The Senior Project Engineer for Reimagine the Canals (RTC) implements projects announced as part of the Reimagine the Canals initiative. The Senior Project Engineer consults and coordinates with both the Reimagine team and NYPA Project Management, keeping each informed of project progress.
The Senior Project Engineer manages all aspects of design and construction for economic development and resilience projects in the RTC initiative. Project types may include waterfront parks, hospitality venues, pedestrian bridges, whitewater courses, camping areas, iconic lighting, trails, and canal infrastructure modifications including dams, gates, and waste weirs.
Prime contact on assigned RTC projects through all project phases of development from procurement, condition assessment, estimating, design, and construction. Develop Scope of Work for architectural, landscape architectural, and engineering projects that align with economic development and resiliency incentives. Conduct site visits and assesses constructability. Coordinate with operating, maintenance, and ownership teams to plan safe and efficient site visits.
Ensure compliance with department and company policies and procedures. Lead meetings for evaluation teams, stakeholder engagement, public interaction, pre-bid, and project progress. Track action items, prepares agenda and minutes. Plan resources with internal groups and consultants. Direct and oversee all in-house and external resources’ activities and deliverables.
Lead discussions with permitting and regulatory bodies. Ensure permit stipulations are adhered to, and that projects meet the licensing, environmental, permitting, safety, and compliance requirements established by law. Develop documentation required for funding organizations such as FEMA or other alternate funding sources. Prepare memos, schedules, estimates, and other documentation as required for review and approval by the Board of Trustees. Present project overviews and technical content for management committees, review boards, and public agencies. Presents technical material to non-technical stakeholders.
Research condition assessment and record information using ArcGIS, historical archives, database software, and databases to develop scope. Review designs submitted by consultants for compliance with technical standards and ensures that appropriate QA is applied. Identify risk and carry it on risk register.
Manage project deliverables to track comment resolution and align execution with planning and regulations. Ensure deliverables meet requirements of the contract and industry standard of care. Manage design changes by the AE and ensure technical and administrative governance is applied. Prepare order of magnitude cost estimates. Oversee updates to cost estimate and tracks changes. Update budget and cash flow forecasts as project progresses. Develop preliminary schedules in P6 and updates monthly. Present budget and schedule updates to stakeholders and senior management. Inform management and stakeholders of risks to budget and schedules and presents mitigation plans.