PAE, Inc Facilities Engineer in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Facilities Engineer

This position requires deployment to McMurdo Station Antarctica during the Austral Winter Season - February through October.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Responsible for maintaining workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.

  • Performs engineering investigations of facilities, equipment and operational issues.

  • Conducts the facility assessments, code compliance and construction reviews.

  • Supervises on-site engineering of station facilities in Antarctica.

  • Responsible for the design, budgeting and execution of small engineering, maintenance construction/modification projects as part of the CCR process.

  • Responsible for the scope definition, specification, budgeting and write-up into project proposals of larger engineering and maintenance projects.

  • Responsible for facilities assessments with regard to all engineering disciplines, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural and DDC controls.

  • Defines work orders, small projects and large projects to address deficiencies found.

  • Keeps the Management informed of the status of engineering and maintenance activities, and assists in the development of programs and budgets.

  • Provides assistance to construction on engineering related matters such as: design and specification clarifications and changes, code issues, as-built drawings, field engineering, start up and scheduling.

  • Assists in the development, implementation, and supervision of the preventive maintenance and work control programs.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.

  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.

  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.

  • Performs duties in support of division metrics (as provided by supervisor).

  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position’s work activities.

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.

  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.

  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.

  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in facilities related Engineering discipline or similar field is required. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree preferred. 5 additional years related engineering experience will be accepted in lieu of Engineering degree.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration strongly preferred.

  • Must have valid US driver’s license.

  • Minimum four years of increasing responsibility in facilities engineering activities to include investigation of maintenance issues, management of change, minor construction projects, and definition of new project work and project proposals is required.

  • Must be highly knowledgeable in building systems, specifically HVAC.

  • Knowledge of boilers, furnaces, and hydronic heating systems, analog control systems, plumbing and electrical systems, energy conservation and fire protection is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) is preferred.

  • Knowledge of water purification and power generation facilities is preferred.

  • Experience in project design, specification preparation and review, project scheduling, and project cost estimating is preferred.

  • Experience in preventive maintenance and work control systems is preferred.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.

  • US citizenship is required

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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