Electrical Engineer

Posted 6 days ago
Main Location
Springfield, VA, United States
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ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Electrical Engineers provide professional engineering services with respect to energy, energy management, reporting, equipment processes, control systems, and electrical systems (e.g., power, lighting, communications, controls, and alarm systems). They manage and coordinate facilities, design, and construction management activities. They oversee and support operations and maintenance of electrical systems.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Next NGA West (N2W) Program is a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Strategic Initiative intended to design, build, test and occupy a replacement campus for NGA's 2nd Street Site that supports NGA's mission, inspires and meets the needs of NGA's highly technical workforce, and increases Intelligence Community (IC) collaboration. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design reviews and construction inspections for all electrical related components and systems - such as sub-stations, primary and secondary site and building distribution, controls, uninterruptible power supplies, standby power systems, alternative power sources, backup power generation, black start processes, power transfer system (automated and manual), bussing, communications, lighting, controls, and power management and reporting systems. The Electrical Engineer ensures N2W's requirements and design incorporates appropriate capabilities and technologies to enable compliance with all Federal regulations regarding energy conservation and environmental protection; assists in planning and executing commissioning activities and other activities associated with project close-outs, property transfers and transition to owner operator activities; helps develop or review statements of work (SOWs), statement of requirements, request for proposals (RFP), design drawings, construction estimates and construction modifications, and perform field investigations as necessary to support the Agency's Military Construction Program. The Electrical Engineer anticipates issues and reacts to quickly-changing requirements and priorities; works independently with minimum supervision; possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and has strong organizational skills. The Electrical Engineer also works within a diverse workforce of skilled technical personnel to include government and contractor employees that are responsible for planning and delivering all N2W components. The incumbent will work under the administration and supervision of the Assistant Program Manager Design and Construction, N2W Program Management Office, Security and Installations Directorate, who provides guidance in terms of broad policy, program objectives and established goals. This position requires DAWIA Level II certification in Facility Engineering. The selectee will be required to obtain DAWIA certification within two years of appointment to this position. This position requires registration as a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Professional Engineer (PE) in Electrical Engineering. Electrical Engineering candidates will be required to pass the PE exam within two years of appointment to this position. Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additional information or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process. Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to: 1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

Mandatory Qualifications

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Construction experience and project management expertise on medium to large construction programs and working with large and small teams of engineers and architects.

2. Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate the latest trends and state-of-the-art technologies in facility electrical components and systems.

3. Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques related to electrical engineering and management.

4. Experience in primary and secondary site distribution and/or standby power systems, and/or working knowledge of other facility site electrical systems, to include low-voltage systems.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from a school of Engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI) or Engineer in Training (EIT); DAWIA certification and/or Professional registration or licensure may be required; see Licenses and Certifications Required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Climbing, use of legs and arms; Hearing (aid permitted)

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working around excessive noise, intermittent; Exposure to dust; Exposure to silica, asbestos, etc; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases; Working around solvents (degreasing agents); Working around grease and oils; Working around electrical energy; Working around slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working at heights

Highly Desired Qualifications

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and present technical supportive data for engineering programs at higher levels; attend meetings and provide engineering advice regarding the feasibility or practicality of construction projects and ability to deal effectively with others to help achieve NGA goals.

2. DAWIA Certification in Facility Engineering.

3. Knowledge of NGA mission, vision, goals, and values; NGA organizational units mission functions; coordination and approval processes (external and internal).

Additional Job Requirements

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

Band 04 $93,494 - $143,624

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

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Electrical Engineer
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency