U.S. Department of State company profile

Foreign Service Construction Engineer

Job Location:

MANY vacancies Overseas and Domestic - Washington, DC, United States

Job Description:

Open Period: November 29, 2017 – December 19, 2017
Salary: $55,156 – $80,998
Duty Locations: MANY in Department of State Posts – Overseas and Domestic, US

The U.S. Department of State, our country’s lead foreign policy agency, provides a rich international experience whether at home or abroad, and opportunities to become responsible leaders.

Each day, our employees make a difference as they contribute to our global society and defend and advance our country’s interests and values. They work on the business of diplomacy and high priority issues that impact the safety, security, and prosperity of our world – human rights, environment, energy, food security, public health, and technology – all while experiencing a unique career.

Our talented workforce reflects and champions all of our strengths and diversity – personal, professional, and educational. We offer a workplace that values and rewards leadership, collaboration and innovation, and personal and professional development.

The Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Office of Construction Management, which is responsible for managing the Department of State’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of construction projects overseas. The CE is a member of a U.S. government (USG) team that ensures construction is professionally performed according to applicable plans, specifications, schedules, and standards. The CE must adhere to the highest standards of integrity, dependability, attention to detail, team work and cooperation while accepting the need to travel, to live overseas, and when necessary, to live away from family.

Responsibilities

The following are typical duties, performed at various grade levels, in the course of a career as a Construction Engineer (CE).

In Overseas Assignments:

Performs duties of an Owner’s Representative for the USG including quality assurance tasks, including approving quality programs, hiring and managing quality assurance staff, ensuring contractor’s work is properly inspected, selecting laboratories for testing, ensuring corrective actions take place, ensuring trades are certified, ensuring materials meet contract specifications, accepting contractor submittals, and resolving conflicts.
Performs financial control tasks, including approving progress payment requests, preparing estimates, evaluating changes in costs, evaluating contractors’ claims, establishing procedures for petty cash, controlling costs, and monitoring schedule.
Performs safety tasks, including approving project safety programs, monitoring safety, ensuring safety training and equipment, and ensuring health requirements.
Performs security tasks, including approving project security programs, managing security staff, monitoring security, ensuring document security, and coordinating final inspections.
Performs preconstruction tasks, including performing design reviews and constructability reviews.
Performs administrative tasks, including managing the site office, approving budgets, preparing inventories, hiring and managing local employees, preparing reports and files, liaising with local officials and utilities, performing contracting officer duties, ensuring proper inventory control, and performing other site obligations (e.g., tours).
Performs commissioning tasks, including coordinating close outs, commissioning of systems, managing the commissioning agent, providing warranty support, ensuring commissioning training, and participating in relocation.
In Domestic Assignments:

Performs program management and project support tasks, including prequalifying bidders, evaluating bids, participating in the design of new facilities, providing guidance to contractors, coordinating construction projects, coordinating procurement, traveling to project sites, making recommendations to contracting officers, organizing meetings, preparing progress information, providing supervision, and participating in planning.

Performs administrative support tasks, including developing special contract provisions, participating in policy/procedure development, and participating in training.

Follow established safety regulations related to construction and renovation practices and regulations.

A CE periodically must perform work that requires regular and recurring periods of prolonged standing, bending, and stretching. Additionally, CEs may supervise contractors and tradesmen that work with building equipment, heavy machinery and construction vehicles. All of these tasks are at times performed at construction sites with ambient noise and other environmental factors that are typical for such sites.

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Contact Information:

Contact: Department of State HR/REE/REC
U.S. Department of State
Email: careers@state.gov
Website: http://careers.state.gov/engage/events

Posted:

December 4, 2017

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