Facilities Engineer Specialist


Arlington, VA

Industry: Industrial Equipment & Supply


5 - 7 years

Posted 392 days ago

PAE is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Facilities Engineer Specialist. This individual will be responsible for managing and supporting a range of construction and renovation projects in Kabul, Afghanistan. Potential applicants must be willing to live and work at the assignment location.


  • Performs engineeringinvestigations of facilities, equipment and operational issues.
  • Conducts the facility assessments, code compliance and construction reviews.
  • Responsible for the design, budgeting and execution of small engineering, maintenance construction/modification projects.
  • Verifies that the quality of construction meets or exceeds generally acceptable construction standards
  • Responsible for the scope definition, specification, budgeting and write-up into project proposals of larger engineering and maintenance projects.
  • Responsible for facilities assessments with regard to all engineering disciplines, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural and DDC controls.
  • Defines work orders, small projects and large projects to address deficiencies found.
  • Keeps the Management informed of the status of engineering and maintenance activities, and assists in the development of programs and budgets.
  • Provides assistance to construction on engineering related matters such as: design and specification clarifications and changes, code issues, as-build drawings, field engineering, start up and scheduling.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and supervision of the preventive maintenance and work control programs.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme hot weather conditions.
  • Performs duties in support of division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Responsible for maintaining workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Informs management on project status and construction activities, and assists in the development of programs and budgets
  • Maintains workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly reports
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Access, Excel, and Word
  • Experience working with Deltek CostPoint and MSSharePointpreferred
  • Experience working long hours and in hazardous, remote, and extreme environments
  • Ability to manage vendors both face-to-face and utilizing remote monitoring techniques, to address issues and maintain project schedules
  • Experience working in client-facing roles with USG agencies, such as DOS, DOD, and USAID
  • Proven ability to direct staff and work with a diverse team, experience working with Afghan or other host country nationals strongly preferred
  • Ability to manage workloads effectively, including adapting to changes, planning, organizing, and prioritizing work
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and pressure
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate information and make good decisions


  • Education:Bachelor of Science in a relevant field (e.g., Construction, Electrical, Structural, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering). An advanced degree and/or professional certifications are preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience with comparable experience working on international projects, preferably with past experience in threat or disaster environments, and a demonstrated understanding of structural and electricalengineering, fire protection, and the architectural requirements necessary to properly maintain facilities.
  • Security Vetting: Must successfully obtain or currently hold a Secret Clearance and must maintain eligibility at the requiredsecurity level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with all levels of employees and vendors. Ability to speak Pashto and/or Dari helpful.
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.
  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.