General Engineer

Department of Energy | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 11/05/2019

This position is located in the Laboratory Operations Center, Facility Operations organization element, Pittsburgh R&D Engineering and Facilities Operations Team.  The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the mission by coordinating the planning and scheduling support contractor activities through the work control system and by managing the maintenance and operations of assigned facilities.

This is a developmental position with promotion potential to GS-0801-13 

At the Full Performance Level of GS-0801-13 General Engineer, the incumbent will:

  • Work with stakeholders to identify project requirements and develop clear Statements of Work; ensure design processes are conducted as appropriate to meet project requirements; conduct engineering design and submittal reviews and approvals; and act as a contracting officers technical representative (TCOR).
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the design and construction of civil, structural, mechanical, architectural, electrical, environmental, safety/life safety, OSHA, and fire protection infrastructure upgrade projects or portions of projects that include such to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Ensure assigned facilities are properly maintained and operating within intended purposes by conducting Facility Custodian duties; conduct periodic inspections of facilities; initiate actions to ensure maintenance and ESS&H needs are entered into the appropriate work queues; review and approve construction permit request packages; and address all AIIS findings in a timely manner to ensure safe operations.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS 9); 

Specialized experience for this position is defined as: interpreting and developing codes, standards, principles, concepts, and methodology engineering disciplines, i.e., (civil, structural, mechanical, architectural, electrical, environmental, safety/life safety, OSHA, and fire protection); independently conducting oversight of contractor programs using knowledge and awareness of contractor facilities, operations, and research activities; formulating and implementing acquisition strategies for construction and/or maintenance projects; and developing effective oral and/or written technical work products ( presentations, reports, studies, etc.) to be delivered to high level officials.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). DO NOT provide a separate narrative written statement.  DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology engineering disciplines, i.e., (civil, structural, mechanical, architectural, electrical, environmental, safety/life safety, OSHA, and fire protection).

  2. Knowledge of the technical aspects of construction management and contract administration regarding program and budget requirements and procedures.
  3. Ability to provide expert engineering advice to management, senior staff and/ agency officials at all levels.
  4. Knowledge of a range of engineering disciplines.

  5. Knowledge of procurement processes and procedures in order to serve as a Technical COR for development of statements of work; initiation of procurements; evaluation of proposals; determination of acceptability of project deliverables, etc.
  6. Skill in using computer software applications including: AutoCAD and Microsoft Office packages to develop architectural drawings, and modify existing technical drawings.

  7. Ability to develop oral or written presentations of instructional and information material, reports, studies, and recommendations on matters related to site operations and maintenance, as well as the planning, design and construction of real property facilities.
  8. Ability to interpret manuals, orders, procedures and standards pertaining to facility development, management, operation, maintenance and construction in order to provide expert advice and guidance to senior managers when implementing guidance documents.

  9. Ability to interpret Federal, state and local building codes in order to ensure that construction codes are met in construction and facility changes and utilize this information to develop procedures and policies.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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