serves. And even though offensive jobs are sexy and fun, the vast majority of jobs are defensive in focus. Just think of all of the positions on-prem and in the cloud dedicated to infrastructure, endpoint security, log management, MFA, DLP, help desk and the list goes on and on. Now compare that to the number of pen testers out there. Blue team members dwarf red teamers. And, although companies would love to hire humans, doesn't it make sense for them to at least look at AI as a solution to the skills gap?

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          Facilities Attendant - Government of Canada - Dawson, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
As part of the Government of Canada’s unprecedented investment in the infrastructure of our national parks, national historic sites and national marine... $17.59 - $19.12 an hour
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          NYSE: EIX Shareholder Notice: Lawsuit Alleges Misleading Statements by Edison International      Cache   Translate Page      

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors in Edison International (NYSE: EIX) shares over alleged securities laws violations.

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- An investor, who purchased shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), filed a lawsuit over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Edison International in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements.

Investors in shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) have certain options and for certain investors are short and strict deadlines running. Deadline: January 15, 2019. NYSE: EIX investors should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The plaintiff claims that between February 23, 2016 and November 12, 2018, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the Company failed to maintain electricity transmission and distribution networks in compliance with safety requirements and regulations promulgated under state law, that consequently, the Company was in violation of state law and regulations, that the Company's noncompliant electricity networks created a significantly heightened risk of wildfires in California, and that as a result, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On November 8, 2018, two wildfires started in Southern California, designated the Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire. The Hill Fire, which broke out in Ventura County, subsequently grew to 4,531 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ("Cal Fire"). Stretching from Los Angeles County to Ventura County, the Woolsey Fire burned 93,662 acres, including 83 percent of all National Parks Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, according to Cal Fire.

On November 12, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") launched an investigation into Edison International's subsidiary Southern California Edison Company, in order to "assess the compliance of electrical facilities with applicable rules and regulations in fire-impacted areas." According to CPUC, electrical infrastructure may have suffered malfunctions near ground zero of the blazes. Specifically, it was reported that on the day the fires began Southern California Edison Company issued an alert to the CPUC that a substation circuit near the Woolsey Fire origin "relayed," or sensed a disturbance on the circuit, just two minutes before Cal Fire said that the devastating fire began.

Those who purchased shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Michael Daniels
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com

About Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio monitoring and settlement claim filing service, , which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is in contact with a large number of shareholders and offers help, support, and assistance for every shareholder. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. Referenced cases, investigation, and/or settlements are not filed/reached and/or related to Shareholders Foundation. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.

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          (USA-CO-Aurora) Network Control Specialist - TS/SCI with Polygraph      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Seeking motivated candidates who want to work in a fast paced and unique job environment where you can truly make an impact in the world today. Are interested in some challenging and technical work or if you just want to be a part of something bigger than you? Then this could be a perfect fit for your next job or maybe even the start of an exciting and brand new career. As a Network Control Specialist you will be responsible for monitoring the communications infrastructure and an extensive array of networks. This job is important, and every task you are responsible for is tied to something bigger and you will make a difference. + Analyzes; administers and maintains secure messaging and data communications networks + Manages the usage and performance of messaging and or data communications networks + Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security policies and procedures + Evaluates hardware and software; including peripheral; output and related equipment consisting of large server farms; intricate communication systems; and other intelligence agencies systems + Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards. + Participates in aspects of major network upgrades and detailed system acceptance testing. + Interfaces with vendors and critical customers to ensure appropriate restoration of systems during network outages or periods of reduced performance. + Develops; authors and implements testing strategies and documentation. + Provides advice and training to end-users for message related issues and anomalies. + Troubleshoots and resolves complex computer; hardware; software anomalies. + Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. + Researches and recommends technical solutions for system upgrades + Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support. Unique/Additional Requirements: + Manages Site Comms Processor (SCP); Automated Message Handling Systems Secure Message and routing Terminal; XML Information BUS; Information Transfer System; and the SMC Helpdesk customer message queues. + Manages error correction and troubleshooting for undelivered messages. + Responsible for managing SOCOMM and the Autodin Customer Information Database (CID) + Ensures customer information databases are up to date and synchronized. Oversees SOCOMM and AUTODIN Contingency Plans Update Master Lists; coordinate scheduled CCRP and COOP testing + Coordinates with users and other organizations to establish cause and result for after action reports for message anomalies Performs AUTODIN; AMHS backups; daily partial backups and weekly full backups. + Provides technical assistance to customers in support of complex secure message and data networks by managing message platform connections. Must possess appropriate current DOD Information Assurance (IA) certification to be considered for employment; i.e., CompTIA Security+CE, or CCNA-Security. CompTIA Security+CE is the preferred certification. In addition must attain the required DOD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) certification within six (6) months of hire date. As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them. Please be aware that because of these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations. Because of the sensitive nature of the work being done for this government client, all candidates must hold a TS/SCI with Polygraph. Benefits of this Position: + Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program + Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program) + Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework + 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one + Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day + We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays + Parking and transit commuter benefits Why Work at General Dynamics IT? + Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field + Support missions that make a difference to our Nation + Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do + Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT + Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world + Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance General Dynamics is a and . #ISDCJ #DPOST #ZRPOST As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Job ID2018-49645 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-CO-Aurora) Network Control Specialist - TS/SCI with Polygraph      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Seeking motivated candidates who want to work in a fast paced and unique job environment where you can truly make an impact in the world today. If you are interested in challenging and technical work or if you just want to be a part of something bigger than you, then this could be a perfect fit for your next job or maybe even the start of an exciting and brand new career. As a Network Control Specialist you will be responsible for monitoring the communications infrastructure and an extensive array of networks. This job is important, and every task you are responsible for is tied to something bigger and you will make a difference. + Exciting fast paced positon solving real world problems in multi-vendor-environment; utilizes critical thinking to troubleshoot complex network issues while maintaining constant vigilance over enterprise network resources + Responsible for performing 24/7 continuous monitoring to identify network incidents related to service interruptions, WAN/LAN outages, and system performance issues + Remediates network and system performance issues and coordinates and implements network changes in accordance with established network maintenance activity processes and procedures + Responsible for day-to-day O&M and administration on routers, switches, multiplexers, load balancers, and encryption and decryption devices within a multi-vendor environment + Troubleshoots SONET, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, Ethernet, Frame-Relay, VRF/VPN, VPLS, Tunneling and other networking technologies to identify potential switching and routing conflicts + Responsible for proactive configuration of network paths for optimum network performance and to reduce impacts to service + Interacts with Cyber Network Defense (CND) analyst to investigate network security related incidents and works to identify root causes and executes mitigation strategies + Provides Situational Awareness (SA) information to the customer for all service impacts + Maintains Job Qualification Standard (JQS) requirements and job certification with an implemented Annual Plan of Instruction (APOI) per customer direction in conjunction with DoD 8570 Requirements Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support + Must have current TS/SCI with CI Polygraph + Must possess appropriate current DOD Information Assurance (IA) certification to be considered for employment; i.e., CompTIA Security+CE, or CCNA-Security + Must attain the required DOD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) certification within six (6) months of hire date + Experience with ITIL Incident Management processes + Position requires shift work: Panama Schedule: Example shown Below + As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access Panama 12-Hour Shift Schedule Example. (This is the schedule we follow today but is subject to change based on Government Requirements) SCHEDULE (ROTATION BETWEEN SHIFTS TAKES PLACE EVERY TWO MONTHS) MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON WORK WORK OFF OFF WORK WORK WORK OFF OFF WORK WORK OFF OFF OFF As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them. Please be aware that because of these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations. Benefits of this Position: + Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program + Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program) + Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework + 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one + Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day + We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays + Parking and transit commuter benefits Why Work at General Dynamics IT? + Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field + Support missions that make a difference to our Nation + Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do + Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT + Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world + Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance General Dynamics is a and . #ISDCJ #DPOST #ZRPOST As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Job ID2018-49644 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-MD-Greenbelt) Senior Systems Administrator      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description General Dynamics IT has an opening for aSenior Systems Administrator with strong communication and technical skills that will support the Department of Commerce 2020 Decennial Census Systems of Systems hybrid cloud infrastructure and its applications. The Senior IT/Helpdesk Lead for on-site IT Infrastructure support for 500+ users. This position is responsible for leading the helpdesk, customer service, server admin and network admin of LAN/WAN for the Technical Integrator facility. The IT/Helpdesk Lead will report to the Facilities & Infrastructure Project Manager. All employees must be able to pass a Federal Suitability Check for a position of public trust. The program and the associated facility to be supported enables the operations of multiple business applications, as well as development of new applications across different technologies. Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following: + Support provisioning and setup of desktops, laptops, printers and other related hardware + Perform Install, Move, Add, Change (IMAC) services for all Ora Glen Campus IT requirements, to include the Technical Integrator contract, U.S. Census Bureau assigned staff and Associate Contract assigned staff + Document all tickets in a tracking system such as Remedy + Provide expert training and support of end users for VDI and/or virtual machines/environments + Assist in leading capacity planning and scaling of solutions + Support local on-site patch panels, switches and routers + Provide troubleshooting support for desktops, laptops, printers and other related hardware + Provide troubleshooting support for VDI/virtual machines, servers and LAN/WAN + Manage and track assigned tickets on a daily basis + Manage all VOIP phones installed in the Ora Glen Campus + Troubleshoot phone issues, and open Trouble Tickets with Comcast when an issue arises from the Phone Service + Provide IMAC services for the phones + Serve on the staff of the Facilities & Infrastructure Project Manager (F&I PM) + Attend all Staff & Status Meetings + Provide weekly status reports as directed by the F&I PM + Provide Ad Hoc reports to the F&I PM as directed + Support special projects or Tiger Teams as directed by the F&I PM + Collect, analyze and report Metrics to the F&I PM as directed Required Skills: + Expert knowledge of Operating Systems such Windows, MacOS, iOS, Unix and Linux + Expert knowledge of directory services including Microsoft Active Directory + Expert understanding of LAN/WAN environment + General knowledge of projectors and audio/visual equipment + Expert knowledge of desktop security policies, requirements, and vulnerabilities + Excellent time management, written, verbal, and customer service skills + Excellent Organized, Conscientious, Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills + Excellent understanding of PC/laptop/MacBook/tablet/mobile hardware technology + Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others Desired Skills: + Organizational Skills:Can plan and prioritize work for yourself. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail. + Team Work:Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to lead and challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to lead and influence others and move toward a common vision or goal. + Leadership:Proficient understanding of organizational structure and work effectively or lead the current team. + Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills. + Quantitative Management:Ability to determine process measures and track to determine process effectiveness and efficiency. + Problem Solving:Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions. + Results oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task. Education + 10+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience. Qualifications As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class. Requisition ID2018-49666 # of Openings1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelNone Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-CO-Aurora) Senior Systems Administrator - TS/SCI with Polygraph      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Seeking motivated candidates who want to work in a fast paced and unique job environment where you can truly make an impact in the world today. If you are interested in challenging and technical work, or if you just want to be a part of something bigger than you, then this could be a perfect fit for your next job or maybe even the start of an exciting and brand new career. As a Senior Network Administrator you will be responsible for maintaining the communications infrastructure supporting an extensive array of networks. This job is important, and every server you touch, every install you support, and every configuration change you execute, all is tied to something bigger and you will make a difference. + Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks. + Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks. + Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security polices and procedures. + Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment. + Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards. + Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades. + Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance. + Develops and implements testing strategies and document results. + Provides advice and training to end-users. + Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. + May provide work leadership to less-experienced network personnel. + Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. + Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support. Unique/Additional Requirements: + Manages Site Comms Processor (SCP); Automated Message Handling Systems Secure Message and routing Terminal; XML Information BUS; Information Transfer System; and the SMC Helpdesk customer message queues. + Manages error correction and troubleshooting for undelivered messages + Responsible for managing SOCOMM and the Autodin Customer Information Database (CID) + Ensures customer information databases are up to date and synchronized + Oversees SOCOMM and AUTODIN Contingency Plans Update Master Lists; coordinate scheduled CCRP and COOP testing + Coordinates with users and other organizations to establish cause and result for after action reports for message anomalies + Performs AUTODIN; AMHS backups; daily partial backups and weekly full backups. + Provides technical assistance to customers in support of complex secure message and data networks by managing message platform connections. Must have current TS/SCI with CI Polygraph Must possess appropriate current DOD Information Assurance (IA) certification to be considered for employment; i.e., CompTIA Security+CE, or CCNA-Security Must attain the required DOD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) certification within six (6) months of hire date Experience with ITIL Incident Management processes As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them. Please be aware that because of these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations. Benefits of this Position: + Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program + Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program) + Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework + 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one + Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day + We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays + Parking and transit commuter benefits Why Work at General Dynamics IT? + Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field + Support missions that make a difference to our Nation + Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do + Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT + Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world + Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance General Dynamics is a and . #ISDCJ #DPOST #ZRPOST As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Job ID2018-49647 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-TN-Nashville) Splunk Support Engineer (SME)      Cache   Translate Page      
**Your role:** Do you like to work and explore multiple, complex IT technologies? Are you a customer-focused team player, who enjoys to become part of a large global organization? Would you like to take a chance to drive your career? We are looking for someone like that who can help us with the following key tasks: - provide level 2/3 technical and business support for Splunk. As the product is newly integrated you will be part of a project team to onboard Splunk into the Operations. (Incident & Problem Management) - manage the interface to our Engineering by addressing functional requirements, potential issues, keeping track of these issues until they are solved. We have a strong service delivery culture with the aim to provide the best service to our clients - deploy new releases onto the platform - participate in different projects, including upgrade, migration or client related activities - cover the US time zone by leading potential major incidents on various tools within the groups remid - create and enhance documentation and training to our clients globally **What we offer:** Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance. Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us). **Take the next step:** Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now. **Disclaimer / Policy Statements:** UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. **Your team:** In this role you are part of a high-performing team of Splunk Experts. You will meet a committed, quality driven and very technical team understanding not just the Logging Infrastructure Splunk but is as well generally interested in IT and its processes to be as efficient as possible. The current team is based in Switzerland, India and Singapore, and a team in Nashville is being built. The Splunk team is complemented by a broader team focused on Service Operations for various other tools supporting the ITIL processes. This includes ServiceNow, Netcool, AppDynamics, IPSoft to name just a few. In addition to your Service Operation core team you will deal with colleagues and clients situated both far and near including developers in APAC, Europe and the US. **Your expertise:** You are: - able to work as part of a global team interacting with clients all over the world - comfortable communicating (in English) with both technically minded colleagues as well as senior management - able to prioritize your own workload and work with minimal supervision where required - willing to provide on-call support as required You have: - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred - at least 3 years of experience of the Splunk or an equivalent application and a total of 5 years in the IT industry - a strong knowledge of IT technologies, methodologies, toolsets & solutions - a good technical and architectural understanding of large environments, including Linux/Solaris operating systems - Wintel operating system knowledge is a plus - ITIL foundation v3 certification **About us:** Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world. We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us? **Your colleagues:** **Job Reference #:** 184222BR **Business Divisions:** Corporate Center **Title:** Splunk Support Engineer (SME) **City:** Nashville **Job Type:** Full Time **Country / State:** United States - Tennessee **Function Category:** Information Technology (IT)
          (USA-VA-Herndon) Customer Services and Information Technology Officer      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Location: Herndon, VA, Hours 6:00 am -2:30pm. Providing Close Support at customer site. Requirements include: • Directly related work experience in a technical help desk position supporting Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 or later, Internet Explorer, and business applications used within a business environment • Knowledge of multiple desktop programs, configuration and debugging techniques • Detailed oriented as well as excellent oral and written communication skills • Sound problem resolution, judgment, and decision-making • Experience with TCP/IP and general networking issues • Experience providing superior customer service and support • Experience working effectively in a team environment, communicating effectively, resolving issues efficiently, and contributing to the improvement of the infrastructure • Experience with virus scanning services; Desktop, stand-alone and laptop computing services • Experience with servers, printers and peripheral services • Experience with Data transfer services • Experience with ticket tracking, closing, and escalating issues; assisting in installing peripheral IT items and Access administration • Strong interpersonal and organization skills, successful in working both independently and in a team environment • Strong troubleshooting skills • CMA/DMA/MCSA desired • Experience excellent listening and writing skills Desired Skills • O&M experience • Ability to work independently; and manage multiple task assignments • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Demonstrated ability to describe how to use an application, system, etc. 1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems. 2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems. 3. Sets up administrator and service accounts. 4. Maintains system documentation 5. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. 6. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. 7. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. 8. May program in an administrative language. 9. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results. 10. Provides advice and training to end-users. 11. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities. 12. May serve as a technical team or task leader. 13. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. 14. Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. Qualifications 8-10 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis. For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class. #SMPOLY #CJPOST #DPOST #ISDCJ Job ID2018-49761 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-CO-Aurora) Senior Systems Administrator - TS/SCI with Polygraph      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Seeking motivated candidates who want to work in a fast paced and unique job environment where you can truly make an impact in the world today. If you are interested in challenging and technical work, or if you just want to be a part of something bigger than you, then this could be a perfect fit for your next job or maybe even the start of an exciting and brand new career. As a Senior Network Administrator you will be responsible for maintaining the communications infrastructure supporting an extensive array of networks. This job is important, and every server you touch, every install you support, and every configuration change you execute, all is tied to something bigger and you will make a difference. + Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks. + Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks. + Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security polices and procedures. + Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment. + Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards. + Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades. + Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance. + Develops and implements testing strategies and document results. + Provides advice and training to end-users. + Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. + May provide work leadership to less-experienced network personnel. + Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. + Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support. Unique/Additional Requirements: + Manages Site Comms Processor (SCP); Automated Message Handling Systems Secure Message and routing Terminal; XML Information BUS; Information Transfer System; and the SMC Helpdesk customer message queues. + Manages error correction and troubleshooting for undelivered messages + Responsible for managing SOCOMM and the Autodin Customer Information Database (CID) + Ensures customer information databases are up to date and synchronized + Oversees SOCOMM and AUTODIN Contingency Plans Update Master Lists; coordinate scheduled CCRP and COOP testing + Coordinates with users and other organizations to establish cause and result for after action reports for message anomalies + Performs AUTODIN; AMHS backups; daily partial backups and weekly full backups. + Provides technical assistance to customers in support of complex secure message and data networks by managing message platform connections. Must have current TS/SCI with CI Polygraph Must possess appropriate current DOD Information Assurance (IA) certification to be considered for employment; i.e., CompTIA Security+CE, or CCNA-Security Must attain the required DOD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) certification within six (6) months of hire date Experience with ITIL Incident Management processes As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them. Please be aware that because of these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations. Benefits of this Position: + Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program + Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program) + Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework + 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one + Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day + We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays + Parking and transit commuter benefits Why Work at General Dynamics IT? + Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field + Support missions that make a difference to our Nation + Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do + Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT + Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world + Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance General Dynamics is a and . #ISDCJ #DPOST #ZRPOST As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Job ID2018-49852 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelTop Secret/SCI with Polygraph Full/Part TimeFull Time
          (USA-AL-Huntsville) Systems Security Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Description Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and/or integration of a DOD IA architecture, system, or system component for use within CE (computing environment), NE (network environment), and/or enclave environments. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. + Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents. + Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation. + Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information. + Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk. + Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems. + Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls. + Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices. + Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance. + Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results. + Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members. + Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Host Base Security System (HBSS) highly preferred. + Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. + Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline is required Qualifications 5-8 years of related systems engineering experience and in data security administration + The system security engineers should have a minimum of five years’ experience in performing information assurance and security engineering in the process control industry and a minimum of five years in performing information assurance and security engineering in the information technology industry for systems or networks. + This experience can be concurrent or through separate work activities with previous employers. + Knowledge of the DIACAP and RMF process, DoD IA policies, and networthiness program is required under this contract. + Provide security engineering for the Army meter data management system applications, control servers, network devices, operating systems, interfaces and communications protocols within the scope of the system security boundary. + The security engineering effort shall include identification, development, and implementation of the Information Assurance (IA) Controls, to include technical, procedural, and documentation requirements as described in DoD and Army requirements and guidelines. + The SSE is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and/or integration of a DOD IA architecture, system, or system component for use within CE (computing environment), NE (network environment), and/or enclave environments in support of higher ranking IA professionals. Must meet the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8570.01 “Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management” and DoD 8570-M “Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program” requirements. DoD Secret security clearance required upon start. Additional desired experience: MS Window 2012 server experience MS SQL Server database and framework experience HBSS Working Level Familiarity As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class. Job ID2018-49849 Number of Positions1 Job FunctionInformation Technology Security Clearance LevelSecret Full/Part TimeFull Time