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Project Engineer Cleared Oconus

American International Contractors
McLean, VA
  • Posted: March 26, 2023
  • Full-Time

American International Contractors (Special Projects), Inc. (AICI-SP) has established itself as one of the leading construction firms in the Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) program. We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout this program and others. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to come and join our rapidly expanding team. Our employees are our most valuable resources, and we strive to ensure that every one of them is treated as such. In keeping with this philosophy, we offer a competitive benefits package including: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), paid federal holidays, long- and short- term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, and a 401K matching program.

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer with an active Secret level U.S. Security Clearance and experience working as the General Contractor on overseas U.S. Government Construction projects valued over $100M. This opportunity is to work on a U.S. Embassy design-build project in Doha, Qatar. 


The Project Engineer is responsible for design management, budget, Administration of Contract with Client, Planning and Scheduling, Control (incl. procurement) of Materials, Procurement & Management of Subcontractors, Reporting to Client, Monthly invoices to Client, Reporting to Regional & Corporate Offices, Document Control, Train, coach, and mentor personnel by enforcing company policy and procedures.



  • Plan, develop and manage the project construction engineering activities and schedule to include the coordination of procurement items to the project site.

  • Supervise preparation of Purchase Requisition’s

  • Manage the submittal process and the obtaining of approvals of all shop drawings to the client

  • Prepare quotations to the client utilizing supplier information, cost standards, technical information from quality, manufacturing engineering, and design


  • Lead project meetings to collect and disseminate information pertaining to projects

  • Review and monitor progress of engineering effort to assure quality and adherence to requirements of contract documents

  • Oversight of the Project Controls Engineer in the development and maintenance of the fully cost loaded project schedule

Internal Reporting

  • Coordinate the collection and dissemination of technical information between/within the company and customer

  • Maintain organized and detailed project records

Cost Control & Budget Review

  • Assist in the coordination of pricing, estimating, scoping strategies for proposed projects and in the development and preparation of technical specifications

  • Assist in the preparation of probable construction cost estimates

  • Assist in the analysis of reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests and aerial photographs on soil compositions, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project

  • Prepare design computations and quantity estimates

Design Management

  • Review designs, drawings, plans and specifications for projects, engineered systems, technical equipment or components

  • Assist in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects

  • Assist in the preparation or modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, permits and designs for project

  • Instruct technicians to reduce designs to working drawings

Administration of Contract with Client

  • Develop and foster lasting relationships with client by implementing, following through, and keeping lines of communication open

  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Manager or Operations Manager

  • Subcontractors Management

  • Prepare S/C agreement ensuring that Scope is clear and unambiguous, Schedule satisfies main schedule requirements, all terms and conditions are understood and accepted by both parties, Interfaces are clearly identified. Manage Subs, payment, progress and claims.

  • Serves as the Project Manager in his or her absence.


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • An active U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Science / Technology or Construction Management

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional employment as an engineer or architect managing comparable work

  • Experience in all aspects of design/build contract execution

  • Experience working on projects valued at $150-$200M

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, Rivet and BIM

  • Excellent planning, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Independent; little supervision needed

  • Courteous, professional, diplomatic

  • High level of confidentiality


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Project Management, Engineering or Architecture

  • International U.S. Government Construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures

  • Registered Professional Engineer

  • Overseas Building Operations (OBO) experience


The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others when performing such essential functions.  

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to operate office equipment, filing, and perform specialized skills. The employee must have the ability to   stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. The employee must have the ability to lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 15 pounds of weight without assistance. The job imposes a demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to maneuver safely throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment while present in active construction zones. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow spoken directions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment.   There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment.  Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.  

Environmental Demands:

The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.

Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials. Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises.  Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.  

NOTE:                   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position.  They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.

American International Contractors, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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