SOSi

Chief Engineer (OCONUS)

Job Locations IQ-Iraq
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(7/7/2020 7:06 AM)
ID
2020-3916
Category
Logistics
Location : Location
IQ-Iraq
Clearance Requirement
Secret
Job Requires Relocation
Yes

Overview

** This position is contingent upon a contract award**

 

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Chief Engineer to support a large Base Operations Support (BOS) program providing operations & maintenance (O&M) support services to our U.S. government customer in Iraq. The Chief Engineer is responsible for all water purification, water storage, water distribution and waste water treatments, as well as generators and associated power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of power plants, generators, compressors, air conditioning systems, etc., and operates industrial machinery and equipment in various forms. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in
    the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and
    legal documentation.
  • Responsible for managing, monitoring and tracking physical plant and building operations
    services.
  • Supervise and oversee the operations of the water and waste water treatment plants to
    include all water quality laboratory, pumping, filtering, piping and control systems.
  • Ensure the viability, availability and safety of water treatment and waste distribution
    systems.
  • Maintain water well operations and water storage systems.
  • Manage water treatment waste stream to contractual standards.
  • Oversee the:
    • Prime power and water/waste water treatment programs;
    • Operation, calibration, diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs to all mechanical,
      electrical equipment systems and electrical/pneumatic control systems;
    • Preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation and modernization of all power generation, transmission and distribution equipment on site; and
    • Support of prime power generators made by Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, FG Wilson and other manufacturers, with outputs ranging from 20KW up to 160KW.
  • Provide daily guidance and direction to supervisors, operators, mechanics and technicians.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections.
  • Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with SOW to the Chief Engineer.
  • Assist in developing the SOW when requested, including diagrams and specifications in compliance with Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National electric Code (NEC) standards.
  • Maintain effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other
    employees and managers, and support other organizations.
  • Perform administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying and scheduling work.
  • Manage logistics, stock levels and workflow processes.
  • Collect, analyze and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports.
  • Maintain appropriate technical library and record keeping, which documents all procedures
    necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
  • Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment
    and spare parts.
  • Take initiative to analyze situations and make frequent technical decisions based on
    specifications, safety and electrical codes.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control
    mechanisms.
  • Responsible for allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs
  • Identify problem areas and respond to mission requirements to perform task order
    requirements.
  • Plan and manage projects.
  • Control resources; monitor staff proficiency and qualifications; monitor the locations and
    activities of assets; and coordinate the flow of information to and from O&M staff and USG
    representatives.
  • Resolve physical plant and building operations issues.

Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience in physical plant and building operations, including power plants for large facilities.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) certification as a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine License of any horsepower or a U.S. Stationary Engineers license.
  • Valid driver's license from home of record.
  • Knowledge of applicable U.S. codes and accepted trade practices.
  • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical and
    mechanical trades, related safety precautions and considerable skill required for the installation, maintenance and repair of power generation and water/waste water
    treatment systems and equipment.
  • Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of physical plant and building operations for a
    comparable facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Expert computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant overseas physical plant and building operations experience.
  • Previous international experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental
    conditions.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

Working Conditions

  • The environment is very arid, dusty and dry. Deployed personnel will be exposed to extreme heat over long periods. Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
  • Personnel may be exposed to hazardous conditions.

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