The Chief Engineer will oversee and provide solutions for all technical engineering components for the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) and Electrical Grid (E-GRID) projects. The candidate will interpret project specifications and scope of all engineering disciplines. This employee will provide engineering and construction management expertise, to CDBG-MIT and E-GRID, from project design to execution and completion. This is a Territorial position.
- Coordinates technical engineering initiatives to ensure that all CDBG-MIT and E-GRID projects can be completed within the approved budget and according to schedule.
- Ensures that CDBG-MIT and E-GRID projects are a fit for the programs policy objectives, and cost effectiveness.
- Reviews infrastructure projects scope and design according to established regulations, policies, timelines, and project budgets.
- Conducts field activities to ensure that projects are being constructed in accordance with approved designs and scope.
- Reviews plans and specifications during the pre-construction bidding and construction phases of the project.
- Provides quantitative and qualitative engineering and design analysis for public facilities.
- Conducts analysis of infrastructure projects and provides independent cost analysis in advance of procurement.
- Monitors design changes.
- Provides infrastructure solution(s), project specific technical advisory services for subrecipients of CDBG-MIT and E-GRID funds.
- Prepares weekly and monthly reports to management.
- Coordinates with federal, local and nonprofits entities to ensure design and construction activities are aligned with program mandates and policies.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical), Construction Management or comparable field.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an engineer or construction manager or comparable field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in project management. Experience in working with CDBG/DR or other disaster recovery programs preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent organization, problem-solving, leadership and time management skills; Firm understanding of complex mathematical concepts; Proven project management skills; Expertise in data analysis; Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Outlook; Strong oral and written communications skills; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices, and performance standards; Virgin Islands Driver’s License.
SALARY: $90,000 - $110,000 per annum depending upon qualifications. Grant funded position.