Job Overview


New Orleans, LA $68,809 - $106,369

Manhattan, NY $77,585 - $119,935

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 926896

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

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The Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all major construction projects greater than $10 million. In addition, CFM acquires real property for use by VA elements through the purchase of land and buildings, as well as long-term lease acquisitions. Through the construction and real property programs, CFM delivers to Veterans, high quality buildings, additions, large scale renovations, and structural enhancements. CFM also manages facility sustainability, seismic corrections, physical security, and historic preservation of VA's facilities.

As a Mechanical Engineer you will:

Serve as a Resident Engineer, assigned to an Engineer Staff in one of CFM's field regions. Conduct and carry out portions of daily inspections and participate on a multidisciplinary team in conducting partial and final inspection. Document inconsistencies, code, violations, improper materials or techniques that were used in the application of materials as well as substandard/poor quality workmanship. Reviews contractor's critical path method diagrams (CPM) for construction logic and correct tie-in for submittal items, reviews cost breakdown and cost loading of CPM activities and provides recommendation to the Senior Resident Engineer in charge for acceptance or rejection. Participate in updating the project information through the computer system and in certifying items for the processing of construction draw payments. Reviews submittals of equipment and materials submitted by the contractor for compliance with the contract specifications.