Electrical Supervisor in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

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Job Description

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Electrical Supervisor

Reports to:   Maintenance Supervisor

Performance Location: The individual filling this position will be supporting PAE on a contract for the US Department of State and working at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required while working on related DOS projects in Afghanistan.   Percentage of travel will vary significantly but on average is expected to be less than 10% of the total time.

Working Environment: The candidate will work in a traditional office setting as well as construction and maintenance sites including exposure to the dangers inherent with such sites.

Work Schedule: This position works eight hours/day six days a week minimum. The candidate is on-call 24/7 and must be willing to respond quickly to all critical electrical issues.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and works alongside the electricians.
  • Supervises electricians in daily work performance.
  • Receives instructions from Maintenance supervisor.
  • Assigns technicians from the electrical shop to work orders or projects at the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor in coordination with the Facility Managers and design and engineering team.
  • Performs all installation, maintenance and repair of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures using acceptable methods and practices established by industry standards in the U.S. Embassy properties.
  • Receives oral instructions or work orders concerning work to be done, and proceeds to accomplish the necessary maintenance, repair or installation of machinery, equipment, wiring systems, and fixtures in accordance with relevant electrical codes.
  • At times, prior to installation of equipment or fixtures will coordinate work with other trade supervisors as deemed necessary.
  • Drive an official vehicle to transport tools, equipment, and materials in connection with assigned tasks.
  • Interpret electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Performs journeyman level electrical work involved in the installation, removal and/or maintenance, troubleshoot, repair of electric equipment and appliances including residential generators, automatic transfer switches (ATS), and systems of all types at the Embassy and Camp Alvarado.
  • Receives work orders indicating the location and the scope of work to be accomplished.
  • Independently determines the problem and takes con-active action.
  • Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatuses, and fixtures, using hand tools, power tools, and assorted electrical test devices.
  • Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Constructs and fabricates parts, using hand tools and specifications.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatuses, and components, using test equipment and tools to locate cause of break downs and corrects problem.
  • Fastens small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches and outlets.
  • Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Installs ground leads and connects power cables to equipment such as motors.
  • Places conduit inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pulls insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete the circuit between boxes or boxes and panel.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures based on job specifications and relevant codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Tests and inspects Personnel Protection Grounding System and Electrical Equipment & Neutral Grounding system.
  • Tests electrical systems of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment & fixtures using different testing devices such Ohm meters, Volt meters & Oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Test and inspect Fire Alarm terns including • Annunciation panel, Zone panels, Smoke detectors, Heat detectors.
  • Assists during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators.
  • Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for Material and services.
  • Must be cognizant and abide by all Embassy security rules and regulations, safety and health practices, and OSHA requirements.
  • At times, may work with a journeyman mechanic or craftsman in another trade (plumbing, painting, electrical) on a large- scale job, performing the simpler operations or assisting with highly skilled work. Performs handyman tasks as needed and directed by supervisor or management personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:


The Electrical Supervisor shall have the following experience for this position:

  • Must be able to take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and electrical codes.
  • Must be able to interpret electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical trade, related safety precautions and considerable skill required for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment. 3
  • Knowledge in the discipline of operations and maintenance projects in an international environment preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in operations and maintenance services, with a minimum of three years experience in an OCONUS setting.
  • Previous supervisory experience in an OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce is desirable.
  • The ability to evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and prepare daily reports and work orders.
  • Must have good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.


  • Completion of an Apprentice program with a Journeyman Certificate, or have an AA/AS degree in electrical from a two year college and/or equivalent field experience is strongly preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Master Electrician License is required.

Language Requirement:

  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively communicate with employees, management and the client.


  • US Citizenship is required for this position.


  • Secret Clearance Level is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug-free workplace.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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