Engineering Technician

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba | Contract



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 Engineering Technician will be responsible for monitoring contract compliance of contractors in the completion of construction work and project schedule on behalf of the facility owner for multiple projects, and reports on key issues to the management team.

The work of assignment will be in U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This is contingent on the award of the contract.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain proper construction contract document files according to NAVFAC standards
  • Review and comment on plans and specifications and provide constructability review comments during construction contract development
  • Make visits to project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions and develop recommendations during project development
  • Coordinate and attend post-award kickoff meetings (PAK) and pre-construction conferences (PreCon)
  • Schedule, conduct, and document regular progress meetings and other construction related project meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues
  • Prepare project status reports when directed using NAVFAC enterprise contract management system formatting (to be provided by Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
  • Coordinate construction operations between contractors, station personnel, and other government agencies and make recommendations for corrections
  • Use and prepare standard template documents for correspondence to construction contractors for deviations from contract schedule or quality
  • Provide technical assistance in answering requests for information (RFI) from construction contractors.
  • Review and monitor project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc
  • Administer technical aspects of construction contract modifications (assist construction manager, contract specialist or contracting officer with reviewing cost proposals, holding negotiations and preparing modification packages)
  • Administer the Construction Quality Management Program as required in the construction contract specifications
  • Monitor the construction contractor’s performance of required material testing and analysis in accordance with the contract requirements, review for compliance and make recommendations for corrections
  • Performing other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • At least 3 years as an engineering technician, superintendent, or quality control/quality assurance manager or representative
  • Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the three-phases of control Quality Management process
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical, and/or environmental projects and the design, layout, and supervision of construction operations
  • Thorough knowledge of construction practices and methods and construction management skills as demonstrated through relevant construction and/or construction management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor construction projects to a successful and timely completion
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages
  • Ability to perform strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the construction industry, including a background of familiarity with USACE (EM -385-1-1) and OSHA safety requirements
  • Completed 30 hrs. OSHA Construction training and 40-hours NAVFAC Hazard Awareness Course
  • Construction Quality Management (CQM) is essential
  • Must be US Citizen and able to obtain a Department of Defense Confidential Clearance for unescorted visits in restricted areas
  • Ability to write and speak English fluently to provide reports and make presentations to Government personnel.

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!