• Vienna, VA, USA
  • Required Clearance - Secret
  • USN
  • Construction

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 Construction Manager at Michael Baker International do?

The Construction Manager performs a wide range of construction management functions and is the management expert for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating the Department's overseas construction projects.  The Construction Manager works with assigned project team members to achieve the highest possible priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule and cost goals of the OBO Construction Management projects. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the contractor performs tasks and assignments that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • You will work closely with the PD or OBO Construction Management Construction Executive in coordinating the efforts of the OBO project staff providing leadership and guidance to the OBO project staff.
  • You will ensure that an appropriate safety and accident prevention plan is implemented on each project contract; and reviews, monitors and coordinates project safety issues with the Contractor, the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO), and the Safety Officer in CM's Construction Support Division (OBO/CFSM/CS), in accordance with the requirements of the US Corp of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual and host country health and safety requirements when more stringent.
  • You will assist post and/or manages the work of the OBO CM Project Contractor(s) in planning, coordinating, evaluating, and scheduling the work to ensure that Project Contractor(s) meet required standards of quality, civil schedule, cost goals, and contract compliance.
  • You will interpret and explain plans and contract document terms to administrative staff, contractor superintendents, vendors, and OBO clients, representing the interests of OBO while ensuring the understanding of all that the Contracting Officer for the project contract is the only individual with authority to direct changes to the scope of work through written modifications.
  • You will ensure that the project contractor(s) have obtained any necessary licenses and permits; and that they are properly displayed with a copy in the project files prior to commencement of related works.
  • You will ensure project contractors provide appropriate supervision and quality control inspections of the work.
  • You will study the International Building Code and job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods providing quality assurance inspections and field verification of all aspects of the contractor's quality control program; and supervises owner-sponsored field / laboratory tests as required to verify the contractor's quality control program.
  • You will confer with supervisory personnel, Post clients, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • You will receive contractor submittals and reviews for completeness and determines whether OBO project staff, OBO Design Engineer, or the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) performing construction phase services shall review and provide comments and recommendations for acceptance of the submittals. The CM tracks the timeliness of submittals due from the contractor, their review by OBO, and response/return to the contractor.
  • You will evaluate contractor's proposed submittal substitutions with construction engineering implications and makes recommendations to the PD concerning the disposition of the contractor's request.
  • You will evaluate the necessity and accuracy of any contractor change order proposals; and prepare Statements of Work and Independent Government Estimates for modifications and change orders as may be required.
  • You will review and evaluate design calculations and data provided by the contractor(s) from a construction engineering perspective.
  • You will ensure that the project contractors maintain as-built documentation;
  • You will provide the PD with draft responses to the contractor's and other organization's requests for information.
  • You will review the contractor's monthly pay request accurately represents the work performed by the Project Contractors.
  • You will ensure that materials for which payment has been requested are properly accounted for, in acceptable condition, and stored correctly;
  • You will maintain a "Daily Project Log" as defined in the Construction Management Guidebook.
  • You will prepare a CM Monthly Progress Report summarizing the status of construction projects; publishes and distributes the CM Monthly Report as directed, maintaining progress photo albums for each contract project; and implements and monitors project reporting in accordance with the Construction Management Guidebook.
  • As required, you will assist the Project Director and/or Post in acquiring and utilizing local construction professionals and construction contractors; and ensures scopes of services required of Local Employee Staff (LES) and local A/E firms are appropriately defined from an engineering standpoint;
  • You will support the PD in all contract administration matters, including negotiation of modifications and/or claims and interpretation of contract requirements.
  • You will develop and maintain an inventory of property to include domestic and overseas project property procured for the CM Projects, ensuring that inventory reporting complies with the requirements of the Department, the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), and directions promulgated by the Office of the Deputy Director for Resource Management (OBO/RM).
  • As required, you will assist with the development of presentations, special reports, and special projects as related to the engineering aspects of the overseas construction program;
  • You will participate in project meetings and conferences as appropriate, and, when required, prepares minutes of project meetings;
  • You will cooperate and coordinate with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and other members of the CM and OBO staff;
  • You will undertake other duties, similar to those described above, as may be assigned by the COR.


Can you walk me through a typical day of a Construction Manager?

  • You will develop working knowledge of all technical requirements of project.
  • You will provide Quality Assurance for ongoing construction project.
  • You will review contractor submittals.
  • You will prepare responses to Requests for Information (RFI) for questions related to engineering.
  • You will evaluate proposed submittal substitutions with engineering implications.
  • You will coordinate the development of Independent Government Estimates (IGEs) for modifications and change orders.
  • You will review and evaluate design calculations and data from an engineering perspective.
  • You will prepare Monthly Progress Report summarizing project status, with emphasis on engineering.
  • You will perform other related duties as assigned by the Regional Project Director (RPD).

Could you be the Construction Manager we are looking for?

  • You will have a Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Civil Engineering degree from an accredited university in the United States. A Professional Engineering License (PE) is acceptable in lieu of a degree.
  • You must have a minimum of 7 years of experience on construction projects of similar scope and value. Design office experience shall not count toward experience.
  • You must have Final Secret, Interim Top Secret (TS), or Final TS security clearance at the time of proposal. Must be able to obtain a Final TS security clearance before deployment.
  • You will preferably have previous overseas work experience.
  • You must have experience on vertical construction projects; preferably overseas.
  • You will preferably have Professional Engineering (PE) registration.
  • You will possess excellent writing skills and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • You must have knowledge of International Codes.


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