Program Management - JFK, New York

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA.


Russell is currently seeking an Engineer in our New York City office to manage, evaluate and assess information necessary to construct the project on time, within budget, and to the quality specified by the contract documents. Has supervisory responsibility for Assistant Engineers, Engineering Assistants, and Interns. The Engineer is the individual on the project responsible for building the overall project “on paper”. Airport experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Acting as liaison with Architects, Subcontractors, Consultants, Suppliers, Inspectors, and other Turner job staff and Owner’s Representatives in resolving issues related to plans and specifications.

Overseeing and making decisions related to contract drawings and subcontract information. Ensuring that all drawings and specifications properly relate to the estimate.

Managing the project budget.

Managing submittals and shop drawings. Assessing conformance to contract specifications. Resolving any conflicts in interpretation.

Negotiating Change Orders. Managing information on changes in the Work; preparing an independent analysis, as required; obtaining and checking estimates for the changes from subcontractor; obtaining approval of the Architect and Owner and resolving any conflicts.

Overseeing the close-out process. Preparing final records for the project such as Requests for Information (RFI’s), close-out records, warranties, as-builts, Operations and Maintenance manuals (O&Ms), attic stock, and spare parts, and evaluating information to ensure compliance with contract documents.

Supervising Assistant Engineers, Engineering Assistants, Plan Clerks, and Interns, including providing input on performance appraisals.

Preparing Scope of Work documents for trades.

Developing reports such as General Conditions Items, labor, safety, Change Order logs, and Quality Control.

Scheduling and managing subcontractor trade coordination meetings, preconstruction meetings, and submittal review meetings.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourage others to comply with safety rules and regulations, including wearing of personal protective devices.


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.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related fields.

10+ years of related or equivalent experience including project management experience.

Must have 8 years of experience managing and delivering MEP scope.

Must have experience in managing projects of $10M+.

Good understanding of Building Codes as they relate to the construction of the project.

Ability to read and comprehend architectural and engineering plans, with the ability to provide value engineering recommendations.

Knowledge of construction, engineering, procurement, industry standards, and other project-related activities, their interfaces, and interdependencies.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Airport experience preferred.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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