Sep 26, 2022

Facilities Engineer - Civil - Entry/Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and defense. The offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive or classified national security information. The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Civil Engineers who specialize in Stormwater, Traffic, 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 - 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 while projects are in the design phase - Coordinating among Customer, Architect, other design disciplines, O&M, and other stakeholders - Preparing Architecture-Engineer(A-E) or Design-Build statements of works, performance requirements, and cost estimates - Managing and leading A-E contractors hired to perform engineering services - Responding to operating facilities emergences, when engineering support is needed

Salary Range - $72,116-$93,062 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Civil Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Experience working in a civil engineering capacity (e.g., storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, or structures), using Civil Engineering Design software and Auto CAD, and reading blue prints is desired. Salary Range - $86,389 - $ 116,788 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. With a degree in Civil Engineering, entry is a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Civil Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Relevant experience must be working in a civil engineering capacity (e.g., storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, or structures), using Civil Engineering Design software and Auto CAD, and reading blue prints. Experience in project management, analyzing and troubleshooting civil engineering systems, sediment and erosion control measures and plans, and Engineering in Training (EIT) certification is preferred. Salary Range - $106,823 - $138,868 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. 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. Degree must be in Civil Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Relevant experience must be working in a civil engineering capacity (e.g., storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, or structures), using Civil Engineering Design software and Auto CAD, and reading blue prints. Experience in project management, analyzing and troubleshooting civil engineering systems, sediment and erosion control measures and plans, and Engineering in Training (EIT) certification is preferred.

The candidate should demonstrate the following general skills: - Problem Solving - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication In addition to the general skills, each applicant needs to have knowledge and skills in one (or more) of the three civil engineering specialties of Stormwater, Traffic, or Structural engineering. Each are described below: 1) Stormwater Engineer Civil Engineers with storm water expertise ensure NSA facilities comply with State storm water requirements and best practices. Civil engineers with storm water expertise commonly design unique or new storm water features and integrate storm water features into facilities projects. Civil Engineers with underground utility experience are also needed. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desired: - Technical software packages (AutoCAD, Flowmaster, Civil 3D) - Maryland Department of the Environment Permitting - Storm water management - Sediment and Erosion Control measures and plans - Site Development and Utility Design - Technical standards (MDE, UFC, AWWA) 2) Traffic Engineer Civil Engineers with Traffic/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 and implement solutions. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desired: - Technical software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, 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, MDOT) 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, 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)

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. On-the-job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

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