• Vienna, VA, USA
  • Required Clearance - Secret
  • USN
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc)

Michael Baker Global Services (MBGS), a division of Caliburn International, LLC is an internationally known Architectural and Engineering firm specializing in construction of US Dept. of State Diplomatic Compounds including US Embassies, Consulates and Annexes.  MBGS success is based on a culture and set of values that center around trust, transparency, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are motivated to build highly specialized compounds to allow our diplomats and other support staff to operate internationally in comfort and safety.

It all starts with people and being the best, you can be. Come join our team!


So what does a Mechanical Engineer (ME) at Michael Baker International do?

  • This position is established to support and assist OBO in ensuring the completion of the project in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Specific experience with Building Automation Systems, monitor controls and disconnects, general plumbing, water/sewage treatment, power generation and HVAC systems.
  • The incumbent ensures that the contractor is performing the required contract work in accordance with the design documents.
  • The incumbent must be able to read design/construction drawings and be able to understand design narratives and calculations.
  • Review engineering shop drawings and determine if the contractor has complied with the final design parameters.
  • Responsible for performing quality assurance tasks, ensuring contractor's work is properly inspected and corrective actions take place, ensuring materials meet contract, reviewing contractor submittals for compliance with contract requirements, and resolving conflicts.
  • Monitor the construction contractor's quality assurance and safety program. Observe onsite construction and determine if construction elements are being installed, formed, and executed properly.
  • Monitor construction progress vis-a-vis the project schedule and submit weekly progress reports with recommendations based on the technical review of project documents and field inspections.
  • Perform technical inspections of the mechanical elements of the project.


 Can you walk me through a typical day of a Project Controls Engineer?

  • You must understand and be able to interpret drawings in his/her discipline and have an understanding of the principals of his/her discipline and how it fits in with other disciplines.
  • You must be able to review shop drawings and submittals from the contractor and determine if coordination with other disciplines are necessary in addition to monitoring on-going construction work to identify problems or non-compliance with design or contract specifications.
  • You would prepare construction reports detailing construction progress and identifies any problem with the construction process related to the incumbent's area of expertise.
  • After problems are discovered, you would evaluate contractor's proposed remedy.
  • You would formulate solutions for the Project Director/Construction Manager.
  • You would ensure that work on the site construction will be performed to U.S. standards; you must have current working knowledge of acceptable products and procedures.


What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

  • We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement!
  • You will have the opportunity to move to another project we may have around the globe.


Could you be the Mechanical Engineer we are looking for?

  • You must have a Final Secret security clearance to deploy.
  • You must have a mechanical engineering degree from an accredited university in the United States and a minimum of 7 years' experience required on construction projects of similar scope. Design office experience shall not count toward an employee's experience.
  • A Professional Engineering License (PE) is acceptable in lieu of a degree, and overseas experience is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering registration is preferred.
  • You will have working knowledge of International Codes required.
  • You will have experience in assessing and responding to Requests for Information (RFI).
  • You will have knowledge of Construction Safety regulations, i.e. EM 385-1-1, OSHA, etc.
  • You will have knowledge of Microsoft Suite, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • You will have experience in reviewing and evaluating design calculations and data from an engineering perspective.
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