Local Site Engineer – Vietnam

The Local Site Engineer will assist in performing activities related to finalizing the remedial approach and selection of the preferred treatment of technology(ies) for dioxin remediation. Under direct supervision of the Lead Local Engineer, this position is responsible to assist in efforts to provide the detailed engineering design necessary to implement the approved remedial approach(es).  The Local Site Engineer will be onsite and provide technical interface for field queries and timely response to construction crews.  Local Site Engineer will be accountable for the detailed monitoring of field technical issues.


Providing field support for environmental services to include field data collection and documentation for environmental site assessments and remediation.

Participate in contractor meetings (safety meetings, site safety inspections, etc.).

Observe and abide by all site safety rules, assist to promote and support a strong safety culture.

Provide support to the Construction Management Team (CMT) on contractual issues. Assist CM to ensure change orders are issued and approved in a timely manner.

Responsible for the on-site management of the Request for Information (RFI) process. Receive RFI and distribute to responsible persons for disposition. Ensure responses are received and communicated in an agreed time frame.

Responsible for document control on site.

Assume responsibility for the assembly of all required as built information.

Assist with management and maintenance of quality plan for the project.

Become familiar with project specifications, drawings and contracts.

Provide technical interpretation on field issues, changes, etc.

Expedite, through the PE, the issue of all design changes which must be made by the Project Design Group Prime contact as engineering liaison regarding missing technical information, drawing issues and vendor information.

Support Construction Manager in managing site conflicts, proposing path forward to contractor inquiries, coordinating schedules and to issuing weekly progress updates.

Document construction progress, including photographs and file accordingly.

Compile and assist in the monitoring and receipt of contractor scope punch list items.

Observe the work as it progresses for technical compliance to the drawings.


University degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or an applicable Technical certification.

Must be licensed or have appropriate professional certificate as per local laws.

Minimum 10 (ten) years of experience in construction field.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Strong communication skills in both English and Vietnamese (oral and written).

Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.


Experience with remediation projects.

Experience with USAID-funded projects.


In order to integrate the foreign assistance effort into the community, enhance the skills of the cooperating country’s population, and contribute to the local economy, this position is designated for a Cooperating Country National (CCN), meaning an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.