The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
August 8, 2023
Virgin Islands, United States of America
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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: 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.

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