Architect, Department of State (Worldwide)

Green Powered Technology Published: July 27, 2022
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Design & Construction / Engineering / Project Management
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Green Powered Technology, LLC (GPTech) is an energy and engineering consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. We were established in 2010 with a vision of employing innovative solutions to sustainably manage the Earth’s resources and to meet society's needs. GPTech offers technical, financing, and private sector engagement expertise, furthering U.S. private sector expansion into emerging markets.

We provide comprehensive client services from project inception to completion, by delivering solutions that improve operations and compliance, build institutional capacity, reduce risk, save money, enhance security and help our clients make more informed decisions about their energy and infrastructure investments.

We work across three practices areas, energy, infrastructure and development, to support clients, such as, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Position Overview

GPTech is seeking an Architect to support the Department of State (DOS) Engineering Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The objective of these contracts is to obtain the full range of engineering and administrative expertise necessary to assist and support the DOS Office of Construction Management (CM) build and renovate diplomatic facilities abroad. The Architect will provide the full range of critical architectural and construction quality assurance and management and technical oversight of the project. This position will be located the given task order location. 

  • Perform technical inspections, monitor the construction contractor’s quality control program, and review project drawings and specifications to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure that the contractor is performing the required contract work in accordance with the design documents.
  • Observe onsite construction and determine whether construction elements are being installed, formed, and executed properly.
  • Perform quality assurance tasks, ensure that the construction contractor’s work is properly inspected and corrective actions take place, ensure that materials meet contract, review contractor submittals for compliance with contract requirements, and resolve conflicts.
  • Review shop drawings and submittals from the contractor and determine if coordination with other disciplines is necessary. Monitor on-going construction work to identify problems or non-compliance with design or contract specifications.
  • Monitor the construction contractor’s quality assurance and safety program.
  • Observe onsite construction and determine if construction elements are being installed, formed, and executed properly.
  • Monitor construction progress via the project schedule and submit weekly progress reports with recommendations based on the technical review of project documents and field inspections.
  • Perform technical inspections of the architectural elements of the project.
  • Prepare construction reports detailing construction progress and identify any problem with the construction process related to the incumbent’s area of expertise. After problems are discovered, evaluate the contractor’s proposed remedy. Formulate solutions for the Project Director/Construction Manager.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Director and/or Contracting Officer Representative.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited university in the United States and a minimum of 7 years’ experience on construction projects
  • Demonstrated experience in construction management
  • Experience reading design/construction drawings and the ability to understand design narratives and calculations
  • Experience in interpreting drawings in the candidate’s discipline and have an understanding of the principals of the candidate’s discipline, understanding how those principles relate with other disciplines
  • Working knowledge of acceptable products and procedures for onsite construction according to U.S. standards
  • Knowledge of international codes
  • Experience working with multilateral or bilateral donors, such as U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Prior experience providing quality assurance for construction projects
  • Experience in assessing and responding to requests for information
  • Experience in reviewing and evaluating design calculations and data from an engineering perspective
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Knowledge of construction safety regulations, e.g., EM 385-1-1, OSHA
  • Ability to obtain and retain a Secret security clearance
  • Willingness to travel worldwide
  • Professional Engineering registration is preferred
  • Overseas experience preferred
  • Ability to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved reasonable accommodation for exemption upon employment or December 8, 2021, whichever is later, in accordance with GPTech policy 

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis but interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

Green Powered Technology, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. It Is our policy to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under state and federal law. Employment may be contingent upon a successful completion of a background check and/or security clearance. 

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