Construction Management/Quality Assurance Support – Fort Rucker, AL, US

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Construction Management/Quality Assurance Support – Fort Rucker, AL, US

Construction Management/Quality Assurance Support

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Fort Rucker, AL, US

NIKA is hiring for a Construction Management/Quality Assurance Support who will provide on-site QA services at the Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

At NIKA, you’ll be excited to come to work each day. This position comes with a competitive salary package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), bonus programs, and many other perks.

Job Functions:

  • The US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory has three Major Repair projects currently in construction. The construction management specialist will attend meetings, review submittals and perform onsite visits.
  • Individual is responsible for the effective review of construction documents and oversight of the project management of the construction projects to ensure the “Owners” requirements for quality and timeliness are achieved.
  • The construction management specialist will advise the Facility Manager of all issues that require his action or the action of senior leaders.
  • Key areas of focus are the review of documentation to ensure that required documentation is complete and usable for the maintenance and operations of the facility once the project is turned over to the Command.
  • The construction manager must have a working knowledge of the medical design criteria, the Uniform Facility Criteria (UFC’s) and Federal Building Code requirements.
  • Serve as “Owners Representative” project manager for new buildings.
  • Ensure that the work meets all the requirements of the plans and specifications of the contract documents.
  • Maintain records of all necessary construction documentation such as financial cost accounting, meetings, drawings, submittals, applications for payments, change orders, proposals, purchase orders, communications, transmittals, notes, etc
  • Attend weekly progress meetings. Provide report of meeting to Facility Manager with identification of any problems or difficulties and recommendations for resolution.
  • Review and recommend approval/disapproval of submittals, shop drawings, and samples.
  • Perform continual on-site surveillance of construction activities. Inspect the contractor’s quality control activities. Monitor and record testing required by contract documents.
  • Maintain progress photos of the project.
  • Review and evaluate all change orders recommended by the architect or his consultants, all change order requests, and cost proposals made by the contractors, and recommend action to be taken to the Facilities Director.
  • Aid in preparing punch list corrections prior to acceptance of the building or portions of it by the owner.
  • Review final ‘as built’ drawings as Owners Representative.
  • Prepare reports and perform special projects as required by the Facility Manager.
  • Complete required Army training.
  • Provide effective coordination, support, and promotion of interactions with other staff offices and organizations.

Quality Assurance Deliverables include:

  • For QA personnel: Provide a signed weekly report which includes details of the personnel and tasks performing construction activities and status of tasks.
  • The report will include summary of daily construction activities
  • The report will include supporting inspection data sheets will be attached to the daily report, when needed.
  • The report will include date, project name, location and other identification, if necessary.
  • The report will include reports and results of meetings held.
  • The report will include a record of visitors to the site.
  •  The report will include locations of construction underway during the observation period (i.e. daily, weekly)
  • The report will include equipment and personnel working in each activity, including subcontractors.
  • The report will include descriptions of the work being inspected.
  • The report will include descriptions of the problems or delays and resolution
  • The report will include construction activities completed and/or in progress
  •  Inspection and testing checklists will also be tracked and submitted in a timely manner for review by the Engineer of Record.
  • Inspection and testing checklists will be completed and include:  
    • Description or title of the inspection activity
    • Location of the inspection actives
    • Recorded observation or test data
    • Results of the inspection activity
    • Personnel involved in the inspection activity


  • 2 Trips to Natick, MA


  • Monday through Friday – 8 hours per day
  • Personnel shall not work more than 80 hours in any two-week period.
  • Personnel may have to work outside of clinic hours to de-conflict spaces on occasional basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field
  • 5-10 years of project management or construction management experience within healthcare facilities and/or federal facilities strongly preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of the medical design criteria, the Uniform Facility Criteria (UFC’s) and Federal Building Code requirements.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance

NIKA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.