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Chief of Party - USAID/ Ukraine Critical Infrastructure A&E Services

Date:  Feb 12, 2024

UA Within 12 months, UA Poznan, PL Wiesbaden, DE

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Job Summary


The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals. Our vision is to be the greatest infrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high quality design and engineering services to the Federal government. Our primary areas of focus include: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) and Classified Design Services, Construction Services, Environmental Services, and Integrated Services.


Black & Veatch is recruiting for a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated five-year USAID Program to provide architecture and engineering (A&E) services for critical infrastructure in Ukraine.  The technical support will include, but is not limited to, planning services, design services, procurement support services, quality assurance and construction oversight, and commissioning services.


We anticipate the start date for this role would be January 2024. For non-Ukraine based applicants, please note that you would likely support this assignment from one of our neighbouring country offices initially (Wiesbaden in Germany or Poznan in Poland), moving to Kyiv in Ukraine when the situation allows. 

Key Responsibilities


The Chief of Party (CoP) will ensure the program achieves all technical, schedule, cost, safety, and quality requirements of the program. The COP will manage the program; liaise with USAID/ Ukraine, Ukrainian stakeholders, and other donor-funded projects; and provide technical vision and guidance. The CoP will manage overall contract requirements, including staffing and cost, engineering, and quality control of all work performed under the contract. 


The COP will supervise senior technical, administrative and construction management staff, including staff responsible for diverse technical activities; represent (primary point of contact) the program with USAID, the host government, and stakeholders; serve as the strategic guide for program activities – ensuring the program meets all required targets and anticipated results; and oversee development and implementation of administrative and operational procedures.

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in engineering or construction management and a current certification as a Professional Engineer.  
  • Minimum of 10 years of international development experience in managing and implementing large infrastructure projects.
  • At least 10 years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party (or equivalent) on large donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar scope, magnitude, and complexity, preferably on USAID projects.   
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including:
  • •    Direct supervision of professional and support staff.
    •    Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
    •    Quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
    •    Contract management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results, communication with external stakeholders such as government officials, donors, etc. Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines. Demonstrated team building and management skills.
  • Competent with written communications, priority setting, planning, making presentations, delegation, directing others, informing, listening, dealing with ambiguity, customer focus, and building effective teams.  Professional or Chartered engineer preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of science degree.  Master’s degree preferred.

Professional fluency in English is required

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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