Urgent: Structural Engineer (with 4 yrs exp)

Washington, DC | Contract

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Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The Structural Engineer will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic assistance to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Seismic Corrections Program Management Office (PMO) in Washington, DC.

This position has been awarded to Planate Management Group. Contract is one base year plus four option years.

Key responsibilities:

  • Examine candidate project submissions considered for seismic corrections to ensure they meet required legislative qualification criteria of the Seismic Corrections PMO, and make recommendations to the VA PMO Seismic Engineer for project submission approvals and denials
  • Review project design drawings and verify that the work indicated in those drawings supports seismic deficiencies. Make recommendations to VA PMO Seismic Engineer if projects include non-seismic deficiency work items
  • Maintain and update the VA’s seismic inventory data that is used to assess and prioritize seismic risk of VA’s facility inventory
  • Maintain and update the Seismic Corrections Program’s operating plan for execution of Planning, Design, and Construction of Projects
  • Maintain a list of projects and their status: both schedule and budget
  • Notify VA Program Offices of schedule slips and budget over runs during execution
  • Monitor contract award status to Design, Construction, and support contracts of these Seismic Projects
  • Support preparation of briefings and policy guidance documentation. Briefings will be to various VA and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with VA Project Delivery Teams and VA administration staff to ensure PMO’s project data accuracy
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Degree in civil or structural engineering, with a focus on structures, essential
  • Must understand lateral building forces including seismic and wind forces, stress and load calculations, soil capacities criteria, structural design standards, and standard details for structures
  • Minimum of two years experience in the same capacity
  • Able to perform tasks in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suites
  • Proficient in English both written and oral.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!