Engineer - Specialist Advisor (Level I-IV)

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 01-26-2018
Engineer - Specialist Advisor (Level I-IV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual: Spanish and English
MRPT Security Clearance
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Specialist Advisor –Engineer to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala on the CARSI Initiative. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.

The CARSI Initiative, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts, border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. This Initiative will focus on a series of policing roles Aviation, Leahy Vetting Coordinator/Program Assistant, Architect, Engineer, Justice Technical, Security Logical and Criminological, Expert on Appeals, Infrastructure Renovation, Justice Sector Legal Advisor, Psychosocial Counselor, Strategic Advisor, Technical and Legal, Indigenous Law, and Transparency Procedures. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Specialist Advisor –Engineer are as follows:
  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in civil construction projects.  Out of the five years, at least two years in bidding and specifications and construction budgeting are required. 
  • US Citizen.
  • MRPT Security Clearance.
  • Experience in field works in the areas of construction designs and small project construction, and advance experience in cost and price analysis when evaluating technical proposals.
  • At least one year of aforementioned experience must include team work and construction projects supervisory experience.
  • Advanced degree in Civil Engineering is required. 
  • English Level 4 (fluent) is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of international building codes, construction methods and materials available, including labor contracting procedures and country culture; preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of Windows MS Office to include Word, Excel, Power Point and computer aided design and drafting programs – AUTOCAD; preferred.
  • Good knowledge of systems analysis and design techniques; automation policies, security techniques, procedures, and standards; preferred.
  • Good understanding of USG procurement and contracting regulations and procedures, to include COR/GOR roles and responsibilities; preferred.
  • Good understanding of budgetary principles to develop project independent cost estimates; preferred.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, making quick decisions and simultaneously monitoring multiple and geographically dispersed projects; preferred.
  • Ability to discuss complex concepts with non-technical project advisors and managers, users, and vendors to negotiate acceptable solutions; preferred.
  • Ability to interpreting legal terms and conditions included in solicitation packages and templates; preferred.

  • Designs and Specifications.  Prepares preliminary and detailed designs and technical specifications for various projects in support of INL-G assistance activities as requested by project advisors, CORs, and GORs.  Ensures specific project needs are identified and documented using the best technical approaches and involving consultants and specialized technical engineers as needed to ensure best likelihood of project completion. This work may also include managing and controlling designs performed by architectural and engineering companies.
  • Acquisition and Proposal Review.  Prepares technical solicitation packages that include technical specifications, designs, and details for each of the assigned projects.  Prepares statements of work, independent government cost estimates, and proposal evaluation factors.  Prepares ARIBA actions related to her or his assigned construction or designing projects.  Reviews proposals and advise project advisors, TEC Panel members, and CORs/GORs on suitability, feasibility, and cost effectiveness.   Ensures the US Government receives the best value for its money.
  • Cost estimates and cost analysis.  Develops government cost estimates with detail cost analysis for the activities to be performed with INL funding or constructed by the INL construction Section.  Evaluates projects to assure that the costs are reasonable and technically complete.
  • Analysis and construction reports.   Provides project reports to project advisors, CORs, and GORs on all the construction being performed.  Other type of reports includes evaluation and recommendations for changes in design during the construction phase, contract modifications for budget adjustment and performance time.
  • Quality Assurance.  Observes the performance of design and construction contractors and makes recommendations to project advisors, CORs, and GORs on review and approval of material, test report, drawings, and final reports.  This also includes review of cost estimates, reports of observation on progress and recommendations regarding final payments made to contractors through the procurement and budget section. Confirms that the required projects are necessary thus avoiding duplication of projects being executed. On-site observation of assigned ongoing projects at the various locations may be required in order to assure work is completed according to relevant building codes.
  • Other duties as assigned.  Provides contract, grant, and cooperative agreement administration support to CORs and GORs as required.
  • Hours for this position will be the core hours of the US Embassy Guatemala – INL Section, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, not to exceed 40 hours per week.
  • The position is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  In-country and international travel may be required as part of this position.

*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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