ICITAP Ukraine Deputy Project Director for Construction in Kyiv at PAE

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

ICITAP Ukraine Deputy Project Director for Construction

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia.

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP). 

https://www.justice.gov/criminal-icitap   ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.

PAE is seeking a Deputy Project Director for Construction for a position supporting construction efforts in Ukraine. The Deputy Project Director for Construction will provide oversight and management of multiple refurbishment and new construction projects funded by Department of State INL and EXBS and other donors. Duties will include but not be limited to; offering expert recommendations, project management, verification of construction adequacy; and that work is conducted and completed in accordance with the applicable contract(s) for construction including in-water and near water structures country-wide. The candidate, who will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine, will be responsible for conducting construction inspections (which will require in-country travel), implementation and oversight of the Quality Management System and submitting written reports and reviews for each of the projects.

This full-time position is responsible for the organization, direction, supervision and coordination of construction activities on multiple project sites throughout Ukraine as delineated in the applicable Work Plan Package and Site-Specific Safety Plan. The position will also direct, lead and manage the work of supporting staff which can consist of up to thirteen (13) full-time and two (2) part-time personnel. 

The Deputy Project Director for Construction will report directly to the United States Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance (ICITAP) Program Director – Ukraine and the PAE Construction Project Manager but will also work closely with multiple project donors.

Minimum Requirements

  • Fifteen (15) years construction experience in all phases of Civil and Building Construction OR a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Construction Management or in a related field and ten (10) years of field experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in refurbishment and new construction of concrete and steel structures.
  • Demonstrated experience in refurbishment of existing reinforced concrete structures where corroded reinforcing steel is the root cause of the refurbishment requirement
  • Experience in all aspects of building construction.
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of all engineering disciplines, construction technologies and job site management
  • Experience with supervision and management of staff personnel
  • Experience in delivering construction projects associated with maritime operations
  • Experience in working with developing nations on technical assistance projects and host country vendors and subcontractors.
  • Experience in masonry building projects, electrical projects, or civil/structural projects.
  • Versed in the International Building Code in addition to general construction practices.
  • Knowledgeable of Host Nation National Building Codes
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written English) and customer service skills
  • Experience in successfully directing, managing, and leading a project’s foreign local labor support workforce.
  • Experience in Project Proposal development and Firm-Fixed Price Task Order review and adherence

May include the following responsibilities:

  • Management of multi-discipline construction trades crews, including demolition, masonry, plumbing, steel fabrication and electrical.
  • Responsible for work procedures, scheduling, cost control, project specification conformity, establishment of manpower levels, monitoring and implementation of safety programs, project conformance to national, local and/or company building codes and the maintenance of accurate records.
  • Responsible for the satisfactory conduct of all construction operations and task accomplishment in an economical, efficient and timely manner on a project.
  • Monitors craft performance relative to budget, schedules and deadlines.
  • Monitors manpower utilization, effectiveness and productivity.
  • Facilitates the efficient use of personnel and equipment.
  • Implements and enforces work rules.
  • Coordinates movement and use of equipment and supplies with Material Management.
  • Requisitions tools, materials and equipment in accordance with established procedures and necessary lead times.
  • Prepares and reviews plans, specifications, drawings and schedules to determine work phases and work priorities.
  • Determines and recommends solutions to construction and architectural discrepancies.
  • Inspects fieldwork to evaluate construction progress, efficiency of operation and cost control.
  • Responsible for overall project workmanship and goal attainment.
  • Implements the construction portion of the assigned project through day-to-day direction of all field activities and is responsible for all job site activities.
  • Ensures timely and efficient execution of fieldwork.
  • Acts as the primary client contact for all construction project field activities.
  • Ensures all construction is in compliance with design specifications, is completed on schedule, adheres to budget, meets accounting requirements and is built to quality standards.
  • Functions as a Project Manager on a direct-hire construction-only project or as the field manager on an engineering/ procurement/construction management project.
  • Under general direction, responsible for managing very large and/or complex construction projects.
  • Conducts work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard construction techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • Professional Engineer designation
  • Must have strong knowledge of U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulation and be familiar with common program budget types (e.g. cost plus, fixed price, time & materials, etc.)
  • Construction Safety ticket (CSTS-09) \

This is an Independent Contractor position with PAE, it should not be considered an employment relationship with PAE.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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