Mechanical Engineering SME #2996


  • QA-Doha
  • Other
  • Secret
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Mechanical Engineering SME. This position will be located in Qatar.


The successful candidate(s) will provide mechanical engineering and construction project monitoring services; to augment in-house capabilities for these service areas for the AFCENT TSG. The Mechanical Engineering SME shall support, as needed, cradle-to-grave functions for base engineering requirements, requirements assessment, planning, project development, construction monitoring, and project closeout. The following bullets further characterize some of the day-to-day support requirements:

  • Review and analyze preliminary, interim, find project plans and specifications for technical efficiency and adequacy.
  • Review and provide general monitoring on Host Nation funded project development work for new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for real property facilities, including utility systems, according to all laws, codes, guidelines, and criteria as required. Projects are related to a wide variety of facilities and infrastructure systems, including earthwork; airfield and roadway pavement systems; high and low voltage electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); water and sewage (plumbing); fire suppression; control and alarm systems; etc. which interface with other engineering specialties.
  • Interpret methods and approaches in developing project calculations, layouts, drawings, and specifications that support project objectives and standards.
  • Review and provide general monitoring on conceptual studies and sketches that indicate pertinent project features, material, equipment, and specifications.
  • Monitor all project phases with appropriate managers and staff elements and shall maintain current engineering data for assigned projects.
  • Coordinate projects with AFCENT TSG for engineers in other disciplines, operations personnel (e.g., Electric, Power Production, HVAC, Structures, Pavements and Equipment, and Utilities shops) and other U.S. Government entities to include Wing Safety, Force Protection, Security Forces, Communications, Fire Department, and Medical Group to verify safety, constructability, operability, maintainability, and all project considerations have been addressed.
  • Perform reviews of Host Nation funded engineering investigative services as requested by the AFCENT TSG. Investigations can include electrical power studies, water and wastewater flow and system testing and analysis, and HVAC testing, among others.
  • Monitor and report on projects for new construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities and infrastructure utilizing a professional knowledge of engineering. Projects include work on roads, drainage systems, utility systems, installation utility plants, airfield runways, maintenance shops/hangars, recreation facilities, administrative offices, dormitories, etc.
  • Review as-built drawings at the end of construction
  • Monitor and report new projects for construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities from start to finish, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of civil/structural, mechanical and electrical engineering with no more than two (2) missed inspections, pre-construction surveys, surveys, or reviews per month.
  • Obtained documented Host Nation surveillance and verify overall compliance with AFCENT TSG on contracted specifications, schedules, approved drawings, and statement of work.
  • Monitor and report on assigned projects and review specifications and schedules.
  • Verify construction for design compliance and assist with resolution of differences between the U.S. and Host Nation building code.
  • Efficiently use computers/computer software including Microsoft Office, computer aided design and drafting (CADD) programs (AutoCAD), and project tracking programs (Microsoft Project), GIS, and other engineering calculation software packages to solve engineering problems and facilitate work as needed.
  • Advise HN construction regarding installation development, and/or O&M functions to ensure that the U.S. requirement is met. The Contractor shall monitor construction projects for new construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities from start to finish, including the performance of preconstruction site surveys all the way to completion of as-built drawings.
  • Comply with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and perform work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment. Ensure federal and local codes concerning health, safety, and environment to include DoD, Air Force engineering design guidance and standards such as UFC, AFIs (Series 32), Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) laws, codes, guidelines, criteria, and standards in the design and construction of real property facilities.
  • Assist in base master planning, community planning initiatives and assist the Chief of Portfolio Optimization by ensuring new project requirements comply with current and in-work Site Master Plan (SMP).
  • Prepare necessary documents and presentations accurately and timely.
  • Review and coordinate document preparation, implementation, and maintenance of the SMP.
  • Maintain the SMP in a current status and implement changes as the mission directs.
  • Review proposed facility siting locations and alternatives for compatibility with elements (e.g., noise, airfield and airspace criteria, explosives quantity distance criteria, aircraft accident potential, flood hazards, soil control, natural resources protection, etc.) and recommend approval/disapproval of waivers to assure SMP elements are adhered to.
  • Maintain correspondence and map files on all information pertaining to site approvals, base comprehensive planning, and airfield criteria waivers.
  • Effectively review all siting requests for compatibility with existing structures and the overall SMP and continually re-evaluate and update the plan to ensure currency based on changing requirements and data.
  • Represent the AFCENT TSG in all areas of community planning at meetings, conferences, and hearings and regularly represent the TSG in discussions with other USAF units and other DoD service branches. The Contractor shall meet with all representatives to identify problems and potential impacts, and shall select a logical approach to problem solving, relying on accepted planning practices and precedents. The Contractor shall normally represent all base planning interests in an effective and professional manner and routinely communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Monitor and report on Host Nation executed surveying services and ensure integration of data from any source into the Geographic Information System (GIS)/AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 databases, as-built location surveys, construction stakeouts, topographic, location and boundary surveys as needed.
  • Ensure all surveys/maps are tied to geodetic monuments set by the Government for both horizontal and vertical control and monitor Host Nation contractor and local documentation as required.
  • Monitor and maintain Government Furnished Property (GFP) and notify the respective installation’s ECES designated representative or COR of needed factory/repair center level maintenance and calibration of any assigned equipment.
  • Assist as a Special Projects Liaison with US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or other design and operating agencies as required. Contractor personnel shall work primarily with AFCENT TSG, local/host ECES unit, AFCEC and USACE to identify and analyze problems and develop technical solutions. The Contractor shall also work with other respective AUAB and ADAB units to analyze problems and develop technical solutions as needed. Attend all meetings and inspections pertaining to assigned projects.
  • Maintain all continuity from one (1) rotation to the next, ensuring continual process improvement. All engineering design criteria and specifications shall incorporate the most stringent US and Host Nation codes and standards. Standards shall include Host Nation and US Standards.


  • Bachelor's with 2 - 5 years (or commensurate experience)
  • Clearance required:  Secret
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 4 years’ experience. A licensed Mechanical Engineer is preferred.
  • Must be capable of providing mechanical design service, including determination of HVAC loads, equipment selection, duct sizing and routing, interior plumbing design, and exterior plumbing design.
  • Must be able to fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must be physically capable of deploying to the CENTCOM AOR and traveling between ADAB TSG and AUAB TSG sites, as required, up to 4 times per year (4 working days, two travel days) to backfill and attend meetings.

Location:  Qatar

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $167,718 - $195,034 Annually

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