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AICI-SP has established itself as one of the leading construction firms in the Department of State, Overseas Building Operations (OBO) program. We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout this program and others. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to come and join our rapidly expanding team. 

We are currently seeking a Procurement Engineering Design Engineer with a BS degree in mechanical, electrical, civil engineering or construction management to work out of our McLean, Virginia office. This position will allow individuals to gain valuable experience in the international construction industry, specifically in the construction of U.S. Embassies abroad. A secret level security clearance is required for this position; candidates must be able to obtain a secret clearance if they do not already have one.


Assists the primary coordinator of all US material procurement, engineering, and design efforts for projects currently being executed and for bid proposals for new projects.  Assist in the integration of design efforts into construction execution. 



  • Assist in the preparation of project deliverables, in the development of a project bill of materials and preparation of packages and issues for supplier quotation.
  • Contributes to internal or external technical meetings
  • Improves the quality of service to achieve best value and best practice.
  • Performs Procurement engineering evaluation, commercial grade dedication, and item equivalency evaluations in support of site operations, maintenance and engineering departments
  • Coordinates with QA on Procurement related matters (Inspection, Vendor substitutes, and Technical discrepancies).
  • Provides field and engineering experience expertise to the procurement officers.
  • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid
  • Tracks the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders
  • Contacts suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Coordinates with warehouse and freight forwarders on materials logistics from suppliers to the project sites
  • Prepares, maintains, and reviews procurement files, reports and price lists.
  • Provides support & information to all project levels
  • Builds up a portfolio of approved suppliers
  • Receives and produces comparative analysis of material quotations.
  • Assists in managing and processing submittal data.
  • Performs material take-offs.
  • Assists in the development of engineering solutions.
  • Represents the company to the United States Government.
  • Develop and maintain supplier, subcontractor, and client relations.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil) or Construction Management from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 0-2 years experience
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Excellent computer skills, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to travel overseas
  • Excellent planning, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Works independently
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks
  • Courteous, professional, diplomatic.  High level of confidentiality
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to obtain, and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance



  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans.
  • Be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
  • International construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures.



Reaching above and below, stooping and bending.  Lifting/carrying/moving 1 to 15 pounds of weight in the form of paper, boxes, files, etc.  Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, filing, and perform specialized skills.  Requires a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment.  Flexibility with hours is required.


NOTE:            The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position.  They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.


American International Contractors, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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