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Who We Are

Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. (Jorgensen) is a world leader in maintenance management. For nearly 60 years Jorgensen, a privately held firm, pioneered asset maintenance providing a diverse range of services on facility and highway infrastructure, professional consulting projects, and maintenance and management contracts. Our professionals are in the forefront as assets managers, facility managers, maintenance engineers,specialty field technicians, and solution providers. Jorgensen focuses on operations and maintenance of transportation and facility infrastructure assets. Our maintenance operations are comprised of professional engineers, field maintenance supervisors, experienced maintenance technicians, tradesmen, certified quality inspectors, all with a proficiency in developing and executing infrastructure maintenance contracts throughout the United States. Our systems approach to maintenance management is unparalleled in the industry. We know how to identify and implement innovative solutions for our client's toughest challenges.

As much as Jorgensen is committed to excellence in our operations and maintenance management services, we are absolutely committed to the growth, development, and well-being of our people. At Jorgensen, you will help manage facility and transportation assets that keep our roads, infrastructure, and public right-of-ways open and operating safely. Similarly, Jorgensen is your opportunity to pursue your passion, showcase and further develop your skills, and launch a meaningful and rewarding career. Whether you are managing a multi-million dollar asset management contract, delivering world-class maintenance repair services, supervising roadway maintenance projects, pursing and winning new business contracts, or supporting Jorgensen's expanding footprint, you will be part of a dynamic, fast-growing, and innovating company committed to your success. Our environment is inclusive, collaborative, and thrives on the individuality of our very capable managers and people. We value diversity, foster and reward creative exploration, and strive to continually exceed client expectations.

Position summary

Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time FIELD ENGINEER to manage asset management operations on a comprehensive roadway maintenance project(s) in Florida, Texas, Virginia, and Colorado. This position will report to the Project Manager and requires performing a wide range of responsibilities on new and existing asset maintenance and roadway services AM/O&M contracts related to planning work, scheduling/managing crews, roadway repair analysis, preparing project report submissions, interfacing with government Clients and adherence to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, as well as Jorgensen Company policies and procedures. It is required to have a technical background in engineering or construction management from and ABET-accredited university. The ideal candidate must have proven experience as a leader working in an every-changing environment, meticulous organizational skills, adaptive and analytical problem-solving capabilities, and abilities to effectively create functional teams. The position requires the candidate to work in a unique environment both in the office, out in the project-site (among field crews) and within professional organized meetings. Successful candidates for this position have a drive to develop their careers, create strong teams, and can remain focused in rapidly changing environments.

Position Location

Multiple positions available: Denver, CO, Orlando, FL, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, and Northern Virginia.

Seniority Level

Entry level to Mid-Level

Lead contract operations on roadway maintenance, repair, and construction operations
Manage project office and field operations
Coordinate financial planning and project budget projections that will assist senior managers
Track/report maintenance contract performance relative to plan, contract, and company targets
Work with Regional/Project Managers to develop short-term and long-term project maintenance repair plans
Perform analyses to improve field prosecution, crew efficiency and maximize operational safety
Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages for presentation to Client and Corporate operations centers

Required Experience
Highly efficient organizational skills in a multi-faceted long-term project environment
Minimum 1-3 years' experience with engineering, project management, or team leadership
Bachelor's Degree Engineering or Construction Management, ABET accredited university
Ability to rapidly develop a competent understanding of technical roadway maintenance specifications
Ability to lead, direct, and manage field maintenance crews and office staff
Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor
Effective communicator at all professional levels
Ability to manage project field emergencies 24/7
Ability to analyze field accomplishment data and prepare reports, statements and projections
Working knowledge of short- and long-term contract budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and revenue analysis

Preferred Experience
Engineer Intern and PE certificate with reciprocity
Familiarity with DOT contract operations
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Construction/Maintenance field operations professional experience
Military/Veteran leadership experience
Competent understanding of roadway maintenance and repair specifications
Technical experience with earthworks, landscaping, road construction, bridge maintenance, stormwater drainage maintenance

Must have valid Driver's License
High School Diploma and College Engineering ABET-accredited Degree
Knowledge of administrative activities
Knowledge of phone and messaging systems
Competency of Microsoft Office software
Solid organizational planning
Proper phone etiquette and protocol
Excellent verbal and written skills
Skill in establishing priorities and managing work loads
Ability to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in the order to meet changing job conditions
Neat and legible handwriting skills
Perform basic math skills including calculations using fractions, percent, and/ratios Read and understand manuals, plans, specifications
Ability to write documents following prescribed formats
Understand multi-step written and oral instructions
Self-starter who can work independently
Dependable and highly organized with business and maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and positive attitude
Ability to travel within State (up to 25%) and occasionally outside State

Employment Type and Compensation

Full-time, usually 5 days a week with weekend and nighttime work possible. Must be flexible and available 24/7 to respond to emergency related weather events and client emergencies.

Compensation Package includes competitive base pay, annual profitability-based bonus, recognition incentives and extensive training opportunities. Comprehensive Benefit Plan options for full time employees to include: Health, Vision, & Dental insurance for you and your family, 401(k) Retirement Plan, 2 weeks of Vacation time, 2 weeks of Sick time, paid Holidays, Free Life Insurance, Free Long Term Disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Critical Illness coverage, Free Employee Assistance Plans, Nationwide Pet Insurance Discount, and more!

Company will conduct Background check, MVR and Controlled Substance testing prior to hire.

Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in our workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V.

"Day-in-the-life": Jorgensen Project Engineer

Objective: Jorgensen's business is unique. In order to provide prospective candidates some context regarding our business, the following brief narrative outlines an example of a typical Project Engineer's day - responsible for a roadway/highway operations and maintenance comprehensive multi-year contract. The goal of the narrative is to give PE candidates a perspective of typical PE responsibilities and daily tasks. There are many responsibilities not included in the narrative below, however the example may provide a baseline.

Critical Skills: Successful Jorgensen Project Engineer's typically exhibit the following fundamental skills.

Critically well Organized: The contract operations involve a huge range and array of activities. Successful PEs have established intrinsic organizing skills to process large volumes of information and quickly store catalog and retrieve data, emails, pictures, archive specifications, etc.

Autonomous and Independent: Jorgensen hires managers and trusts their abilities and decision making. A PE will typically be working autonomously at a local project office. The PE will have peripheral support in training, HR, safety, and engineering, however the day-to-day engineering tasks will be managed by the PE. The PE will be expected to understand and support corporate guidelines and policies, but will have flexibility to manage in their own style.

A True Leader: Jorgensen's successful project engineer is a true leader that believes in ownership and accountability. The PE thrives on developing their own team, motivating their staff and creating a culture of excellence.The PE knows the importance of delegation and inspiring their staff to make good decisions. Most importantly, the PE believes they are fundamental responsible to make all their subordinates successful.

Customer Service/Responsiveness: Jorgensen's successful project engineer understands the true value of direct client and customer relationships. The PE is highly responsive to the clients needs and requests. The PE is a strong communicator under any platform (f2f, digital, voice, etc.). The PE has a vested interested and belief to make their client/customer successful.

A Jorgensen PE Day begins…

05:30 - 06:30AM: You arrive to Field Ops office or Maintenance yard, you will be typically issued a company truck that will be authorized for overnight residence parking. Field operations office/maintenance yard is a single story commercial complex, simple office finishes attached to an open indoor warehouse. Outside the field operations office is an enclosed "lite construction yard" housing trucks, earthmoving equipment, highway materials and earthworks.

06:30 - 07:00AM: You rapidly check emails for critical manager requests of the day, casual lite breakfast with a team member needing 1-on-1 supervision/mentorship. You put on your safety boots and strap on your safety glasses. The team member is a technician and had been pressing you for a promotion to become a Maintenance Technician III after receiving his CDL A endorsement.

07:00AM: You visit with your project manager and discuss all crew assignments, work locations, and safety/MOT/lane closure requirements. You get an ops debrief from any night-shift work, discuss open emergencies. Your staff will usually be composed of the following

  • Road service patrols

  • Roadway debris pickup crews

  • Equipment/earthworks repair crews

  • Skilled roadway maintenance repair crew

  • Lighting/electricians

  • Guardrail repair crews

  • Traffic Control/MOT crews

  • Emergency incident responders (traffic accidents)

  • Bridge/structure repair crews

  • Concrete finishing crews

07:30AM: You have individual discussions with crew technicians, motivate individual technicians career paths, inspire improvement on efficiency/performance, HR problems, disciplinary actions, and equipment problems.

08:00AM: random calls from corporate office to discuss operational safety infractions and recommendations for improvement, virtual meeting to discuss projects financial performance and your recommendations for financial projections.

09:30AM: You have a meeting with your direct Client (the contract manager), drive to client's office, 20-45minutes from. Dress is business casual. Meeting location is a government building. You come prepared with laptop for impromptu review of work actions, and open urgent roadway failures. You may discuss items like:

  • Open potholes causing motorists to call DOT directly and your plans to correct

  • Safety repairs: guardrail damages, attenuator damages, lighting outages

  • Report compliance submittals, monthly accomplishment data

  • Status of roadside mowing operations

  • Overall plans for the following month

  • Active traffic incidents and emergency response crew status

10:30AM: You have a mid-morning check in with project manager, reschedule some field jobs (lack of proper materials), discuss traffic emergencies and overall status of the current day's jobs

11:00AM: Catch up on missed calls from clients, vendors, employees, corporate office

11:30AM: You have a scheduled lunch with a significant vendor/partner to negotiate a subcontractor agreement addenda and pricing schedules. Subcontractor needs to increase the current pricing 20% beyond your budget allowances. The subcontractor is a quality partner.

1:00PM: You head straight, unannounced, from the lunch directly into the field to your guardrail repair crew working alongside roadway shoulder of an interstate highway. You informally inspect the traffic control arrangement and notice a few items that should be corrected. You speak with the crew leader, walk the job briefly, drop the crew off cold drinks and head back to the office

1:43PM: You take a call from your project manager that needs an interpretation on a specification for the repair of a drainage headwall. You're driving on the interstate, take the nearest exit and park at a McDonalds. You pair your laptop to the wifi and look for the specification on the DOT's website. You find the exact dimension of the headwall, verify the reinforcing steel arrangement and concrete strength requirements. You call your ops manager back and explain to him the required dimensions. You additionally email him the specification-drawing directly.

2PM: You drive back to your office. Corporate HR schedules a virtual meeting to discuss a past incident with an employee involved in an at-fault driving incident. The discussion is confidential and you determine, with your manager, whether to attempt to rehabilitate the employee's behavior or move towards termination.

2:30PM: You work privately in your office planning a new maintenance schedule for the next month. You review analysis of data that shows where your assets are underperforming. You consider your budget overages and shortages. You make quick calls to your project manager to generate more opinions.

3:24PM: The project field crews are arriving back in yard. You do more informal vehicle checks, have some impromptu conversations with up-and-coming technicians. You make a point to go speak with your equipment/earthworks crew - they did a tremendous job on a very difficult work order assigned to them earlier in the week.

4:00PM. You debrief the day with the project manager and discuss tomorrow's plans. You discuss the night crew's schedule and make sure that all the subcontractor partners have been scheduled for the evening.

4:49PM: There is a sudden traffic emergency on the road causing massive traffic back-up. Your emergency crews were already mobilized and on scene starting to set-up temporary traffic control for fire-rescue. Coincidently the DOT District Engineer is in the traffic jam and calls their staff to figure out what's going on. Your direct DOT project manager calls you immediately and asks what your crews are doing for the emergency response.

5:13PM: You get back in your work truck and head home for the evening. You spend most the ride talking with your emergency crews that are on-scene at the traffic incident. You make a few calls back to your Client project manager and provide assurances of your emergency crew's plans for clearing the incident.

9:37PM (TEXT): Earlier you asked the project manager to have the night crew leader text you with some assurances that the night operation was moving as scheduled.

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