The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Engineer – Employees of Mission – All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs (Project Controls Engineer)
Announcement Number: Lagos-2023-068
Series/Grade: LE – 1105 10
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
- Hiring Path: Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- For USEFM – FP is 5 step 5. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
- Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
- Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type: Temporary
- Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years subject to successful completion of probationary period.
- The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
- Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (XX weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
- Supervisory Position: No
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
- Travel Required: Not Required
- Under the supervision of the OBO Project Director (PD) for the Lagos New Consulate Compound (NCC) Project, the Project Controls Engineer shall be the principal responsible for advising the PD on construction contract administration matters including Primavera schedule evaluations;
- Development of independent government cost estimates (IGE), maintenance of construction inspection reports for all disciplines, management of construction submittals;
- Preparation of weekly activity reports, schedule assessments, non-conformance reports, and monthly reports to OBO headquarters; and other construction engineering duties as assigned.
- The job holder must be able to work independently with U.S. based consultants on construction engineering services.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- A Bachelor’s Degree in any Engineering or Architectural field from an accredited university is required.
- Five (5) years of professional experience in a design, construction, or government management-related position is required.
- NYSC Certificate or Exemption/Exclusion document is required.
- Knowledge of project controls, reporting, and contract administration, business office administrative policies and procedures applicable to government office operations is required.
- This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language(s) listed.
- Fluent level in speaking, reading and writing English is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Must possess excellent Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word.
- Must be able basic ability to read construction drawings.
- Must be able to write project reports and correspondence.
- Must be able to create basic cost estimates.
- Must be able to understand basic engineering and construction principles.
- Keyboard skills is required where accuracy is important, but speed is not. Ability to coordinate administrative management functions with Consulate offices, OBO Washington, project contractors, and subordinates is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):
- The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
- For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
- The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Hiring Preference Selection Process:
- Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.
- Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
Hiring Preference Order:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
- Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.
- A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
- The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
- ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
- For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- NGN 14,526,446 / Per Year
- USD 57,021 / Per Year
Application Closing Date
3rd July, 2023.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
- All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
- To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position:
- Residency and/or Work Permit
- Degree (not transcript)
- NYSC Certificate/Exemption/Exclusion
Eligible Family Member Applicants:
- Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
- DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
- SF-50 (if applicable)
- Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
- For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
- Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.