We are seeking an Engineering Assistant, for a long term contracting opportunity, to support our
client’s Facilities Management Division (AFM). The Engineering Assistant assists the Chief of Facilities
located at a Federal Government agency in Washington, DC by working together with him, or
independently, or with other AFM in-house employees or contractors on special projects that are
typically new requirements. Examples of special projects include, but are not limited to: preparation
of statements of work or other project management documents, performing engineering evaluations
for the maintenance, repair, and upgrade of client facilities or systems encompassing architectural and
structural components including, but not limited to specialized doors, flooring systems, asphalt and
concrete driving/walking surfaces, interior and exterior walls, roofs, ceilings and associated electrical
and mechanical systems. Assigned work may involve projects where the complexity of the non-
conventional nature requires considerable research and investigation for achievement of requisite
results due to the unavailability of applicable precedents and/or industry standards.
The Engineering Assistant provides engineering advice, guidance, and direction to the Chief of Facilities
on all relevant matters regarding assigned special projects to include: repair program planning,
alteration, upgrade, and renovation of major facility systems and equipment, facilities condition
assessments, and maintenance service and repair contracts. The Engineering Assistant prepares
designs, including engineering drawings (with or without help from others), specifications, and cost
estimates, for major engineering projects for execution by contractors. The Engineering Assistant may
need to provide substantial oversight of on-site construction and maintenance work, including
inspection and acceptance of facility or utility construction performed by contractors. Assignments are
expected to be carried out by the Engineering Assistant from inception through completion and even
post occupancy testing and operations.
As an expert in the design and installation of complex systems, the Engineering Assistant provides
technical guidance to employees in the AFM Facilities Management Division regarding new
technologies and applications for the repair and maintenance of critical systems and equipment
necessary for the display and storage of irreplaceable artwork. Formal written and verbal
presentations may be required.
The Engineering Assistant must have at least ten years of facilities management or engineering
related experience in facilities operations, project management, skill in resource coordination, and
good written and verbal communications skills. As the position requires the ability to direct complex
operations to accomplish mission objectives, a strong background or formal education in an
engineering discipline and resource management is necessary. Experience in facilities management at
a museum or other cultural institution environment is a plus.
The Engineering Assistant will primarily work on site in an office environment. Much time will be spent
walking through the client’s public and back-of- house spaces in its campus facilities and grounds. On
rare occasions, the Engineering Assistant may be required to work late shifts, weekends and holidays
and is subject to being called in for emergencies to restore the facility to normal operations. Travel
may be required on occasion to perform project work at satellite locations in the DMV, to include sites
near Baltimore, Maryland.