May 16, 2024

Civil Engineer - Facilities - Experienced Level (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Be a part of our mission to protect the national security of the United States, and have a direct impact to enable success in Agency operations. As a Facilities Engineer - Civil, you will have the opportunity to work directly with mission customers to validate the requirements and unique needs to provide reliable technical solutions. With the ever-changing industry and increase of technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Civil Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance, and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Civil Engineers who specialize in Water Resource, Transportation, or Structural engineering. Our Civil Engineers solve complex mission driven facilities issues and are responsible for engineering services in the planning, design, construction, sustainment, and decommissioning life cycle of NSA facilities worldwide as part of a multi-discipline team. As a Civil Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Developing civil designs, construction plans and specifications, including design analysis, calculations, and cost estimates - Conducting field investigations or studies and writing reports - Preparing Architecture-Engineer (A-E) or Design-Build statements of works, performance requirements, and cost estimates - Performing Design Quality Control of in-house and A-E civil designs - Conducting inspections of projects under construction, reviewing construction submittals, answering Contractor's RFIs, and validating as-constructed drawings - Performing routine and periodic inspections of facilities and making recommendations - Attending and leading project meetings - Coordinating among Customer, Architect, other design disciplines, O&M, and other stakeholders - Managing and leading A-E contractors hired to perform engineering services - Responding to operating facilities emergences, when engineering support is needed NOTE: A copy of your unofficial transcript and resume is highly encouraged to be submitted with your application and may expedite processing.

As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to engineering standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including architectural, civil, electrical, fire protection, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include facilities system control and visualization, and infrastructure systems integration and engineering. Apply your engineering skills to protect the nation.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Environmental Engineering. If program is not ABET accredited, it must include specified coursework.* * Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience must be working in a civil engineering capacity (for example, storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, and structures). Additionally, must have experience using Civil Engineering Design software and computer aided design and drafting and reading design drawings. Experience may also include project management.

The candidate should demonstrate the following general skills: - Problem Solving - Critical Thinking - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication Knowledge and skill in one or more of the three civil engineering specialties (Water Resource, Transportation, or Structural engineering) is preferred. Each are described below: 1) Water Resource Engineer Civil Engineers with water resource expertise ensure NSA facilities comply with State storm water requirements and best practices. Civil engineers design unique or new storm water features and integrate these features into facilities projects. Civil Engineers with site grading and underground utility design experience are also needed. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desired: - Technical software packages (AutoCAD, SpecsIntact, Flowmaster, Civil 3D) - Maryland Department of the Environment Permitting - Storm water management - Sediment and Erosion Control measures and plans - Site Development, Grading, and Utility Design - Technical standards (MDE, UFC, AWWA, MDSHA) 2) Transportation Engineer Civil Engineers with transportation expertise study the complex NSA campuses worldwide and design solutions to improve the NSA campuses for better flow of traffic and parking. The traffic focused civil engineers will be expected to work with master planners and project managers to plan, design and implement solutions. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desired: - Technical software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, SpecsIntact, AutoTurn, Synchro) - Site development/transportation planning systems - Vehicle and pedestrian circulation, including access control points - Traffic signals and signage - Parking - Pavement design - Technical standards (e.g. UFC, AASHTO, MDSHA, MUTCD) 3) Structural Engineer Civil Engineers with structural expertise ensure NSA facilities comply with building/structural code requirements and best practices. Civil engineers with structural focus are familiar with new building design, improvements to existing structures, building infrastructure support systems, material selection, construction inspection, loading analysis, and structural integrity of facilities. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desired: - Technical software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, SpecsIntact, SAP 2000, ETABS, STAAD) - Structural analysis and design - Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection - Building renovation and restoration design - Foundation Analysis and Design - Technical Standards (e.g. UFC, IBC, ASCE, ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC)

Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: Salary Range - $129,239 - 187,662 (Senior) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

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