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Electrical/Power Generation Project Coordination, Advisor in Kabul at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary
Provide expertise, advisement, coordination and recommendations on all phases of electrical project development and implementation in direct support of the Facilities Management Section.  As a member of the Facilities Subject Matter Expert (SME) Engineering Cell, advises on electrical engineering design, project planning, space planning, building code analysis and compliance, and construction design reviews and oversight.  Advise members of the Facilities management team and contractors to promote effective support of facilities operations, as well as agency-specific operations.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Facilities Manager; advises on the development and implementation comprehensive project schedules and the presentation, review and tracking of approved project(s) changes and supervise the production of updated schedules
  • Develops and/or reviews planning documents; develop design concepts and detailed designs; conducts building code compliance evaluations;
  • Performs peer review of plans, specification, and technical reports prepared by others.
  • Develops cost benefit analysis; design life cycle cost estimates; scopes of work; and conducts technical and feasibility studies; 
  • Works closely with Facility Manager to ensure contract stipulations and requirements are properly followed by all contractors who perform maintenance and construction activities/projects in support of Facilities.  Report to Facility Manager or designated representative when contract provisions are not properly being performed by Contractors.
  • Identifies a variety of alternatives for meeting current and anticipated project requirement and advises the Facility Manager on how to meet project needs from the availability of contractors and their expertise to the employable use of local assets, i.e. USG or contract. Recommends the most viable options and develops action plans and strategies to implement approved options. 
  • Ensures that all required project actions are understood and carried out in accordance with the decisions and directions of senior leadership, including following-up on decisions and ensuring the completion of required actions in a timely manner.  
  • Advises appropriate DOS personnel on the preparation of reports, papers, and other documents for senior leadership, including sensitive documents for Chief of Mission-level action. 
  • Ensures that all documents are well-written, in proper format, timely, complete, and fully coordinates with other affected organizations.  Oversees/leads the production of design and technical information; the development and/or review planning documents; and maintains agreed technical and design standards.
  • Develops detailed written assessments of the effectiveness of Facilities projects. Identifies areas of potential improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and recommends specific actions to bring about needed improvements. 
  • Works closely with the key stakeholders in planning complex, high priority special projects involving Facilities; coordinates the involvement of architectural, civil/structural, mechanical, and specialty disciplines; and provides support in project design, bid, and construction phases. 
  • Enlists the support of other staff as necessary to accomplish project objectives within the established timeframes. 
  • Ensures all project objectives are met and that resulting recommendations for action are sound and practical and include implantation plans.  Follows up to ensure that approved recommendations are successfully implemented. 
  • Provides technical guidance and advice to employees assigned to Facilities areas.  Performs annual training as required for efficiency and compliance. 
  • Develops and trains personnel on project functions.
Knowledge & Skills
  • Must have strong graphic and visualization skills with proficiency in AutoCAD and other visualization software.
  • Knowledge of regulations governing the acquisition of equipment, personnel, and supplies required to support Embassy operations.  Ability to manage critical, time sensitive projects that require extensive coordination across program and organizational lines within the Mission, the Department, and with other USG agencies and non-governmental and private organizations and the efficient management of assigned resources including government and contractor staff needed. 
  • Ability to take decisive action and speak with authority on behalf of management in obtaining consensus on operational requirements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning, operations, and management initiatives in the assigned program area. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning and project management initiatives in the assigned program area.  Ability to provide leadership and work effectively, cooperatively, and harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary team environment under considerable stress and tight deadlines, and with minimal supervision in meeting demands associated with a high profile, results-driven activity.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee operations, provide advice and guidance, reconcile conflicting viewpoints, negotiate agreements with various stakeholders, resolve complex and often controversial technical and management issues, and represent Facilities in a variety of forums.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/architecture/technical discipline is preferred.  However, a Masters License in the discipline will be considered if able to meet all other requirements.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge of MS Project.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license to operate Mission vehicles.
  • Mastery of project management concepts, methods, and best practices to provide expert guidance to Facilities Management in meeting short and long term operational requirements and experienced in developing plans and construction documents. 
  • Mastery of the full range of principles, concepts, methods, and practices in project management required to oversee the planning and execution of electrical/power generation projects and to ensure coordination with other related activities.
  • An Interim or Active Secret clearance is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Work in an austere environment


  • No travel required.


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