Chief Engineer- Contingency Hire - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee


BESS: Chief Engineer (Contingency Hire)
The Chief Engineer will serve the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plus task order in support of the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Chief Engineer is responsible for all water purification, water storage, water distribution and waste water treatments, as well as generators, and associated power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of power plants, generators, compressors, air conditioning systems, etc., and operates industrial machinery and equipment in various forms. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Comply with all Environmental & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
Responsible for managing, monitoring and tracking physical plant and building operations services.
Supervise and oversee the operations of the water and waste water treatment plants to include all water quality laboratory, pumping, filtering, piping and control systems.
Ensure the viability, availability and safety of water treatment and waste distribution systems.
Maintain water well operations and water storage systems.
Manage water treatment waste stream to contractual standards.
Oversee the:
Prime power and water/waste water treatment programs;
Operation, calibration, diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs to all mechanical, electrical equipment systems and electrical/pneumatic control systems;
Preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation and modernization of all power generation, transmission and distribution equipment on site; and
Support of prime power generators made by Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, FG Wilson and other manufacturers, with outputs ranging from 20KW up to 160KW.
Provide daily guidance and direction to supervisors, operators, mechanics and technicians.
Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections.
Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with SOW to the Chief Engineer.
Assist in developing the SOW when requested, including diagrams and specifications in compliance with Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National electric Code (NEC) standards.
Maintain effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees and managers, and support other organizations.
Perform administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying and scheduling work.
Manage logistics, stock levels and workflow processes.
Collect, analyze and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports.
Maintain appropriate technical library and record keeping, which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts.
Take initiative to analyze situations and make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and electrical codes.
Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.
Responsible for allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs
Identify problem areas and respond to mission requirements to perform task order requirements.
Plan and manage projects.
Control resources; monitor staff proficiency and qualifications; monitor the locations and activities of assets; and coordinate the flow of information to and from O&M staff and USG
Resolve physical plant and building operations issues.
Enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Participates on safety committees and teams
Ensures that employees conform to KBR quality policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable KBR Quality System documents and customer requirements, providing services that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Knowledge of applicable U.S. codes and accepted trade practices.
Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical and mechanical trades, related safety precautions and considerable skill required for the installation, maintenance and repair of power generation and water/waste water treatment systems and equipment.
Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
Demonstrated working knowledge of physical plant and building operations for a comparable facility.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
Expert computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.
Capable of working in a fast-paced multi-discipline team environment, with the ability to manage competing priorities to achieve team goals.
Possesses proven management skills to include effective planning, organizing, directing and controlling, with strong decision-making capabilities.
Possesses excellent analytical skills- data driven, fact based and root cause focused.
Ability to interact with staff at all levels from craft persons to senior executives.
Required experience

5 years' supervisory experience in physical plant and building operations including power plants for large facilities.
Relevant overseas physical plant and building operations experience.
Previous international experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions.
Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

BS in engineering, electrical/mechanical preferred
Certifications and licenses

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) certification as a Certified Plant Engineer (CFE) or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine License of any horsepower or a U.S. Stationary Engineers License.
Valid driver's license from home of record.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: