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Construction Oversight Manager - USAID

Date:  Feb 13, 2024

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

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 100326 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : Yes 

Job Summary


The Team

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.


The Opportunity

Black & Veatch is recruiting for a Construction Manager for an anticipated four-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


The Construction Manager will be located in the Project Office in Kyiv, Ukraine.  You will be responsible for oversight of all construction/rehabilitation contracts and the Construction Quality Control Team. Lead all aspects of construction lifecycle – assessment, design, procurement, construction, and oversight.


The Construction Manager must be flexible, pragmatic, and able to think creatively to implement activities in a responsive manner. Additionally, the Construction Manager must be willing to travel throughout Ukraine as the security situation allows to carry out tasks assigned by the COP, to ensure proper management of the contract


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


  • Accountable for performance from contract award throughout project implementation for meeting the project’s objectives, sub-objectives, and deliverables.
  • Manage the level of effort to ensure that all objectives, sub-objectives, activities, and deliverables are implemented on time and within budget.
  • Take a hands-on approach to monitoring construction activities, including managing the scope, cost, schedule, and quality performance as well as managing quality control to ensure that construction meets contractual requirements. 
  • Actively participates in both internal and external technical meetings and leads internal and external monthly review meetings. 
  • Responsible for the technical adequacy of the deliverables, and for meeting the expectations of USAID within the agreed scope of work.
  • Has direct access to the full technical resources of their relevant subcontractors’ specialist pools.


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


  • USAID experience and/or experience in conflict affected areas is highly desired
  • Ukraine work experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • Ukrainian and/or Russian language skills would be nice to have

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant professional construction, project scheduling, material procurement, and field supervision experience, in a similar development setting. 
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership roles, strategic planning, and budget management.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.


Professional/Chartered Engineer desired but not essential

Construction Management certifcation/qualification desired 


Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade


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