Job Title: General EngineerJob Announcement Number: OPP-2013-0002
Agency: National Science Foundation
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will not be considered.
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Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is seeking candidates for a Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager, and a Facilities Engineering Projects Manager to work within the Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL), Arlington VA. The mission of AIL is to provide infrastructure, logistics, and operational support for the United States’ year round presence in Antarctica including maintenance and operation of three year round research stations, extensive laboratory and computing capabilities for research, icebreaking research ships, and air transport to support the U. S. research mission. More information about OPP and its Programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=OPP.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Facilities Engineering Project Manager has overall responsibility for the management of master planning, design, and major construction planning and prioritization for the United States Antarctica Program (USAP). The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager has overall responsibility for minor facilities project management and facilities maintenance at USAP. Both positions have responsibility for working closely with other AIL managements responsible for logistics, operations, science support and information technology.
As a General Engineer in the Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL), you will be responsible for:
- Working with contracted architectural and engineering firms, the NSF Antarctic Support Contractor (ASC), and/or other Federal agencies that can provide engineering, technical analysis, oversight, and other construction management expertise. The responsibility is especially challenging because the continent lacks indigenous sources of services, labor, and materials. Moreover, the design and engineering criteria for facilities must be the requirements imposed by the extreme environments encountered.
- Directing, coordinating and reviewing the activities of U.S. Government technical consultants (primarily representing PACDIV, a Naval engineering command; and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) and civilian contractors and consultants performing facilities-related requirements studies, conceptual and architectural designs, engineering analyses, site evaluation, cost and schedule estimating, procurement and transportation of materials and construction. In addition, overseeing the development and implementation of facilities construction plans and develops renovation requirements. These functions must be coordinated and monitored to ensure the orderly and logical sequencing of events that results in a safe, efficient and cost-effective infrastructure that meets the objectives, budgets and logistics constraints of the USAP.
- Overseeing and performing facilities inspections and acceptance on behalf of the US government and issue occupancy certificates in accordance with the NSF A-123 process. Providing input to annual financial statement audit activities and reviews contractor-furnished reports on real property depreciation and deferred maintenance activities.
The Facilities Engineering Project Manager initiates strategic planning for USAP facility requirements to guarantee maximum operational efficiencies and energy conservation. The incumbent will also be responsible for forecasting future budget requirements for proposed and scheduled construction initiatives; overseeing project development; coordinating long-range facilities planning needs for the USAP at all Antarctic stations and operating locations; and advising the Director, AIL, of significant achievements, new trends, and developments or potential problems related to facilities design, engineering, energy efficiency and construction management for the USAP.
The Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager monitors maintenance activities to ensure that all Antarctic buildings, utilities and other infrastructure provide reliable daily service, and are maintained efficiently and cost-effectively. The incumbent will also be responsible for evaluating, prioritizing, and integrating facilities requirements into annual and long-range plans; overseeing project execution; conducting and arranging for proper inspection of construction projects; conducting acceptance of completed facilities on behalf of the US government; and advising the Director, AIL, of significant achievements, new trends, and developments or potential problems related to construction management and facilities maintenance for the USAP.
Both General Engineers will be responsible for periodically deploying to Antarctica to perform oversight responsibilities, and may also serve as the National Science Foundation Representation, Antarctica (NSFREP).
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, or electronics engineering, or a related field. In addition, applicants must have at least six years of experience managing and overseeing the planning and execution of complex facilities projects. A Professional Engineer (PE) license and experience in facilities project/program management is highly desirable.
Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical examination according to standards used for USAP medical/dental screening for travel to Anarctica.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and research relevant to the duties of the position. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.
Quality Ranking Factors
- Extensive experience in project management, including planning, executing and overseeing major and complex facilities design, engineering and construction projects, as well as planning, executing and overseeing safe, efficient and cost-effective facilities maintenance programs in remote areas.
- Analytical skill in assessing the application of technologies in facilities design and engineering, construction, maintenance and operations.
- Ability to develop and implement annual and long-range plans including cost and schedule estimation and review.
- Skill in implementing contracts, MOAs and cooperative agreements, including negotiating statement of work, cost and performance evaluation.
- Skill in providing oversight to and resolving issues with a mix of civilian and U.S. Government entities providing facilities design, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations.
Candidates applying to the General Engineer announcement will be considered for both the Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager and for the Facilities Engineering Projects Manager positions.
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