Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.
Job Summary:Westat is seeking a Facilities Engineer to support a large, national federal government survey. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties related to fixed-site and mobile facilities:
Job Responsibilities:· Travel to approximately 15 US locations annually for Identification of short-term (3-5 month) facilities supporting operation of mobile examination centers and fixed-site field office operations for a national survey; · Negotiation of lease agreements, permits, utilities subcontracts and other services associated with site operations. Tracking of agreements to ensure services are delivered correctly and on time; · Meet with local officials to promote the survey and ensure site operations adhere to necessary state and local requirements. Provide necessary engineering certifications or coordinate certifications from architectural firms and/or professional engineers; · Review of mechanical, structural, electrical, and operational fitness of mobile examination facilities consisting of 48' and 53' interconnecting semitrailers. Establishment and tracking of preventative maintenance plans and completion of maintenance activities; and · Creation of an annual schedule to ensure all aspects of site selection, setup, operation and teardown activities are completed on time for 15 locations annually. Each location consists of a mobile examination center and a fixed-site field office. · Plan, manage and adhere to schedules and budgets.
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required, specialization in Mechanical or Civil Engineering is preferred. · At least 10 years of relevant experience is required. · Ability to travel 50% time extensively throughout the US, often with little advance notice. · Must be able to pass a Federal Government background security clearance for a public trust position.
Candidates must possess excellent written and oral skills including presentations to groups of various levels of federal, state and local officials. You should have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous efforts each in different phases of completion. Experience with using MS Office suite and basic MS Visio skills is essential. Experience providing logistical and operational support on a national data collection project is desirable. Professional Engineer (PE) certification is a plus.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.