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Project Oversight Engineer, Junior/Mid-level - FAA at Cobec Consulting

Project Oversight Engineer, Junior/Mid-level - FAA

Cobec Consulting Washington, DC (On Site) Full-Time
Position: Project Oversight Engineer, Junior/Mid-level - FAA

Function: Serves as the primary Engineer providing oversight and quality assurance for reimbursable projects on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Location: Multiple locations - FAA Districts (ATL, GA/ Boston, MA/ Memphis, TN/ Jacksonville, FL/ New York, NY/ Miami, FL/ Washington, D.C./ Alberquerque, NM/ Cleveland, OH/ Chicago, IL/ Houston, TX/ Dallas, TX/ Indianapolis, IN/ Kansas City, MO/ Minneapolis, MN/ Anchorage, AK/ Denver, CO/ Honolulu, HI/ Los Angeles, CA/ Oakland, CA/ Seattle, WA/ Salt Lake City, UT

Remote Work Option: Partially Remote (located within 50 miles of area)


Cobec is consistently breaking the current mold for delivering services to our government clients. What does that mean? That means believing in a "people first" mentality, building high performance teams and empowering people to make informed decisions without going through a large bureaucratic system. Cobec values the well-being of employees and bestows tremendous trust in those people to negotiate work and non-work obligations. Cobec is where someone can bring their whole self to work and be themselves, never having to compromise their authenticity just to fit in. Lastly, we believe in the work we do, the goals and missions of our customers and the interpersonal relationships we have with clients, stakeholders, and our people.

Values and Expectations

The successful candidate for this role embodies the same values as Cobec. We realize experience is important, however; Cobec believes a person's abilities and skills that align with our values (Relationships, Leadership, Passion, Accountability, Integrity, Innovation, Quality, Teamwork, Diversity, Commitment, & Respect) are the most important drivers for success in this role.

In addition to exhibiting our values, a successful candidate for this role is expected to be a high performer, organized, dynamic, and have a positive attitude.

Job Summary

This position will provide design reviews and construction oversight and coordinate with airport sponsors and other FAA entities on reimbursable project implementation. This engineer will work closely with and coordinate with the FAA NAS Planning Teams within the ATO Planning and Requirements Groups (PRG), Engineering Services (ES), System Support Centers (SSCs), Districts, and the local Airport District Offices (ADOs). When not fully engaged in reimbursable projects, this engineer will also provide engineering support to the districts to support locally implemented Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) projects (those projects being implemented by the SSC without ES involvement). This type of support will involve creating and reviewing engineering packages, coordinating with vendors, and overseeing onsite work.

Years of Relevant Experience

The position requires 1+ years of engineering experience. Preferable disciplines include Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Engineering.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, and/or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provide onsite project oversight and coordination for reimbursable projects
    • Serve as the primary FAA point of contact for reimbursable project implementation activities withing the Districts
    • Provide quality assurance on reimbursable projects
      • Review sponsor documentation and plans
      • Review designs from airport sponsors/consultants
      • Oversee construction activities on reimbursable projects
    • Communicate project status updates to PRG and other stakeholders
    • Coordinate construction activities/runway closures with the airport authority
    • Facilitate Operational Risk Management (ORM) activities with the local SSC
    • Coordinate flight check activities
      • Schedule flight checks
      • Coordinate outages with the SSCs
    • Participate in reimbursable discovery meetings/process to assist in activities such as:
      • Scope development
      • Cost estimating
      • Impact analysis
    • Work closely with local Airport District Offices (ADOs) and ATO NAS Planning Teams to effectively support these reimbursable projects
    • Coordinate closely with ES to ensure quality assurance
  • Provide engineering support to Districts for locally implemented projects
    • When not engaged in reimbursable work, provide engineering support for locally implemented BIL projects
      • Develop Statements of Work (SOW)
      • Develop Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE)
      • Coordinate and oversee implementation work
        • Coordinate with vendor providing services at the District level
        • Serve as resident engineer on projects

Education Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school is required.

Skills Requirements

The position requires a strong background in engineering. Analytical and critical thinking capabilities are essential. This position requires effective problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication, a highly collaborative team player, solid knowledge of software tools, independent thinking, and superior time management capabilities. FAA experience and knowledge of the NAS are highly desirable.

Security Requirements

Must be a US citizen or a legal resident for three of the past five years. Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance.


Occasional travel required as needed by client/s and/or company


Cobec Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state and local law.

EEO is the Law

Recommended Skills

  • Analytical
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Construction
  • Cost Modelling
  • Critical Thinking
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