The Construction Engineer is primarily responsible to provide Crum & Forster’s contract surety claims department with technical expertise to effectively investigate and respond to contract surety bond claims related to construction. The Construction Engineer will also provide assistance to surety underwriters to evaluate bid spreads and contractor capabilities.
Assist claims in conducting performance bond default and potential default investigations.
Dedicated “first responder” for claims, disputes and notices.
Review construction project related documents.
Develop cost to complete estimates.
Determine project completion alternatives.
Prepare bid packages and solicit bids from completion contractors.
Negotiate with completion contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.
Monitor and track completion work schedule and budget.
Manage outside surety experts and consultants, as necessary.
Analyze payment bond claims.
Analyze construction bid take offs and bid spreads.
Evaluate internal controls and management systems of prospective and existing contractor accounts.
Review construction contracts and bond forms.
Monitor and evaluate construction projects in real time.
Engineering and/or construction management degree required.
PE designation preferred.
5+ years of experience from a technical/engineering perspective.
Field experience in construction project engineering/management.
Direct experience preparing cost to complete estimates and bid packages.
Strong communication, organization and analytical skills.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the company.
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Frequent travel required.
Will abide by departmental policies and procedures, including authority levels, to comply with C&F’s risk management controls.