McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP)

Construction Oversight Engineer

Job Locations IO-Diego Garcia
Construction Management
Full-Time Regular



The Construction Oversight Engineer (COE) will be assigned to participate in construction contract management team duties for individual construction projects:

Projects assigned will vary in type and magnitude including structures and related work such as office and shop buildings, airfield expansions, utility installation, wharf repairs, industrial facilities, and etc. Projects may be in the $5M to $400M range. The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) will typically be the lead of an assigned team generally consisting of a Government Contract Specialist, a Government Engineering Technician (ET) or Quality Assurance Engineering Technician (QAET) and either a COE or a Government Construction Manager. If the team has a Government Construction Manager, that person will typically be assigned as the COR. If the team has a COE, the COR duties will be assigned to either the Government ET or another Government CM/AROICC or be retained by the Contract Specialist.


The COE is to work with all ETs, QAETs and any other individual that is assigned similar duties as an ET, regardless of that individual’s title. A single team may be responsible for oversight of projects with a value in the range of $100M-$400M or more. Construction Management teams may be required to work on multiple projects, at different stages of design/construction at the same time. The assigned ET/QAET will be the primary person responsible for the on-site Quality Assurance (QA) and safety compliance with assistance from the COE or CM or similarly tasked contractor personnel.





  • Furnish the FEAD/OICC/ROICC or their designated Government representatives with documentation indicating whether the construction conforms to the contract requirements.
  • Coordinate requests from Construction Contractor and Client.
  • Review Request for Information (RFIs) and provide submittal review/analysis and provides comments and recommendations for their government contact to finalize with the contractor.
  • Provide Quality Assurance (QA) of the adequacy of the construction contractor’s quality control program and tasks.
  • Monitor compliance with environmental protection requirements and document all findings.
  • Follow NAVFAC Business Management System (BMS), Business Operations Plan (BOP) and associated Naval Engineering Training and Operating Procedures Standards (NETOPS) in the execution of required tasks. The BMS describes how NAVFAC provides products and services such as those listed below. The BOP explains the performance level for the construction management team and the NETOPS provides for interim guidance as procedures change due to identified issues.
  • Provide construction schedule review/analysis and notes/comments/recommendations.
  • Provide safety plan and activity hazard analysis review and  notes/comments/recommendations.
  • Update and present construction project status reports and Construction Representative Reports (CRRs), including any necessary photographs.
  • Maintain working files by construction contract of all reports, correspondence, etc. in accordance with FEAD/ROICC/OICC office policies until the electronic Construction Management System (eCMS) is established. If there is other project Construction Management Software required of the construction contractor, the COE is to utilize/incorporate this in their management of the project.
  • Maintain a photo log of construction activities.
  • Report and document instances of non-compliance with quality control and safety requirements.
  • Monitor compliance with environmental protection requirements and document all findings. Review contractor submitted Environmental Protection Plan submittals, including, but not limited to, the EPA Notice of Intent (NOI) and Notice of Termination (NOT) forms for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Permit and Site-Specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and all updates to the Site-Specific SWPPP and site-specific Best Management Practices (BMP) drawings in accordance with the Comprehensive, Regional Construction Prepare the EPA NOI and NOT for Government review and submission. Verify approved plan provisions are incorporated and maintained by the contractor. Incidents of potential threats to the environment (i.e. air quality, water quality, contamination/pollutants/ solid/hazardous waste), cultural resources, or natural resources/endangered species/biosecurity issues shall be brought to the immediate attention of the appropriate Government representative by telephone, followed by a written notification within 3 business days.
  • Monitor and document construction surveying, materials and system testing conducted by the construction contractor.
  • Act in direct support of the engineering technician/quality assurance engineering technician and assist that position in performance of various duties not specifically outlined herein.
  • Provide review/analysis and notes/comments/recommendations about the (daily/weekly) construction quality control, safety, and production reports.
  • Bring to the immediate attention of the Government Representative any instances where it is suspected that the construction contractor is in violation of the Labor Standards Provisions.
  • Provide review/analysis and notes/comments/recommendations on Contractor’s Requests for Payment, including:
    • Complete, with the construction contractor’s representative, the field’s monthly pay estimate worksheet for each construction contract.
    • Inspect material stored off-site, where applicable.
    • Review and ensure as-builts/schedules are updated.
  • Witness Cybersecurity tasks and document test results when requested by the COR.
  • Witness acceptance testing of critical systems as dictated by BMS/NETOPS/BOP. Should there be conflicts within these directives, coordinate responsive actions with the COR. Task may be performed by the ET/QAET individual, see COR for further guidance.
  • Coordinate with Government representatives and key players on required inspections and the coordination meetings such as the NAVFAC Red Zone meeting (coordination meeting typically held at 75% project completion, earlier if SPAWAR, computer network or telecommunications coordination is needed).
  • May assist in the preparation of contract modifications, including the preparation of independent estimates and reviewing contractor’s cost proposal, with the consent of the contractor submitting the proprietary data.
  • Provide Claims and Delays Analysis.
  • Provide review/analysis and notes/comments/recommendations of the construction plans and specifications to determine the constructability of the facility.
  • Provide review, comments, and recommendations for the interim and final DD 1354 documentation.
  • Review contractor’s GIS database for As-Builts to ensure contract compliance with GIS requirements for underground
  • Collect all required data to support recommendations, prepare documents, and/or review deliverables. Perform data collection/management to assist with the preparation of Cost Estimates, Schedule’s, Reports, RFPs, SOWs, and other Project Documentation.
  • Review Request for Information (RFIs) and provide submittal review/analysis, comments, and recommendations to the government contact to finalize with the construction contractor.


Additional duties shall include but not be limited to: 

  • Using initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment when providing advice to the Government on quality assurance matters requiring knowledge of construction methods.
  • Providing daily reports of work done each day on each project assigned to the assigned project COR.
  • Attending and documenting all required Construction Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Safety, Environmental, Cultural Resources, Stormwater Management, and other meetings.
  • Providing a report that includes a written summary of any observations during field investigations, data collected and photographs. Providing one such report per project, so that they may be filed with the respective project files.
  • Preparing complete reports, RFPs and/or SOW documents in the required format, including all applicable attachments. Preparing a written summary of findings and make recommendations for follow-up actions using the data collected. Preparing all submittals/deliverables using a PC computer using software compatible with existing NAVFAC software (i.e. MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.), Primavera, CostWorks, and Success Estimator Submittals/deliverables include but are not limited to project reviews and recommendations, PowerPoint briefings, and presentations.
  • Providing written recommendations and comments.
  • Preparing agendas and meeting notes.
  • Preparing and deliver briefs and necessary documentation to project team members, base personnel and senior management.
  • Providing updates on project status, including project issues, costs, and schedule information to team members, senior management and other Federal or State jurisdictions, as required. Input status update notes into applicable eApps, including NAVFAC’s eCMS and any construction contractor provided CMS.
  • Reviewing and provide written recommendations on safety plans and activity hazard analyses submitted by construction contractors.
  • Providing monthly an updated photo log of construction Coordinate with the ET or QAET when sharing the photo documentation duties to ensure ONE set of photos is maintained per project. Label photos with the project name, date and location when taken and any notes/description needed to further identify the item being photographed.
  • Preparing for Government signature; draft Construction Contract Non-Compliance Notices for any items of non-compliance.
  • Preparing EPA forms, Notice of Intent and Notice of Termination, for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Construction Permit and Site-Specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and all updates to these documents and any Best Management Practices for Government submission/review/signature.
  • Reviewing and analyze the proposed baseline schedule, 3-week look ahead schedules, monthly schedule updates and monthly schedule variance control charts and associated reports. Review comments to be provided in writing to the COR with regards to possible delays and variances.
  • Ensuring that the contractor is in compliance with contract scheduling requirements and accepted scheduling
    • Verifying that the construction schedule accurately documents activity progress.  
    • Verifying that the construction schedule accurately shows the current plan to complete the remaining work.
    • Providing warning when projects begin to slide off schedule. The COE to identify schedule delay factors.
  • Monitoring resolution of scheduling issues by the construction contractor.
  • Attending project scheduling meetings with the FEAD /ROICC/OICC staff and/or contractor.
  • Completing the checklist for closeout in accordance with the NAVFAC BMS.
  • Drafting, for Government signature, the Warranty and Acceptance Letter at the completion of the project.
  • Reviewing the contractor’s GIS database for As-builts to ensure contract compliance with GIS requirements for underground utilities.
  • Submitting all required reports within the time established for such submissions by the CO, COR, the Contractor or specific provisions in each Task Order and its Statement of Work, whichever is applicable.



 The COE individual shall:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Architectural or Engineering college curriculum (four [4] year degree minimum) AND have a minimum of 10 years Construction Management experience performing tasks like those identified within the “Tasks/Services” section above. U.S. Professional Engineering/Architecture Registration is not required.
  • Have at least one (1) year of specialized experience in performing the tasks identified within the “Tasks/Services” section above for Capital Improvements related projects for NAVFAC or Corps of Engineers. Requirement may be waived for Australian projects where local experience may be more beneficial to the team.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. 
  • Have demonstrated experience in preparing correspondence and written reports and in briefing management personnel.
  • Have taken (and passed) the Construction Quality Management (CQM) course. If the individual does not have a current certification, obtain the CQM for Contractors course certification within 90 days after individual is assigned to the contract. The CQM Training Certificate expires after 5 years. If the individual’s certificate expires during the period of performance of a Task Order, the individual must retake the course to remain current.
  • Complete the 40-hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for Contractors Course.
  • Have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain complex, long-term, multi-year program construction management activities including submittal and RFI processing.
  • Have demonstrated experience with Federal building projects design codes (UFGS) and construction techniques. For those assigned to projects in Australia, COE to be familiar with local, Australian building codes and regulations as well as UFGS as design may rely on both.
  • Have demonstrated experience in developing and analyzing construction schedules, (i.e. Primavera P6, Schedule Analyzer reports, etc.). Be able to input and manage data in the Construction Management System (after it is established).
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of construction practices and techniques, e.g., proper applications of construction materials and methods of installation.  
  • Have demonstrated ability to accurately calculate construction costs adjusted to reflect costs in the locality where the construction is performed and to apply such knowledge to price the value of needed work and negotiate equitable adjustments.
  • Have demonstrated experience in the use and application of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), Primavera, CostWorks, and Success Estimator, etc. Have the ability to adapt to new software such as eCMS may also be necessary.   
  • Be capable of the physical exertion required to perform the necessary services such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping and reaching; climbing upon ladders and other physical activity common to the performance of such duties.
  • Be able to obtain security clearance as required by the task  
  • Complete the SF-85-P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions. Each task order shall establish necessary base/building access requirements.
  • Be able to travel and possess a passport.
  • Be a United States citizen. The Government may approve the assignment of foreign nationals to select positions on a particular task order.


MBP must comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as client requirements related to the COVID-19 virus.  Prior to being hired, you will have to provide proof of full vaccination status for COVID-19, or have received an approval for a medical or religious accommodation.


MBP is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.


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