The Chief Engineer is responsible for all water purification, water storage, water distribution and wastewater treatments, as well as generators, and associated power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of power plants, generators, compressors, air conditioning systems, etc., and operates industrial machinery and equipment in various forms. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Responsible for managing, monitoring and tracking physical plant and building operations services.
  • Supervise and oversee the operations of the water and wastewater treatment plants to include all water quality laboratory, pumping, filtering, piping and control systems.
  • Ensure the viability, availability and safety of water treatment and waste distribution systems.
  • Maintain water well operations and water storage systems.
  • Manage water treatment waste stream to contractual standards.
  • Oversee the:
    • Prime power and water/wastewater treatment programs;
    • Operation, calibration, diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs to all mechanical, electrical equipment systems and electrical/pneumatic control systems;
    • Preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation and modernization of all power generation, transmission and distribution equipment on site; and
    • Support of prime power generators made by Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, FG Wilson and other manufacturers, with outputs ranging from 20KW up to 160KW.
  • Provide daily guidance and direction to supervisors, operators, mechanics and technicians.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections.
  • Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with SOW to the Chief Engineer.
  • Assist in developing the SOW when requested, including diagrams and specifications in compliance with Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Electric Code (NEC) standards.
  • Maintain effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees and managers, and support other organizations.
  • Perform administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying and scheduling work.
  • Manage logistics, stock levels and workflow processes.
  • Collect, analyze and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports.
  • Maintain appropriate technical library and record keeping, which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
  • Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts.
  • Take initiative to analyze situations and make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and electrical codes.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.
  • Responsible for allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs
  • Identify problem areas and respond to mission requirements to perform task order requirements.
  • Plan and manage projects.
  • Control resources; monitor staff proficiency and qualifications; monitor the locations and activities of assets; and coordinate the flow of information to and from O&M staff and USG representatives.
  • Resolve physical plant and building operations issues.


Five (5) years supervisory experience in physical plant and building operations, including power plants for large facilities.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field.


Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) certification as a Certified Plant Engineer (CFE) or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine License of any horsepower or a U.S. Stationary Engineers License.


Valid driver’s license from home of record.


Already possess a U.S. Government (USG) issued Secret security clearance or be able obtain a favorable USG Secret clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required clearance level for the duration of the task order.


U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Knowledge of applicable U.S. codes and accepted trade practices.
  • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical and mechanical trades, related safety precautions and considerable skill required for the installation, maintenance and repair of power generation and water/wastewater treatment systems and equipment.
  • Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of physical plant and building operations for a comparable facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Expert computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.


  • Relevant overseas physical plant and building operations experience.
  • Previous international experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.


Vectrus is a leading global government services company with a history in the services market that dates back more than 70 years. The company provides facility and base operations; supply chain and logistics services; information technology mission support; and engineering and digital integration services to U.S. government customers around the world. Vectrus is differentiated by operational excellence, superior program performance, a history of long-term customer relationships and a strong commitment to their customers' mission success. Vectrus is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, and includes about 6,700 employees spanning 129 locations in 22 countries. In 2018, Vectrus generated sales of $1.3 billion. To learn about career opportunities at Vectrus, visit www.vectrus.com/careers.