Civil Engineer

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-649925
  • Job Location: Rosslyn, VA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 15, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application

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Job Description:


EverWatch Corporation is seeking a Civil Engineer for a contract located in Arlington, VA. The Civil Engineer will be responsible for providing expert advice and assistance worldwide regarding site selection, design, drawings, and specifications for civil engineering aspects of overseas facilities for which department is responsible (including embassies, consulates, senior officers’ residences, staff quarters, and special use structures) whether owned, leased, or under construction through department projects.


As a Senior Civil Engineer assigned to OBO/PDCS/DE/CSE, the incumbent provides a wide range of professional engineering services and technical consultation to OBO management, other professionals, and contractors engaged to carry out OBO projects in civil (site) engineering aspects of the design and construction of safe, secure, and fully functional facilities at overseas diplomatic posts throughout the world. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the Civil Engineer performs tasks and assignments that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

Professional Engineering Consultation and Advisory Services

  • Works closely with assigned design manager in OBO on the design of a specific engineering construction project, to ensure timely and correct technical information is available to top management in OBO;
  • Reviews and revises drawings, calculations, and specifications related to civil (site) work, including design proposals suggested by tenant agencies as well as other federal agencies whose requirements impact DOS facilities. Correlates proposals with contract architects and engineers;
  • Serves as a focal point on the civil (site) engineering design of specific projects: provides comprehensive civil engineering advice and assistance during the design phase of projects: consults with architects, contract engineers, and others during project design, advising them on established Department of State (DOS) design criteria and specific design problems caused by the world-wide variety of climatic conditions, earthquake risks, local skill levels in various locations, availability of local utilities, and other major problems which arise from and directly impact the accomplishment of OBO design and construction activities: reviews and revises preliminary drawings and specifications relating to civil work, including design proposals suggested by the tenant agencies as well as other federal agencies whose requirements impact the structural loading of buildings: and correlates these proposals with architects and engineer;
  • Provides a wide variety of expert professional civil (site) engineering advice and assistance, including (a) initiation and review of topographic surveys and soil boring investigations at new building sites, as well as for existing site situations: (b) initiation and direction of capital programs for site development: (c) review and recommendation of approval of civil (site) project plans: (d) review of civil (site) engineering aspects of minor improvement proposals and maintenance and repair proposals: (e) development, design, and review of capital and non-capital projects related to renovation of buildings: (f) review and consultation regarding civil (site) engineering aspects of buildings to be purchased or leased by OBO to ensure compliance with OBO criteria: and (g) representing OBO on technical civil (site) engineering matters on interagency committees relating to OBO activities and policies associated with civil (site) engineering design;
  • Travels to domestic and overseas sites, as required to perform required tasks;
  • Serves as a consultant to post management regarding buildings and sites that have been damaged by earthquake, fires, explosions, storms, flooding, erosion or settlement problems, and other phenomena;
  • Working knowledge of architecture and related engineering fields;
  • Ability to independently conduct and/or coordinate in-house studies, designs, and evaluations in areas of civil, geotechnical, and structural engineering. This will include data collection and maintenance as well as cost estimating;
  • Remains abreast of new civil (site) engineering technology resulting from state-of-the-art conferences and symposia and ensures that new technology is incorporated into the application and standards used by OBO;
  • Provides input, analysis, advice and recommendations to DE Code Officials for the design and construction of government facilities, and assists in adjudicating discrepancies in the interpretation of the Code;
  • Develops and ensures the applicability of current engineering criteria (OBO guidelines for agency-wide use) relating to the civil (site) design of buildings; serves as an OBO authority on civil (site) design standards: and assists the Office of Facility Management in establishing criteria and standards governing civil (site) engineering aspects of facility operations, maintenance and repair: and,
  • In response to inquiries from public, media, or elected representatives, drafts statements, interpretations, or clarifications of United States Government policy, criteria, or procedures associated with the civil (site) engineering aspects of OBO projects.

Experience and Skills:


Mastery of the theories, principles, practices, and methodologies of civil (site) engineering, including applicable engineering codes and consumer statutes and regulations, sufficient to apply new developments and theories to critical and novel problems not readily resolved through accepted conventional methods: to extend and modify approaches, precedents, and methods to solve a variety of professional engineering problems with unprecedented aspects: to make decisions that significantly affect the content, interpretation, or development of major policies or programs concerning critical and highly varied design and construction projects: and to render expert level advice and assistance to Department management officials, fellow professionals within and outside of government, and contract personnel at all organizational levels.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of related engineering fields, such as mechanical and electrical engineering, sufficient to effectively consult, interface, and partner with fellow professionals engaged in related aspects of assigned projects.
  • Ability to interpret plans and specifications for a variety of large and complex building projects, and to investigate extensive changes in design specifications, construction and materials proposed by contractors or others to accommodate conditions at construction sites and to expedite construction.
  • Ability to understand engineering principles and practices in foreign countries, to ensure that OBO projects are designed and built to OBO standards without conflict with the host country; including knowledge of local building specifications and building codes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on highly complex, controversial and time-sensitive matters, to highly diverse audiences at all levels of expertise and authority, both within and outside of government.


  • The selectee must be available for overseas travel for periods amounting to approximately 25 percent of working days per year.
  • The selectee must be granted a minimum Secret security clearance prior to entry on duty, and maintain such clearance throughout the period of employment.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.