Basic Function: The Engineer's (Controls and Cost Manager) primary duties include: reviewing proposals and Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs) for completeness and merit, preparing documentation for Requests for Contract Action (RFCA), drafting and reviewing correspondence for proposals and REAs, analyzing Requests For Information (RFIs) for potential changes, tracking project close-out requirements, and drafting and updating project reports.
Employment Length: Definite. Not to exceed 3 years.
(Note: applicants must address and include to the application copies of all requirements listed below and submit documentation that supports these requirements. Applications will not be considered if these documents are not submitted).
Education: University degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or engineering technology from an accredited institution is required.
Experience: Minimum three years of experience in the building design or construction industry is required.
Language: Fluent speaking/reading/writing in English with an emphasis in technical communication is required. Rudimentary speaking/reading/writing in Spanish is required. (These may be tested)
Knowledge: Must know construction accounting and estimating principals. Must know principals of construction change management. Knowledge of architect/engineer and construction contracting is required. Must have knowledge of construction scheduling, cost estimating and construction management. Knowledge of document control, archiving and chain of custody is required.
Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent technical writing skills in the English language (this may be tested). Must have strong analytic skills, including variance and trend analysis. Must be able to read and understand technical material and US government policies regarding contract administration. Must be able to prepare, read and interpret technical drawings, specifications, and technical requirements. Must be able to work on an active construction site, including climbing stairs, scaffolding and ladders, and accessing overhead and below grade spaces. Must be able to use computer productivity software (MS Excel, MS Word). Ability to use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is required. Must be able to read and interpret construction schedules. Must be able to analyze construction contract documents, investigate root-causes and author logic-based conclusions and recommendations. Must be able to create and maintain logs. Must be able to organize, create and maintain documentary files.
Applications must be completed on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) site: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/hnd/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms Qualified applicants should submit their online application not later than October 26, 2020
For additional information on position requirements and how to apply, please refer to the U.S. Embassy in Honduras website: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or contact the Human Resources Office at email@example.com.