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Electrical Engineer III, Grand Forks, ND, US ID#16588

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


Supports Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting’s client, the 319th Civil Engineer Squadron at Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Supports the Base Engineering personnel during Pre- and Post-Project Acquisition engineering activities.  Assists with project requirement definition, draft Performance Work Statements (PWS), prepare Statements of Work (SOW), draft programming documents (DD 1391s), develop cost estimates, and other components of the acquisition package for government approval and submission.  Executes project technical reviews of designs, cost estimates, and specifications for Facility Sustainment Restoration & Modernization (FSRM) and Military Construction (MILCON) projects.  Prepares reports of findings and provides recommendations to 319 CES personnel.  Interacts with key stakeholders to identify potential design deficiencies, value added opportunities, and resolve design conflicts.  Conducts Post-Award Construction support activities by facilitating meetings, developing technical presentations, and shall perform all required enterprise business system data entry for assigned projects, as required.  Personnel will participate in planning/design charrette activities; review/oversight of Contractor work in progress; and quality assurance/quality control and provide observations and recommendations to the Government.


Includes the following:

  • Provide technical expertise and support in the identification, planning, development, design, preparation, scheduling, management and closeout of in-house, multi-craft work orders, maintenance activities, and FSRM projects.
  • Perform all required enterprise business system data entry for assigned projects in NexGen/TRIRIGA, and BUILDER.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to define project requirements and translate them into the Performance Work Statement (PWS).
  • Assist in the development of programming documents, project plans, cost estimates, and other components of the acquisition package for government approval and submission.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, local and Air Force regulations.
  • Advance concepts and approaches, reviews projects progress and results; provide project status for project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Oversees the development, evaluation or review of plans and criteria for a variety of activities; assesses the feasibility of proposed plans, projects, and equipment.
  • Simultaneously manage technical reviews of multiple design & construction projects.
  • Conducts Quality Assurance reviews of on-going engineering projects and provides reports and recommendations to the client.


No supervisory or management authority.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineer; Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in design and construction activities.
  • Experience with design and construction of high-interest, high-visibility military design and construction; Air Force projects is highly preferred.
  • Must have experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience utilizing BUILDERTM Sustainment Management System preferred.
  • Experience with TRIRIGA highly preferred.
  • Experience with MS Project, AutoCAD, Primavera, and Visio a plus.


  • Understanding of the military design and construction process.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage technical reviews of multiple design & construction projects.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral, visual and written.
  • Must use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to successfully pass drug screening and a federal background check.


  • The majority of work is technical in nature and conducted in a climate-controlled office environment.
  • Regular field activities include project site surveys and construction site visits.


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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