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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mechanical Engineer in the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Section.

Publié le mercredi 12 avril 2023 à 14h20min

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The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Mechanical Engineer in the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Section.



Opening Date : April 06, 2023
Closing Date : April 20, 2023
Open to : All interested candidates/ All sources.
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 22,419,268 p.a. (Starting Salary)
CFA 36,134,140 p.a. (Ending Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-11)



Working under the Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the Marine Security Guard Quarters (MSGQ) Addition Project. Incumbent must be capable of working independently.


1. EDUCATION : University degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited institution is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : At least five years of experience in mechanical engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.

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

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research. Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera. Ability to create mechanical engineering cost estimates and review mechanical plan for code compliance. Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, flow meters, calipers and measuring tools. This may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Must be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of DOS/OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook. Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety, and security rules. Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel to facilitate authorization and related engagement. Must have professional knowledge in mechanical design calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.

6. 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-2023-011 Mechanical Engineer (OBO) 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 :
• University degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited institution is required.
• 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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