General Construction Technician

Fairfax, Virginia
Dec 12, 2022
Jan 31, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a General Construction Technician for our Design Build Team in the federal department of our Fairfax office. The candidate should be a highly motivated, versatile in many trades individual looking to work with all facets of construction, in a fast paced environment. Each day will be unique on the jobsite, interacting with the client, customer, subcontractors, and fellow Dewberry employees. This position requires management skills in relation to materials. It is critical the candidate is able to look ahead and plan material arrival to ensure the day to day on the jobsite is not put on hold. Time management is essential to ensure the individual who is filling this role is successful, wherever the jobsite may be. Being able to work in a team is essential as this individual will float across many trade teams as needed on the jobsite.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Required Skills and Experience
  • Solid knowledge of most building architectural and MEP/S systems, able to identify different Architectural elements and MEP systems include structural elements, HVAC, Refrigeration, electrical, etc.
  • Identify construction issues and provide potential resolutions to remediate the issue.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and conditions while maintaining stable performance.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Scheduling and look ahead' s in relation to path critical items to the project, especially related to materials needed on the jobsite.
  • Ensures that the entire project team is aware of any deficiencies or potential problems that may occur.
  • Emailing and coordinating deliveries to the office and the jobsite

Required Skills & Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 10 years' experience working in construction
  • Hands on experience in the field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with job site material management
  • Have a TS/SCI clearance
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Electrical experience working with network switching devices, cables, tubing and conduits
  • Experience working on federal projects
  • 50% travel on a weekly basis
  • Availability to work weekdays between the hours of 7:00am and midnight, on either a morning or afternoon shift (7am-3:30pm or 3:00pm - 11:30pm), with occasional overtime hours including weekends

Working Conditions
  • Professional on-site office and maintenance environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform duties for eight hour periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed to meet the demands of this position. This includes completing timesheets and daily work reports.
  • Physically able to move about in a maintenance environment to include walking, stooping, bending, stretching, and climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must maintain a safe, productive, and professional work environment.
  • Work location: Washington, DC, southside
  • Required: Background Check, Drug Screen, and Electrical Test
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and all Federal Holidays, 401K

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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