Construction Project Manager OCONUS Secret Clearance Go back to job listings

American International Contractors (Special Projects), Inc. (AICI-SP) has established itself as one of the leading construction firms in the Department of State, Overseas Buildings 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. Our employees are our most valuable resources, and we strive to ensure that every one of them is treated as such. In keeping with this philosophy, we offer a competitive benefits package including: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), paid federal holidays, long- and short- term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, and a 401K matching program.

We have an immediate need for a seasoned Project Manager with an active Secret level U.S. Security Clearance and OBO experience working as the General Contractor on a U.S. Embassy project abroad.

Please read the below job description carefully. We are seeking an individual to initially work out of our Arlington, VA office and assist with the bidding of two projects, one in Casablanca, Morocco and one in Podgorica, Montenegro. Once one of these projects is awarded, this individual will carry on as the Project Manager at the designated overseas location. The approximate duration of either project is up to 3-4 years.



The Project Manager is responsible for the overall success, safety and timely completion of a Design/Build project, and the performance, morale and welfare of his/her employees. This person will plan and manage project design, construction, commissioning and close-out activities and schedules and provide technical consultation to project teams, government agencies and clients.


  • Participates and be heavily involved in the development of the proposals for the base bid and any change order work for the life of the contract
  • Work with the bid team and the designer to create, develop and update a project specific “Project Management Plan”, ready to be executed right upon a notice of award.
  • Creates and executes project specific work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client
  • Effectively applies the company’s processes and procedures, and enforces the project contract and standards
  • Prepares and reviews quality assurance procedures
  • Manages and minimizes AICI-SP’s exposure and risk on the project
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Manages project budget. The Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the project profit/loss.
  • Facilitates “internal” team (site, head and regional offices), and “external”; (client and other stakeholders) effective communication and meetings
  • Effectively and timely communicates project information to superiors
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Develops lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties
  • Works in coordination with the home office to ensure all required materials and engineering services are delivered on-site in a timely fashion
  • Other duties as directed by the Operations Manager and the President


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States 
  • Must have or be able to quickly obtain a U.S. Secret level security clearance
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management from an accredited institution.
  • 10-15 years of construction/project management experience; minimum of 8 years of professional employment managing large vertical design/build projects overseas.
  • Experience as Project Manager on US State Department (OBO) embassy design and construction projects valued at $100Million or higher
  • Primary experience working as the General Contractor on large construction buildings with high end finishes
  • Experience in all aspects of design/build contract execution
  • Experience on secured and high-end building design and construction, firm fixed price contracts
  • Knowledge of construction planning, scheduling and construction management, monitoring and control techniques
  • Experience working as the General Contractor on an overseas classified project from start to completion
  • Full knowledge and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • FEBR experience, TSS, and Special Construction Experience
  • Must be able to successfully create and manage a multi-cultural project team and create a positive and strong work environment, as well as positively integrate with the local community when needed.
  • Possess strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills
  • Must be willing to work overseas
  • International construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures
  • Experience in contract management and construction risk management are required


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.


While working in Arlington, VA, office environment, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. While working overseas, contract requires 6 days per week, 10 hours per day.  Schedules may be modified to better accommodate business needs. 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.


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