Quality Control Manager / SSHO

American International Contractors, Inc. (AICI)

Manama, Bahrain

Ref: SP471-03

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are currently seeking a Quality Control Manager / Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) to work on a NAVFAC project in Bahrain. A U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance is required for this position. The approximate duration of this project is twelve (12) months. One (1) month is expected to be working out of Arlington, Virginia and the remaining eleven (1) months working in Bahrain.

American International Contractors (Special Projects), Inc. (AICI-SP) has established itself as one of the leading construction firms in the Department of State, Overseas Building Operations (OBO) program. We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout this program and others. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to come and join our rapidly expanding team. Our employees are our most valuable resources, and we strive to ensure that every one of them is treated as such. In keeping with this philosophy we offer a competitive benefits package including: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), paid federal holidays, long- and short- term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, and a 401K matching program.


The Quality Control Manager / SSHO is responsible for the effective implementation of U.S. Government contract documents in construction activities to achieve quality and safety.


• Prepare and execute the Quality Control Program on site
• Inspect and perform testing coordination and control
• Supervise workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure high productivity and high technical integrity
• Formulate, document and maintain quality control standards and on-going quality control objectives
• Manage and review the submittal register
• Check material, design, shop and as-built drawings
• May be required to manage a team of Quality Control Engineers
• Implement and administer the Contractor’s safety program and government -accepted Accident Prevention Plan
• Other duties as assigned by the Project Manager or Operations Manager



• Must be authorized to work in the United States
• Must have an active U.S. Secret level security clearance
• Minimum of 5 years of experience implementing construction quality control programs & 5 years of construction industry safety experience for similar projects
• Must be proficient in project management tools and software, such as, RMS, ProjNet, SharePoint, etc.
• Completed USACE course entitled “Construction Quality Management for Contractors”
• Completed the 30 hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
• Must be willing to work overseas


• International construction industry experience interacting with various diverse cultures
• Professional Engineer Certification and / or Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management
• Previous experience in US Government funded projects a plus (NAVFAC, DOS OBO, USAID or USACE preferred)


The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others when performing such essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to operate office equipment, filing, and perform specialized skills. The employee must have the ability to stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. The employee must have the ability to lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 15 pounds of weight without assistance. The job imposes a demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to maneuver safely throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment while present in active construction zones. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow spoken directions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment. There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment. Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.

Environmental Demands:

The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.

Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials. Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises. Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.

About the Company

AICI has a proven track record of successfully completing a wide range of projects in various locations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Since 1974, AICI has served clients in both the public and private sectors. Its public sector clients include U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO).

AICI provides versatility in the manner in which it delivers its projects to the client, including the design-build process and execution of the construction effort through self-performance or management of subcontractors. This versatility enables AICI to provide its clients with quality facilities, on time and safely, at the best value for their investment.

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