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Construction & Civil Engineering Specialist, Washington, DC, US ID #17125


Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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To provide a professional service employee to assist AF/SA personnel in the development execution, data management, and oversight of program tasks. AF/SA has program responsibility for dozens of contracts and grants awarded by the Department of State (DOS) that support U.S. foreign policy goals, cost and price analysis techniques to perform a variety of computations relative to item costs, packing, packaging, specification requirements, delivery charges, and transportation costs to determine the best buy for the U.S. government.


Includes the following:

  • Conduct pre-award visits to survey and assess existing structures and proposed construction locations.
  • Provide structure reports documenting existing conditions and provide professional evaluation on minimum and priority corrective actions necessary for any renovations or rehabilitation.
  • Assist in the preparation of SOWs, PWSs, and IGCEs during the pre-award phase of a contract and/or grant.
  • Assist, as a non-voting member, the Program Managers (PM) in the preparation with Technical Evaluation Panels and provide technical knowledge to support the SOW, where needed.
  • Assist Contract / Program / Management personnel in the development of construction plans for project builds throughout Africa.
  • Travel, including to Africa, as required.


  • None


  • Requires SECRET Security Clearance
  • Education: Degree must be from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) within a college or university in one or more of the following disciplines: Civil/Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines; Civil/Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Architectural Engineering and at least five (5) years prior professional experience designing, planning, managing, and completing vertical construction projects OR a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines; Civil/Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Architectural Engineering and at least ten (10) years prior professional experience designing, planning, managing, and completing vertical construction projects.
  • Demonstrate work experience on a minimum of three (3) vertical construction projects including, but not limited to multi-story buildings, large-scale residential and commercial developments, warehouses, and aviation hangers.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years overseas construction management and design experience, including a minimum of three (3) years professional experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demonstrated professional experience requiring excellent communications skills, both verbal and written in a training environment;
  • Demonstrated fluency of English speaking and writing


  • Controlled climate office environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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