U.S. Department of State company profile

Foreign Service Construction Engineer

Job Location

Many vacancies available - Washington, DC, United States

Job Description

Open Period: 05/08/2019 to 06/06/2019
Salary: $56,711 to $102,780 per year

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.

Physical Requirements

Some of the essential functions of the job have a physically demanding component. In the execution of the duties and tasks listed above, Construction Engineers must:

• Have the ability to work in confined areas such as crawl spaces, attics, utility pits, tunnels, manholes, and other confined spaces;

• Have the ability to work from heights such as rooftops, ledges, scaffolding, including climbing extension ladders and scaffolding;

• Have the ability to move and handle heavy objects (up to 50 pounds of weight) such as equipment, tools, and other building materials;

• Have the ability to see objects that are near, far, in color, or at night, possibly including depth perception; and

• Have the ability to hear speech or other sounds, possibly including sufficient sensitivity to hear sounds of low volume or in noisy environments.

Conditions of Employment
Be a U.S. citizen and available for worldwide service.
Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
Be able to obtain an appropriate Foreign Service Medical Clearance.
Be able to obtain a favorable Suitability Review Panel determination.*
Be at least 20 years old to apply; at least 21 years old to be appointed.
Be appointed prior to age 60 (preference eligible veterans excepted).**

Job Requirements

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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

March 12, 2019

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