Construction Engineer Technician – Level IV

Location: Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Date Posted: 04-20-2018
Construction Engineer Technician – Level IV
Specialist Advisor - Level IV
U.S. Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Travel May Be Required
MRPT or RSO 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 – Level IV – Construction Engineer Technician to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). 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 police, security, justice, and corrections advisors among various other levels of administrative and PMO support.  Requirements and Skill Level Qualifications for this role are as follows:       

Required—
  • US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN).
  • MRPT security clearance (for US Citizens and TCNs) RSO for LNs.
  • FSL level 3/3 Spanish, FSI level 4/4 English.
  • An Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in civil or construction engineering technology, science, construction management or engineering.
  • Ten (10) year’s professional work experience, of which:
    • Two (2) years shall have included monitoring projects of similar scale, scope and complexity.
    • Four (4) years’ experience in senior project management roles that involve strategic planning, project management using critical path methodology, resource management, quality control processes, and budgeting.
  • Significant experience in modular design and construction, general design and construction or permanent infrastructure design/build projects.
  • Significant experience in cost estimating. Technical maintenance skills, which includes knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Training or experience in contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Superior administrative and management skills.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior writing. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand.
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Note: A Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related discipline may be substituted for two years of specialized experience or a master’s degree in a construction-related discipline may be substituted for four (4) years’ experience toward satisfying the ten-year minimum requirement for specialized experience.
 
 
Preferred—
  • Twenty (20) years of professional work experience in planning, development and control of infrastructure projects for support of operational police and military activities.
  • Knowledge of inspection site facilities.
 

Responsibilities—
  • Supports the mission of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the oversight of construction projects.
  • Developing engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches through the conclusion of the construction.
  • Preparing construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports.
  • Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects and perform other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
  • Review performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals.
  • Monitor, prepares progress reports and updates plans and schedules.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Serve as primary liaison to confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Coordinate with INL staff to develop an implementation timeline, and will provide a progress report to INL staff each month.
  • Aid in managing the construction project’s activities, maintaining its momentum, and coordinating with local, national and international actors on the construction of the secondary inspection site.
  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches.
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports.
  • Monitor and inspect construction projects.
  • Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects.
  • Perform other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
  • Reviews and documents performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals.
  • Monitors, prepares progress reports and updates plans and schedules.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Monitor the contractor’s requisition of supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports.
  • Monitor quality control programs.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computers.
  • Receives, reviews, and provides suggested changes to various design documents and construction plans. Design review shall include Civil, Seismic, Structural, Architectural, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical elements evaluations.
  • Reviews contractor performance and deviations from the contract requirements through surveillance techniques, including direct observation at the contractor’s work site. Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
  • The position will be stationed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • Create a work plan per the instructions.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports of relevant program activity, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives, project highlights, a d other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data. Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.
 
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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