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Interdisciplinary Architect and Engineer Project Manager - Entry Level

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers serves as the civil engineering firm to the U.S. Government; we are the civilian experts who do everything from building government buildings, to restoring wetlands, to environmental remediation. The Buffalo District covers most of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, plus their watersheds, and covers a variety of navigational, environmental, and structural missions.


Our design team works on a variety of projects, and includes some unique specialties, including coastal, geotechnical, structural, hydraulics, water management, Cost Engineering and Project Engineering. The current vacancies are on the Project Engineering team.
  • Project Engineering - Works with internal and external engineering teams to plan and coordinate projects, develop engineering designs and cost estimates. Develops Architect-Engineer (A-E) task order scopes of work and provides contract acquisition and management support. Serves as a technical point of contact for quality control/quality assurance issues supporting a broad range of missions.

  • Serves as Project Engineer on one or more projects.
  • Coordinates with A/E and/or in-house engineering staff for the development of plans, specifications and related design documentation.
  • Acts as liaison for District elements or A-E firms contributing to formulation of projects.
  • Participates in project planning and design development, and establishes or assists more senior Project Engineers with establishing requirements for project features.
  • Reviews submittals and change order requests based on design considerations, and makes necessary field inspections during construction to insure compatibility with original design intent.
  • Serves as the project POC (Point of Contact) for Quality Control/Quality Assurance issues and is responsible for following policies and procedures to ensure quality technical products.
  • Assists Supervisor and Program Managers in the execution and management of the A/E Contracting and Value Engineering Programs.

This announcement is looking to fill multiple vacancies in our Design A+E Branch at the 7/9/11 levels, intended for new graduates and early career engineers or architects. The Interdisciplinary positions can cover a variety of engineering specialties including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, and civil engineering. Architecture majors will also be considered. Engineering Tech degrees are welcome to apply but are limited to consideration at entry level.

Candidates will be considered for GS-7/9/11 vacancies, which means that after being hired at the appropriate level, most candidates receive a grade promotion each year until they reach the highest grade for their position, which is considered full performance of the position, at which point they would be eligible for raises through promotions, step increases, and cost of living adjustments.

As this position is intended for recent graduates, candidates are asked to include their most recent transcripts.

You must be a U.S. citizen. This is a civilian position.

The position is located in the Buffalo, NY office, and may be eligible for telework, but is not remote.

GS-7 Step 1: $48,640

GS-9 Step 1: $59.495

GS-11 Step 1: $71,984

Federal Employment comes with many benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, 3-5 weeks of leave plus sick time, retirement benefits, and potential assistance with child care; for more information, please visit USACE Benefits.