Change Order/Claims Specialist (Civil Engineering)

Fresno, CA 93721

Posted: 05/20/2020 Industry: Engineering - Civil Job Number: 3197

Job Description

Our client, a premier construction management and engineering firm with offices throughout California, has an immediate need to hire a Change Order/Claims Specialist to join the Fresno office.  We are looking for a Change Order/Claims Specialist for the $1.6 billion High Speed Rail project that is constructing the first high-speed rail system in our nation. 

Responsibilities &  Duties
  • Assist with Coordination of Claim and Change Management Documents with the Contractor
  • Administering claims and change orders for the construction and design of California' s High Speed Rail project  
  • Participate  in the CP1 Design Build Contract Change Management Process  
  • Review and respond to Change Notices/Proposed Change Order Cost Proposals
  • Research contract documents in preparation of Change Notice Responses
  • Research contract documents in preparation of claim resolution
  • Preparation of negotiation position papers/reports
  • Provide support for Dispute Resolution meetings
  • Assist in preparing Change Orders in support of all changes
  • Claim avoidance and management
  • Proactive risk/claim assessment and management for site construction contracts
  • Provide proactively recommendations & advice on how to avoid any additional cost and where not possible, how to minimize the costs of legitimate claims
  • Attend Project Meetings as necessary
  • Interface with Project Contract Management team (PCM), including interfacing with project team leads including environmental, right-of-way, design, utility coordination, safety and construction in preparation of change orders for work outside of contract project scope
  • Interface with California High Speed Rail and Design Build Contractor staff as necessary for claim management and negotiation of change orders


Qualifications &  Skills
  • College degree in civil engineering, required
  • Minimum of 10  years of relevant claim management, civil engineering experience, but not limited to  construction management or project management experience
  • Caltrans experience or experience working with Caltrans standards
  • Have proven claims experience in a construction environment
  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Must be able to utilize independent judgment and initiative to achieve project objectives and work on a construction site with limited amenities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Meet Your Recruiter

Katy Barker

Katy has been recruiting for the A/E/C industry for the past 10 years. She grew up in the East Bay Area and graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Katy enjoys hiking, camping, jet skiing and scorekeeping for her daughters’ little league softball team.
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