Engineering Technician- Iceland

Reykjanesbær, Iceland | Full-time


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida USA with a technical support center in South East Asia and East Africa, 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 agenciesall over the world.

The Engineering Technician will be responsible for supporting the construction and post-construction phases and will be assigned to projects supporting Naval Forces Europe and the United States Air Force Europe.

The work of the assignment will be in Keflavik, Iceland. 

This position is contingent on the award of the contract. The contract duration is one year with four option years.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit quality assurance reports
  • Visit project sites to obtain information on facility/site conditions
  • Review and comment on contractor’s Quality Control Plan, safety/accident prevention plans and constructability reviews
  • Monitor project schedules for construction progress with an emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, workflow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.
  • Administer the Construction Quality Management Program as required in the construction contract specifications
  • Review construction contractor compliance with safety requirements and make recommendations for corrective actions
  • Review the construction contractor’s daily reports for thoroughness and for any discrepancies. Provide a reviewed copy of reports and proposed corrections to Construction Manager
  • Attend meetings including but not limited to post-award kickoff meetings and pre-construction conferences
  • Monitor ongoing construction to check construction contractor progress and verify compliance with contract documents and safety requirements in the contract
  • Identify issues that may result in changes to contract value or duration to the Government construction manager and Contract Specialist. Provide potential corrective scopes and cost estimates for modification(s) to the government representative or contract specialist/officer
  • Monitor the construction contractor’s material testing and analysis in accordance with the contract requirements, review for compliance and make recommendations to the government representative/COR for corrections
  • Assist with scheduling required outages to avoid work stoppages for contactor, Clients and Public Works operations
  • Monitor the closeout process including punch list preparation and completion, testing and startup of major systems, and final acceptance. Make recommendations to the government representative/COR for corrections
  • Monitor construction contractor’s updates to as-built drawings and verify that they are maintained regularly in accordance with contract requirements; verify that a complete set of as-built drawings is turned over at the close of the contract. Make reports of any updates that are not completed timely and make recommendations for corrections
  • Verify that the construction contractor provides a complete set of Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) Manuals and conducts any user training for equipment installed on the project as required by the construction contract. Make recommendations for corrections
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, Construction Science or Construction Management or an Associate’s Degree and four years of specialized experience or a High School Diploma and eight years of specialized experience
  • Engineering in Training certificate, advantage
  • Practical knowledge and experience as an engineering technician, superintendent, or quality control/quality assurance manager or representative, or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative on Department of Navy or other Department of Defense Construction Projects.
  • Current certification of successful completion of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Quality Management for Contractors course
  • Knowledge of the three-phases of control and Construction Quality Management process is required
  • Able to read, write, and speak fluent English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level preferred but minimum B2) in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to government personnel
  • Able to read, write, and speak fluent Host Nation (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level preferred but minimum B2) in order to report on progress and outcome of technical assignments and to present recommendations to government personnel
  • Knowledge of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages including logic networking, critical path scheduling, and cost loaded schedules
  • Ability to perform the strenuous activity while working outdoors in extreme heat or cold, working in confined spaces, climbing and using fall protection equipment will be required on this contract
  • Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws, and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements and as outlined in the EM-385-1-1 and 29 CFR
  • Record of completion of the full 40-hour EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Course (NAVFAC or USACE). The eight-hour online course is not an acceptable alternative

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity EmployerAll 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.

Why Planate?

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!