Construction Engineer – Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI - Honduras)
Construction Engineer – Specialist Advisor IV Tegucigalpa, Honduras Pre-Employment investigation may include: criminal/background check; drug screening; fingerprint checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and may include other requested checks by DoS: INL (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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 identifying candidates for the following position: Construction Engineer – Specialist Advisor IV. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract.
The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the US Government 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, Specialty, IT and Administrative roles. Requirements and responsibilities for this role are as follows: Minimum Qualifications—
The candidate must be able to pass an ATSG background investigation to begin employment and must obtain and maintain a RSO certification to gain Embassy access and be eligible for continued employment
FSI level 3/3 Spanish, FSI level 2/2 English.
Fifteen (15) years’ experience in the field of the specialty.
Three (3) years specialized experience depending on the position (e.g., intelligence, firearms, gangs, kidnapping, drugs, internal affairs).
Experience briefing in Spanish and English.
An 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 andconstruction 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 years’ experience toward satisfying the ten-year minimum requirement for specialized experience
COVID-19 Vaccination Required. *President Biden's Executive Order mandates all U.S. Federal employees and contractors providing services to the U.S. Federal Government who are working on or in connection with and U.S. Department contracts (subject to limited exceptions for disabilities or religious objections) to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
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.
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 and prepare 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, and other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data. Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities.
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