Virginia Beach, Virginia
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Engineer, IT, IT Architect
Full Time


Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is searching for an experienced and dedicated Licensed architect or engineer serving as Project Manager in the Facilities Division (Design and Construction Branch). Performs professional architectural/engineering work in connection with preparation of scope, written descriptions, schematic drawings and fixture plans of projects. Manages and coordinates design, prototype design standards, fixture plates, schedules, construction and budgets.
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Develops budget costs for new projects from preliminary plans and functional requirements originating from Navy Exchanges system-wide. Projects range from all Navy Lodges, old and new, to one-stop shopping complexes (large, multi-store, multi-purpose conglomerates costing up to approximately 14 million dollars), to such minor constructions or renovations projects as construction of gasoline dispensing facilities. Upon tentative approval, these projects form the basis of the NEXCOM Capital investment Program for the ensuing fiscal year(s).

Key Requirements
  • Candidate must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • A one-year probationary period will be required upon selection.
  • Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
  • If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-verify system. Federal Law requires verifying eligibility of all new hires. The Navy Exchange Service Command is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Incumbents of this position must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Candidates/Incumbent must be eligible for and obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • Major Duties
    • Develops and/or reviews designs and estimated costs of construction of new buildings and renovations of Navy Exchanges, Mini-Marts, Warehouses and Navy Lodges worldwide. Assists in selecting architectural and engineering (AE) firms to prepare plans and specifications for such projects and related activities, and inspection and acceptance of construction sites.
    • Prepares scope of project, written description and schematic drawing of projects which form the basis for advertisement in connection with the selection of architectural and engineering (A/E) firms and renovation work to be done by NEXCOM in-house construction crew.
    • Provides resource forecasts and constraints for NEXCOM departments supporting/informing the project decisions and generates/modifies the design and construction schedules in coordination with code BP, the DOR (designer of Record), the Construction contractor and the end-user/customer.
    • Reviews and coordinates with executive agent in such matters as scheduling; siting problems and relationship to other existing structures. Acts as primary point of contact (P.O.C.) and project representative with outside organizations such as NAVFAC, USACE, DeCA and local activities during design and construction phases.
    • Reviews, on a continuing basis, design submittals of contracted architect and engineering firm, for functional, technical and aesthetic adequacy, including their cost estimates. Where inadequacies and/or deficiencies are noted, advises architect and engineering firms of corrective submittal stages until final package is obtained. Coordinates with NAVFAC and other Navy commands as well as with the field activities concerned for concurrence of designs submitted.
    • Approves drafts of purchase orders to NAVFACENGCOM for design construction and construction change orders, for the signature of the appropriate contracting officer in Acquisition Division in order to maintain control over non-appropriated project funds. Reviews bids received from executive agent to assure they are responsive; makes recommendations/decisions concerning award of contract and bid items.
    • Monitors construction progress, through NAVFAC, USACE, and DeCA to avoid slippages of schedules and budgets in compliance with contract documents. Where slippage occurs, contacts concerned NEXCOM divisions to advise and coordinate the revisions.
    • Develops prototype designs, fixture/finish plates, and technical manuals relating to standards, criteria and construction specifications for system wide Exchange facilities. Prepares guide specifications for types of work that occur frequently, problem areas frequently causing controversy or unsatisfactory finished work, can and should be standardized, and new materials for which adequate specifications have not been previously prepared.
    • Travel extensively to resolve on-site problems and to do field inspections of facilities scheduled for renovations.
    • Other duties outlined on website.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 25%

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential
    4 - NF-04, Staff.


    Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • The incumbent of this position must file a Financial Disclosure Report (OGE) Form 450, as required.

  • Qualifications

    In combination of education and experience -

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Four years of responsible experience that demonstrated a knowledge of all architectural/engineering aspects of construction/renovation projects including coordinating and developing building design, specifications and cost estimating; or similar work which provided the knowledge and abilities to perform architectural or engineering work.


    Degree in architecture or engineering or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture/engineering or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural/engineering design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

    A valid architecture or engineering license. (Engineering License preferred)


    A combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural/engineering principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings.

    Additional information

    2021 Open Enrollment Video: .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your qualification will be evaluated on the Minimum Qualification Requirements as described in your profile and resume. Credit will be given for appropriate paid and unpaid experience or volunteer work.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application package which includes:

    a) Your Resume.
    b) Completion of Automated Application.
    c) Any documents you wish to be reviewed.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.