Careers

Trigent offers a challenging and exciting career path. We firmly believe that the quality and commitment of our employees is the major reason for our growth and success. Our employees are our most valuable asset. They enhance company growth. It is the greatest priority of the company to employ personnel of the highest skill and intellect to meet the challenges of the ever-changing industry environment. Employees are empowered to make key decisions, allowing management to focus on real business opportunities.

Current Openings (10)

  • IT Auditor 
  • Technical Writer 
  • Telecommunications Engineer 
  • Electronics Technician 
  • Audio Visual Engineer (10-15 years)
  • Building Information Manager 
  • Review Appraisers (5-9 years)
  • Project Manager - Senior (10 years)
  • Senior Architect/Design Manager (10 years)
  • Network Security Engineer (5 Years)

IT Auditor

Job Description:
  1. The IT Auditor has responsibility for supporting the Planning and Real Estate (PRE) Directorate, Office of Strategic Planning (OSP) and plans, conducts and leads audit teams in conducting difficult assignments that typically involve relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues. The audits conducted involve financial records and systems or consist of activities to review and evaluate the performance of an entity's assigned functions or activities involved in the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. In addition, the contractor directs and/or performs specialized audits in the information technology area including security assessments and evaluations of controls related to hardware/software applications/platforms, network and telecommunication infrastructures, operational practices, utilization of information system resources and system development, and acquisition.
  2. With a professional comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of professional accounting and auditing, and knowledge of organizational practices, the contractor plans and coordinates audits or participates on a team of auditors in assisting with audits of organizational entities located domestically or overseas. Most of the audits involve the identification and analysis of numerous factors in the organization's programs, operations, and systems. In connection with audits where the supervisor has determined that the contractor is fully capable of addressing the issues and problems that are anticipated, the contractor may be assigned to lead a small team of lower-graded auditors in conducting the audits. In conducting and occasionally leading audits the contractor:
  3. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and prepares the reports on audits. When serving on a team, the contractor will assist with segments of the audits as assigned. When assigned to lead a small team, the contractor assists in coordinating major segments of the reviews, and assists with the techniques and methodologies to be used as well as the milestones to be met.
  4. Ensures that the audit coverage is complete. The contractor reviews the work of the team to ensure complete audit coverage and the careful identification of potential problems. The contractor will assist with technical direction and guidance to team members.
  5. Ensures that audit findings are supportable, meet auditing standards, and that conclusions and recommendations are sound and reasonable.
  6. Prepares, reviews, and edits draft reports. The contractor is responsible for submitting to his/her team leader or supervisor, comprehensive objective reports of the audits with well-defined findings and well-reasoned recommendations for corrective actions needed. The contractor ensures that appropriate documentation for all findings is provided.
  7. Maintains effective relationships when representing PRE and in negotiating with Department managers at different levels for the acceptance of audit findings and the resolution of conflicts.
  8. Supports the equal opportunity program and helps to ensure that the program's goals are achieved. The contractor provides information to the supervisor on the quality of each team member's work.
  9. Carries out various administrative aspects of assignments as required by PRE and Department policies and regulations.
Qualifications:
  1. Minimum active SECRET CLEARANCE or TS is needed
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  3. Minimum of three years of applicable experience
  4. A professional, comprehensive knowledge of the theories, practices, methods, and techniques of accounting and, as pertinent to assignments, financial and/or performance auditing sufficient to independently plan, conduct, and lead a small team of auditors in conducting a variety of audit assignments and sufficient to develop methods to identify conditions affecting mission capability, susceptibility to fraud, and the potential for increased efficiency.
  5. Excellent analytical skills are required to identify problems and to develop solutions and recommendations for appropriate corrective actions that are needed.
  6. Excellent knowledge and skills in effective communications, both oral and written, are needed in order to make oral presentations and to develop clear, concise, logical and accurate reports of audits.

Technical Writer

Job Description:
  1. As a Technical Writer, the contractor supports the Department's overseas facility construction and maintenance program by providing professional expertise in the development of complex and highly technical specifications for contract vehicles used in the acquisition of architectural/engineering (A/E) services for the planning and design of overseas facilities utilized by the Department's diplomatic corps and affiliated tenant agency employees. In addition, the contractor leverages in-depth personal knowledge of all technical requirements of projects, including requirements related to multiple engineering disciplines and architecture, as well as the full range of administrative requirements of projects, to achieve the highest priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule, and cost goals of projects. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  2. Works closely with professional staff to prepare template specifications and statements of work (SOW) for professional services, including project due diligence, project development, and design services including preparation of bridging documents and full design for new construction, rehabilitation, renovation, and other projects at Department of State facilities worldwide.
  3. Provides support to project management officials in all contract administration matters dealing with planning and design, including preparation and interpretation of contract requirements, specifications, modifications, and change orders;
  4. Works with assigned project team members to achieve project scope and cost effective contract requirements;
  5. Participates in pre-qualification of potential bidders, bid evaluations, and contract award meetings as a technical expert in specifications;
  6. Assists Project Managers in formulating contractual responses to contractor requests for information;
  7. Participates in project meetings and conferences as the technical expert on specification requirements and related planning and design issues as appropriate;
  8. Coordinates with members of the Directorate and other government organizations as appropriate on matters pertaining to specifications;
  9. Conducts reviews of all planning and design specifications and prepares clear, concise, and cost effective specification templates for all types of Capital, Non­Capital, and Functional projects
  10. Develops presentations, special reports, and special projects related to planning and design specifications.
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field;
  3. Expert technical writing skills, preferred in the area of statements of work and specifications for professional Architecture/Engineering services;
  4. Experience in applying, the theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies of professional engineering and design sufficient to anticipate, investigate, evaluate, and resolve problems and issues arising from the development of A/E contract specifications tailored to the unique requirements of the Department's overseas construction and maintenance program; to advise on and interpret complex specifications to fit unique situations; and to anticipate, investigate, evaluate, and resolve design and engineering problems and conditions affecting the quality, scheduling, budgeting, or progress of work performed in completing projects;
  5. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the mission, functions, and objectives of the Office, Directorate, Bureau, and Department and the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, sufficient to coordinate work efforts and to ensure that work is performed successfully and in a cost-effective manner and that work efforts are not duplicated;
  6. Knowledge in United States and international planning, design, and construction principles and processes, including budget and resource control, cost/benefits analysis, risk management, scheduling, metrics development and utilization, and analysis in order to provide authoritative guidance in these areas and to resolve complex engineering issues arising during the development of A/E contract specification;
  7. Familiar with OBO and Federal contracting and procurement processes in both the pre- and post-award environment, in order to advise on, prepare, and interpret complex and highly technical contract specifications that reflect unique or unusual requirements for facility design, construction, and maintenance;
  8. Skill in oral and written communications techniques in order to develop expert assessments and recommendations on a broad range of architectural, engineering, and contract specification issues, communicate and exchange complex technical information with both technical and non-technical personnel, and prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex and/or controversial engineering or acquisition management issues.

Telecommunications Engineer

Job Description:
  1. The contractor is considered a subject matter expert. He/she shall perform similar duties as government professional staff. As a Telecommunications Specialist assigned to the Electrical Engineering Division of government, the contractor develops and reviews designs, plans, and specifications for telecommunications cabling distribution systems, telecommunications equipment and devices, and audio visual systems including those of major size and complexity requiring significant departures from previous approaches to similar projects, for use in a variety of overseas diplomatic facilities (embassies, consulates, residences, etc.). In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to,the following:
  2. Develops project scopes of work, prepares architectural and engineering (A/E) fee estimates, and assists in the A/E contract negotiations;
  3. Conducts analyses to establish telecommunications cabling distribution electrical design criteria to be followed by A/E firms commissioned to develop designs;
  4. Oversees and directs the activities of contract A/E designers and ensures designs conform to American National Standards Institute/Telecommunications Institute of America/Electronic Industries Alliance (ANSI/TIA/EIA) standards 568, 569, 570, 598, 606, 607, and 758; International Organization for Standardization/International Electro technical Commission (ISO/IEC) standard 11801; the National Electrical Code (NEC); and applicable local codes and regulations;
  5. Assists embassies and construction Project Directors in the development of scopes of work for telecommunications service(s);
  6. Inspects and approves designs and construction work for those projects that are initiated and implemented by the various posts;
  7. Prepares in-house designs and develops contract documents (drawings and specifications) complete for public bidding;
  8. Analyzes proposals and bids for construction contracts, proposes design changes, and conducts construction site inspections throughout the world;
  9. Accompanies Security Teams on site security certification surveys and resolves technical telecommunications problems as they arise; and develops systems that both conform to technical and physical security requirements as set forth by the Bureau and are economical and practical;
  10. Develops scopes of work for telecommunications cabling testing, and develops independent government estimates (IGE) for negotiation of contract with independent telecommunications cabling test firms;
  11. Conducts negotiations with host country utilities to obtain commercial telecommunications for new embassy/consulate compounds;
  12. Provides oral status reports to upper management, prepares special reports, and advises higher level OBO managers on complex telecommunications engineering problems, accomplishments, and objectives;
  13. Travels abroad to perform on-site surveys, reviews, and in response to emergency situations;
  14. Travels domestically to advise architects, engineers, contractors, and suppliers of matters affecting design, fabrication, and installation of telecommunications cabling systems and telecommunications utilities;
  15. Represents the Department on technical boards, committees, and working groups, and serves as an authority on technical telecommunications matters to the Department;
  16. Provides expert professional advice on-site at various overseas posts to render technical assistance on telecommunications systems problems, including new design work, redesign work, minor improvements, analysis of a wide variety of malfunctioning equipment, and similar professional matters;
  17. Advises Department officials, the Department’s Office of Acquisition (A/LM/AQM), management, architects, post operating personnel, and various United States Government (USG) agencies such as the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the military services, etc., on telecommunications systems and security problems related to owned or leased facilities abroad;
  18. Applies continuous research efforts toward resolution of problems associated with the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications systems
  19. Travel: 25%
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance.
  2. Certification as Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI is required.
  3. Mastery of the latest state-of-art telecommunications applications and developments, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the integration of state- of-the-art telecommunications systems into the design and construction of highly sophisticated, secure, advanced-design embassy facilities, sufficient to serve as an expert in the full range of duties concerned with design and layout of telecommunications cabling systems for use in multi-story buildings, residences, and special purpose buildings owned and/or operated by government, and to fulfill the specialized telecommunications requirements of overseas diplomatic posts.
  4. Sufficient familiarity with electronic engineering and of a wide range of related engineering principles and practices (civil, structural and mechanical) and of architecture, to ensure that the telecommunications aspects of projects are designed and constructed to required standards; and the ability to apply such knowledge to a wide range of complex telecommunications design, issues, and problems.
  5. Advanced knowledge of project management principles, methodology, and processes, including budget and resource control, cost/benefits analysis, risk management, scheduling, metrics development and utilization, project life-cycle, and analysis, with the capacity to handle most day-to-day assignments while seeking expert assistance only in particularly difficult or unique situations.
  6. Extensive knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and the methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
  7. Knowledge of the government and Federal contracting and procurement processes in both the pre- and post-award environment, sufficient to enable the contractor to participate in contracting activities and oversee actions in various phases of contract administration and closeout.
  8. Knowledge of design, installation, and integration of audio visual systems intercommunication systems, public address, video teleconferencing, etc.) for office and public gathering spaces.
  9. Ability to advise other technical and related engineering/architectural specialists within and outside the Department, as well as high level managers and decision- makers, on issues of developing, communicating, or enhancing telecommunications program delivery.
  10. Skill in written and oral communication techniques in order to present technical briefings to senior management officials on project telecommunications requirements, and to develop requisite policy for contractors and CM personnel.
  11. Ability to meet and deal in a professional, tactful and effective manner with USG management and program officials within and outside of the Department, including overseas post management officials, at all levels, as well as domestic contractor representatives and other professional and technical specialists involved in telecommunications project work, on variety of project management, contracting, and associated technical issues.
  12. NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.

Electronics Technician

Job Description:
  1. As an Electronics Technician assigned to the Electrical Engineering Division, the contractor develops and reviews designs, plans, and specifications for radio frequency and acoustic shielding, telecommunications cabling distribution systems, telecommunications equipment and devices, and audio visual systems including those of major size and complexity requiring significant departures from previous approaches to similar projects, for use in a variety of overseas diplomatic facilities (embassies, consulates, residences, etc.). In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  2. Develops project scopes of work, prepares architectural and engineering (A/E) fee estimates, and assists in the A/E contract negotiations;
  3. Conducts analyses to establish RF and acoustic shielding design criteria to be followed by A/E firms commissioned to develop designs;
  4. Oversees and directs the activities of contract designers and installers and ensures designs conform to National Electric Code (NEC), NSA, US military, and ASTM codes and standards as they pertain to RF and acoustical emanations, grounding, and power distribution.
  5. Assists embassies and construction Project Directors in the development of scopes of work for shielding services;
  6. Inspects and approves designs and construction work for those projects that are initiated and implemented by the various posts;
  7. Prepares in-house designs and develops contract documents (drawings and specifications) complete for public bidding;
  8. Analyzes proposals and bids for construction contracts, proposes design changes, and conducts construction site inspections throughout the world;
  9. Accompanies Diplomatic Security Teams on site security certification surveys and resolves technical shielding and grounding problems as they arise; and develops systems that both conform to technical and physical security requirements as set forth by the Bureau and are economical and practical;
  10. Develops scopes of work for shielding testing, and develops independent government estimates (IGE) for negotiation of contract with independent test firms;
  11. Provides oral status reports to upper management, prepares special reports, and advises higher level managers on complex shielding and grounding problems, accomplishments, and objectives;
  12. Travels abroad to perform on-site surveys, reviews, and in response to emergency situations;
  13. Travels domestically to advise architects, engineers, contractors, and suppliers of matters affecting design, fabrication, and installation of shielding systems;
  14. Represents the Department on technical boards, committees, and working groups, and serves as an authority on technical matters to the Department;
  15. Advises Department officials, the Department’s Office of Acquisition (A/LM/AQM), OBO management, architects, post operating personnel, and various United States Government (USG) agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the military services, etc., on shielding and grounding, and security problems related to owned or leased facilities abroad;
  16. Applies continuous research efforts toward resolution of problems associated with the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of shielding systems.
  17. The contractor is responsible for following federal government security standards. Therefore, he/she shall:
  18. Read the latest version of all security classification documents and shall understand how it protects organizational integrity and prevent unauthorized use or misappropriation of sensitive and classified material.
  19. Report instances of security violations/problems to the appropriate supervisory/management officials: assumes full responsibility for safeguarding all classified and sensitive but unclassified material and equipment in assigned areas.
  20. Assure that new developments or experimental theories are examined that enable DE to solve problems not readily treatable by standard, acceptable methods.
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree.
  3. Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance.
  4. Mastery of the latest state-of-art RF and acoustic shielding applications and developments, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the integration of state- of-the-art systems into the design and construction of highly sophisticated, secure, advanced-design embassy facilities, sufficient to serve as an expert in the full range of duties concerned with design and layout of shielding systems for use in multi-story buildings, special purpose buildings owned and/or operated by government, and to fulfill the specialized requirements of overseas diplomatic posts.
  5. Mastery of applicable consumer statutes and regulations, as well as applicable industry standards.
  6. Sufficient familiarity with electronic engineering and of a wide range of related engineering principles and practices (civil, structural and mechanical) and of architecture, to ensure that the shielding aspects of projects are designed and constructed to required standards; and the ability to apply such knowledge to a wide range of complex design, issues, and problems.
  7. Advanced knowledge of project management principles, methodology, and processes, including budget and resource control, cost/benefits analysis, risk management, scheduling, metrics development and utilization, project life-cycle, and analysis, with the capacity to handle most day-to-day assignments while seeking expert assistance only in particularly difficult or unique situations.
  8. Extensive knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and the methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
  9. Knowledge of the Federal contracting and procurement processes in both the pre- and post-award environment, sufficient to enable the contractor to participate in contracting activities and oversee actions in various phases of contract administration and closeout.
  10. Ability to advise other technical and related engineering/architectural specialists within and outside the Department, as well as high level managers and decision- makers, on issues of developing, communicating, or enhancing telecommunications program delivery.
  11. Skill in written and oral communication techniques in order to present technical briefings to senior management officials on project telecommunications requirements, and to develop requisite policy for contractors and CM personnel.
  12. Experience and capabilities in the use of AutoCAD 2014, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and Microsoft Project.
  13. Ability to meet and deal in a professional, tactful and effective manner with USG management and program officials within and outside of the Department, including overseas post management officials, at all levels, as well as domestic contractor representatives and other professional and technical specialists involved in telecommunications project work, on variety of project management, contracting, and associated technical issues.
  14. NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.

Audio Visual Engineer

Job Description:
  1. As an AV Specialist assigned to the Office of Design and Engineering’s Electrical Engineering Division (DE/EE), the contractor provides a wide range of professional engineering services and technical consultation to OBO management, other professionals, and contractors engaged to carry out the design and construction of projects in all audio and visual 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 contractor performs tasks and assignments that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  2. Works closely with assigned design manager on the design of a specific engineering construction project, to ensure timely and correct technical information is available to top management in OBO;
  3. Reviews and revises drawings, calculations, and specifications related to acoustics, 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;
  4. Develops and ensures the applicability of current engineering criteria (OBO guidelines for agency-wide use) relating to the design of buildings; serves as an OBO authority on AV design standards; and assists the Office of Facility Man-agement in establishing criteria and standards governing aspects of facility operations, maintenance and repair;
  5. Serves as a consultant to post management regarding buildings and sites that require AV systems;
  6. Provides a wide variety of expert-level and professional advice and assistance in the audio visual systems field to include:
  7. Develop scopes of work, testing services fee estimates and assist with contract negotiations
  8. Inspection and/or survey of installation practices for verification of contract performance requirements
  9. Evaluation and testing of spaces to verify performance in new and existing US mission properties
  10. Accompany Diplomatic Security teams on site security certification surveys and resolve technical problems as they arise;
  11. Develop systems that both conform to technical and physical security
  12. Reviews and make recommendations of approval for acoustic project plans; review AV aspects of minor improvement proposals and maintenance and repair proposals; develop, design, and review projects related to the renovation of a building; review and consult on AV aspects of buildings to be purchased or leased by OBO to ensure compliance with OBO criteria; and represent OBO on technical matters on interagency committees relating to OBO activities and policies associated with audio and visual design.
  13. Reporting and documenting in response to inquiries from public, media, or elected representatives, contractor drafts statements, interpretations, or clarifications of United States Government policy, criteria, or procedures associated with the audio and visual systems aspects of OBO projects.
  14. Develops and ensures the applicability of current engineering criteria (OBO guidelines for agency-wide use) relating to the audio and visual systems design of buildings; serves as an OBO authority on acoustic and visual distribution design standards.
  15. The duties of the AV Design Specialist may also include, but are not limited to: Updating delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines; Keeping projects on schedule; Updating schedules; and Management of administrative details.
Qualifications:
  1. He/she must possess a bachelor degree in the field of computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, or related field. Minimum 15 years design experience is acceptable in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  2. The Audio Visual Design Specialist shall have no less than ten (10) years of demonstrated experience designing audio and visual distribution systems for commercial, municipal, or federal facilities.
  3. Contractor must have experience designing intercommunications, paging, queining, interactive display, image projection, television, and audio distribution for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Knowledge or experience with system integration is desired. Knowledge or experience with architectural design and construction practices is required.
  4. Professional designation as Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS-D) obtained from InfoComm is desired.
  5. Mastery of the latest state-of-art audio visual applications and developments, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the integration of state-of-the-art telecommunications systems into the design and construction of highly sophisticated, secure, advanced-design embassy facilities, sufficient to serve as an expert in the full range of duties concerned with design and layout of audio visual systems for use in multi-story buildings, residences, and special purpose buildings owned and/or operated by OBO, and to fulfill the specialized audio visual requirements of overseas diplomatic posts.
  6. Mastery of design and construction practices and methods that ensure office and public spaces are in compliance of commercial and federal noise control performance requirements.
  7. Mastery of applicable consumer statutes and regulations, as well as applicable industry standards.
  8. Knowledge of the principles and practices of related engineering fields, such as civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and architecture sufficient to effectively consult, interface, and partner with fellow professionals engaged in related aspects of assigned projects.
  9. Ability to interpret plans and specifications for a variety of large and complex building projects, and to investigate ex- tensive changes in design specifications, construction and materials proposed by contractors or others to accommodate conditions at construction sites and to expedite construction.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
Experience:
10-15 years

Building Information Manager

Job Description:
  1. Provides expert advice and assistance to all levels of OBO senior management on a wide range of tasks associated with BIM;
  2. Participates in program planning processes, supports briefings and presentations for executive management, and ensures that accurate, appropriately concise and timely information is available to executive management and policy officials;
  3. Updates existing and defines new modeling processes along with identifying required IT environments, contract language, and training to successfully execute those processes;
  4. Recommends solutions to problems, which may involve technical, policy, and administrative changes. Ensures advanced modeling products and procedures adhere to all relevant standards and regulations;
  5. Reviews submittals for each project and initiative under the direct supervision of COR, GTMs, in coordination with the appropriate OBO Core Project Team. Coordinates appropriate review findings, metrics, outcomes, and recommendations with broader NIBS BIM/DDR Contractor team;
  6. Utilizes knowledge of engineering, GIS, CAD, BIM, and advanced modeling to plan, coordinate, and accomplish all tasks necessary to support including, but not limited to, the areas of real estate, programming, planning, engineering, construction, and operations/maintenance;
  7. Provides technical assistance to other offices within OBO, as well as for stakeholders in other Bureaus, in solving unique or complicated problems through state-of-the-art computer equipment and technology and a wide variety of computer applications used by architects and engineers;
  8. Provides consultation and assistance to help implement new commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and existing automated facility management applications and integrates them with geospatial (GIS), CAD, BIM, and facility management systems functionality for the benefit of data and decision support;
  9. Facilitates the resolution/mitigation of all GIS/CAD/BIM interoperability issues and the advancement of collaborative digital technology throughout OBO;
  10. Coordinates training needs, presentation of training courses, development of supplemental training materials as needed, and fielding of ad-hoc troubleshooting and coaching requests in support of BIM and DDR efforts;
  11. Drafts standard operating protocols (SOPs) to define processes and step-by-step procedures that govern BIM and DDR. The SOPs should be coordinated with other OBO policy authoring efforts and vetted and approved by senior OBO staff;
  12. Maintains awareness of current state-of-the-art in advanced modeling procedures and facility management systems. Analyzes and evaluates possible applicability to OBO studies and projects, and makes recommendations based on findings;
  13. Participates in development of new and innovative methods based on general guidance received from senior leadership, private industry sources, and academia to fulfill growing needs of projects for efficient and effective advanced modeling practices and the review of model-based deliverables;
  14. Attends professional meetings, seminars, and training courses, as appropriate and approved by OBO, to maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of technical advances and applications;
  15. Documents all research and project applications for future reference or presentation. Reviews technical publications and other materials to maintain or improve technical knowledge and skills;
  16. Analyzes current data collection, editing and processing techniques and helps ensure the process is using the most current state-of-the-art procedures and standards to meet all accuracy, mapping, and engineering requirements;
  17. Performs tasks of an analytical and administrative nature, as assigned by the Office or Division Director, BIM Program leadership/GTMs, contract COR and Contractor’s team leadership;
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  3. Knowledge of and skill in applying a broad range of qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature will be required.
  4. Ability to analyze and develop planning, real estate, design, and engineering criteria that may enable OBO to solve problems not readily treatable by currently accepted methods;
  5. Highly developed oral, graphic, and written communications skills in order to confer with and advise employees, other contractors, and officials throughout OBO on assigned projects; participate in and conduct lectures, training courses, and briefings; articulate and defend recommendations and decisions in a professional manner; produce coherent, well-crafted, and technically accurate reports, policy recommendations, guidelines, and instructions;
  6. Broad professional knowledge of the practices and techniques of geospatial tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Automated facilities management systems, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technologies, design review software and tools to include both graphic analysis tools and automated model checkers, Federal geospatial data standards and use of relational databases for managing and processing data;
  7. Intermediate knowledge of functions and components of geospatial/CAD/BIM processes. (i.e. CAD file translations, CAD/BIM file formats, BIM dataset components, BIM model extractions, multi-discipline BIM interconnectivity, and IFC functionality and interoperability across a facility life-cycle, mapping, charting, surveying, digital mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and computer-aided design);
  8. Knowledge of a range of engineering, geography, physical sciences, and mathematical and statistical sciences. For example, architecture, civil structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering, computer engineering, hydrology, natural resource management, geology, geophysics, topographical sciences, cartography, land surveying, calculus, statistics, and algebra;
  9. Knowledge of related engineering and support functions such as program and project management, master planning, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, quality assurance, emergency management, regulatory management, real estate, financial management, and contracting and procurement.

Review Appraisers

Job Description:
  1. As a Review Appraiser assigned to the Evaluations Division, the contractor provides the requisite support to inform the Department of the most financially advantageous alternatives when evaluating properties in the Department’s present or future inventory. This person will work independently or with a Senior Review Appraiser to complete assignments and tasks that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  2. Review appraisals of a broad range of properties including those with complex characteristics particular to planning, acquisition, renovation, leasing and disposition efforts on a wide range of property types overseas;
  3. Review appraisals of properties whose values may have significant impact on the budget of the Department and could involve intense Congressional scrutiny;
  4. Review and analyze complex reports for the impact of recommendations on Department and Bureau policies, goals, and objectives;
  5. Apply professional judgement to research, test, analyze and evaluate a variety of information;
  6. Plan and administer internal quality assurance techniques for appraisal actions and transactions for compliance with internal processes and procedures as well as applicable real estate procedures, policies, authorities and relevant regulations;
  7. Consult with and report to senior EV staff appraisers on any problems or inconsistencies found in fee appraisal reports, such as inappropriate uses of the valuation approaches and concepts, missing or irrelevant data, or questionable conclusions, and/or inform them of any other issues for necessary action, as necessary;
  8. Conduct market research to include overall economic conditions that impact real estate markets and values such as trends in the host country economy, the demand for real estate, urban growth patterns, sales prices, rental rates, construction costs, typical investor returns and expectations, capitalization rates, etc., taking into account the maturity, structure, and peculiarity of the local market;
  9. Prepare forecasts of supply and demand, property values, rents, and rates of change as required to be included in financial analyses and strategic planning studies;
  10. Study current market conditions to determine if existing property is being used to its highest and best use and suggest comparative studies of existing assets in relationship to other properties within the country that could equally serve the best interest of the mission;
  11. Conduct comparative studies to assess feasibility of rehabilitating existing properties to meet requirements or of disposing of and acquiring alternative properties;
  12. Prepares comprehensive documentation, reports and/or position papers on international property issues for use by senior management or other Department officials. May be tasked to prepare or gather materials, if needed, which may be provided to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and/or the General Accounting Office (GAO), or in response to Congressional inquiries;
  13. Participates in interactions with other professionals in the Bureau including senior management as well as a wide variety of disciplines such as architects, engineers, planners, realty specialists, project managers, etc., in order to provide appropriate financial analysis and consultation; and
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  3. Security Clearance: Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance.
  4. Mastery of a wide range of methods and processes for conducting real property valuations, including real estate appraisal principles, methods, financial analysis, and capitalization theory
  5. Demonstrated experience in commercial real estate appraisal of complex multi-million dollar properties
  6. Knowledge of, and appreciation for cultural differences and the ability to interact and communicate tactfully and effectively with people of different cultures
  7. Ability to analyze problems, conceptualize innovative solutions, and articulate problems and proposals in a concise, accurate, and persuasive manner
  8. Expertise and experience using accepted financial models for analyzing investment alternatives
  9. Clear, concise writing ability for both detailed technical presentation and for summary to executive readers, in writing, by informal presentation, and by formal presentation supported by appropriate graphic aids
  10. Professional Designation: Designation as an MAI by the Appraisal Institute is preferred, but not required, for this position. MAI is a professional designation for real estate appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investments decisions
Experience:
5-9 years

Project Manager - Senior

Job Description:
  1. The contractors, a General Engineer or Architect, serve as Project Managers responsible for the planning, development, and control of capital and non-capital construction, major rehabilitation, security upgrade, and lease fit-out projects at diverse overseas locations. The contractors also provide support to Real Estate in assembling the project requirement, managing the technical team and Post for the acquisition of green sites for capital and real property for lease fit-out/renovation projects.
  2. As a General Engineer or Architect assigned to an organizational element of federal government, the contractor serves as a Project Manager responsible for providing leadership, management, technical engineering/architectural direction, guidance and advice in assigned areas, leading project development, and, following contract award and mobilization of the field team overseas, leading Washington based teams in support of the field operations that are managed by the Office of Construction Management. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs a wide range of tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to,the following:
  3. Manages the planning and design efforts for new capital construction projects and major rehabilitation construction projects to existing facilities, structures, or sites worldwide; oversees all aspects of assigned project(s) from concept through planning, design and construction; and coordinates the preparation, compilation, review and approval of planning documentation and the project authorizations derived from these planning documents;
  4. Oversees the work of project teams (technical teams and Architecture/ Engineering firm consultants) as assigned, and is responsible for communicating team objectives, mission, goals, problems to be solved, milestones, and procedures; prepares reports and represents the team in dealings with the customer and other elements; periodically reports to the supervisor on team and individual work accomplishments, problems, progress in completing tasks and work processes; and provides leadership to the team in exploring alternatives and determining what improvements can be made in work methods, processes and procedures;
  5. Oversees and directs the documentation and preparation of technical requirements, site utilization plans, design specification, and cost estimates for assigned projects; explores and directs the collection of background information (literature, reports, and discussions with others having specialized knowledge of the issue); and consults with supervisor in evaluating information and selecting approaches to study the issues;
  6. Coordinates and reviews the development, compilation and approval of project specific engineering/architectural criteria; leads the development of project scope, schedule, and budget; ensures that the requirements of all project stakeholders are identified and included in the planning documentation for assigned projects; and prepares or coordinates the preparation of detailed schedules for the execution of assigned projects, ensuring that all factors that will impact the schedules are identified and considered in their preparation;
  7. Provides Course of Action documents outlining the execution strategy and assumptions for each project and develops an Acquisition Plan/Strategy for approval by A/LM/AQM; establishes and recommends project delivery methods in coordination with other offices; participates in the analysis of bids and provides input into recommendations for award of construction contracts; resolves problems submitted from the field, and makes recommendations on change orders, time extensions, cost increases, and similar contractual matters; maintains comprehensive files on active projects from date of commissioning an engineer/architect through completion of design and design-build or construction award; manages out of scope or budget engineering/architectural design changes that become necessary during construction; and participates in post occupancy evaluations as a member of an interdisciplinary team;
  8. Manages the project team in the preparation of designs for the Department's overseas facilities; coordinates project requirements with other agency engineers and architects responsible for related features; reviews and approves engineer/architect plans and specifications for adequacy and feasibility; and develops new approaches and methods to resolve serious conflicts between management requirements and engineering/architectural principles or policies;
  9. Manages the preparation, review and approval of the statement of work and qualification and evaluation criteria for the selection of the project Architect/Engineer (A/E) consultant; participates in the evaluation and selection of A/E firms being considered for design and construction projects and prepares or reviews the engineering/architectural aspects of the technical provisions of A/E contracts, including project definition and criteria development; ensures that all data necessary for the successful completion of the project is provided and that all requirements are feasible; manages contracting activities for Architect- Engineering (A/E) Services to include development of the project Request for Proposals (RFP's) and acts as advisor to commissioned engineer/architect and as point of contact/technical coordinator of projects between the Department and the posts overseas; reviews preliminary designs for conformance to agency requirements, contractual adequacy, quality of design, adherence to authorized scope and funds, technical sufficiency, and general suitability; prepares detailed technical comments; and examines and evaluates the commissioned engineer/architect's cost estimate and recommends adjustments as necessary;
  10. Prepares presentations for the A/E Pre-Selection Boards, pre-proposal conferences and manages all design phase activities including submittals review, design review conferences, and manages design competitions as appropriate;
  11. Assists the Division Chief in identifying available resources for the planning and execution of project efforts and acts as a focal point and leader for the team in problem solving and implementing required actions;
  12. Manages the review of the Value Engineering study by the OBO and AE technical team and finalizes VE proposals for incorporation in the project. Participates in value engineering (VE) studies as necessary to accomplish the greatest possible cost reductions without jeopardizing the performance, quality, maintainability, reliability, standardization, or interchangeability of the product; manages the formal response for the acceptance/rejection of VE recommendations.
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  3. Mastery of the theories, principles, and practices of an engineering discipline (i.e., civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical) or of architecture, sufficient to serve as a recognized expert and authority in the design, development and implementation or construction, renovation, or improvement projects at government facilities around the world.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the mission, functions and objectives of the Division, Office, Bureau and Department and the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones to coordinate work efforts, and to ensure that work is performed successfully and in a cost-effective manner and that work efforts are not duplicated.
  5. Expert knowledge of project management principles and processes, e.g., budget and resource control, cost/benefit analysis, risk management, scheduling, metrics development and utilization, and analysis, in order to provide authoritative guidance in these areas; assess the quality and potential for success of projects; prioritize and integrate various projects; and resolve complex project management issues.
  6. A high level of problem solving skills that typically demonstrate a high degree of innovation, creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and technical judgment concerning design, construction, and contractual problems that are frequently without precedent.
  7. Knowledge of and experience in international project management and business operations, and an understanding of how they relate to work scheduling, logistics support, construction, analysis, and reporting.
  8. Extensive knowledge of and experience in engineering/architectural principles and practices in foreign countries, sufficient to enable the contractor to ensure that assigned OBO projects are designed and built to the standards of the host country, to include knowledge of local building specifications and building codes.
  9. Knowledge of Federal, Departmental, and Bureau contracting and procurement regulations, policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines for Federal domestic and international facilities and construction, in order to assist with the contractor selection process and to advise and coordinate contractor performance at various Posts, combined with the ability to set forth concisely in writing, Statements of Work, specifications, and the results of technical analyses including assumptions, rationale, conclusions and recommendations.
  10. Highly developed oral and written communication skills in order to confer with subordinates, peers and management officials at all levels both within and outside the Agency, as well as contractors, and advise on assigned projects; develop, present, and justify program and project recommendations and suggestions; participate in and conduct lectures and briefings; articulate and defend recommendations and decisions; produce coherent reports, policy recommendations, guidelines and instructions, and explain the results of technical analysis including assumptions, rationale, conclusions and recommendations; explain budget and material needs; develop policies and procedures; develop Statements of Work; and exchange information with post personnel, contractors, and other engineers and/or architects.
Experience:
10 years

Senior Architect/Design Manager

Job Description:
  1. As a Senior Architect/Design Manager assigned to the Architectural Design Division of OBO/PDCS/DE, the contractor performs a wide range of functions that support construction, repair, and renovation projects at diplomatic posts overseas. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  2. Serves as the Subject Matter Expert in the evaluation and selection of new embassy and new consulate compound sites, supporting team efforts as assigned; works in partnership with appointed real estate specialists in reviewing sites for conformance to facility requirements; makes technical recommendations regarding the lease or purchase of land or improvements based on examination of surveys, plans, and specifications; determines suitability for use, structural soundness, environmental value, esthetic appropriateness, and costs; prepares studies indicating how properties may be utilized or improved, and employs creative site design techniques to create more site acquisition opportunities on sites of limited size; and guides site selection teams in identifying site development costs and establishing the project budget;
  3. Reconciles design issues within the Department, among other offices, and with a variety of outside stakeholders; coordinates with other subject matter experts regarding structural, mechanical, electrical, interior, and other design requirements of projects; reviews working drawings for conformity with good construction practices, use of materials, ease of maintenance, economy, and quality of appointments; oversees review of plans and specifications for fire protection, physical safety, and adherence with applicable building codes; organizes and leads Integrated Design Reviews(IDRs); and evaluates performance of commissioned architects regarding adherence to contract terms, work progress, and payment for services;
  4. Reviews and generates technical language for the Bureau’s design standards and other criteria documents; and participates in negotiations with host country officials on matters pertaining to design approvals, construction permits, and zoning changes;
  5. Develops guidelines and formats for presentations; coordinates presentations with A/E firms and contractors for formal design reviews (Industry Advisory Group, Senior Management Review, OBO Director’s Presentation, etc.); and summarizes meetings and documents the record;
  6. Remains abreast of the latest developments in architecture and related disciplines by review of literature and by attending technical conferences, professional society meetings, and discussions with industry representatives and other professionals; and evaluates new materials and designs with construction processes and techniques, recommending adoption of those that would provide a more economical solution while meeting the needs and requirements of the facility and the client.
  7. Participates in the preparation of preliminary and final design of projects for which no contract architects are commissioned; prepares sketches illustrating possibilities for development of the work performed; and travels both domestically and internationally as required to inspect, consult, and negotiate when on-site knowledge of conditions is necessary;
  8. Participates in the analysis of bids and provides input into recommendations for award of construction projects; assists in the resolution of problems submitted from the field and makes recommendations on change orders, time extensions, cost increases, and similar contractual matters; advises field supervisors (Project Directors), as necessary, on intent of drawings and specifications, substitutions, quality of work, etc.; manages comprehensive files on active
Qualifications:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  3. Active Secret Clearance
  4. Mastery in the established concepts, principles, and architectural methods applicable to varied and complex design problems, projects, or studies, sufficient to enable the incumbent to perform recurring assignments of moderate difficulty {i.e., where methods and techniques are well established, apply to most situations encountered, and do not require significant deviation from established methods) or to perform discrete portions of more complex problems.
  5. Ability to develop design, architectural, interior design, and related engineering criteria or instructions for specific facilities and ensure that new developments, methods, techniques, or experimental theories for improving designs, standardizing common facilities, and producing quality designs are examined to enable the Bureau to solve problems not readily treatable by standard, acceptable methods and carry out the Department’s mission.
  6. 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.
  7. Highly developed oral and written communications skills in order to confer with and advise employees, contractors, and officials throughout the Department on assigned projects; participate in and conduct lectures and briefings; articulate and defend recommendations and decisions; produce coherent reports, policy recommendations, guidelines, and instructions; offer expert technical advice on architectural systems and standards; and recommend solutions to complex, highly technical architectural problems.
  8. Experience and capabilities in the use of AutoCAD 2014, Revit 2014, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power-Point, Access), and Microsoft Project.
Experience:
10 years

Network Security Engineer

Job Description:
  1. Working understanding of networking protocols such as IPVPN, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSec,DNS, NTP,Firewalls, ACLs
  2. Moderate knowledge of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, Network Layers, etc.)
  3. Duration: Contract to hire (3–6 months)
  4. Location: Oakton, VA
Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent required from an accredited institution.
  2. Will also consider three years of progressive, relevant work experience in lieu of every year of education Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in information system security and network engineering.
Experience:
5 Years

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