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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineer/Building Engineer Supervisor

Accueil > Actualités > Multimédia • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 2022-009 • jeudi 16 juin 2022 à 08h00min
The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineer/Building Engineer Supervisor

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineer/Building Engineer Supervisor in the Facility Maintenance Section.

Opening Date : June 10, 2022
Closing Date : June 24, 2022
Open to : All interested candidates/ All sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 21,779,800 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-11)



Under the supervision of the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager, the Building Engineer Supervisor leads a team of skilled tradespersons responsible for maintaining all the New Embassy Compound (NEC) operating systems. Included among these are the Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Building Automation System (BAS), Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, Variable Air Volume (VAV) System, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewage, Storm Sewage, Oil Water Separator Systems, Fuel Delivery, Distribution, and Fuel Monitoring Systems, and the Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems ; Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems ; Voltage Regulators ; Transformers ; Switchgear ; Panel boards, Automatic Transfer Switches ; Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors and controllers ; and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the custodial and grounds maintenance staff and overseeing an aggressive recycling and energy conservation program.


1. EDUCATION : The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must : (1) be in a school of engineering as a professional engineering curriculum.

2. EXPERIENCE : A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a project manager/supervisor/foreman at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates or utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses.

The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.

3. In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in management and supervisory duties.

4. LANGUAGE : English - (Fluent) Writing/Speaking /Reading is required.
French - (Fluent) Writing/Speaking/ Reading is required. This may be tested


The incumbent will have superior ability and skills in the following areas : work independently with minimal supervision from the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager ; able to serve as the acting Facility Manager in his/hers absence ; develop and manage work plans for self and others including the distribution of work assignments to facility maintenance personnel ; manage an effective preventive maintenance program, using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software ; develop statements of work, perform feasibility studies for proposed projects, draft and assemble construction documents (plans and specifications), and cost estimates ; maintain an adequate inventory of critical spare parts and specialized tools for equipment and systems ; assist in developing annual budgets, responses to Department of State (DOS) requests for facility data, and tracking of unscheduled maintenance issues ; apply International Building Code and industry best practices to facility management and small, Post-managed projects. Must be able to read and understand civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings including as built and new project layout drawings, equipment schedules, wiring schematics, and riser diagrams ; and, skilled at writing detailed technical reports that may include translating technical jargon into laymen’s language. Must have a driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be highly organized. This may be tested.

6. JOB KNOWLEDGE : The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of preventive maintenance techniques and practices, and the use of KPIs in managing an effective preventive maintenance program. Must be thoroughly familiar with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles, well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, building pressurization, building automation systems and sensors ; a thorough understanding of International Building Code standards, mechanical / ASHREA standards, indoor air quality standards, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes.

Must have excellent knowledge of power generation and electrical distribution systems, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, branch circuit electrical wiring, and Ohms law. Must be an experienced supervisor capable of managing a medium size maintenance staff of 10-25 subordinate personnel. Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) AutoCAD and other special computer programs required for this position.

7. HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :

• To apply, click on the "Apply to This Vacancy" tab at the top of the announcement, create an account, Select the Announcement Number Ouaga-2022-009 Engineer/Building Engineer Supervisor FSN-11 and complete the online application. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g., cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :

• The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must : (1) be in a school of engineering as a professional engineering curriculum.

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)

• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

• SF-50 (if applicable)

• Relevant Work attestations and Certificates.

• Others

What to Expect Next : Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Note :

• All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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