Electrical Engineer -CLDJ Africa

Camp Lemonnier Djibouti Africa | Full-time


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 Electrical Engineer serves as a senior/lead Electrical Design Engineer for assigned projects in a major military program for extremely diversified and complex military projects and maybe concurrently working on one or more projects throughout any stage which would result in reporting to more than one supervisor. The responsibilities of this position include application and interpretation of electrical engineering requirements to Naval facility design, conducting engineering studies surveys and investigations, and sitting on team engineering reviews.

Work will be performed in Camp Lemonnier Djibouti Africa.

Key responsibilities:

  • Independently assures completion of projects involving design and review applying seasoned professional technical knowledge and experience in the oversight of an interdisciplinary team engaged in carrying out projects.
  • Develops Design-Build Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Design Bid Build documents (full plans and specifications) for projects to be executed by contractors.
  • Implements and enforces all applicable electrical engineering codes, including but not limited to; National Electric Code and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs)
  • Provide oversight in the development of required project scopes and cost estimates for Architect and Engineer (A&E) fee and construction
  • contract purposes.
  • Provide staff advisory, guidance and reports on A&E progress, consult and review services, coordinate the work of others, motivate and lead individuals of a variety of backgrounds.
  • Prepare Government estimates for A&E fees and construction contracts.
  • Provide technical and administrative guidance to A&E firms in preparing construction drawings and specifications or prepare these
  • documents personally.
  • Monitor the progress of designs for adherence to schedules and costs.
  • Ensure concept planning and designs are compatible with the Activity master plan by facilitating the design of Charrette and Functional Analysis Concept Development (FACD) processes.
  • Facilitate coordination of the design criteria and information with the user activity, the A&E and other interested Government
  • representatives (CONUS and OCONUS).
  • Review construction drawings and specifications for architectural and engineering systems and ensure that systems are designed in accordance with the latest standard engineering and construction practices and comply with all applicable codes/norms/laws
  • Identify areas of special concern pertaining to the specific projects, such as permits, clearances, real estate requirements, environmental impacts, energy conservation, economic analysis, life safety, handicap accessibility criteria, activity maintenance procedures, and policies, site utility adequacy, connections and outages
  • Perform other responsibilities as appropriate.

Qualifications To be successful in the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of electrical engineering experience demonstrating a professional knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to a full range of duties concerned with design, layout, and construction of facilities structures such as office buildings, industrial facilities, shops, warehouses, recreations facilities, and utility infrastructure typically found on military installations
  • Must have design experience projects.
  • Knowledge of management and analysis techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems related to projects in development and post-award
  • Skill in briefing managers and in communicating tentative recommendations regarding efficiency in program operations
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD
  • Possess basic familiarity with related engineering fields including mechanical, architectural, civil, and structural
  • Apply fundamental engineering concepts, terminology, units of measurement (both metric and US), and their inter-relationship common to all branches of architecture, engineering, project management, and financial management
  • Able to write and speak fluent English to provide reports and make presentations to Government personnel.
  • Knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office to support project development efforts.

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!